Relax with BBC Soundscapes for Wellbeing

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In this week’s blog I wanted to share a resource I came across recently. BBC Soundscapes for Wellbeing allows you to listen to the relaxing sounds of nature on demand.

The BBC explain why they chose to pursue this project:

The Covid-19 pandemic has led many to seek refuge in nature and reconnect with the natural world. As poor mental health continues to rise in the UK, and early research suggests the Covid-19 pandemic could worsen this trend, substantial evidence advocates that spending time in nature can help to reduce stress and mental fatigue. Academic studies have also demonstrated the potential for music to induce positive emotions.

When you visit the Sounds for Wellbeing webpage, you’ll see:

🎶 Instructions on how to create your own chill mix using the BBC Sound Effects archive

🏞 A selection of pre-made soundscapes for you to enjoy, from a dawn chorus to the trickle of a steam through the Dartmoor National Park

🛫 If you’re missing going on holiday, take a trip with the Radiophonic Travel Agency, which includes sounds from the entire journey to transport you to another part of the world

With a varied selection of pre-made soundscapes and the ability to create your own mix from a huge selection of sound effect clips, there’s something for everyone’s taste. The next time you feel the need to escape reality for a peaceful world, give BBC Soundscapes a try.

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