Based on the scientific principles of sensory stimulation, our sensory DVD, “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 conditions that can cause such reactions.
Some of you may already know of “A Sense of Calm”,” which is being used in nursing homes and health units to benefit a range of conditions from dementia in elderly patients, to stroke victims, those with mental health problems and those in rehab.
The sensory DVD, “A Sense of Calm” follows the same underlying principles of a calming, sensory room, only at a fraction of the cost. It works on any TV that is connected to a DVD player, or with a digital projector, projecting the images onto a wall, so it can be used in the patient’s room, by staff and relatives to calm the
patient and promote more meaningful communication.
The DVD has been found to help staff calm patients who become anxious performing everyday tasks like washing and has been used in communal lounges
to help lessen the effect of sundowning.
It can, therefore, be used when and where it is most needed, when a patient is in a state of agitation, anxiety, or stress, as well as an aid to therapy.
The creators of this DVD have come together in a common cause. Each has experienced the frustration and anguish of a loved one struggling to cope with a debilitating condition that rules their lives.
Each DVD comes with a licence that allows the DVD to be played in patients’ homes, at schools, or any health or therapeutic environment.
“A Sense of Calm” is 60 minutes long and features 6 relaxing videos of approximately 10 minutes each. The images and music in each video flow seamlessly to the next, so it can be used by occupational therapists and carers for up to one hour of therapy, or in smaller segments for those who just need
10 minutes to relax to their favourite track.
Please read our Home and General Relaxation Pages for more information on
“A Sense of Calm.”