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Testimonials

"The combined hours of watching and listening to the different flights and the people on board has made the sensation become second-hand and like it is something that I can do.
The best part, personally, is watching how relaxed others are on the flights and re enforcing to myself that it is a safe way to travel and there is nothing to fear.I think that I am quite a logical person, and the fear of flying has long been an issue that I know on some levels should not exist. So, being given the chance to try something new to help has given me a real boost of confidence."

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Martin

"oVRcome has provided me with a toolbox of resources to curb my fear of flying. I found the modules easy to listen too and to the point. After completing the Exposure Therapy I feel ready to control this phobia than this controlling me. I like listening to the Pilot audio prior to flying as I treat it as a wee pee talk before boarding that plane."

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Fiona

"Great for help with phobias or fears. Goes over techniques that help calm you and then stages of virtual programs to help you overcome them."

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Sue

"Needle simulation was amazing. Going through the needle exposure was really helpful, particularly when you lightly apply a pen at the same time to simulate a real feeling!"

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Fear of Needles User

"Just thought I'd let you know that on the 14th of October I managed to get my covid19 vaccination. Your app has helped me so much with my phobia. Thank you so much for your awesome app"

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Hollie

“oVRcome gives me so many skills that I can practice in my own time. Using the headset is the easiest exposure therapy I’ve ever had, and costs less than an hour at my psychologist.”

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Fear of spiders user

My daughter was surprised to see many of her symptoms noted here. She listened to the modules and found it reassuring to know it wasn't just her, and there are strategies she could use on her own, and practise in her own time. She has been receiving some counselling and liked that it was an app that she could use when it suited her -  not the stress of seeing a counsellor.

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Parent

"Great app, super helpful in the education around phobias and the VR aspect puts you right in it! So immersive and helpful." 

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Kristal

“I’m finding it helpful and I’m more relaxed next to heights. I used to feel a lot of anxiety but it’s better after the program.”

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Fear of heights user

"Arachnaphobia is gone! Used this app as part of a clinical trial. Starting point was hysterical behaviour around spiders, images of spiders (including cartoons), even people dressed up as spiders. Now I don’t even flinch. Have been showering with my new friend Spidey for a few weeks even. My partner and family can’t believe the change. Forever grateful."

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Wendy

"I successfully completed the Aerophobia survey and seriously reduced my anxiety levels and the fear of flying. Thank you OvrCome team and Otago University, you have both done yourselves proud."

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Dave

“VR was good and easy to navigate. I found the listening modules effective and like how the VR provides a sense of familiarity with situations, making them seem more achievable in real life.”

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Social anxiety user

"Loving this app! Easy to follow, and complete at your own pace. It breaks the phobia down into manageable modules that challenge established thoughts and behaviors in a calm and safe way. A helpful app for anyone struggling with social anxiety."

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Social anxiety user

My daughter has been using oVRcome every day. I watched the early modules with her, which helped me explain it and to show we are in this together. It has been a lifesaver because we have a plan and because it is working. I have been recommending this to anyone that will listen!

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Parent

“I flew from Chch to Auckland  and then on to the Cook Islands, which I had been dreading for weeks, and yes there was turbulence, I used the breathing techniques and the rationalisation. It worked really well and I didn't panic or get bad anxiety. I still have work to do but oh it was such an achievement from years of fear and avoidance."

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Carolynne

"This app is great. Very easy to use and straight forward instructions. A great variety of clips to view with varying degrees of intensity together with relaxation techniques and a multitude of information. I am continuing using this app even after my trial period finished."

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Jane

"Wonderful Experience. This app has had quite a profound impact on my overall anxiety. I use it everyday. The grounding techniques within the app have had more of a positive impact on my anxiety than therapy ever has. Definitely recommend for all levels and types of phobias and anxiety."

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iPhone User

"It has helped me so much. After delaying watching the blood test exposure. I soon realized the actual procedure was not as bad as the images I had in my head – which were feeding my anxiety. I am so much more relaxed about the potential of a future blood test.Thanks again – it has made a huge difference to my life."

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Julie

My 5-year old loves the animations and the headset! This makes it so much easier for her to listen to the oVRcome voice tell her all about how not to be scared of spiders! (She would refuse to listen to me tell her that!) She used to jump out of her skin, and now she says, “Look mama, spiders are our friends!” Great program, highly highly recommended.

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Parent

“VR was good and easy to navigate. I found the listening modules effective and like how the VR provides a sense of familiarity with situations, making them seem more achievable in real life.”

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Social anxiety user