An icon representing language options. Select to reveal options to change language.
Start Your Journey
Have an account? Log in

Forgot Password?

Continue with Google
Continue with Facebook
> All Blog Posts

Custom Exposure Exercises

William, February 15, 2024

Introducing custom exposure exercises. At Bia, our mission is to enhance the modern therapy experience to help you overcome phobia. We believe technology is an extension of therapy, not a replacement, and with this latest feature we make practicing exposure and response prevention easier whether you are recovering on your own or with a therapist.

Here is how it works. Head over to the custom exposure page and with a few clips add content to your exposure activity. Content can be words, sentences, images, or videos. Bia will automatically break content into incremental steps.

For example, let's say you enter three words into your custom exposure activity: Cat, Dog, Bird. Bia will generate an exposure activity with three phases. Phases will start slow, and ask you to engage with the content. Bia check's in on your discomfort level and automatically adapts. Once you complete your exposure activity, you can see your discomfort over time, and repeat your practice over time and track your progress.

Or maybe there is particular video that you would like to practice exposure on. A movie scene, or a video you saw on social media. Provide that as a video and Bia will break the video down into easy to conquer incremental steps - starting with still images from the video, a blurry version, black and white, short clips, and eventually the full video.

An Example

Here is a 12 second video of a cat meowing. If this was a video you wanted to practice exposure on, you could simply provide the URL in our tool and click 'Generate'. In just a few seconds, you will have a step-by-step guided exposure activity.

First, the activity will have you look at a set of still images taken from the video.

Next, you will watch the video but blurry and in black and white. You are welcome to adjust the audio as needed of course. Then you will watch the video blurry and in color.

Third, you will watch short clips taken from the original video.

Finally, you will watch the original video.

Once complete you can review your discomfort over time and track how you did compared to last time.

Phobia is an ironic process, by leaning into it and sitting through discomfort now we reduce the discomfort we feel later. Research shows practice and repetition is key. We know exposure works, but it is hard. With Bia's custom exposure exercises, things that cause you anxiety become opportunities for incremental practice.

If you are a therapist looking for a better way to help your client practice exposure, we are building this tool for you. With Bia, your clients get a guided, structured place to practice skills they are learning in therapy. You can quickly build personalized exposure activities and share with your client.

As always we would love to hear your feedback, suggestions, and questions.