The Medcalm Channel is becoming the premiere wellness channel for hospital TV networks around the nation and globally. Medcalm offers video programs by the foremost names in integrative and mind-body medicine, and delivers them into virtually any healthcare setting.
Available via CCTV networks, cable systems, and most interactive patient care companies, Medcalm’s ever-growing library of programs has been designed to calm, inform, empower and heal…around the clock, seven days a week. From hospital beds and waiting rooms alike, patients, families, and caregivers can select from music, sound healing, relaxation, and informative programs by pre-eminent healers exclusive to Medcalm.
Affirmations for Getting Well Again with O.Carl Simonton, M.D.
Dr. O. Carl Simonton is an internationally acclaimed oncologist, author, and speaker who is best known for his pioneering insights and research in the field of psychosocial oncology. “Affirmations for Getting Well” is a soul illuminating audiovisual odyssey for those seeking inner peace and wellness. Your guideposts are a series of inspirational suggestions superimposed upon a wondrous canvas of natural scenery and complemented by a deeply moving soundtrack.
Affirmations For Living Beyond Cancer with Bernie Siegel, M.D.
Bernie Siegel, M.D., is a retired general/pediatric surgeon who is now involved in humanizing medical care and medical education. “Affirmations for Living Beyond Cancer” is a sensitive and creative blend of natural scenery, music and suggestions that gently guides you through a healing journey. It is an innovative multimedia approach based on current scientific research that links the mind, the immune system and the achievement of wellness.
Chemotherapy by Medcalm
Words by Steven Leeds and Dr. Rachel Hott, music by Steven Halpern, Ph.D., the voice of Steven Leeds
Many prestigious hospitals use Medcalm programs as part of an integrative approach for their cancer patients, recognizing the scientifically proven value of relaxation techniques and sound healing. One of the ideas behind this mindful approach is being able to let go of the mind/body. It is a shifting from the more cognitive or linear thinking to a more spatial. It uses words, so one is not listening with their head, but engages the nervous system, so the words allow the senses to connect. Rather than getting rid of a thought, it is about not fighting against oneself, not ridding of anything, so one does not create resistance. In this way, the mind/body works with the prescribed treatment to enhance the immune system to fight the cancer cells, reduce adverse side effects, promotes healing and relaxation, while being encased in a “protective glove.”
General Wellness by Medcalm
Words by Steven Leeds, music by Steven Halpern, Ph.D., voice artist Shannon White
Do you realize that you have the power to transform the space you are in? This program is designed to promote healing, reduce anxiety and support a positive attitude. It will allow you to shift your attention from worrisome thoughts and feelings and place your attention on healing thoughts. It has been specifically designed to take you to a place of inner calm and tranquility and can be used before, during or after medical care. Let Medcalm help you let go and return to the security of the present moment where you can experience energetic relaxation and a deep sense of well-being.
Healing Prayers by Dr. Ron Roth, Ph.D.
Dr. Ron Roth, Ph.D., is a bestselling author and modern-day mystic who has brought healing to thousands of people through a powerful, supernatural grace he discovered 25 years ago. This highly inspirational program brings a loving and powerful collection of prayers to help heal. As one listens to these spirit-inspired, warm, all-embracing prayers, one will feel God’s light and love. Ron draws on the world’s many traditions of faith, in addition to his own mystical path and his work as a spiritual healer.
Self-Healing by Louise L. Hay
Louise L. Hay is a metaphysical lecturer and teacher and best-selling author. Since beginning her career as a Science of Mind minister in 1981, she has assisted thousands of people in discovering and using the full potential of their own creative powers for personal growth and self-healing. On this program, Louise first discusses the causes of illness; why we create disease; and how to change false beliefs into positive, loving ones. The second part is an imagery meditation.
Secrets Of Your Own Healing Power by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, Ph.D.
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer is an internationally renowned author and speaker in the field of self-development. In this inspirational and highly, informative, live lecture, he offers his wit and wisdom on how to develop one’s own healing power. Dr. Dyer emphasizes that the secrets to healing are not somewhere “out there,” but rather, they reside within our very own selves, just waiting for us to tap into this vast reservoir of energy. He presents specific exercises, affirmations, and meditations to help us awaken our healing power, while relating fascinating and entertaining stories based on his personal life, interactions with those on his path, and the world of alternative healing. This is a program that can help heal you—body, mind, and soul.
