Virtual art therapy: The Tilted Brush projects

The story behind these Tilt Brush projects is that of creative expression therapy. I run a company that builds virtual reality apps for anxiety and depression and helping those with mental health issues is our charter. We also offer courses to the public and to licensed clinicians on the use of VR for healing. During the teaching of our art therapy workshops, I discovered that my art school training was quite helpful in translating traditional art therapy exercises into the 3D immersive space. We have been incredibly successful in providing transformative experiences for inner-city youth from ages 5th grade to 24 years old in high-risk neighborhoods in the San Francisco area. I also work with long-term illness patients and elderly adults. I use my art to show young and older minds alike what’s possible and encourage them to explore their own emotions through this amazing medium. ~Lisa Padilla