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Many thanks to Stylus.com for featuring Guided Meditation VR in their recent report on the business of wellbeing, features quotes from our own Josh Farkas....

On TechCrunch, pharmaceutical and biotechnology professional Alex Senson recently took a detailed look at mental health and the virtual reality companies tackling it. In the article, Alex recounts his initial introduction to Guided Meditation VR at the 2015 We Are Wearables VR event in Toronto: Perhaps the most well-known relaxation app is Guided Meditation VR, created by Cubicle Ninjas. This app offers four relaxing immersive environments to enjoy during a guided meditation session. Among a densely packed crowd of hundreds of people eating pizza and drinking beer, I sat down, put on an Oculus and headphones and tried the Costa Del Sol beach...

In an attempt to see if virtual reality can make the human mind more creative, IDEO designer Neil Stevenson -- with assistance from "VR spirit guide" and interaction designer Michaël Harboun -- tried Guided Meditation VR, and turned his experiences into a fascinating article for Medium.com. From the article: There was a compelling sense of atmosphere and depth...

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Anand Vora drafted an engaging blog post about how mindfulness and meditation can aid patients in recovery, noting Guided Meditation VR as a useful resource. Per Dr. Vora: Mindfulness — anchoring yourself to a given present moment — is a form of meditation. As Wee Peng Ho writes at The Conscious Life, you are meditating “when you are focused on your breathing, yet fully aware of the random thoughts in your mind and not distracted by them.” With just a little dedicated practice, anyone can find that kind of mental awareness. Everyday Mindfulness write that while the practice can be a...

Thank you to Lucas García at 40deFiebre for spotlighting Guided Meditation VR in an article discussing four major digital trends that will change the world. Other VR examples given by Lucas include work from the NFL, Toyota and Cerevrum, so we're honored to be mentioned in such wonderful company! You can read the full article here....

Thanks to host Malia Probst for having our own Josh Farkas on the Real Virtual Show podcast to with special guest co-host, Kuldeep Dusanj, CEO of UK-based health and wellness company Fortis Health! You can listen to the entire show below: ...

We're honored to have been singled out as a leading innovator in virtual reality by Venture Radar! View their graphic of the selected use cases by clicking on it below below, and connect with us and the other innovators via the blog post, linked here.  ...

IT professional and freelance tech writer Alex Davies stopped by our booth at Immersed 2015, and we thank him for including us in his detailed coverage of Day 1 of the event for Tom's Hardware, linked here!...

VRFocus caught up with our own Josh Farkas at a recent event to chat about Guided Meditation VR and how it can assist in daily life. Per author Jamie Feltham: In the interview below, Farkas explains Cubicle Ninjas’ goals with Guided Meditation, which will allow players to relax in a wide range of peaceful environments. He also describes the developer’s other major project, Ramble Venice, which breaks new ground in the VR tourism sector by offering a sort of all-in-one package of a trip around the iconic city. Just how effective does Farkas think VR relaxation can be? And what gives Cubicle Ninjas’...

Our own Josh Farkas appeared as a guest on Gunters Universe -- a live VRChat-based program -- which you can watch below. Thanks so much to Gunter for the opportunity! ...

We're honored to be a part of the Season 3 premiere of the Drax Files Radio Hour, discussing emotions tied to virtual reality and the future of the metaverse. Listen via the link here!  ...

Guided Meditation VR was spotlighted by tech expert Tom Emrich -- listed as one of the five Canadians in digital technology to watch in 2016 -- on CTV's Canada AM, as he discussed wearable technology for a safe, fun summer! Thanks Tom and the CTV staff for showcasing us to your viewers! You can view the segment in its entirety here....

Guided Meditation VR was featured by Virtual Reality Reporter within their 2015 E3 coverage, and we thank them for their kind words, and stopping by our booth! From the article: Guided Meditation VR is one of our favorite VR experiences to date, as it is one of the few virtual reality apps that touches the world of spirituality. The Guided Meditation provides powerful relaxation and trance experiences in beautiful, exotic locations around the global. As a dedicated meditator, we’d recommend Guided Meditation to anyone who is currently meditating or interested in learning about how to meditate to try out Guided Meditation. You can read...