Maternity by Medcalm
Words by Steven Leeds and A.H. Gordon, music by Steven Halpern, Ph.D., voice artist Shannon White
Imagine your own special place; a place that is just for you and your precious baby. This program is designed to create a safe and supportive environment, allowing you to connect to your baby. Remembering that you have all the resources you need to take control of your breathing, working with your body, not against it, working with your doctor, maternity nurse, midwife and any other healthcare professionals, you can ease discomfort and support a healthy delivery. Why not let your baby know that you are sending waves of love with each breath that you take?
Healing Meditations by Bernie Siegel, M.D.
Bernie Siegel is a retired general/pediatric surgeon who is involved in humanizing medical care. Learn how to enhance your immune system and find the key to good health. On this inspiring program you will be guided through several empowering meditations, each a combination of guided imagery and auto-hypnosis. These inner journeys are designed to assist you in dealing with negative thoughts, past hurts, stress, grief, and other conditions that can contribute to your lack of well-being. Bernie’s calm, resonant voice gently helps you experience your own unique qualities, as well as your inner and outer beauty.
Illumination by Ken Jenkins
Music for your eyes, pictures for your ears. Colorful images dance in harmony with celestial music, creating a spellbinding experience, an enchanting feast for the eyes and ears. Illuminations is an experience of light, sound and color, designed to nurture harmony, peace, balance and healing.
Meditation: Achieving Inner Peace & Tranquility In Your Life by Brian Weiss, M.D.
Brian Weiss, M.D. is a psychiatrist who lives and practices in Miami, Florida. He’s a graduate of Columbia University and Yale Medical School, and is the former Chairman of Psychiatry at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami. Dr. Weiss is also a bestselling author. This program includes the techniques Dr. Weiss uses on his patients, many of whom have conquered insomnia, phobias, anxieties, weight issues, and disease.
Dreamscapes by Earth VideoWorks
Music for your eyes, pictures for your ears. Colorful images dance in harmony with celestial music, creating a spellbinding experience, an enchanting feast for the eyes and ears. Illuminations is an experience of light, sound and color, designed to nurture harmony, peace, balance and healing
Effortless Relaxation by Steven Halpern, Ph.D.
Steven Halpern is an internationally acclaimed recording artist, author, and educator and sound healer whose music is specifically composed for relaxation and “sound” health. Within moments, the specially -composed music melts away your tension and activates your ‘relaxation response.’ To further enhance the effectiveness of this program, we add a series of inaudible suggestions to harness the power of your subconscious mind. Reducing your stress is a vital component of enjoying vibrant health and well-being. As you listen to this program, you will feel your tension melting away.
360 Degrees of Relaxation by Medcalm
Medcalm’s unique techniques, combining mindfulness meditation and Ericksonian techniques with Steven Halpern’s gentle music is expertly folded into an original, HD nature video. In this expertly written and filmed video, the patient will learn to access their own, special place for relaxation. They will discover that each of us is unique and have his or her own natural resources for healing. The lovely, nature scenes produce a calming backdrop to blend with Medcalm’s, proven effective, spoken word program to form a complete relaxation experience.
Music For Sound Healing (Ocean Suite) by Steven Halpern, Ph.D.
Dr. Steven Halpern is an internationally renowned author, composer, educator and sound healer whose music is specifically composed for relaxation and healing. Let the gentle rhythms of a tropical ocean, combined with relaxing, impressionistic grand piano, transport you to your own oasis of relaxation. Harnessing the power of Mother Nature provides a new meaning to ‘natural’ stress relief, and, like the ocean, never sounds quite the same day to day.
Sleep Soundly by Steven Halpern, Ph.D.
Steven Halpern is an internationally acclaimed recording artist, author, educator and sound healer whose music is specifically composed for relaxation and “sound” health. SLEEP SOUNDLY provides a proven effective, non-drug alternative to help you fall asleep. Beautiful music evokes your ‘relaxation response’. To further enhance the effect, we add a series of inaudible suggestions to harness the power of your subconscious mind to provide assistance in getting a good night’s rest.
Graceful Passages, a Companion For Compassionate Transitions
by Michael Stillwater and Gary Malkin, Music by Emmy award winning composer Gary Remal Malkin, Produced by Michael Stillwater & Gary Remal Malkin
Graceful Passages offers a unique resource for people who are facing the prospect of dying. Acclaimed as a palliative intervention tool, this program includes spoken messages by compassionate mentors woven with music for the challenges of transition.
Soothe Yourself by Sue Marx/Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Calm your mind with this guided relaxation. Relax your body. Refresh your spirit. Immerse yourself in unimaginably beautiful scenes of nature and wildlife filmed around the world with an original music score and simple relaxation exercises in breathing and guided imagery. This program is the ultimate in daily stress reduction.
