Within this virtual reality experience, you will be guided to create your own, life-sized body map, which visualises and explores lived experience. You will be led through a series of meditative and creative activities based on the tenets of mindfulness during the body mapping process in order to help articulate and visually express experiences of, and methods for coping with every day and out of the ordinary experiences of pain, emotion and sensory experience. This virtual reality experience is expanding the potential of bodymapping in a new paradigm that can be utilised in communication, research and health interventions for pain, sensory and mental health conditions.
Sarah Ticho is a producer, consultant and company founder at the intersection of immersive technology, healthcare and the creative industries. In 2018 she founded Hatsumi (which means to see for the first time), they develop work merge immersive technology, participatory art, and storytelling to improve physical and mental health. She is the producer at Explore Deep, an award-winning clinically validated breath controlled VR experience designed to reduce anxiety, developed in close collaboration with the Games for Emotional and Mental Health Lab, Radboud University.