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Archive for June, 2011

Podcast June 2011: Andrew Wagner, MD

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Jann Fredrickson Ramus and Dr. Wagner’s Hospice discuss his work using Guided Imagery in Hospice and End of Life Care. They discuss sacred space and trusting the process as aspects of working with Guided Imagery.

Andrew Wagner, MD

Andrew is a Board Certified Family Physician, and previously worked as a primary care doctor for Kaiser Permanente for almost 15 years. He had special interests in sports medicine, HIV care, bioethics, and complementary medicine.

In 2000, after attending a series of workshops with Rachel Remen, MD, of the Commonweal Cancer Retreat Program and the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness, he decided to commit himself to a different career path. He completed the Academy of Guided Imagery training program, and became a certified practitioner.

His focus has been working with people with chronic medical conditions, including chronic pain and life threatening illnesses. His intention has been to create a collaborative relationship with his clients to help them identify and make decisions that are consistent with their goals and values. He is now in the midst of expanding into another arena of medical care, palliative medicine and hospice.


ImagiNews: June 2011

Friday, June 17th, 2011

A free electronic copy of June 2011 edition of ImagiNews is available here:

From the Co-Editors’ Desktops

By Bev Hollander, BSN, MS, HNB-BC and Judith Ewing, M.Ed., M.A. in Clinical Psychology, CIH

Bev Hollander

Editor’s Comments – Bev Hollander

Here we meet again. Portals was a theme that Judith and our dear friend & colleague (also your President!), Juliet, suggested. The story is exquisitely told by Judith in an article herein. Serendipity and synchronicity abound!

As the submission deadline approaches, I almost always worry that we won’t have enough to fill the issue. Phew! I was wrong once again. Does this show a lack of Faith? I wonder. I thank each and every one of you for your support, insight and creativity. You make ImagiNews GREAT!!!!!

Judith Ewing

Co-Editor’s Comments – Judith Ewing

For each of us, Portals are experienced in many ways as they take us beyond and through such excitingly different adventures. Hope that you enjoy the Portal perspectives and excursions within our June 2011 ImagiNews! I loved working with Bev on this issue, and I love your contributions! You are such an integral part of our ImagiNews. What Portals will open as you begin thinking about contributions for our September theme – “Opportunities”. Keep the articles coming! The September deadline is August 10th.

Sept 30 – Oct 2 Conference Schedule

Saturday, June 4th, 2011


Imagery International’s Third Conference
Co-Sponsored by Beyond Ordinary Nursing
Imagery: Hope and New Beginnings


3 – 5pm: Registration and check-in

5pm: Welcome and opening remarks by Juliet Rohde Brown, PhD, President of Imagery International

6pm: Dinner

7 – 9pm: Imagery International Membership Meeting and awarding of Imagery International’s Imagery Person of the Year. Non-conference registrants are invited to attend.


8:00 – 8:30am: Breakfast

8:40 – 10:10am: Robin Gayle, PhD, MFT, “Metaphoric Dialogue: Bringing Hope Alive

10:10am: Break

10:30 – 12:00am: Carl Hendel, MD: “The Neurobiology of Hope

12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch

1:10 – 2:40pm: Lea Houston, MA: “Move, Breathe, and Imagine: Activating the Triple Power Keys to Body mind Healing and Transformation!”

2:40pm: Break

3:15 – 4:45pm: Jenny Garrison, RN: “Expanding Open-Heartedness: Imagery as a Spiritual Practice”

6:00pm: Dinner

7:00 – 9:00pm: Imagery Social Hour. Come drink wine, eat cheese, tell a few jokes and enjoy the company of your fellow “imagers.” Bid on Silent Auction items!! Kick back and have some fun. We may even have spontaneous joke telling and performance….who knows??


8 – 8:30am: Breakfast

8:40 – 10:10am: Jose Said Osio: “Getting to a Newer, Richer Self by Accessing a Deeper Guided Imagery Pattern

10:10 – 10:25am: Break. Silent auction closes

10:30 – 12:00am: Jeanne M. Schul, PhD: “Dancing the Dream Image: Out of the Nightmare, Into the Light

12:00 – 1:00pm: Lunch

1:10 –  2:40pm: Susan Gold, MA,”Using Imagery to Overcome Creative Blocks

2:50 – 3:30pm: Closing Ceremonies