Based on the scientific principles of sensory stimulation, “A Sense of Calm,” uses gentle moving images, light and soothing music to stimulate calming alpha brain waves, helping to filter out stress, frustration, anxiety and agitation for those who have been diagnosed with Autism and Asperger’s, helping them to achieve a
sense of calm.
If you have reached this page via a search engine, you will probably already be aware of what is known as the Autistic Spectrum and the related condition Asperger’s.
The autistic spectrum covers a range of symptoms manifest in individuals affected by this condition. Some can be incredibly gifted and those with Asperger’s are
often of above average intelligence, but most with autism have difficulties with
social interaction, communication and understanding other people’s thoughts and
They can be disruptive and unpredictable, they can be aggressive and self-harming and they may seem to be living in a world of their own.
It is hardly surprising therefore, that they can sometimes become tense, frustrated, anxious and agitated when interacting with their environment and the people around them.
These frustrations and irritants can build up, making them sensory defensive and susceptible to sensory overload, so they are sometimes in need of a filter to block the onslaught of stimuli that surrounds them and to help promote soothing alpha waves in the brain to calm them down.
Occupational therapists and special needs teachers have found that the tempo of the gently flowing images and the soothing music on “A Sense of Calm” can help relax children and adults with Autism and Asperger’s in the same way they benefit from a session in a sensory room.
Sensory rooms, however, are expensive and not really practical for home use. The “Sense of Calm” DVD however can be used at home on any TV connected to a DVD player, or a digital projector, for a fraction of the cost and it can be used at a moment’s notice, as and when it is needed.
"A Sense of Calm" can be viewed as a relaxation therapy in itself, or as a therapeutic means of creating a calming atmosphere that can promote social interaction and communication for someone whose condition has caused them stress, agitation, anxiety and frustration.
Living with Autism and Asperger’s can be extremely stressful for the whole family,
as carers too can get frustrated and anxious and it has been gratifying to find that
“A Sense of Calm” can also relax carers and promote quality time for themselves and those they care for.
Please read our Home and General Relaxation Pages for more information on
“A Sense of Calm.”