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NewPathVR and LifeLiqe to Participate in Tech in the Tenderloin Organized by the Salvation Army

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NewPathVR and LifeLiqe to Participate in Tech in the Tenderloin Organized by the Salvation Army

Emerging Technologies for Low Opportunity Youth Hackathon and Tech Carnival

September 29th, 2017— San Francisco, CA — NewPathVR is pleased to announce its participation in the upcoming Tech in the Tenderloin (TNT) Hackathon and Tech Carnival September 30th, 2017 at the community Kroc Center in San Francisco’s Tenderloin community.

This is a non-profit initiative focused on introducing emerging technology to the over 4,000 low-opportunity youth in the Tenderloin. TNT will expand career imaginations and opportunities for youth and families in our most challenging neighborhoods by connecting them with emerging tech through fun, innovative, educational programming and engaging activities.

Reimagine urban sustainability and the livability of our cities while experiencing the latest and greatest augmented and virtual (AR/VR) technologies via a one-day HACKATHON and TECH CARNIVAL.

Tech Carnival
Come for the fun! Stay for the tech! An afternoon of fun, food and festivities for kids and families. Interact with the AR/VR games, experiences, and tools. Connect with Bay Area tech companies and non-profits.

Hackathon
Experience a real-live hackathon in progress (including Stanford, Berkeley, Penn State, Carnegie Mellon, UC Davis, Academy of Art, etc.), as select Kroc Center youth support university teams in a solving their neighborhood's and our cities' toughest sustainability challenges using AR/VR technologies. Root for your favorite team during the heated evening pitch-competition!

Root for your favorite as 10 university teams from the Bay Area and beyond battle it out for the best way to engage city-dwellers in making their environment more sustainable, just and livable using augmented reality in fun and social ways.

Tech in the Tenderloin is a not-for-profit initiative in partnership with The Salvation Army's Kroc Center in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood.

At the same time we would like to announce our partnership with Lifeliqe, an AR/VR Education platform winning recent accolades from the American Science Foundation. “Our distribution of RenewVR.com of the LifeLiqe application is very exciting because we know that this wonderful education content can now reach so many eager minds seeking new ways to absorb such wondrous information about the body and science. We’re honored to be working with such dedicated developers.”, said Lisa Padilla, founder and CEO of NewPathVR. “And we’re looking forward to showing the kids what else is on our VR Wellness Portal, RenewVR.com, from games for good, to puzzles and psychedelic and space experiences, education and exploration, nature, music, and more.

About NewPathVR
NewPath VR creates research-driven virtual reality experiences for personal development and emotional wellbeing. The company creates experiences using its proprietary Active Psychology™ platform which is based on extensive psychological research with the goal of evoking positive change through transformative technology. We also power the world’s first VR wellness portal — RE:NEW (RenewVR.com).

Contact:

Ashild Fossum
Marketing and PR
NewPathVR
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1390 Market Street #2710
San Francisco, CA 94102


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It's National Emotional Wellness Month!

Mindfulness in VR

September is National Emotional Wellness Month and there's no better time to build up resilience for the upcoming school year and holiday season approaching.

Here are my tips for building resilience through mindfulness.

Right now, as you’re reading these words, this is all that exists. Put the past aside for now. Nobody knows what’s going to happen in the next few seconds, let alone tomorrow. So, by living in the moment, you’re living in the only reality that you can be sure of. This is mindfulness. Being present and appreciating now, whatever is in your "now." Living in the here-and-now is especially helpful when you’re going through a tough time.

You can take things moment by moment, rather than worrying about the whole problem. Say to yourself, ‘I’ll live my life one breath at a time and see what happens.’

1. Get in touch with your body, be mindful of your posture, straighten up a bit, let your head rest comfortably on your spine. Relax your muscles.

2. Breathe. Live life one breath at a time. Take three deep breaths before and after tackling a task or conversation. You will be more present and mindful.

3. Accept what you cannot change. Letting go of things we cannot control can be liberating.

4. Be mindful of what and when you eat. Eat slowly, regularly and because you are hungry, not for distraction or emotional reasons.

5. When you're talking with someone, pay attention and focus on making eye contact, on really seeing them. Practice mindful listening — are you truly listening?

6. Stick gratitude quotes on your wall, mirror or computer, and bring a picture of your family to work – these things may all remind you to be grateful.

7. Spend time with grateful, positive people who inspire you. Robert Emmons, Gratitude Researcher at the University of California says, ‘If we hang out with ungrateful people, we’ll “catch” one set of emotions; if we choose to associate with more grateful individuals, the influence will be in another direction. Find a grateful person and spend more time with him or her.’

8. Listen to music. Music can help focus your mindfulness and meditation practice.

9. Enjoy nature. Enjoying the sunshine and outdoors is a great way to engage the senses and be mindful of the beautiful world around us.

10. Move your body for 30 minutes each day.

11. Sleep well. Mindfulness is associated with better quality and longer sleep, with fewer sleep disturbances.

12. Take time each day to reflect on why you’re here.

13. Discover apps on RenewVR that use the unique properties of virtual reality to encourage personal transformative change. We recommend the following designed for mindfulness:

300+ Wellness Apps and counting!

RenewVR.com has reached more than 300 interactive virtual experiences with the power to personally transform you and build emotional wellness, with more being added all the time. Frustrated searching the app stores? Find them here! Our health and wellness app reviews bring you the best in abstract art, atmospheric experiences, exploration, meditation, nature, personal development, puzzles, and stress relief.

