Sounds of the Sea

As someone with a hearing problems sound is particularly important to me. We all value our hearing but most of us often don’t notice the everyday sounds constantly around us. Many of us use headphones to listen to our music on a daily basis, or have the radio or t.v. and enjoy listening to the music or chat. We might also enjoy talking and listening to others. We might enjoy the sound of silence at times celebrating the peace it can bring.  Certain sounds can conjure up particular feelings or thoughts, whether it be the sound of the sea, bird song or a busy urban environment. 

Sounds in the workplace are often something that we have less control over than those at home and they can be a forgotten factor when reflecting on our workplace practices. 

What sounds are the most dominant in your work place?

How do the dominant sounds in your work place impact on you?

How does sound in your work place improve your environment?

What sounds do you notice around you now?

What sounds are important to you?

Which would you like to hear more of?

Which sounds reflect your changing mood?

How do you use sounds …. 

  • To relax
  • To learn
  • To think
  • To work
  • To socialise
  • To challenge yourself
  • To understand others and yourself
  • To reflect


This month's free photo download to prompt reflection:

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How can the image be used as a metaphor for something that is happening in your life (good or bad)? What does it spark inside you in terms of seeing a new way forward you had not previously considered? 

Save the image to your downloads folder.

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