Discover hypnosis helmets and immersive glasses for a unique treatment experience!

The constant advance of technology has opened up exciting new doors in the medical field, and the use of hypnosis headsets and immersive goggles is a striking example of this.

The many users of these solutions are adamant that virtual reality is a real asset for improving care pathways. “I didn’t feel a thing, it was quite pleasant”, says Maximilien, a young patient of Dr Clauss, after using the HypnoVR solution for a dental treatment, or “I felt nothing, it was quite pleasant”. or “You’re somewhere else, you’re not thinking about the operation that’s about to happen. […] » testifies a patient after using HypnoVR for outpatient surgery at Besançon University Hospital.

As we can see, these innovative devices – such as hypnosis masks and hypnotic goggles – make it possible to create a unique therapeutic experience that revolutionises the way patients experience their medical care. HypnoVR, a leader in digital therapies to reduce pain and anxiety, offers virtual reality solutions that are already highly acclaimed for treating patients and improving their well-being, as well as that of their carers.

A closer look at a complementary solution to traditional medicine that is gaining in popularity in the medical world.

The dual impact of HypnoVR products: fighting pain and anxiety

Pain and anxiety are two of the everyday problems encountered by patients when undergoing medical treatment. HypnoVR offers a solution that is now used in over 350 healthcare establishments and tackles these two problems directly to improve patient care.

A large part of the pain experienced by patients is linked to its cognitive and emotional components.

By modulating these two components, HypnoVR considerably improves patient comfort and makes it possible to reduce dosages or the need to resort to medicinal products such as anxiolytics and sedatives (e.g., antihistamines, antidepressants): -45% reduction in analgesic consumption during scoliosis surgery), before, during and after the treatment. This approach has a positive impact on reducing patient movement, patient recovery, care safety, overall patient experience and patient satisfaction.

For example, HypnoVR has tested the combination of medical hypnosis and virtual reality in the treatment of anxious children. Very good results were observed in the associated pilot study. Its aim was to assess the clinical feasibility, tolerance and effectiveness of HypnoVR virtual reality programmes in paediatric dentistry. It mainly included young patients with anxiety, aged at least 9 years (the average age being 11 years). An assessment of anxiety and satisfaction scores showed a significant 45% reduction in anxiety during iterative virtual reality sessions, with an average patient satisfaction score of 8/10.

Another study looking at the use of virtual headsets to treat pain and anxiety in patients undergoing urological procedures at Strasbourg University Hospital, and also assessing their satisfaction and that of the care team, revealed that :

– The satisfaction score for doctors was 9/10 and for nurses 9.4/10.

– The patient satisfaction score was 8.1/10.

85.2% were relaxed during the treatment

– 89.3% would like to benefit from the scheme during their next treatment

A solution tested and approved by numerous healthcare establishments

Widely distributed in France, Belgium and Switzerland, HypnoVR has already won over many fans:

« The patient is isolated from the sight of the operating theatre, the surgical equipment, the surgeons and the sometimes stressful noises associated with an operation. This significantly reduces his anxiety and the sensation of pain, which means he can use less anti-anxiety medication, the side effects of which can lead to memory loss and other inconveniences”. says Dr Jérôme Delcourt, anaesthetist and intensive care physician with the Courlancy Santé Group.

In addition to the benefits for patients, HypnoVR can improve and speed up care, as many healthcare professionals have pointed out : «Patient comfort is significantly improved, and the length of hospital stay is reduced, with a return home requiring less analgesic treatment.says Dr Jérôme Delcourt, while Dr Johanna Zana comments: “The patient is more relaxed, and the treatment goes much more smoothly.

Denis Graff, anaesthetist and intensive care physician at the Clinique Rhéna in Strasbourg and co-founder of HypnoVR, sums up the “cascading benefits” of HypnoVR quite simply “The benefits are first and foremost for the patient: no risks associated with anaesthesia, no undesirable effects associated with the products injected, no need to go into the recovery room, and an accelerated procedure. There are also benefits for the surgical team in terms of increased surgical safety. It’s also in the interests of the healthcare establishment, as the technique helps to streamline the care process and shorten the length of stay in outpatient surgery departments. All in all, it’s a triple win!

The facts, “The helmet is used to reduce pain before, during and after medical procedures using medical hypnosis. It can also alleviate stress and anxiety levels during a procedure. It was introduced in the hospital’s oncology department at the beginning of 2020, and quickly proved its worth. And it is being used more and more by carers. It can now be found in six departments, including geriatrics, paediatrics, follow-up and rehabilitation care (SSR), radiology and the operating theatre.” Dr Romain Pardenaud, Cholet hospital (

According to Dr CAPS, intensive care anaesthetist at the Claude Bernard Hospital in Metz,the first patient to try out the virtual reality headset left the hospital delighted with the process, even disappointed that the experiment had come to an end”.


