Ever had one of those days when all your meetings ran late, you got stuck in traffic
on the way home, the DJ on the radio got on your nerves and the sun strobing through the trees gave you a headache? You’re tired and all you want to do is go to bed, but with the events of the day still swimming through your head, you find it difficult to sleep, making you even tenser than you were before.
You are basically in sensory overload and you have become sensory defensive, where everything and everyone has become an irritation, with the very thoughts in your head increasing your level of tension and stress.
Sometimes it is enough to go to that favourite place in your mind, a relaxing beach,
a country walk, or a boat on the river, watch a favourite film, or listen to your
favourite music. This kind of relaxation works by provoking memory responses,
or analytical thought.
"A Sense of Calm" works in a different way. Based on the scientific principles of sensory stimulation, "A Sense of Calm" uses specially-created, gently flowing images, light and specially-composed, soothing music to stimulate calming alpha brain waves (the brain waves associated with a relaxed state of mind) helping to filter out stress, frustration, anxiety and agitation, without resorting to learnt memory responses, nor analytical thought.
Where pop videos and action films use fast moving images and rock music to stimulate a mood of excitement, “A Sense of Calm” uses gently flowing images and soothing music to stimulate a sense of calm, which is why “A Sense of Calm” is already being used by occupational therapists and carers in healthcare situations
as a mobile alternative to a sensory room.
Whether someone has been diagnosed with a health condition that causes anxiety, or they are simply stressed out and feeling under the weather, sensory stimulation helps to filter the environment to a level where they feel calm and relaxed.
Shutting yourself in a darkened room and closing your eyes often isn’t enough, as a deficit of stimulation can lead to increased anxiety. What is required is the right kind of stimulation, which can be found in the gentle, non-taxing, visual images and harmonious music of “A Sense of Calm”.
Please see our Home Page for more information on “A Sense of Calm.”