The research article linked here reminds me of several different NLP techniques. You don’t need virtual reality simulators to achieve the same results for yourself.
You can imagine anybody with the qualities you want, then in your imagination stepping into their bodies and how would things differ? Most people find this an empowering activity. It is called the New Behavior Generator Strategy.
The perception of having Albert Einstein’s body may help unlock previously inaccessible mental resources, finds a new study. Following a virtual reality “Einstein” experience, participants were less likely to unconsciously stereotype older people while those with low self-esteem scored better on cognitive tests.