What is a crisis? According to the dictionary a crisis is an emotionally stressful event or traumatic change in a person’s life. This radio piece talks about different situations of emotional crisis and how people deal with it. Emotional crisis doesn’t have to be always related to bad things or sad experiences; you can also relate them to happy moments and good feelings.
Leaving your parents house is one of the most common events that trigger an emotional crisis. The question is: How do you feel about leaving? Some people may be excited to start a new adventure, some might be nervous to travel or live by themselves for the first time.
By Antonio Sanchez Paoli, exchange student from Monterrey, Mexico
Is it possible to present a crisis musically?
Could melodies and sounds represent the right emotions of a crisis?
There are different processes going on within a crisis.
This is an experiment to express this process within a piece of self composed music instead of explaining with words. Various samples from radio and TV shows support the music.
Listen closely and try to imagine how the melodies and sounds lead through the challenges of life.
Do you have a crisis? Maybe all you need is the help of a professional life coach to get through it. This radio program offers professional help and also practical tips how you can manage a crisis on your own. All you have to do is follow the steps that are offered in this piece.
Admit that you have a crisis
Tell other people that you have a crisis
Be optimistic for the future
You will see, after a few days you will start to feel better again. Your mind will be positive and your crisis may be gone.
Bianca Buchleitner, Student of the Fachhochschule Vorarlberg
How do people feel in a personal crisis? And how would a song sound like if someone had to write one in a personal crisis?
A divorce, the loss of a job, financial problems, a fight with a friend… There are a lot of different crises that can come up in a life. This radio piece focuses on the crisis of being heartbroken and the crisis ob being angry. Additionally it gives information on the feelings that arise and what different people do to overcome a personal crisis.
By Vera Beck, student of the Fachhochschule Vorarlberg
(The songs had to be removed in the upload due to the copyright.)
Mankind love to play games, also politicians do it. Usually we have the chance only to listen to some news about politicians and they like to hear themselves.
Politicians are leading our country, economy, laws, education systems and our life. But they also influence the media and manipulate our ideas. What does a real democracy need? Do we need one leader for our opinions? Do they always need to say the truth? Let’s think about democracy and how we want to control it with good journalism. Become the leader of your own opinion!
Crisis in democracy is everywhere. What can we do? We need independent media, and journalists who have courage. Then democracy can be a real democracy.
Fictional interview by Aysegül Öner, Incomings Student From Turkey
A personal crisis may interrupt our daily life, is taboo and costs energy. A deep crisis without treatment is even able to destroy someone’s life. On the one hand there are the big crises, where people need professional help. On the other hand there are smaller personal crises or problems.
An expert gives information about the different levels of crises and professional help. Students give statements what they do to overcome their personal crises.
Radio Achwelle is the home of the campus media of the University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg. We broadcast most of the time in German, but sometimes incoming students or courses in the 4th semester produce English broadcasts.
Unfortunately only some parts of this website are available in English due to lack of translation power.