Ktell audio, music in care...
This first solution dedicated to intensive care rooms in psychiatry (CSI), or isolation room - an enclosed space to reduce sensory stimulation - aims to help patients get through a moment of psychic crisis in a difficult environment, while by supporting caregivers in their professional practice. The Amenhotep collective and Viacam Sàrl have developed a way to restore autonomy to patients by controlling their sound environment
Patients placed in CSI manage their own musical listening and retain some control over their environment. The use of the music listening device has a real impact on the experience of patients placed in CSI. The musical selection is designed to offer four emotional themes that patients are free to choose according to their current state. The absence of lyrics allows for a more open and intimate interpretation of sounds. Various styles: Classical, Jazz, Folk and film music, are suitable for all patients.
It's containing, maybe to have walls and to be locked up but at a given moment, what other space does that leave you than that of your thought in which you are you already tired of being? And I think that to have something that allows you to escape somewhere, but to escape without really leaving, just to escape by being there and then not needing to ruminate again in your circles which are already vicious circles, which are already not very promising circles.
But there's already something that's already magnificent, that it's not total silence, because that's the worst. Especially in those times when you know you screwed up. You see, you can say to yourself, does your family think about that, what do your friends think about that, what does your boss think about that, so you're just ruminating, you don't have music, you're sitting on your mattress or you cry inside. Already there you have music you can calm down a little.
I especially remember this scene, precisely this thing where all of a sudden I did ta-ta, it put play, "phew", there was really this thing where it went "phew", like "ah there it's good". It was soothing, really soothing, tranquilizing.
I put on classical music and I started to do classical dance, finally whether it was classical dance, muay-thai, tai-chi, cladding training, whether it was training to move in motion and dodge blows, all that I learned in isolation room.
I took to dancing. And yeah, it's often, even standing I was drumming on my thighs, I had to pass the time, might as well make a little bit of music.
For example, I know that I have ideas that start to loop, and as a rule, the means I use to interrupt this process is either to listen to the radio or to listen music. And if I don't have these tools at my disposal, well in the end we'll feed the malaise on our own, we'll create a situation that will go from manageable to unmanageable, and... it's very unsatisfying to say that we have the means, but because in the protocol for placement in treatment rooms you are told "You must return in such conditions, you are not entitled to this or that" (because you have the right nothing), and... all these strategies that you have been able to put in place on the outside to help you live, you will not even be able to use them