ATTENTION DEFICIT AND HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
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 in those who
have been diagnosed with ADHD and other learning difficulties, helping them to
achieve a sense of calm.
If you have reached this page via a search engine, you will probably be someone who is caring for, or knows someone who is caring for, a loved one with ADHD, you may even have the condition yourself, so you are looking for something to help you cope.
Although ADHD is often found in combination with other learning difficulties, the causes cannot be fully explained. Inherited and environmental factors may both play a part and it is thought that an imbalance of neurotransmitters in the brain may be
an important factor.
One of the main factors with ADHD seems to be that the brain fails to filter the huge amount of stimulation we receive every minute of every day, which can cause behavioural problems, an inability to focus, hyperactivity, anxiety and sometimes, clinical depression.
These frustrations and irritants can build up, making someone 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 ADHD 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 ADHD can be extremely stressful for all 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.”