Cuddly Kittens by Medcalm – Music by Marc Enfroy
An amazing assortment of adorable kittens for all kitty lovers. Enjoy these playful, completely, irresistible little kittens. There is science behind the “cuteness” effect of babies. Studies have shown that pictures of cute babies or baby animals cause the release of dopamine, the same chemical that is released when people fall in love. Regardless of why babies are cute, their features trigger a strong positive, happy effect. Children of all ages can connect to positive feelings of sweetness and joy.
Underwater Visions by Medcalm
Filmed in full HD by underwater video photographer, Elisabeth Lauwerys, this stunning, underwater wonderland was shot in Thailand Malaysia-Borneo (world famous Sipadan Island and Pom Pom Island), Indonesia, The Dominican Republic and Bali. You will delight in tropical coral reef fish (butterfly fish, Angel fish, Anemone fish, puffer fish, schooling batfish, damsels…) surrounded by beautiful coral scenery. There are Hawksbill turtles and Green turtles from small, young ones to old, slow moving ones. You will also see wondrous dolphins and Humpback whales! The music is by world renowned composer, Marc Enfroy to soothe and inspire both adults and children of all ages!
Dream to Explore by Medcalm
“Dream to Explore” will take you on a journey that will open your imagination. Have you ever dreamt to travel to Hawaii, Italy, drive cross country or try something new such as skydiving or horseback riding? Would you like to learn about a new language, a different religion, or maybe explore the underwater, or a new career? This program will create an opportunity for your patients to share their personal dreams and wishes.
Big Band and Jazz Era by Unlock the Memories
Big Band & Jazz Era features over 25 topics which include, but are not limited to: singing groups, big band leaders, famous musicians, song titles, popular dance, jazz singers, instruments, performers, conductors, and entertainers. This program contains numerous audio clips from this era!
The 1930’s Path of Progress and the 1940’s Trivia Program By Unlock the Memories
Features topics which include: fashions, musicals, westerns, entertainers, toy inventions, books, sports personality, actresses, radio personalities, dance, radio shows, cost of living, sports, history, movies as well as topics that illustrate the modernization of common household products (i.e. telephone, refrigerator, phonograph). This is created to help improve cognitive thinking.
Natural Healing (pain management/relaxation) by John Selby Ph.D.
Psychologist, author and videographer John Selby has spent 30 years developing innovative multi-media technologies to quiet worried and upsetting thoughts, and induce present-moment inner calm and rejuvenation. In research at NIH and elsewhere, Selby discovered new cognitive-shifting procedures (special nature videos, soothing meditative music, vocal guidance, and written Focus Phrases) that effortlessly uplift a patient’s mood and accelerate recovery. “Natural Inner Healing” offers a series of 7 enjoyable yet psychologically-powerful healing experiences designed to almost immediately quiet bothersome thoughts, relax the body, and help patients focus away from pain toward present-moment peace and enhanced wellbeing.
Relaxing in Inner Peace and Slumber by Better & Better and John Selby
After completing EEG mind research with NIH grants, John Selby developed a unique psychological program for transcending insomnia, and wrote his book Secrets Of A Good Night’s Sleep. He also produced an audio program by that name, and has now completed this multi-media program to treat the core causes of sleeplessness: stress, frustration, worrying, and problem-solving. Employing beautiful visuals and Selby’s innovative techniques for quieting the mind and shifting into present-moment peaceful feelings, this sleep-inducement program gently guides patients away from anxiety, tension, and pain, toward progressive surrendering to restful rejuvenation and healing slumber.
Pre-Surgery Healing Support by Better & Better with Elizabeth Hepburn
Her victory over cancer shifted her career from musical theater to the healing arts, and has long been referred to as “the healing voice”. The healing sights and sound of the beach, combined with music promote deep relaxation to inspire and empower the patient for the important role you play in getting ready for your surgery. This program is designed to relax, inspire, empower and heal.
Post-Surgery Healing Support by Better & Better with Elizabeth Hepburn
Music & Guided Imagery Utilizes cascading water and the freshness of springtime to energize and facilitate the recuperative process. The healing sound of Elizabeth’s words and voice will help the patient to relax and assist in healing.
The Blooming Desert by Earth VideoWorks
Come close and enjoy the magnificent scenery and blooms of America s Southwest Deserts as few visitors ever see them. Join us on a magical journey through the beautiful Southwest Deserts as photographed over many years by Larry Deutman and Doug Sherman. During wet years, the deserts explode with spectacular color. Some of the images were taken during what are termed ‘fifty year blooms.’ In other words, blooms of their intensity are expected to occur once every fifty years or so.
