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For Hospital And Home


Nature's Cathedral

A Place Of Calm Beauty
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DESCRIPTION: Sit back, relax, and let "Nature's Cathedral" take you to a place of calm beauty. The music of composer Patricia Van Ness, arranged for four violas, is the backdrop for this array of slowly dissolving images that blend stunning natural vistas with some of the world's most exquisite cathedrals. This innovative relaxation video is for people of all ages recovering from illness or trauma, for hospital patients awaiting surgery ... or for anyone else in need of a gentle escape. Melodic Vision's unique viola quartet is comprised of Joan Ellersik, Dimitar Petkov, Jenny Stirling, and Rebecca Strauss. Original scenic and architectural photography from locations around the world are by Susan Wilson.
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LENGTH: 30 minutes


Soar With the Wind

An Adventure in Guided Imagery
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DESCRIPTION: Take a breath, make a wish, then take a journey to a place where your worries wash away and the sky's the limit! This innovative relaxation video is for children of all ages -- a perfect companion to those recovering from illness, injury, or trauma, for hospital patients (and their families) awaiting surgery ... or for anyone else in need of a gentle escape.

USES TO DATE: the full-length version is being shown and tested for therapeutic purposes in Boston area hospitals. Video made its public debut at the HealthCare Advocates conference in May, 2011. Available for purchase as a DVD-ROM, with alternate narrated and natural soundscape versions, as well as printer-friendly narrative in both English and Spanish, and bonus screensavers.
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LENGTH: alternate versions are each 10 minutes in length.