Setting up a Sensory Modulation Room?

A sensory room is basically a room where a person can visit and use different items or activities that are aimed at elevating or lowering the stimulation of different senses. When used appropriately, sensory rooms: 

  • Help to create a safe space
  • Facilitate the therapeutic alliance
  • Provide opportunities for engagement in prevention and crisis de-escalation strategies, as well as a host of other therapeutic exchanges (to teach skills, offer a variety of therapeutic activities, etc.) 
  • Promote self-care/self-nurturance, resilience & recovery
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Currently Sensory modulation is being used as an tool in seclusion and restraint reduction in mental health units in numerous countries. Seclusion and restraint reduction is an integral part of ever increasing need to improve client safety and quality of stay on mental health units.  Continue reading

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