HypnoVR in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at Reims University Hospital


Témoignage d’une patiente opérée sous anesthésie locale au Centre Hospitalier de Châteauroux-Le Blanc


HypnoVR during oocyte puncture as part of a medically assisted reproduction (MAP) program


Virtual Reality for patient well-being

Dental care

HypnoVR in Ardentis dental clinics


VR”, a decoy against pain at Poitiers University Hospital


Virtual hypnotherapy in the pediatric intensive care unit


The HypnoVR solution in the oncology department of the Groupe Hospitalier de Saint Vincent


HypnoVR soothes cancer patients: a new approach to well-being in oncology and chemotherapy!


Improving patient care in the operating theatre


Digital therapy to reduce pain and anxiety over invasive procedures


Virtual reality medical hypnosis in digestive surgery 


Shoulder surgery under locoregional anaesthesia alone and virtual reality headset


HypnoVR on a 100 year old patient


HypnoVR innovation in endoscopy  


Soothing patients and relieving carers at Besançon University Hospital

Dental care

Therapeutic virtual reality in dentistry

Dental care

HypnoVR at the dentist


HypnoVR at the service of well-being for patients


Hypnosis under virtual reality in interventional radiology at the Clinique du Parc


Reducing stress and anxiety in the operating theatre thanks to HypnoVR


Hands chirurgy & HypnoVR for the well-being of the patient


Varicose surgery with HypnoVR


Hypnoanalgesia to improve patient comfort


Virtual reality is now available to relax patients during MRI


HypnoVR in the operating theatre at Montauban Hospital


Virtual reality helmets for treating pain


HypnoVR for the comfort of children during treatment


Abdominal aortic aneurysm and medical hypnosis


Virtual reality in the maternity unit is a reality

HypnoVR: a complementary approach to medication

It is important to note that HypnoVR is not a complete replacement for drugs, but rather a means of reducing their use. Hypnosis headsets and immersive goggles are presented as a “non-drug alternative” that can be used in tandem with traditional treatments. This complementary approach paves the way for a safer, more personalised approach for each patient and each carer.

Hypnosis headsets and immersive goggles: versatile uses

We have begun to target the operating theatre, as a complement to conventional sedation products during and after surgery, to relieve post-operative pain. “says HypnoVR interviewed by France bleu Alsacewhose solution is now used in more than 30 medical specialities, to treat both pain and anxiety at all stages of patient care.

HypnoVR’s hypnosis headsets and immersive goggles have a wide range of applications. They can be used in a variety of medical scenarios, from surgery to childbirth preparation and post-operative recovery. The solution, which is a CE-marked Class 1 medical device, has proven efficacy in more than 12 medical fields, making it a serious and reliable option for treating patients.

Simplicity, service and personalisation at the heart of the experience

One of the key features of HypnoVR’s solution is its ease of use, with a turnkey solution that enables any practitioner to launch a medical hypnosis session with just a few clicks and in less than 30 seconds.

HypnoVR also offers a high level of customisation. Every patient is unique, which is why an individualised approach is so important in healthcare. HypnoVR’s hypnosis helmets and immersive goggles allow patients and carers to choose from a variety of sessions tailored to different needs and preferences. The carer can accompany this session, which can be controlled remotely using a touch-sensitive tablet,” adds Dr Romain Pardenaud.

Thanks to years of development, the platform offers thousands of combinations of sessions, with more than 13 therapeutic accompaniments of any length, as well as the possibility of choosing from numerous musical atmospheres, high-definition 3D universes and more than 10 languages. Patients can choose from a range of options to create a unique experience that is as pleasant and personal as possible. This flexibility allows patients and carers to select the sessions that best suit each patient’s individual needs, and reinforces the patient’s commitment to the treatment process, as they feel they are being looked after in a holistic way and become actors in their own care.

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Scientific support and validation of HypnoVR solutions

A crucial feature of HypnoVR is its scientific backing. With numerous clinical studies to its credit, as well as ISO 13485 certification, HypnoVR benefits from a solid scientific and medical foundation that supports its claims. The tools were designed by 2 hypnotherapist anaesthetists and clinically validated by more than 24 scientific papers. This validation reinforces the confidence of practitioners and patients in the use of this innovative method. fff

Hypnosis headsets and immersive goggles offer a unique experience for patients in the medical field. The complementary approach to conventional treatments, the personalisation of sessions, the scientific validation and the positive impact on pain and anxiety make HypnoVR an innovative solution for improving patient care. As technology continues to evolve, it’s exciting to see how its use is shaping the future of medical care by offering an effective and recognised non-drug alternative.

Who can use HypnoVR headsets?

The virtual reality headset is suitable for all ages (from 7 upwards), except for patients with epilepsy or psychiatric disorders. With more than 10 years of literature and scientific validation behind it, medical hypnosis has proved effective in the treatment of pain and anxiety. The use of virtual reality is relevant before, during and after any medical intervention that may cause anxiety or pain in patients.

HypnoVR headsets promote patient well-being and help to improve patient satisfaction with care in healthcare establishments. What’s more, these headsets aren’t just for patients: they also offer carers a valuable resource for their well-being at work, enabling them to relax and manage the stress inherent in their profession.

Join the movement!

More than 350 institutions are already using HypnoVR to improve their patients’ experience of care.