The Bright Hour
Received a text from a friend reading a book and noticed a mention of “Nurse Jon” and “Relaxation Jon.” What a big surprise for us both! This book is powerful, like one of Stephen Levine, or Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ Living and Dying workshops. I read it on plane flight and trains in India! Right after she finishes about our interaction and an outcome of her practice, recovery from an anxiety, panic attack, she shares her relative, Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Bright Hour story. On Facebook recently: Working at Duke put this picture and told about Nina’s treatment at the Cancer Center, and my teaching her a form of meditation that she used and gained repeated benefits over the last year of her life. LINK to the Facebook story.
So very pleased to announce the release of Body Relaxation with Hammered Dulcimer! My voice is recorded with the relaxing, soothing, fun sound of the Hammered Dulcimer with Helen Wolfson.
Spontaneously collborating one afternoon in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, we did a guided relaxation with a patient and her mom that yielded fantasic feedback and encouragement to make a recording. Here it is. Helen playing her hammered dulcimer and I speak from a place of deep heart and meditation. We have weaved together voice and music, that relaxes, the body, and calms the mind.
Helen Wolfson is a Certified Music Practitioner® who plays at bedside in private homes, residential facilities, and hospitals. Her relaxing music offers healing, solace, pain relief, and stress relief to clients and their families.
Jon Seskevich RN, BSN, BA, CHTP, is a stress-management nurse who works daily with patients in a major medical center in Durham, NC. He teaches simple, practical, scientifically valid, mind/body approaches for healing and stress management.
One day, Helen and Jon found themselves in the same hospital room and spontaneously worked together to create a profound difference in the patient’s attitude. At the end of the session, the patient’s mother asked them if they always worked together. Out of that question, this collaboration was born.
Body Relaxation with Hammered Dulcimer combines Helen’s mesmerizing music with Jon’s soothing voice. Sit back, listen, and let them dissolve your stress.
Jon is Blue Devil of the Week, read about it here.
Links to Jon’s websites:
httpshttp://ManageStressNow.com Building resiliency website; promoting a greater quality of life & improved physical functioning.
http://FlyingMonkey.ws Chanting, music, CDs, & books
Here is a March 2017 update from Jon Seskevich on his current activities:
Currently, my work at the hospital continues with seeing about 8 patients a day. A nurse works with me 6 days a month to help with the growing consultation requests. I present 20 talks a year on stress management and mind body healing approaches to medical, nursing, patient, student and other groups. I am interested in taking my experience with these building resilency practices, out into the larger community. The science of mind/body medicine is building each year. My experience with working with people with major health problems and having the benefits witnessed by thousands of health professionals in the hospital, has been another outcome to demonstrate the value of this work.
For my personal stress management, I like singing and playing a harmonium. My newest CD is called Chanting is Universal! It is available on Itunes, Amazon and Spotify. Chanting provides a protection for my mind and opens my heart.
In terms of politics last summer and fall, with the uncertainty of the Hillary email saga, I was actively helping organize a Triangle Nurses and Healers group for the elect Hillary effort. Post election, my personal stress management has included realizing, that now with one election over, it was prime time to look towards the 2 US Congressional competitive swing district races near us; NC-2 (around Raleigh) and NC-13 (Greensboro and south west) in 2018 with the www.swingleft.org the people.