Play and Creativity for the development of a universal and inclusive learning : Sound Stimulation Project

Methodology

After nine years of work, we have created an innovative inclusive methodology, which has as a main focus the development of Play and Creativity as principal axes for the development of a universal and inclusive learning. Our methodology we call it Sound Stimulation Project, and it has as a purpose to give a wide range of strategies and concrete tools to improve the life quality of people, no matter age, physical, sensorial, and/or cognitive condition.

Inclusive Session in NAVE, Santiago.

As a result of a systematic work in different communities and territories in Chile and abroad, plus researches and measurements so far, and the positive results seen, we have established clearly the three fundamental axes of our methodology, which are BODY, SOUND and BOND. These are the pillars that articulate, sustain and shape our methodological core, which allow us to create our innovative programs.

We use techniques that come from the sound practices and somatic practices to replace the spoken language, as much as possible and necessary. This has the purpose of generating new codes of understanding, which allow them to reduce the anxiety and frustration that spoken language in many occasions produce, in order to ultimately, communicate through intuition, listening, interaction and play.

Body

The word SOMA comes from the greek and means live body. Somatic practices gather methods oriented to the conscious-body from the perspective of the personal experience. The somatic education is the consciousness of the body in movement.

Moshé Feldenkreis

Bodywork is approached from a somatic vision, which means, the body is the subject perceived in first person. This perspective supports the acceptance of integration through being in movement, strengthening with this view the experiences as a phenomenon of sensibilization and consciousness of ourselves as a body.

The practices we propose are based on an activation of the body as a subject, being conscious of it, through touching, making contact. This tactile practice brings us to the present in connection with a subject-body, without the dicotomy of mind and body.

Sound & Listening

Deep listening is a way of listening incorporating all possible ways, listening no matter what you are doing. It explores the nature of involuntary listening, and voluntary and selective listening, cultivating in this way, a greater consciousness of the sound surroundings, inside and outside, promoting experimentation, improvisation, collaboration, play development and other social and creative skills, vitals for the personal growth and community life.

Pauline Oliveros.

Sound as a bridge of connection with the other and the environment, vibration as a common element and communication thread between bodies that feel and resound, it is being involved completely in deep listening and the effect that the sound has on us.

It is the senses that allow us to connect with the world and with the other, from this, we work with listening and with the experience of being touched by sound. The activation of listening as a determining sensor of discrimination, present, attention and focus, added to the sound touch, allow us to enhance the effect that our sessions have.

Bond

You will find out that the most interesting people are the ones that don’t fit in the average box; However, they will do what they need to do: their own ones.

Dr. Temple Grandin

We put special emphasis in accompany our participants from the acceptance and the profound respect for what they are. Accepting this way the integrity of each person in a reliable relationship. The purpose is to create unique spaces of trust, where we observe and share from the inside of each person involved. In this way, we create strong bonds of confidence, self-cognition, contention and mutual acceptance building an awaited space very well treasured by each participant.