Relax and Dream

Welcome to the Relax & Dream project

Seven short films of beautiful nature locations, filmed in the British Isles, with original music to calm and relax you.

The aim of this audio-visual project for wellbeing is to connect viewers of all ages with different elements and seasons of the natural environment, wherever they may be, and help to reduce the stress of modern living.

Each page of this website features a different track from the film which you can view and download for free (or by donation).

1,300 disc copies of Relax and Dream were sent to every children’s hospital and hospice in the UK in July 2014, with the help of Starlight Children’s Foundation, and the support of Arts Council England and many other donors.

Tracks

Track 1 - Cornwall

1. CORNISH SEA & SUNSET

Track 2 - St Nectan's Glen

2. ST NECTAN’S WATERFALL

Track 3 - Iona

3. THE ISLE OF IONA, SCOTLAND

Track 4 - Midsummer Meadow

4. MIDSUMMER MEADOW

Track 5 - Beach Bonfire

5. BEACH BONFIRE

Track 6 - Autumn Ashdown Forest

6. AUTUMN ASHDOWN FOREST

Track 7 - Night Sky

7. NIGHT SKY

Track 8 - Credits

8. CREDITS

Feedback from viewers

Hospice staff member

Loved the film! Wonderful to wind down to, particularly in an end-of-life situation where music would instil peace and calm

Hospice staff member

Very relaxing - I could easily have nodded off!

Staff member observing a young hospice patient

E sat for the longest time I have known her to be still...some of her arm movements were rhythmical with the music, and she wasn't frantic, rather more calm and happy

Doctor

My respiratory and pulse rates were both slower at the end of the experience

Viewer

The overall effect of beautiful images of natural beauty, combined with soothing sounds was very potent in inducing deep relaxation and release of tension.

Staff member observing a child with special educational needs

She was fixed to the screen and became excited, smiling and moving her arms. Towards the end she was yawning a lot!

Viewer

It took me to a magical place and deep connection with nature

Viewer

Makes me feel incredibly relaxed and grounded, especially the star scenes, which are beautiful

Viewer

I feel relaxed, inspired and peaceful after watching the film

Viewer

Sent me into a very deep relaxation

Viewer

Movingly beautiful, thank you