Sedona in the Snow by Earth VideoWorks
On February 27, 2011 the snow stopped falling just before first light. It was cold and there was no wind, so the snow would last all day! Join us on a remarkable journey from Oak Creek to Schnebly Hill road to Boynton Canyon and up Oak Creek Canyon as we view the awesome red rock country covered in white! Relax and enjoy the native wood flute music played by Werner John.
Bed Top Yoga by Carol Dickman
A beginner’s program of safe simple stretches, breathing exercises, yoga postures and a relaxation – all done lying down on the back. Helps patients relax, renew, reduce stress, increase flexibility and feel better. Well-suited for anyone wanting gentle, slow exercise because of illness, seniors, the physically challenged and the blind. Excellent, too, for cardiac and cancer patients and may help with insomnia. (33 minutes.)
Seated Yoga by Carol Dickman
A beginner’s program all done sitting down in a chair. Safe simple stretches, breathing exercises, yoga postures and a relaxation, easily followed and precisely instructed. Relax, renew, reduce stress, increase flexibility, and feel better. For use in the hospital or nursing care setting when patients are able to sit in a chair and slow, gentle exercise is recommended. Benefits are for many, including those with arthritis, cancer, diabetes and cardiac concerns. (43 minutes.)
Transform Your Pain to Comfort by Medcalm with music by Steven Halpern
This video program is designed to refocus your discomfort and pain to a feeling of ease. Combining well established relaxation, and breathing techniques, the healing quality of the soothing voice, and her words, in combination with beautiful nature video and sound healing music create a profoundly calming experience. The words and music will serve to help bring you to a new place of comfort.
Bed Top Movement For Upper Body by Carol Dickman (for Hospital & Home)
When exercise seems out of the question, this program of gentle movements might be just what the doctor or nurse suggests. Carol expertly leads viewers through slow, easy, clearly explained chair exercises for the entire body. Gentle, easy, whole body exercises when you are ready. (26 min)
Bed Top Movement for Lower Body by Carol Dickman (For Hospital & Home)
Contribute to your well-being, even when unable to get out of bed. This might help you fall asleep, too! These simple lower body movements are slow and clearly explained. All are gently done on your back—either under or over the covers. (26 minutes)
Chair Movement by Carol Dickman (For Hospital & Home)
When exercise seems out of the question, this program of gentle movements might be just what the doctor or nurse ordered. Carol Dickman leads viewers through slow, easy, clearly explained chair exercises for the entire body. These are safe, credible and entertaining instructional programs (26 minutes)
Bedtime Beats by Bedtime Beats
Another exclusive to Medcalm for the hospital environment is Bedtime Beats which provides you with more than sublime sound. Inspired by the findings of a Case Western University study, Bedtime Beats will help patients relax, fall asleep and stay asleep longer. Lose yourself in the experience of dreaming as interpreted by the world’s greatest composers: Chopin, Beethoven and Mozart. Woven seamlessly together in tranquil harmony.
WHITE NOISE by Medcalm
Noise color is determined by the frequencies present. Simply put, white noise is comprised of random and equal amounts of frequencies from the entire sound spectrum. This is why it is so effective at masking just about every external sound. The reason that this works is simple. Audiology research has discovered that the human ear can only process a given number of sound frequencies at once. White noise machines create a sound pattern utilizing all available frequencies. This causes other noises to fade into the background and become less noticeable, preventing them from disturbing your sleep. Common benefits of white noise include: Sound masking and cancellation, Improved concentration, Sleep promotion.
PINK NOISE by Medcalm
Some listeners find white noise to be harsh or tinny. One popular alternative is pink noise, which also includes noise from the entire spectrum but emphasizes specific, lower frequencies to create a deeper, gentler sound. Some users compare pink noise to rushing water, heavy rain or strong wind through leaves. This subdued, fuller sound offers many of the same benefits as white noise, such as eliminating background sounds, but it’s more relaxing for many listeners. It’s been found in heart beat rhythms, neural activity, and even DNA sequences. If this is noise found in your mind and body, then maybe it’s just what the doctor ordered. Common benefits of pink noise include: Improved focus, Alleviated headaches, Soothed babies and young children, Better sleep.
Nature Unfolding by Medcalm
Nature Unfolding connects you with that stream of life force energy that always creates something new in this world. Each time a flower opens in breathtaking, time lapse video photography, we are in awe. Each time we see a butterfly’s wings fluttering up close in slow motion or a hummingbird in midair, we fall into the wonder of Nature. This brings to the viewer the understanding that a new day will unfold, like a piece of art. This could be in a hospital, home for the elderly or other institution where people cannot connect with nature directly, reminding the viewer that there is beauty and joy for living.