Imagination Heals brings transformational entertainment to Children’s Hospitals and related institutions, leveraging the therapeutic effects of music, stories and the arts to bring hope and inspiration to kids when they need it the most. The program has many benefits for hospitals including alignment with diversity goals and developing staff cultural competency.
“Music can reduce depression and anxiety, calm us down and offer relief for chronic pain.”
How it works: Corporate sponsors or foundations make a tax-deductible donation to Imagination Heals. As its first offering, Imagination Heals distributes the nature-themed “Pacha’s Pajamas” (see below) books and albums to hospitals for use in the hospital creative and gifting programs. The program also brings performances and celebrities to the hospitals.
The music & song uplifted everyone’s spirit including patients, families and staff.
It moved me to tears to see the transformational emotion of our pediatric patients and families.
The feeling of joy and happiness was felt when the music played and we all sang together.
I believe imagination does help heal and distract our kids from pain and worries.
~ Melissa Hebron, Director of Child Life, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Performances include an interactive storytelling experience called the Pacha’s Pajamas Story Cipher. In the story cipher, we engage the children in variety of activities including singing, beatboxing, rapping, dancing, toning, mindfulness, visualization, and laughter yoga in the context of a magical journey to the greatest festival on Earth, organized for (and by) plants and animals.
“Pacha’s Pajamas music, books and shows will be beautiful gifts for our low-income youth!”
~ Nutritionist at Highland Hospital
To receive a review copy of the Pacha’s Pajamas album or request a donation/performance, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.