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Archive for July, 2010

Integrative Oncology – Martin Rossman, MD

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 5:30 to 7:00 pm;  Marin Cancer Institute – 1350 South Eliseo Dr., Greenbrae, CA 94904. Please call 925-7787 to reserve space.

Integrative Oncology – How Medicine and Healing Can Work Together for YOU

with Martin Rossman, MD

Martin Rossman, MD is the author of “Fighting Cancer From Within”, and has produced a whole series of CD’s for those who are going through treatment for Cancer.  He’ll be speaking on how medicine and the Integrative Healing modalities can work together for you.  He will address how evidence of effectiveness and safety is evaluated, how you can best make decisions about what to incorporate in your personal plan, and how these modalities might fit into different stages of your journey through cancer treatment. While Imagery and Acupuncture will be stand-alone topics later in this series, he will certainly speak about them, as well as the area of Mind-Body medicine as it relates to Integrative Oncology.  Dr. Rossman has been a featured speaker all over the world, and we think you will find his talk a wonderful beginning for this exploration of Integrative Oncology.

Marin General Hospital and the Marin Cancer Institute present a New Integrative Speakers Series for the general public. Download a flyer 2010 Speaker Series Flyer.  This is the schedule for 2010:

Tuesday July 27
Martin Rossman, MD Tuesday,
“Integrative Oncology: How Medicine And Healing can Work Together for You”

Wednesday, August 25
David Gullion, MD
“Integrative Oncology: How to Talk about It with Your Oncologist”

Tuesday, September 21
Vicki Dello Joio & Denise Aubin
“Chi Gong: Cultivating Energy for Life”

Tuesday, October 19
Francine Halberg, MD & Regan Fedric
“Fitness: How It Fits Into Your Personal Plan for Survivorship”

Wednesday, November 10
Sharon Meyer, CN
“Nutrition for Survivorship”

Wednesday, December 8
Kathleen Colloton, RN, & Susan Ezra, RN
“The Magic of Imagery”


Women’s Workshop with Glenda Cedarleaf

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Sunday  August 8, 2010   3:30 – 7:30 pm   (includes a light supper) Registration deadline is August 5.
Where:  Lovely Meeting Space at- 13911 Ridgedale Dr.  Suite 490; Minnetonka, MN 55305

“A Summer’s Eve – with your Wise Woman and Your Inner Child”

A Women’s Group with Glenda Cedarleaf

Within each of us is a deep well of creativity, passion and wisdom. Our wise woman and inner child will help us reconnect with this resource.

The purpose of this time together is to help you slow down and reclaim  the joy  of the present moment by viewing your current life situation through the lens of these powerful inner resources.

*relax into the present

*create a dream collage,

*develop and clarify a unique daily ritual that feeds your soul

*enjoy the support of connecting with kindred spirits

You will be inspired and reconnect with the truth that—

Life is not a problem to be solved but a mystery to be explored and enjoyed –

Bring a friend!!!!

Glenda’s recently released video shows how guided imagery changed her life.

For more details about the workshop click here.

See more about Glenda here and

ImagiNews: July 2010

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

A free electronic copy of March 2010 edition of ImagiNews is available here:

From the President’s Mind & the Editor’s Imagination

by Bev Hollander

Hello everyone. Thank you for the tremendous response to my plea for articles. You made this July ImagiNews possible. I had been feeling somewhat discouraged and especially concerned about letting all of you down without a June issue. You lifted my spirits with your support.

As you may recall, the theme is “Resolution.” Most of the articles address the theme directly, while others do so indirectly. I think it’s another winner.

As you will find out when you read Sandy Warnken’s article – our new website is up and running pretty darn well. Don’t you just love the artwork and colors on each page!? Sandy and our Website Technologist, Jenn, have done a marvelous job! Thank you for your perseverance and patience. Please be sure to review the personal info we have for you as an Imagery Practitioner. You can edit your own information there. Whatever we could cull from your membership application is what is there. I have found that mine needed updating. Be sure to check out yours.

We are especially excited to have our conference registration process readily available online now. It’s a breeze to register for the event. Take a look at and find the link to the conference registration.

There will be six fascinating workshops by accomplished presenters, along with great musical entertainment on Saturday evening. We have included, due to popular request, an experiential Imagery practicum with trained mentors to help and observe. We think the prices are great!! Early bird member is only $175!! Early bird non-member $215.

We will be presenting the Imagery Person of the Year award at our annual meeting (held immediately before the conference begins). I sure hope to see you there!

Next theme will be Serendipity. I find moments like this regularly – don’t you? Please share your story of how Serendipity shows up in your life. Your submissions are welcome and can be sent to me via the internet: Almost anything goes: poems, case presentations, jokes, artwork, educational opportunities and stories. Please send them off to me by August 15th. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Oh, by the way, we need a new Editor as I am ready to retire from the role. It’s an adventure and an opportunity for you to unleash your creativity. Please consider giving it a try or the last quarter’s issue may be just that – the “last.”



PS  Our second annual conference titled Imagery for the Future: Illuminating Lives is October 22-24, 2010. Check it out  here.

Telechat July 18: Hypnosis and Guided Imagery

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 5-6pm PST, 8-9pm EST

Susan Ezra hosts

Join us for our next fun and informative Imagery International Telechat

Hypnosis and Imagery: A Panel Discussion with Three Imagery International Members

Susan Gold, CHT, Cheryl O’Neil, CHT; and Gina Vance, CCHT, RBT, who will discuss similarities and differences and how each panelist uses hypnosis and imagery in her practice.

RSVP that you will attend. Imagery International members can log into the members section and send an email. Members can also invite their friends.

If you are not a member you are welcome to be on the call as guest one time. Send an email to us here.

We attempt to record our telechats as a podcast (mp3) which will be available in future in the member’s section.

Best to you till then,
Susan Ezra,
your host for the telechat and Imagery International membership chair


If you missed it, Dr.Jerry Epstein’s marvelous telechat last time is available to the public as a podcast here:

Free telechats and access to past telechats and newsletter archives are a benefit to members of Imagery International. Check our conference page to see what else we offer live October 22-24, 2010.

Register Now! – II’s October 22 Conference

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Imagery International’s Second Conference

Co-Sponsored by

Beyond Ordinary Nursing

Imagery for the Future: Illuminating Lives

October 22-24, 2010
Vallombrosa Center, Menlo Park, California

Visit Imagery International’s Annual Conference webpage to see our featured speakers and topics.  Their pictures and biographies are also posted here.  On the conference page you can conveniently register online or download, print the registration form and mail it in with your check.

Attendees who attend all workshops receive 11 contact hours, provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #13833,. This course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs/LCSWs as required by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences, provider #PCE 3201.

We have designed the conference to meet practitioners needs for an economical conference.  This is an exciting, educational and inspiring event for imagery practitioners no matter what your training. Your participation will help us mainstream guided imagery, so do plan to come.