To Peace in a Pod! Profits From The Sales of SongPods To Benefit Native and Nature Projects
Las Vegas, NV (RushPRnews) 02/26/09-When the Native American Inventor of SongPods first turned her torch to metal, she had no idea she was making history. For the past quarter century these small hand-held self-playing musical instruments have carried her vision of â€œPeace with Earthâ€ to all seven continents.
The SongPods website lists the little metal miraclesâ€™ journeys â€“ from clinics founded by Mother Theresa, to Walk-Abouts in Australia, urban Hospitals and numerous Hospices.
SongPods recently â€œstirred the peaceâ€ at the Sundance Film Festival (Image to the right: Click to enlarge -Stars enjoying their songspod at Sundance Film Festival 2009) in Park City Utah. For their second consecutive year, a â€œTreasure Huntâ€ to find the hidden SongPod was held complete with pictures and clues posted around town and on the official website www.SongPods.com.
Earlier, SongPods took the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) Conference by peaceful storm, asÂ
thousands of Music Therapists, Private Practitioners, Music Educators and Students shared the mysterious instrumentsâ€™ melodious enchantment.
One veteran public school therapist commented, â€œItâ€™s exciting to have a musical instrument no one can break! The more the most energetic child throws it around â€“ the more the SongPod just keeps singing!â€
The Spiritual Care Collaborative (SCC), an international group of professional organizations representing well over 10,000 spiritual care providers, Chaplains, Pastors, Educators and Researchers gathered this February where SongPods remained their perennial hit! â€œSongPods are used in Critical Care and Pediatric Units of major hospitals,â€ commented a SongPod fan at the Spiritual Care Collaborative Summit. â€œSongPods illicit positive responses from everyone we serve, including children with Autism, burn victims, seriously ill infants, Alzheimer patientsâ€¦Iâ€™ve never met a person who refused the quiet pleasure and comfort offered by a SongPod!â€
Support groups for families with Autistic children and young adults are quick converts to SongPods. One mother and support group organizer summed it up, â€œUsing SongPods every day guarantees my family twenty minutes of connection, communication, smiles and cooperationâ€¦I wouldnâ€™t trade them for any other tool or technique! They are a godsend!â€
Galleries and Catalogs offer SongPods to savvy art and craft collectors. SongPods also appear on more than one recording artistâ€™s CD. Flordemayo, one of the respected â€œtraveling 13 Indigenous Grandmothers,â€ has gifted SongPods to dignitaries around the world. Her recent CD features a showering rush of SongPod music!
Massage Therapists in private practice and at spas delight their clients with a â€œSongPod bathâ€ by shaking the tear-drop shaped instruments over the prone body, then clacking two of the crystal-filled metal music makers together and placing them along the â€œmeridian pointsâ€ or in the waiting palms of their happy clients.
SongPods are unbreakable and their inventor offers two promises with each custom made instrument: SongPods come with a â€œthree-countâ€™em-three lifetime warranty to not stop singing! And, of course, your bliss is guaranteed!â€ In 25 years of welding SongPods, less than 6 have been returned, and then, it was for an exchange not a refund. â€œApparently I missed on their bliss the first try,â€ the torch-carrying welder smiled. â€œSecond try was the charm!â€
Each SongPod is custom made which also allows for a fragment or shard or ashes meaningful to the person to be included along with the three hours of intricate welding inside every Pod. Members of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) have referred clients to www.SongPods.com as a means of preserving cremated remains in SongPods. â€œOne of the most heart-touching was the peace SongPods brought to a family of five adult siblings, each wanting to take their Momâ€™s ashes home with them. By placing just a whisper of their beloved Motherâ€™s ashes in each SongPod, they each not only got their wish, but the music emanating from their SongPods reminds them to this day that their Motherâ€™s enduring wish was for them to all get along in harmony and respect.â€
Profits from the sales of SongPods benefit Native and Nature Projects including the preservation and protection of endangered plants and animals. The SongPodsâ€™ Motto reflects their ongoing vision: â€œPeace on Earth must include Peace with Earth. SongPods provide a universal pause for an unexpected smile, a moment of delight, a reminder that peace is possible, and is in your own hands.â€
B. Bengo for IndiMedia@live.com 1.888.275-3772 www.SongPods.com