The Enchanted Forest

by ImaginationGym

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The Imagination Gym works all those aspects of yourself that you do not exercise in a physical gym. It exercises the mind and develops our imagination and creativity while contributing to the emotional well being of the listener.

What is an Imagination Gym?

Everybody is familiar with the concept of a local neighbourhood gym that you may go to a few times a week. We all agree that physical exercise can tone up your muscles, controls your weight and generally makes you feel healthier and fitter.

An Imagination Gym focuses on the elements of our body that a regular gym ignores. It exercises your mind and helps develop your imagination and creative side. A fitter and expanded imagination helps us become far more positive and creative in all areas of our lives.

What does the Enchanted Forest CD do?

The Enchanted Forest audio CD is an Imagination Gym. It is a guided imagination adventure that can be used by both adults and children to develop a fitter imagination. Like a regular gym, the more you use it the fitter you become.

Listening to the Enchanted Forest CD encourages relaxation and creativity to come about in each listener's unique way. It helps the listener to be both logical and creative at the same time in their daily lives.

What does the Enchanted Forest CD do for children?

The Enchanted Forest CD is interactive and children can use their imaginations to carry out various tasks as they listen to the adventure unfold.

This interaction helps children to exercise different parts of their personalities and mental abilities. This increases a child's sense of well being and their ability to learn and interact with others. It can also help to correct behaviour problems.

What does the Enchanted Forest CD do for adults?

With a fitter and expanded imagination adults will be far more creative in their life. This is not just in an artistic sense but also in handling practical realities such as problems, arguments, desires, goals, health, happiness, finances, etc.

Not only can adults be more creative in handling these issues but they can detach from any negativity much more easily. This is achieved by being able to imagine positive outcomes or positive frameworks in which their reality now exists.


released September 23, 2004

Who are the creative forces behind the Enchanted Forest?

Peter Blackbyrne and Rosaleen Durkin are the creators of the Imagination Gym and its series of products. On the Enchanted Forest CD, Rosaleen was also acting as narrator while Peter worked as Executive Producer. The music on the CD was composed by Ciaran Hope and Ralf Loveland.



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Ciaran Hope Los Angeles, California

The music of composer Ciaran Hope is shaped from a rigorous, distinguished artistic training and strong affinity with the music.

He is currently writing a violin concerto for Cora Venus Lunny, with the support of an Arts Council Project Bursary Award and has been awarded the 2013 position of Composer in Residence in the Irish Cultural Centre, Paris, to write an opera on the life of Robert Emmet.
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