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Archive for October, 2011

In Remembrance: Dr. Mark Lawrence

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Dr. Mark Lawrence, noted psychiatrist died on July 22, 2011.

Dr. Mark Lawrence

In 1984, he co-founded the Center for Healing and Imagery and taught workshops on using Imagery in therapy. Dr. Lawrence was a member of Imagery International (II) and lived in McLean, VA. He was a gifted clinician and teacher who created a powerful model that, in his words, “integrates the dynamic concepts and techniques of state-dependent learning, dissociation, hypnosis, imagery, and gestalt therapy.”

He kept up with the latest developments in neuroscience and had a brilliant and curious mind. He trained hundreds of therapists and was sought after as a consultant and a therapist.

A graduate of his program and II member, Gary Goodwin, had this to say: “Dr. Lawrence was a wonderful person and a masterful Imagery teacher. He was much beloved for his gentle, engaged, and generous manner. His unexpected passing has left a hole in the hearts of those who knew him.”

We at II are saddened at this great loss to our Imagery community and the larger community of the world.

The Center of Healing and Imagery will continue with its wide list of Imagery training. Also, Dr. Lawrence had been co-authoring a book on ego states and Imagery with his daughter and it will be published in the near future.


Welcome Janet Barr – Treasurer

Monday, October 17th, 2011

We are delighted to welcome our new Treasurer extraordinaire – Janet Barr, CLFC, CLU, CDFA, MS. Janet is a financial adviser located in Santa Barbara, California.  Her skills are much needed as it is clear it is time to evaluate which new programs can be funded.  We have some projects aimed at public and professional education and interest in making our podcasts available to a wider audience through websites like iTunes and Podcast Alley.

Janet was introduced to us for the first time at the annual meeting during the 2011 Imagery

Janet Barr reports

conference.  She is pictured here reporting on our healthy balance.  She has been busy overhauling our way of doing business and offered software to facilitate collaboration between officers on projects. Wow is she energetic and full of ideas to move us forward in a cost effective fashion.

Janet’s business name is Collaborative Financial Solutions, LLC. Her address is 206 E. Victoria Street, Santa Barbara, California.  For more information visit her website here.


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ImagiNews: September 2011

Wednesday, October 5th, 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., CIH

Bev Hollander

Wow, what a ride! I joined your Board in January of 2007. March 2007 was my first issue of ImagiNews, and I can hardly believe it – December’s issue will be 5 full years! I am feeling very proud of where we started and where we have come. From a single editorship we have evolved to a jointly shared effort. Yes, what a ride!!!

As we mentioned on our list-serve, Judith & I are a bit later than originally intended with this issue’s publication. We regret any inconvenience this delay may have caused you. As a benefit to all of us, the delay has given me the Opportunity to ponder my contribution and, for both of us, the Opportunity to create an even more spectacular issue for you.

Judith Ewing

Between the time spent on editing and the moment we put the issue “to bed,” Judith & I have the Opportunity to communicate regularly by email and telephone. The same optimism and excitement we feel when we decide on the issue’s theme comes full circle as we laugh together and finish the work that we believe so ably and aptly demonstrates that chosen theme. Combine that excitement with the joy of seeing the finished product from Jenn, our Graphics Designer, and we are always amazed at how professional and letters to us confirm we are on the right track.

Judith and I divided the editing process completely this time and, as a result, we are looking forward to reading some of your contributions for the very first time when it returns from Jenn. We hope you find our content educational and rewarding, as this is always our intention.

I am so grateful to Judith for her support and intelligent enrichment of this journal – your journal. And now is your Opportunity to contribute to our greatness with your wise words and stories for the December issue with its theme of Transitions. Judith and I anticipate continued joy in our work together so please give us something to “chew” and send it to us by Nov 10th. Send to: bev@ or

Please remember, your Letters to the Editor are always welcome at any time – same email addresses.

Thank you for all you do!!!!!

Bev & Judith