Events next month:

* The 3rd Annual Innovations in Psychiatry and Behavioral Health: Virtual Reality and Behavior Change in Stanford, CA Oct 6-7
* SOCAP17 is coming up Oct 10-13 in San Francisco, CA
* One Love Experience Oct 20-22 in Lake Perris, CA

RE:NEW VR Wellness Portal to Feature Dr. Phil’s Path to Recovery Virtual Reality Experiences

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RE:NEW VR Wellness Portal to Feature
Dr. Phil’s Path to Recovery Virtual Reality Experiences

San Francisco, California - August 21, 2017 - NewPathVR is pleased to announce that they will be working with Dr. Phil to promote Dr. Phil’s Path to Recovery on RE:NEW (RenewVR.com), the Leading Source for VR Wellness Experiences.

Dr. Phil’s Path to Recovery is a virtual reality recovery reinforcement tool available to help the newly sober make the difficult transition from rehab to the real world.

Dr. Phil’s Path to Recovery VR experiences depict various scenarios that are common triggers for individuals reentering the world outside of rehab. Each scenario features a face-to-face experience with Dr. Phil.

This powerful new virtual reality tool for use in the fight against addiction was created with inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities in mind. The RE:NEW wellness portal will help direct people to the various facilities that offer DR. Phil’s virtual reality experiences as part of their treatment program.

"Dr. Phil's drug and alchohol rehab experience highlights the type of wellness content that will draw people to VR." said Lisa Padilla, NewPathVR's founder and CEO. "Wellness products will drive adoption because they represent meaningful content people will use on a regular basis to improve and change their lives."

Dr. Phil’s Path to Recovery’s two-step supplemental strategy includes virtual sessions with Dr. Phil, accompanied by workbook exercises designed to be completed and discussed with each facility’s counseling staff.

Designed specifically for those struggling with addiction, it represents the culmination of more than four decades of experience Dr. Phil has working in the mental health profession and addiction recovery. Dr. Phil’s Path to Recovery uses virtual reality to help people confront all of the problems in their life (not limited to addiction), identify the causes, and start working toward permanent solutions. You'll be able to find Dr. Phil's Path to Recovery VR program on RE:NEW starting this week and at participating rehab centers.

About Dr. Phil
The creators of this program, Dr. Phil McGraw, who has more than 45 years of experience working in the mental health profession, and Jay McGraw, understand what it takes for someone to make a drastic change in the direction of their life. Initially launched in early 2017, it has been enthusiastically received by reputable facilities coast to coast.

About NewPathVR
NewPath VR creates research-driven virtual reality experiences for personal development and emotional wellbeing. The company creates experiences using its proprietary Active Psychology™ platform which is based on extensive psychological research with the goal of evoking positive change through transformative technology. We also power the world’s first VR wellness portal — RE:NEW (RenewVR.com).

Contact:

Ashild Fossum
Marketing and PR
NewPathVR
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
1390 Market Street #2710
San Francisco, CA 94102


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Fearless Receives RenewVR’s Editors’ Choice Award

editors award fearless

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (PRWEB) AUGUST 09, 2017 — NewPathVR is proud to announce that this month’s RE:NEW Editors’ Choice Award goes to Fearless, a virtual reality product focused on helping people overcome phobias and fears. Fearless was chosen for its leadership role as one of the first commercially available VR products to demonstrate the transformative power of VR for use for psychological wellness.

Many people have successfully overcome phobias using Fearless. The product currently has modules for three phobias: spiders (arachnophobia), cock roaches (katsaridaphobia), and bees (apiphobia). Fearless is based on the proven effectiveness of exposure therapy as the most effective treatment for phobias. Fearless is currently available for Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR.

“Products like Fearless represent the kind of innovation we love to see because the developers are applying the transformative powers of virtual reality with the psychological skills and tools that help people address their personal development,” said Lisa Padilla, the founder and CEO of NewPathVR. “We encourage VR creators to think about the psychological and emotional issues that affect people and learn what would improve their lives from a personal development standpoint. VR has proven abilities to help people improve their psychological and emotional wellbeing, and Fearless is a pioneer in bringing these kinds of benefit to the public.”

“Fear limits our actions and experiences. We evolved fear to protect us from danger, but often our fears are out of whack with our current reality,” said Tim Suzman, Founder of Fearless. “If unwanted fears were eliminated, I think people could lead more fulfilling lives.”

NewPathVR is presently focused on products for the consumer wellness market, particularly for stress and anxiety. The company is working on products that help build skills for mindfulness, emotional regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. “We are very excited to get these innovative skills into the hands of people,” said Padilla, “and change lives for the better.” “Stress is a $300 billion cost to the US alone so we think we can make a large economic impact as well.”

Find wellness apps such as Fearless at http://www.RenewVR.com.

About NewPathVR:

NewPathVR is the creator of personal development and emotional intelligence applications in virtual reality. The company uses research-based methods to create wellness applications for VR with the goal of evoking positive change through transformative technology. The company’s VR wellness portal, RenewVR, is the only site dedicated to VR wellness products.

Contact:

Ashild Fossum
Marketing and PR
NewPathVR
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
1390 Market Street #2710
San Francisco, CA 94102

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