experimental therapy

The Sophrosyne Light is two-seated seesaw, embedded with a SAD Light. The design of the object invites both participants (patient and therapist or patient’s partner) to sit down facing each other.Since the light is facing the patient, the patient is exposed to light therapy while engaging in social conversation or a CBT session. Social interaction is required in order to activate the interaction, emphasising the role of socialising in the treatment of SAD.


The project combines both CBT and Light Exposure Therapy in a playful way. The interaction between the therapist and patient becomes more dynamic and intriguing. The Sophrosyne Light can be used during a CBT session or outside the clinic.



Jan 2016 | School of Communication: Work-in-Progress | Royal College of Art, London, UK