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Archive for August, 2009

2010 Call for Papers Society for the Arts in Healthcare

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Call for papers: Abstract submissions are due by September 25, 2009.

Visit http://thesah.org/template/page.cfm?page_id=21 to submit.

Society for the Arts in Healthcare’s

Annual International Conference

pARTners for HEALTH

Hosted by the University of Minnesota

April 28 – May 1, 2010  Minneapolis, Minnesota

Topics include:

Partners

Innovative collaborations between organizations such as healthcare providers, education, arts and cultural institutions

Practice
Model arts programs and best practices for patients and caregivers

Healthcare Environments
Focus on built environments, evidence-based quality designs, interior and landscape design and art curation

Professional Development and Education
Tools for arts in healthcare program development, operations, expansion and sustainability or educational programs and model curricula

Research and Evaluation
Cutting edge research and effective evaluation methodologies in arts in healthcare programs, environmental design and education

Experiential
Hands-on workshops designed to renew and inspire

For more information visit

http://thesah.org/template/page.cfmpage_id=21

Stress Without Anger for Professional Men

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Eight Tuesday Evening2 7-9 PM, starting September 15, 2009
1724 G Street, Modesto, California

Gina Vance

Stress Without Anger is an informal skills training for professional men
A training to learn skills to manage stress that shows up as anger,
and achieve superior performance in your ventures.
This training is based on the unique approach of the Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington, D.C. and is a powerful and effective combination of research-based self awareness and self care techniques to help deal with life changes, stress, pain and anger in a relaxed group setting.
You’ll learn scientifically proven mind-body techniques that are used in hospitals, medical schools, and private practice in the US, and for trauma relief around the world.
You’ll get experience using tools that can transform your life, and relationships and integrate into your personal and professional life in a wide variety of ways.
Some of the skills you’ll learn include:
• Ultra Rapport
• Soft Power Breathing
• Freeing Movement
• Active Meditation
• Effective Inquiry
• Quick Release
• Authentic Expression
• Creative Visualization
• Guided Imagery & Self-Hypnosis
• Brain Training
To Register:
Call Lisa Galeazzi at 209-342-7955 or Gina Vance at 209-527-9761 or pay online at
http:www.LisaGaleazziMFT.com
Location:
The Integrative Wellness Center at G Street Suites,1724 G Street, Modesto, CA (Corner of 18th & G).
http://www.IntegrativeWellnessModesto.com
Cost: $485 pays in full to reserve your space. Cash, check and credit cards accepted. Space limited.
Your Mentor-Guides:
With a combined twenty four years experience teaching skills for managing stress and superior achievement, Lisa Galeazzi, MFT, and Gina Vance, CMHT, CCHT, RBT show you how to use your inborn abilities to manage your power in beneficial and productive ways that relieve stress and improves vitality.
Lisa Galeazzi, MFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Lisa specializes in a holistic approach in private practiceconsulting to professionals, as well as working in collaboration with pediatricians, schools,
psychiatrists, Family Court, Probation, and the District Attorney’s office. She’s earned the expertise that comes with experience in service to the community, and in facilitating success for those challenged by ADHD, Mood Disorders, Relationship problems and LGBT issues.
Gina Vance, CMHT, CCHT, RBT
Registered Behavioral Therapist, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Creative Visualization teacher, Gina was mentored into mastery by tortuous physical pain and its accompanying mental anguish and psychic torment. Schooled in the best options for dealing with the challenges confronting, or hounding us, including tried and true methods that can be used on
the fly. These are tools that have proved effective in the boardroom, bedroom and playing field, as well as being used effectively in state of the art medical centers; with survivors of war atrocities overseas, and with returning Vets here in the US right now.

This training teaches you skills to manage stress that shows up as anger and helps you achieve superior performance in your ventures. It is based on the unique approach of the Center for Mind Body Medicine in Washington, D.C. and is a powerful and effective combination of research-based self- awareness and self-care techniques to help deal with life changes, stress, pain and anger in a relaxed group setting.

You’ll learn scientifically proven mind-body techniques that are used in hospitals, medical schools, and private practice in the US, and for trauma relief around the world.

You’ll get experience using tools that can transform your life, and relationships and integrate into your personal and professional life in a wide variety of ways. (more…)

Beyond Ordinary Nursing Imagery Certification Program

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

Phase I of the Certification Program in Integrative Guided Imagery begins October 9-11, 2009 in Redwood City, California

Susan EzraSusan Ezra, RN, HN-BC

Co-Director of Beyond Ordinary Nursing
http://www.integrativeimagery.com

Sue was honored at our conference as one of the  Imagery Persons of the Year 2009 recipients.

About Integrative Guided Imagery

Using the power of the imagination as an adjunct in health care is becoming more and more common place. Guided imagery is being incorporated into stress management classes, surgery preparation, cardiac rehab and in the full spectrum of cancer care, just to name a few. It is a vital way patients can take an active role in their own well-being and healing.

