A Snoezelen® MSE Approach to Challenging Behaviors

By Linda Messbauer “Virginia” used the Snoezelen Experience to become calmer. She relaxed through the exploration of light and sound and began to rock in the rocking chair in a slow rhythmical pace. Because of the unique background and history of many of the individuals I serve, and because of the complications stemming from their…
Read more

Part 1: Inside a Snoezelen Room

What is Snoezelen MSE®? Snoezelen, pronounced “snooze-uh-len,” roughly translated from Dutch, means "to explore and relax." It is a therapy for people with special healthcare needs such as brain injury, cerebral palsy, autism and many others. The Snoezelen environment is non-threatening, allowing users to overcome inhibitions, enhance self-esteem, and reduce tension. Research has shown that…
Read more