A few years back, when I first started creating my HDSereneScapes® films I had an opportunity to show them to a physician named Dr. Marcia Jean Howton who’s an Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Specialist. She prefers to see the whole person as she works with each patient, offering what each individual needs for their healing experience. She has practiced in Academia, Private Practice, written and lectured, and she currently has a chapter on Mindfulness in Chronic Pain, published by Robert Bonakdar, MD. She is also on the Board of Education with the American Academy of Pain Management.
I didn’t even realize how far reaching the impact stress has on people’s health, let alone how lowering stress could improve one’s ability to heal and recover from illness, or how it can actually cause all sorts of significant health issues in the first place.
Dr. Howton says stress related medical conditions (i.e. medical conditions caused or worsened by stress as documented in medical literature) include, but are not limited to:
• Heart disease
• Chronic fatigue
• Anxiety attacks
• Mood swings
• Psychological distress
• Sleep problems
• Blood pressure problems and high blood pressure
• Eating disorders
• Stomach indigestion and ulcers
• Poor immune function
• Chronic pain
• Colds, flus, virus infections
• Headaches, migraines
• Muscle aches, tense shoulders
• Alcoholism and addictions
• Smoking-related respiratory ailments
I’ve always done yoga, meditated and exercised on a regular basis to deal with any stressful issues that swirl around in my life. But I didn’t realize how many people are either unaware or unwilling to do these things for what ever rationalization, and thus tend to use other means to lower their stress, alcohol or drugs via prescription or otherwise.
So this meeting with Dr. Howton was exciting because she opened an entirely new awareness for me to see how my films can help people connect with nature, and themselves to lower their levels of stress.
The way HDSereneScapes® films are shot in our Patent Pending Natural 3D Motion seems to trick the brain into believing you are there in the scene. It seems to lower your heart rate and blood pressure as your mind settles down perceiving three dimensional depth on the screen. All without a 3D display or glasses.
Dr. Howton goes on to say that viewing of HDSereneScapes® films, especially on a regular basis, may contribute to the following health benefits in the short and long term for patients and health providers exposed to screensavers, waiting room continuous play videos, and readily available access from sources such as iTunes on their home TV and mobile devices.:
• Decreased emotional distress
• Improved self efficacy, ability to manage
• Improved ability to manage life’s stresses
• Improved blood pressure control
• Improved Energy levels
• Decreased incidents of anxiety
• Improved resilience with mood alterations in response to life stresses
• Decreased incidents of depression
• Improved sleep patterns
• Improved digestion through improved autonomic function
• Improved immune function
• Improved community toward colds, flus, viruses
• Decreased incidents of headaches including migraine headaches
• Improved coping mechanisms, decreased incidents of reliance on alcohol and addictive substances
• Improved ability to regulate breathing with respiratory disorders
Sure enough, not long after creating a few more films I was contacted by a company called MedCalm that places valuable audio and video content into some of the best hospitals in the country. They felt the same about my work and asked if they could make them available to their hospital clients as well. With a list of hundreds of clients including the Mayo Clinic, Kaiser Permanente and University Hospitals, I felt this was a wonderful opportunity to help others in a direct and significant way.
It is my sincere hope that people can use my films to lower the stress in their lives in a most beautiful and easily accessible and inexpensive manner.
As it says at the start of each of the films: As moving artwork for video displays, HDSereneScapes® are intended to provide a calming and peaceful state of mind in our ever present pursuit of happiness… and well being!
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