Mechanically based systems of virtual reality are all necessarily restricted to the single sensory channel of perception. A skilled hypnotist, on the other hand, is able to use the BEST ME technique of multimodal suggestion to involve one’s entire being in the content of a suggested experience, working simultaneously with Beliefs, Emotions, Sensations and physical perceptions, Thoughts and images, Motives, and Expectations, to use the brain’s natural ability to construct a parallel universe in which a person's life narrative is one of triumph, regardless of their current life circumstances in this one,
We chatted for a while, and I jokingly mentioned that perhaps I should adopt the motto for our practice that some dance studios use, posting a sign outside which read, "Walk in, dance out." To my surprise, as I watched her leave the office and go down the hallway to the door at the far end, she was dancing! She later told me that she had no more difficulties in facing her current stressors with resolution and courage.
Gibbons, D. E., & Woods, K. T. (2016) Virtual reality hypnosis: Exploring alternate and parallel universes. Amazon Books, 2016. (Both print and Kindle editions are available.)