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Archive for January, 2010

What is CAM?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Guided Imagery is categorized by many healthcare professionals as falling under the aegis of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is the Federal Government’s agency for scientific research on the diverse medical and health care systems, practices, and products that are not generally considered part of conventional medicine – CAM.

For more about CAM you can search the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine click here.

Belleruth Naparstek

Scientific research is an important part of determining the efficacy of treatments.  Click here to visit Bellertuth Naparstek’s excellent website which features research and information on guided Imagery applications. Uses start from Alcohol and chemical dependancy to Yoga.  In between are anxiety, pain, panic attacks and multiple sclerosis – emotional and performance enhancement.

Bestselling Author – Interviews on T.V. and Radio

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

A long time Imagery International member, Dr. Charlotte Reznick is on a book launching circuit talking about her book – The Power of Your Child’s Imagination: How to Transform Stress and Anxiety into Joy and Success. Her book made the Los Angeles Times bestseller list.

Want to learn more about her imagery laden approach to working with children? You are invited to check her website calendar where you will find links to radio and television interviews. She may be speaking in your area. Dr. Charlotte is heading for the New York Times Bestseller list. She deserves the recognition.

You can see her on a recent television show in the San Francisco Bay Area (California).

January 10 Telechat: Using Imagery at the End of Life

Sunday, January 3rd, 2010

Telechat date: January 10, 4 PM Pacific Standard Time

Using Imagery at the End of Life

with Esther L. Johnson, RN, BSN and Andrew Wagner, MD

Esther L. Johnson is the Integrative Therapies Program Director of Pathways

Esther Johnson, RN

Andrew Wagner, MD

Home Health & Hospice. An integrative therapies specialist, Esther educates the clinical staff on integrating complementary and alternative medicine into end-of-life caretaking.

Pathways Home Health & Hospice is one of the largest community-based, not-for-profit Home Care and Hospice agencies in the San Francisco (California) bay area, with a daily census of approximately 350 patients. Pathways is not a facility, but rather provides care by making staff visits to patients in their home or residence.

Dr. Andrew Wagner is a family physician specializing in chronic pain, palliative care and Hospice. Andrew is a Family Practice Doctor with the Integrative Medical Clinic in Sebastopol, California.

They will use case histories to illustrate the breadth of using Imagery to address distressing physical symptoms, including pain that occur at the end of life. They will also cover “having difficult conversations” and the potential for healing, as well as the transformational process for both the individual and their family at this momentous time in life.

Members click here to email us a note for the telechat you wish to attend. We will send back the phone number and bridge.

We offer qualified non-member professionals a one time opportunity to join the conversation. Click here to request admission to the telechat.

UPCOMING TELECHATS

February 7, 5 PM PST

Flying Solo: Doing Non-Scripted Imagery without a Guide

with Leslie Davenport, MFT

March 7, 5 PM PST

How to Read Mental Images – Learning the Hieroglyphic Language of the Mind for Clinical Use

with Gerald Epstein, MD