POKEMON GO Therapy for social anxiety using Pokestops in Japan?

The Pokemon Go game design and psychology vlog: Episode 4
This episode, Dr Huu Kim Le from cgiclinic.com is in Tokyo Japan home of Nintendo’s pocket monsters also known as Pokemon in the west. Continue reading POKEMON GO Therapy for social anxiety using Pokestops in Japan?

The Wellbeing and Resilience Centre at SAHMRI

Someone recently asked CGI Clinic an intriguing question: “Why would someone pay X (eg. a doctor) for their services?”

For those in the public health sector, we might assume that patients only come to seek medical help to relieve pain and suffering. In mental health, this is the relief of mental pain and suffering.

In Western Culture, we tend to seek health services only when we are sick/unwell for a treatment, not necessarily when we are well (to seek a better a way of living).

“It is health that is real wealth, not pieces of gold.”
-M Gandhi

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Videogame Skins Gambling 7.30 Report ABC Australia Commentary

ABC Australia’s 7.30 recently featured a fascinating insight into the world on online videogame skins gambling. Watch the Youtube link below.

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Will Virtual Reality be the next “Technology Epidemic”?

“An epidemic is the rapid spread of infectious disease to a large number of people in a given population within a short period of time, usually two weeks or less.”

Could Virtual Reality (VR) bring about the next “Technology Epidemic”? Headset technology in itself is not a disease anymore than air or blood is a disease (but they can carry air borne or blood borne diseases). However, past introductions of new technology have brought upon spikes of injuries and health hazards, subsequently creating new cautions and warnings of side effects.

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