Temecula, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2008
Sterling Heart, Inc. announced today the release of their newest product, Invitation to Slumber -- Sights & Sounds for Rest & Relaxation DVD. Designed specifically for the sleep-deprived, award-winning photographer Patrick Murphy and composer/therapeutic harpist Tami Briggs teamed up to deliver this gentle journey into beauty and stillness to soothe stress and invite relaxation. The 20-minute movie is on a continuous loop so that no one has to be interrupted to turn it on or off.
Sleep experts suggest that preparing for bed is one of the best ways to ensure a good night's sleep for those with sleep disorders. Invitation to Slumber is perfect for creating a peaceful environment, signaling to the body that sleep is on its way.
In addition to individual insomniacs, healthcare organizations are finding that Invitation to Slumber is a relaxing addition to patient rooms, treatment rooms, waiting rooms, lounges and waiting areas. National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization recently added the DVD to its Marketplace catalog. Feedback on advance copies of the DVD have garnered amazing results of lowered blood pressure and reduced anxiety from both patients and nursing staff:
"I received Invitation to Slumber when I got home from work this afternoon and decided to try a little experiment before watching it: I took my blood pressure (138/78). I leaned back on the sofa with a comfy pillow and started to watch and listen. I could actually feel myself relaxing and the stress of the workday diminishing! After watching, I immediately checked my BP again and was surprised and pleased to see it had actually dropped substantially! (118/68). Can you imagine the possibilities for patients in the hospice or hospital setting? " - Linda P, RN, Virginia
Photographs of sky, clouds, water, mountains, oceans, trees and flowers from some of America's most beautiful locations including the Pacific coast, redwood forests, Mt. Shasta and the Adirondack Mountains were used in creating Invitation to Slumber. The photographs are relaxing, soothing, restful and easy on the eyes, and are set to a calming composition featuring harp, flute and violin.
About the Creators
Tami Briggs, founding principal of Musical Reflections, Inc., is a therapeutic harpist, composer, recording artist, and national speaker. She has played the harp at the bedside of hundreds of hospital and hospice patients, using her musical experience and her clinical training to address the immediate needs of the patient, the patient's loved ones, and the professional staff. A dynamic facilitator and presenter, she works with both large and small groups educating them about the healing properties of harp and therapeutic music. She has completed 13 CDs; "Grace Notes: Reflections on the Harp and Healing" is her first book.
Photographer and Director, Patrick J. Murphy is co-founder and president of Sterling Heart, Inc., a company dedicated to making positive change in the world through heart-centered programs, products and services. His creative work is featured in inspirational books, posters, greeting cards, music CDs and videos co-created with his wife, singer-songwriter and inspirational speaker, Sandi Kimmel. He is a photo impressionist whose work is in demand for a range of spaces including offices and living rooms around the world. A former advertising agency president, Patrick directed hundreds of award-winning print and broadcast campaigns for a diverse group of international clients and industries including medical, health, financial, and high tech, and devoted time as a hospice volunteer and meditation leader.
Sterling Heart, Inc. provides a new generation of self-care resources, including music, inspirational books, self-care workshops and training, for caregivers and healthcare providers.
Invitation to Slumber retails for $29.95 and can be ordered online at http://www.sterlingheart.com For information on wholesale pricing, quantity discounts and custom orders, contact Patrick Murphy, 619-838-1170.