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In Remembrance: Dr. Mark Lawrence

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.


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