Yet there are few formal guided imagery training sources. One that has been training and certifying healthcare professionals since 1996 is Beyond Ordinary Nursing‘s Certificate Program in Integrative Imagery.

Phase I begins October 9-11, in Redwood City,  California, very close to the San Francisco airport. Registration is due September 1st and a tuition reduction for the full program is $600 for this tract only. (more…)

II Conference 2009: Wowzers a 5+

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Imagery International’s Second Annual Conference is on the drawing board for 2010.

Our First Annual Conference presenters delivered a powerful message about the value of using imagery in riding the tides of change. We learned about centering, grounding, self-nurturing and a simple approach to help clients and ourselves manage trauma symtoms. We saw how simple it was to bring a foe to the mat while having compassion for him.  Being in a community of talented healers who offer guided imagery as a specialty, we found safety, nurturing and plenty of food for thought.

Presenters

Left to Right –  Presenters were Jann Fredrickson, Terry Reed, Margo Adair, Juliet Rohde-Brown, Andrew Wagner, Glenda Cedarleaf.

To learn more about our presenters and their topics look here.

The Imagery Person of the Year Award 2008 went to the Dynamic Duo from Beyond Ordinary Nursing, Terry Reed and Susan Ezra. Congratulations and thank you for your outstanding contributions to the field.

Terry Reed and Sue Ezra

Terry Reed and Sue Ezra, Imagery Persons of the Year 2008

WOW!!!! And a few kazoos toots to Babs Vitale. If we hadn’t already learned this particular lesson, in Spontaneous Combustion we experienced laughter as an antidote to whatever might ail one. Spontaneous Combustion as created by Babs our talented Secretary/Treasurer lead us on an adventure playing in the playground of the mind. We pretty much regressed to that carefree time when we didn’t know better and just enjoyed being alive and making noise. She gave us kazoos and sheet music to take home.

Babs Vitale

Babs Vitale – Are those Dorothy’s shoes?

Glenda Cedarleaf took pictures and created a charming documentary on the conference which you can see on YouTube. She also took a big leap in advertising her work on custom CDs with the custom video she made on her computer.  See more about her work on the previous blog.  Thank you, Glenda for helping us to reach a new audience through a new (for us) medium.

Juliet Rohde-Brown created an extensive outline on the history of guided imagery for our wikipedia project. Thank you for getting us started on this Juliet. Anyone interested in working on creating a guided imagery section for Wikipedia can send us an email.

Here are a few comments from attendees as to what they liked best about the conference:

“Great variety of topics and modalities.”

“The opportunity to be exposed to so many new ideas related to Imagery.”

“The getting together of like minds and spirits to be nourished, refreshed and made whole.”

“Informality, friendliness, new information – especially the experiential part of the presentations.”

“The timeliness of topics and relevance of presentations to my practice and personal unfolding.”

“Wonderful 5+.”

“Humility, humor, and also the seasoned skills of presenters.”

“The quality of intimacy and shared concerns – and loved [getting] the technical info.”

“Caring ambiance and entertainment.”

We hear rumors it is going to get better every year – not to be missed.  We will keep you posted when we figure out the dates next year.

As a result of our conference, we have experienced the value of using guided imagery for tough times. We have been enabled to reach out to a new audience with videos accessible to the millions who visit YouTube.  (Our video is now on Facebook too.)  We came away richer for the experience and truly inspired.  Thanks to the Board of Imagery International, they have started plans for doing the second annual conference.  If you wish to see or contact a board member go here here. Let us know how II can be of service in Riding the Tides of Change in Good Times and Bad.

Cedarleaf Custom CDs

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Glenda Cedarleaf

Glenda Cedarleaf, LICSW
http://www.creativeflowandsoulpurpose.com

Dear Imagery Practitioners,

It was a real joy to meet other lovers of Guided Imagery at the conference in July.  I returned feeling inspired and motivated to move forward with my dreams.

If you want to bring your dormant dreams back to life, I would love to support you in that transformational process.

I provide telephone consults and also record custom Guided Imagery CD’s.

The Custom Guided Imagery CD can be a wonderful companion for healing and empowerment. I can create this CD for you and for your clients.

My website includes a video about the custom CD,  a downloadable form that includes all the questions necessary for creating this CD, my coaching intake form and lots of other information.

Here is a testimonial from a woman who co-created a custom CD with me.

“I received the CD on Friday and listened to it right away.
I couldn’t relax the first time, I was too excited about how
perfect it is for my needs. I find your voice to be incredibly
powerful, the information to be right-on, and your method of
delivery intuitive.

Overall, it has been a very positive experience and is
more powerful each time I listen to it.

Thank you for all of your work in this disc.  As always,
God finds the right people at the right time.

I appreciate you being receptive when I need it most.”

CUSTOM GUIDED IMAGERY CD

CUSTOM GUIDED IMAGERY CD

Glenda Cedarleaf LICSW
Partners in Healing
Partners in Healing of Minneapolis
10201 Wayzata Blvd. Suite 350
Minnetonka, MN 55305
http:www.creat
iveflowandsoulpurpose.com