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Archive for November, 2011

Anger Gets a Bad Rap

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Befriending Anger with Meditation and Guided Imagery
by Leslie, Davenport, MFT

Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody’s power and is not easy.

Leslie Davenport, MFT

Anger has been getting a bad rap for centuries. Medieval Christianity decreed anger as one of the seven deadly sins. Buddha teaches that anger side-tracks enlightenment and is rooted in illusion. In the Bhagavad Gita, Krishna regards anger as a sign of ignorance that leads to perpetual bondage. And the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch, a source of Judaic law, advises, “Anger is a very evil trait and it should be avoided at all costs. You should train yourself not be become angry even if you have a good reason to be angry.” Even current medical research conducted through the American Heart Association lists its negative health consequences, including anger as a trigger for heart attacks. Click to read more.

Podcast November 2011: Linda Holder, PhD

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Linda Holder, PhD and Juliet Rohde-Brown discuss “Owning Your Projections” on Juliet’s program Emotional Pathways on   They clarify what the shadow is and the role it plays in relationships, and why it is important to own our projections. Click here to hear the latest podcast.

Dr. Linda Holder has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is also an educator and current faculty member at California Lutheran University and Antioch University, Santa Barbara. She is an expert in leading multicultural tolerance retreats and she has won the Women of Vision Award, the Ventura County Teacher of the Year Award and the Golden Wings Award in Ventura County. In both her teaching and therapeutic work, she honors ritual, story, dreams and imagery. She brings insight from her depth psychology orientation regarding the use of imagery to own back projections so that we integrate our shadow sides rather than projecting onto others.



Free Guided Imagery healing toolkit

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Experience a new teaching tool where technology, science, nature and healing intersect! This is a sensorium and imagery visual palette for healing consciousness with the elements.  Said Osio, a featured speaker at Imagery International’s Third Annual Conference, offers a free deeper guided Imagery healing toolkit on LinkedIn.  His website is illuminated with images containing rich colors and complex patterning.

Said Osio

Experience where technology, science, nature and healing intersect! See a new kind of Powerpoint guided Imagery tool kit: Deeper Guided Imagery Centers and Liquid Light ( wait and read resource as well! ) /guided-imagery-resources/blog

With the ever evolving learning’s in neuro-biology, plasticity, mindfulness as well as an impressive array of creative energy expanding healing horizons in medicine, architecture and design technology the Guided Imagery Collective, exploring creating a deeper approach to healing energy and  spirit mind-body consciousness, has developed its first offering and is releasing a new guided imagery toolset for health care professionals ( Nurses ) practitioners, caregivers, and anyone seeking healing intelligence. This is a free toolset for enhancing learning as well as expanding the building blocks of a visual healing intelligence. A Storyboard Tool Kit: Centers of liquid light.

This tool teaches a process for visual learning, a new visual language for deepening spirit mindbody and healing intelligence, where one can see oneself embodied in union, a visual language of healing symbolism, a stripped visual language as a vocabulary, a pattern language, accessing and tuning into the sensorium of energy through nature’s elements of earth, air, fire and water (the water element is the first release and fire scheduled as the second), a manuscript of nature’s grammar, its elements and the blueprint of living systems from DNA to cells and organs. See resources for free PDF download. or go to slide share to view the PowerPoint


Introducing the Amazing Amrita Cottrell

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

Welcome Amrita Cottrell.  We offer a great big WELCOME to Amrita Cottrell who has joined us as Office Manager. Amrita is the Founding Director of The Healing Music Organization and the Co-Director of The Crystal Sound Institute.

Amrita Cottrell Office Manager

Her work in sound and healing music came from her own amazing recovery from breast cancer in 1999, when she was able to eradicate two tumors in as little as six weeks with the sound of her own voice. Amrita has a degree in the Health Arts and Sciences and is an inspiring teacher and public speaker. Also, she is an accomplished musician and singer. Her music artfully blends her playing of crystal singing bowls with her high, clear singing.  She has shared her healing story and her work with the crystal bowls at the United Nations, as well as the NY Times and CBS News.

“I joined the staff of Imagery International because I really believe in the work. Having been through some dramatic health challenges in the past, and using visualization to assist in my healing, I wanted to support the great work of Imagery International. I’ve been involved in the work of healing with sound and music for the last twelve years. Imagery is just the perfect complement to the other work that I’m doing and would like to learn more.”

Thanks for joining our staff Amrita. We look forward to lots of great work and times together.