Eric Johnson of Re/code spoke with our own Josh Farkas about Guided Meditation VR and how it can easily become a part of everyday relaxation. From the article: Farkas hopes to reach people who can’t go places like Italy — such as the sick or elderly — or people who won’t — such as Americans. “Americans are the absolute worst at taking time off for themselves,” he said. “We want them to get home from work, put on a [virtual reality] headset, and just relax for five to 15 minutes.” Farkas said Cubicle Ninjas also plans to charge for its Guided Meditation app, though he’s...

Thanks to Kenny Tadrzynski from Slug Magazine for his report on trying Guided Meditation VR at E3 2015! From his story: The setting I chose was a waterfall in the rainforest. It was just as described, and it was cool and relaxing. It really did the job...

Berlin podcaster Draxtor Despres visited our booth at SVVR 2015, along with his son Kaleo. Drax interviewed our own Josh Farkas and it turns out we were Kaleo's favorite VR experience of the entire conference! Read and listen here to Draxtor's episode titled "The Young Person's Guide to SVVR 2015". Thank you to both Drax and Kaleo for checking us out and spreading the word....

We're honored to have been chosen as a Top Ten experience by Totem Learning for mental health and wellbeing! We even exchanged some tweets with them about it, and we thank Totem Learning for this gracious spotlight....

Regular nuviun contributor Jenn Lonzer, MA detailed her experience using Guided Meditation VR for the first time at HIMSS 2015: I arrived at the booth feeling weary and completely overwhelmed by the conference buzz. An introvert by nature, exploring millions of square feet filled with over 40,000 strangers is exhausting, to say the least. I’ve written about but never worn a VR headset. I was intrigued. As a yoga-buff who enjoys guided meditation but never seems to be able to find the time/space/quiet to get my Zen on, I felt some cautious optimism. Within moments of listening to the waves crash onto the...

The Idea Forge writes: Cubicle Ninjas, a design and development creative agency in Chicago, is so certain that VR has a place in relaxation, health and wellness that they built Guided Meditation, a VR Beta app to help people get to their happy place. Whether it is a patient who is anxiously awaiting surgery, a post-op burn victim, or a family with little time to get away from the daily grind, the Guided Meditation app is transporting them to the beach, the mountains, a tropical jungle in South America, or wherever it is they find their Zen. Read more here!...

Upload VR Editor-In-Chief Will Mason covered the launch of the open VR app platform V. Guided Meditation VR was mentioned as one of the first 20 VR games and experiences available in the V marketplace. Check it out now!...

Thank you to the staff at Augmented Reality Trends for spotlighting Guided Meditation VR! You can read the full piece here....

Reporting from HIMSS 2015, Sachin Shenolikar of Real Business (Presented By Xerox) singled out Cubicle Ninjas and Guided Meditation VR as one of three stand-outs from the conference! One of the most compelling uses of virtual reality technology is in healthcare, where it can help the healing process by taking a patient’s mind to a faraway place. A company called Cubicle Ninjas is targeting healthcare, pain management, and psychology clinics using the Oculus Rift VR technology. Here’s how it works: The patient loads the Cubicle Ninjas software into a desktop computer, puts on a headset and earphones, and then is whisked away...

ChicagoInno's Jim Dallke spotlighted Guided Meditation VR and discussed how research is showing the positive effects of VR experiences within the healthcare field. You can read more here, and our thanks to Jim and ChicagoInno for their coverage!...

VRFocus' Jamie Feltham covered Guided Meditation VR and our participation at HIMSS 2015 in a blog post, linked here. Developer Cubicle Ninjas are also serious about the medical applications of its VR relaxation experience...

Rift Info's Alex Koles covered Guided Meditation VR in a detailed blog post, linked here. There have already been relaxation games on the PC, which actually are not that bad. But using the virtual reality can send you to another “relaxation level” that is hard to achieve without the headset.  We appreciate this awesome support!...

