Music, Mindfulness, & More

Our staff and volunteers recognize that patients and families in our community are likely to encounter stress and anxiety in their daily lives.  Whether you are recovering from surgery, receiving hospice services or serving as a caregiver, we can all benefit from taking a few moments for ourselves each day.  We also recognize that we find ourselves living in a unique time where we may be unable to support each other in person or receive companionship and respite from one of our many volunteers.  

Our volunteers have donated their time and talents to develop tools for you to use anytime, anywhere.  All you need is a reliable internet connection and a quiet space.  You can choose from various music tracks recorded by our specially-trained Certified Music Practitioners (CMPs), listen to volunteers reading short stories, poetry and reflections or take time for some mindfulness or a body scan.  Please check back often as we will continue to add to these resources. We genuinely hope that you will take some time for yourself or your loved one to explore and enjoy!  

Music

Amazing Grace with Sunset Singers (Time 3:13)

Arirang with Julia Emley (Time 1:02)

Debussy with Julia Emley (Time 2:29)

How Could Anyone? with Sunset Singers (Time 4:12)

Reichert with Julia Emley (Time 1:38)

Solo Celtic Harp with Pamela Stohrer (Time 14:35)

Solo Celtic Harp with Pamela Stohrer (Time 30:05)

Somewhere Over the Rainbow with Ranee Washburn (Time 2:01)

The Beatles Medley with Julia Emley (19:34)

The Last Rose of Summer with Julia Emley (Time 2:53)

Ye Banks and Braes of Bonnie Doon with Julia Emley (Time 1:40)

You've Got a Friend with John Hamer (Time 3:52)

The Sunset Singers are a dedicated group of hospice-trained volunteers who sing for patients and their families. They sing based on a patient's ability to interact. Below is the link to their web site that also features additional comforting music.

www.sunset-singers.org/

Mindfulness

A Time for Everything: Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (Time 1:14)

Evening Prayer - Creation-based, Christian (Time 1:52)

Morning Prayer - Creation-based, Christian (Time 1:33)

Psalm 23 (Time 0:56)

The Lord's Prayer (Time 3:00)

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry (Time 0:50)

The Summer Day by Mary Oliver (Time 1:27)

The Three Fold Blessing (Time 1:36)