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Stress Relief Be As Close
As Looking at your television ?
know as well as anyone else that you need to relax and reduce
stress in your life. Chances are you have tried exercise,
perhaps yoga or deep breathing, even cutting out caffeine.
Of course...all these things help some but lately you just
don't seem to have time.
meditation...every time you try to quiet your mind it seems
like a million thoughts rush into your head at once.
maybe you're facing:
to undergo a stressful medical procedure
an ongoing illness
struggle with chronic pain.
not easy trying to deal with a medical or psychological
problem that is aggravated by the very stress the
condition brings on!
to the natural environment brings stress relief.
there is now abundant scientific evidence indicating that exposure to
the natural environment has profound positive effects
on our physical and mental health. Even pictures of nature have
been shown to have these same effects! In addition, numerous
studies reveal that music reaches us at our deepest emotional
core and can have profound soothing and healing effects on
our minds and bodies.
you can reach a deeply relaxed state easily and effortlessly,
simply by sitting back in a comfortable chair, dimming the
lights and turning on your VCR!
aspect of The 5th Season is designed to reduce stress
5th Season is radically different from other "relaxation
tapes" that are simply a series of pretty pictures. How?
5th Season uses vibrant, beautiful natural images that
were filmed especially for this piece and then "marries" these
images to compelling and evocative original music,
composed exclusively for this video.
pacing is intentionally structured to effortlessly draw
you into the environment, no matter how stressed out you
precise sequencing of images, music and natural sound bring
you from your current reality to a level of abstraction
that is both hypnotic and fascinating, transporting you
to a shimmering and intricate level of nature you never
the close of The 5th Season, you are released...relaxed,
refreshed and buoyant, ready either to return to the demands
of your day or to drift into a sound and peaceful sleep.
5th Season was filmed in Northern New York's beautiful Adirondack
, one of the largest remaining wilderness areas
in northeast. Here you can lose yourself in the endless
fascination of life's complexity, reflected in the crystal
5th Season is one in a trio of interrelated relaxation
products, which includes Music
from the Original Soundtrack, The 5th Season, and Sanctuary,
a guided relaxation. The 5th Season was designed to soothe
and relax you all on its own or to be used in conjunction
with its accompanying CDs to produce a synergistic relaxation
experience that will soothe, comfort and heal wherever
you happen to be.
The 5th Season is repeatedly viewed and deep relaxation is
induced, the listener becomes conditioned to the music. Simply
put, this means that when you hear the music, the feelings
of relaxation that you experienced while watching the video
come rushing back.
CD soundtrack can then be used alone, in the dentist's chair,
on a plane flight, during a medical procedure or even during
surgery itself, to instantly induce relaxation and calm.
The guided imagery CD, which uses selected tracks form the
same music heard on The 5th Season, is a wonderful comforter
to use before bed or anytime you need an instant getaway.
5th Season is a massage for the mind
...allows the space
we all need to think
about the intricacies of our lives
the usual resulting agitation and suggests
we can carry those complexities in more
comforting ways... Beyond
other relaxation devices, this
one allows a full
range of emotions to emerge. I will definitely
be asking my clients to experience The 5th Season.
Therapist, private practice
astonishing visually. Just astonishing.
New ways to SEE are inside this thing
BA St. Andrews Ph.D.
Distinguished Teaching Professor