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ICU Staff Workshops

ICU Staff Contemplative Sound Art Workshops

ICU staff were offered the workshops as part of their staff wellbeing programme.

In addition to the Slow Media produced for patients, Small Silence offered local ICU staff two series of five contemplative listening for wellbeing sessions. Integrating mindfulness meditations and Xigong, the staff creatively explored the soundscape of gardens, ruins, canals and historic buildings through listening exercises, field recording, photography, drawing, nature immersion and music-making. The project used the WEMWBS scale and written feedback to see what impact the sessions were having on staff wellbeing. We're very happy to report that 91% of participants experienced a "meaningful improvement" in wellbeing by an average of 7.68 points (see * section below for details).

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"Time and space to think quietly"

Feedback from ICU staff that attended the listening for wellbeing sessions.

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ICU staff's contemplative photography exploring the theme of 'silence'.

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*At individual level 'minimum detectable change' has been calculated using different recommended methods giving results of 3 and 8 points. A change of 3 points means that scores on three items have improved or worsened by 1 point, or scores on one item have improved or worsened by 3 points. This suggests that the lower threshold of 3 points can be taken to represent 'meaningful change' between measurement points in individuals.

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/med/research/platform/wemwbs/about/wemwbsvsswemwbs/