The purpose of this phenomenological, case study is to understand the role of sensory-based interventions and their impact on a single facility on the west coast of the United States. Data was collected from 15 participants using a semi-structured interview and followed a thematic data analysis process, ensuring thematic saturation. The results of this study highlighted major themes regarding the impact of sensory based interventions. This study continues to add to the literature base, supporting sensory-based interventions as an alternative modality to treat individuals with a mental illness. Continuing to understand sensory interventions and its impact on mental health recovery is important. As more and more research is conducted, researchers can continue to highlight specific sensory interventions for specific populations, increasing the ability to individualize treatment.

Keywords: sensory-based interventions, inpatient mental health, recovery, recovery-focused, phenomenological case study



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