Eddie Makuch from Gamespot covered the Is This Real Life? No Escape from Virtual Reality panel at PAX East, where Guided Meditation creative lead Josh Farkas discussed his hopes for VR to impact numerous industries outside of gaming. Read more here. Thanks Eddie and Gamespot!...

We were incredibly thrilled to see the experience of Todd Murfitt - principal at St. Columba's Memorial School in Yorketown, South Australia - about how Guided Meditation VR assisted one of his students on a particularly rough day at school. We encourage you to read Todd's account here. With some gentle pushing and prodding I was able to coax this young man (with the help of a virtual reality headset – the Oculus Rift) into strapping in and being teleported to an alternate world of his choosing. And the reaction...

We love it when the virtual reality and meditation communities are brought together. Just like this piece on Daily Meditate by Robert Axelsen, as he details his discovery of Guided Meditation VR through UKRifter's review on YouTube! We're so fortunate that people in both camps are beginning to see the benefits each other bring to the table. As you can see this looks like an amazing experience. And even...

Here's a cool YouTube Let's Play from VR Gaming Evolved. We love to hear such great feedback as the user experiences Guided Meditation VR in real time!...

Huge thanks to UKRifter for his detailed, glowing YouTube review of Guided Meditation VR! "In short, Guided Meditation is the best experience I've had as far as relaxation application is concerned, and an absolute must for people who maybe have difficult jobs...

As the host and producer of the Game. Play. Learn! podcast, Anuar Andres is also a meditation instructor at Stanford University. He was kind enough to plug Guided Meditation VR on his website, mentioning our receiving of the Most Innovative Game award at Michigan State University's Meaningful Play Conference!...

Many thanks to Row VR for listing Guided Meditation VR as a recommended pick for developers and users to demo. We're always honored by this kind of word-of-mouth!...

Special thanks to Unity for featuring Guided Meditation in their online showcase. There's no doubt Unity was the engine that drove Guided Meditation. With Unity's powerful game development ecosystem, we were able to create the application of our dreams. Thank you!...

On Ahimsa-Creative, Daish Malani writes: This is truly amazing...

Emerson Dameron of The Interdependence Project - a secular Buddhist center in New York City - shared his thoughts on tradition and technology coexisting, and how that discussion is relates to his place in the business world. A really great read with some spectacular insight!...

Sandbox Strategies writes: Which is why, after playing around with apps like Guided Meditation, I identified so strongly with Ben Kuchera’s piece in Polygon on the power of virtual reality to strip away the outside world and leave us with the simple, peaceful feeling of solitude. “Much has been made of the ‘limitation’ of virtual reality,” he writes. “That it’s a solitary technology and it’s hard to share the experience with others.”  ...

On Polygon, Ben Kuchera writes: My favorite programs these days are the ones that send me as far away as possible, to places without even the hint of other people. It's like taking a brain vacation, and the solitude is the entire point. The free Guided Meditation program can send you deep into a forest, or allow you to spend time inside a temple in Japan. You can hang out on a beach with gently lapping waves, or sit in front of a canyon in the desert with your thoughts. Each experience comes with a 10 minute audio meditation program, and it's a brilliant...

Guided Meditation won the Most Innovative Game Award at the Meaningful Play Conference at Michigan State! We're truly honored. If that wasn't enough (whew!) Carrie Heeter of Mindtoon Lab, co-chair of Meaningful Play and professor at Michigan State, was kind enough to experience our app. Mindtoon Lab not only publishes amazing meditation apps for mobile, but Carrie is the leading thinker on the concept of Cybermeditation. Her pioneering research into Virtual Reality has been an inspiration since we started this project. Brainstorming with Carrie was a remarkable experience. A giant thanks to Brian Winn for allowing our last minute entry, the kind folks we had...

Guided Meditation was featured on Drash's Rift Demo Round-up!  ...

Kent Bye of Voices of VR interviews Guided Meditation creative lead Josh Farkas at the first virtual reality conference SVVR. Topics cover the debut of our DK1 demo, Cubicle Ninjas, and the potential of biofeedback for VR. *Photo credit: D Coetzee. Thanks D and Kent!...