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These references are from universities and independent research experts who’ve studied the effects of relaxation film and music in terms of reducing anxiety, enhancing moods, focusing attention, and making people feel more centered. Many of these relate to hospital settings, the foundation of TranquilityTV’s history, as you already know.

  • Wallace KG. Analysis of recent literature concerning relaxation and imagery interventions for cancer pain. Cancer Nurs. 1997 Apr;20(2):79-87. Review: Relaxation Imagery
  • “A comparison of the restorative effect of a natural environment with that of a simulated natural environment” by Anette Kjellgren. Simulated Natural Environment
  • American Music Therapy Association, the source for research, resources, and references in the field of music therapy.
  • Journal of Environmental Psychology, Y.A.W. deKort What’s Wrong with Virtual Trees?
  • Chicago Times, Bob Condor Natural Healing
  • Relaxation and music to reduce post surgical pain Authors: Good M.; Stanton-Hicks M.; Grass J.A.; Anderson G.C.; Lai H-L.; Roykulcharoen V.; Adler P.A. Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing, Volume 33, Number 2, January 2001, pp. 208-215(8): Relaxation and Music
  • Music for sleep disturbance in the eldery J Holist Nurs. 1995 Sep;13(3):248-54: Music for Sleep
  • Mornhinweg, G. C. (1992). Effects of music preference and selection on stress reduction.Journal of Holistic Nursing, 10(2), 101-9: Music and Stress
  • Ellis, D. S., & Brighouse, G. (1952). Effects of music on respiration and heart rate.American Journal of Psychology, 65(39).
  • Building a 2020 Vision – Future Healthcare Environments, The Nuffield Trust.
  • Cirina C L. Effects of sedative music on patient preoperative anxiety, Today’s OR Nurse, 1994 May-Jun, 16 pp15-18 Coughlan A. Music therapy in ICU, Nurs Times, 1994 Apr27-May3, 90 p35
  • Canter D & Donaldson I. Handbook of Environmental Psychology in the UK. Chapter 36, Krieger Publishing Company: Florida, 1992.
  • Carpman J & Grant MA. Design That Cares – Planning Health Facilities for Patients and Visitors. American Hospital Publishing.
  • Biley F. Use of music in therapeutic care, Br J Nurs, 1992 Jun 11-24, 1 pp. 178-179. Blankfield R P et al. Taped therapeutic suggestions and taped music as adjuncts in the care of coronary-artery-bypass patients, Am J Clin Hypm, 1995 Jan, 37 pp32-42
  • Ryman, L. (1995). Relaxation and visualization. In D. Rankin-Box (Ed.), The Nurses’ Book of Complementary Therapies (pp. 141-148). Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.
  • Alvin, J. (1978). Principles of music therapy. Physiotherapy, 64(3), 77-79.
  • Beck, S. C. L. (1988). The effect of the therapeutic use of music on cancer related pain.Unpublished Ph.D.dissertation, The University of Utah.
  • Chlan, L., & Tracy, M. F. (1999). Music therapy in critical care: indications and guidelines for intervention. Critical Care Nurse, 19(3), 35-41.
  • Seers, K., & Carroll, D. (1998). Relaxation techniques for acute pain management: a systematic review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 27(3), 466-475.
  • Simpson, T., Lee, E. R., & Cameron, C. (1996). Patients’ perceptions of environmental factors that disturb sleep after cardiac surgery. American Journal of Critical Care, 5, 173-181.
  • Zimmerman, L., Pozehl, B., Duncan, K., & Schmitz, R. (1989). Effects of music in patients who had chronic cancer pain. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 11, 296-307.
  • Stevensen C. Non-pharmacological aspects of acute pain management. Complement Ther Nurs Midwifery. 1995 Jun;1(3):77-84.
  • Tusek DL, Cwynar R, Cosgrove DM. Effect of guided imagery on length of stay, pain and anxiety in cardiac surgery patients. J Cardiovasc Manag. 1999 Mar-Apr;10(2):22-8.
  • Benson H. (2000) The Relaxation Response, Bantam.Craze R. (1998) Teach Yourself Relaxation, Hodder and Stoughton.
  • Davis M. (2000) The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook.
  • Cutcliffe J. (1993) The Complete Book of Relaxation Techniques, Headline Books.

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