Improve your wellbeing

Here we have a range of resources to help improve wellbeing…

With a little help from Rowcroft’s experts, we have developed a range of resources to provide support and comfort during times of stress and anxiety.

Please feel free to explore these videos and audio clips, and share them with others. The videos offer advice on: music therapy, spiritual support, mental health and wellbeing, and relaxation.

We hope to develop the resources on this page, so please do check back again for additional information.

Music therapy

Music can work magic in our lives in so many different ways…

It can lift a person’s mood, inspire and invigorate. It can also relax, calm and restore balance. In this six-minute video, David Holmes, Rowcroft’s Music Therapist, outlines four techniques in which we can use music to lift our spirits.

Watch David’s video

In addition, David has kindly provided some relaxing music tracks of a sound bowl and flute. One of these tracks is set to calming video clips of water flowing in a sparkling stream.

Track 1  Track 2  Track 3

Spiritual support

In these videos, Rowcroft’s Spiritual Care Specialist Andy Barton invites us to step away from the stresses and strains of everyday life to gain a bigger, more accurate perspective on things.

He considers: what brings meaning to our lives, what roles are important to us, how can we maintain connections with others, what makes us feel of value and what brings us pleasure. The Spiritual Timeout is set to calming music and allows us a chance to take a gentle breather: to stop, reflect and restore.

Watch Andy’s video

Andy’s Spiritual Timeout recording

During times of challenge, we can gain so much inner strength and peace from nature. To share a little of the breathtaking beauty of the hospice’s grounds in Torquay, Andy has filmed a wonderful journey around our stunning gardens in spring-time.

Watch Andy’s video tour of Rowcroft’s gardens

Creating the space for our patients and their families to talk about what they are facing is so important. In this short video below, Andy introduces us to the role of spiritual care at Rowcroft and explains the transformation of our Chapel into our new Sanctuary.

Spiritual Care at Rowcroft Hospice

Mental health and wellbeing

In this five-minute video, Rowcroft’s Support Specialist, Gerry Gillespie examines how we can cope with our fears and worries by using a few simple techniques and resources available to us.

Watch Gerry’s video

There are also several videos on mental health at the Health and Care Video Library. Please see our video library.

Relaxation

During times of challenge and stress, it is more important than ever to take some time to relax.

Here Julie Milton, our Complementary Therapy Team Leader, provides four relaxation audio tracks:

Track 1: Overview of relaxation and techniques

Track 2. Relaxation technique: Progressive muscle relaxation

Track 3. Relaxation technique: Journey through the body in the mind’s eye

Track 4. Relaxation technique: Visualisation

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