Feeling Good during the COVID19 Epidemic

Virtual Reality Can Help Us to Overcome the Psychological Burden of Coronavirus

Here you can find an easy self-help virtual reality protocol in English, Español, Français, Português do Brasil, Italiano, 한국인, 日本語, Deutsche, Català, and Türkçe that can be experienced with a smartphone, helping you both to cope with the psychological burden of Coronavirus and to exploit the opportunity for change this unique situation offers.

The Challenge:

The Stress of Coronavirus

Living in the time of the coronavirus means experiencing not only a global health emergency but also extreme psychological stress that puts a strain on our identity and our relationships.

Crucially, lockdown and confinement measures isolate people who become the first and the only ones in charge of their own mental health.

People are left alone facing a novel and potentially lethal situation, and, at the same time, they need adaptive strategies to face it, at home.

The Opportunity:

An Easy and Free Self-help Solution

In this view, any strategy that aims to reduce the psychological burden of coronavirus is extremely necessary Crucially, given the mandatory loneliness resulting from lockdown measures, easy-to-use, inexpensive, and scientifically validated self-help solutions could be the key.

COVID Feel Good is a weekly social self-help protocol based on a virtual reality experience, requiring just twenty minutes daily, helping you in relieving anxiety and stress and improving well-being and social connectedness.

It is FREE and it requires just TWENTY MINUTES everyday for a week.

VR Video, Protocol and Instructions in English, Español, Français, Português do Brasil, Italiano, 한국인, 日本語, Deutsche, Català and Türkçe are available below.


All the contents available are distributed according to the following license: Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)

If you are interested in translating the VR experience and the protocol CLICK HERE

The Science:

Using the Transformative Potential of Virtual Reality

The past 10 years have seen the development and maturation of several digital technologies that can have a critical role to enhancement of happiness and psychological well-being. In particular, the past decade has seen the emergence of a new paradigm: “Positive Technology,” the scientific and applied approach to the use of technology for improving the quality of our personal experience.

This VR protocol exploits the experiential power of our smartphones to feel you present in a digital place where you can relax and recover. In fact, what distinguishes VR from other media is the sense of "presence". The feeling of “being there” inside the virtual experience produced by the technology turns this technology into a powerful tool for supporting personal and clinical change.

More, as discussed recently by the Washington Post, different studies demonstrated that digital experiences of the natural world can impact health and well-being.

For more info about the rationale of using VR and the science behind the protocol you can check the different links provided.

The Clinical Trial:

We are verifying the clinical efficacy of this protocol

Our international team has defined a research protocol recently published in Frontiers in Psychiatry - https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2020.563319/full - that is currently under testing in different countries. If you are interested in joining our multicentric pragmatic controlled trial please write to. giuseppe.riva @ unicatt.it

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Created by...

Prof. Giuseppe Riva

Ph.D., M.S., M.A.

Cognitive Scientist, Full Professor of General Psychology and expert of Virtual Reality and Positive Technology.

Prof. Brenda K. Wiederhold

Ph.D., MBA, BCB, BCN

Clinical Psychologist, Editor in Chief of the "CyberPsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking" Scientific Journal




The Italian company

behind the VR experience

A company with the awareness of the benefits that a transformative experience can bring to people’s lives.

An International Team

from all over the world

Psychologists and Psychotherapists, Neuroscientists, Technologists and Artists, Researchers and Storytellers.

COVID Feel Good has been nominated as best national digital solution for the international Award WSA, selecting digital innovation with impact on society. With this nomination in the Category "Health & Well Being" it qualifies for evaluation by the WSA Online Jury 2020 among over 340 international nominations.