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Archive for December, 2011

New Years Gift from Juliet Rohde-Brown

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Juliet Rohde-Brown

Ode to Meredith Echoes of the Stillpoint

This is a song and melody Juliet Rohde_Brown, president of Imagery International, wrote when Meredith Young-Sowers asked her to sing for Stillpoint.  Shantha Sri was kind enough to play some background music. Juliet offers this song for a New Year’s gift.

We thank her for her outstanding leadership and open heart.


Wishing you a prosperous, happy and healthy new year.

Imagery International

Congratulations Bev – Imagery Person of 2010

Monday, December 19th, 2011

We chose Bev Hollander for the 2010 Imagery Person of the Year because she has been an integral part of our Imagery International organization and our hearts since 2007, having served as Board Member, President, and Editor

Bev Hollander IPY 2010

of II’s Journal ImagiNews. Under our fun-loving trail blazer’s forward thinking cutting-edge intuition and editorship, ImagiNews has become the glue that holds our international community together. In honoring Bev, who introduced the use of a theme for each publication, the 19 selected themes from her published issues are used randomly in the expression of II’s deepest gratitude for all that she has given our community in so many ways. It is with great respect that we honor Bev with the esteemed Imagery Person of the Year award. Congratulations on this well-deserved honor, Bev!


Bev, coming on the Board of Imagery International while also starting an Editorship of ImagiNews created “New Beginnings” for you.  To jump right in with “Courage” allowed you to overcome the initial overwhelm of your first journal issue. Right from the beginning, your determined “Resolution” and “Intention” that everything done for ImagiNews would be for the greater good and “Growth” of our Imagery International “Community” became evident.

Bev Hollander, Judith Ewing r. reads tribute

The “Clarity” of your focused “Intuition” to provide themes around which articles can be written still brings “Illumination” to the ways Imagery can be used in “Healing.” The “Passion” within your “Compassion” has guided the alignment of our authors’ messages of “Hope” and “Joy” in sharing transformational modalities and practices in working with Imagery. This in turn has opened “Portals” of “Opportunity” for us as healthcare practitioners to take on the responsibility to reach even greater depths of awareness and understanding of Imagery in order to make important “Transitions” to support and embrace our clients.

Another delightful feature of ImagiNews initiated by your “Kindness” is the invitation to artists to showcase their original art on the cover. This provides international exposure for them, and it graces our cover with beautiful Images. Then, there is “Serendipity”—finding something valuable and pleasurable when looking for something else. In the beginning, Imagery International was looking for a Board Member, a President, and an Editor. What we found was a most valuable and pleasurable “you” who has taught us on many levels the importance of Transforming to the fullness of compassion, wisdom, and love.

ImagiNews: December 2011

Sunday, December 18th, 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’s Thoughts

Here’s another ImagiNews – water under the bridge flowing downstream to you, our faithful readers and members. This issue itself flowed quite nicely, in complete contrast to our previous issue. Juliet, II’s President, reached out to her many friends and colleagues and we have been blessed with the most submissions ever. WOW!!!! We even have enough to save for our March and June issues.

Judith and I are now moving in a nice rhythm as we work towards release of each issue. There has been a clear Transition to this place of ease and comfort with each other. Judith has that “Southern Charm” that could talk the leg off of a dog when she asks for something. I am learning how to use it to my advantage as well and am very grateful for this lesson. I must say, the honor bestowed upon me as your Imagery Person of the Year has touched me deeply. I hadn’t realized my contribution, nor thought I had done anything special, particularly in my work with ImagiNews. Perhaps not so very surprisingly, I found it challenging to receive such gifts and forced myself to stay in an open-armed and receiving stance to take in the praise and love. Thank you so very much. The award is absolutely beautiful and holds a place of honor in my home. (more…)

Have an Outstanding Presentation? Pitch Your Idea Now!

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Hello all you Imagery Lovers everywhere!!

Jann Fredrickson, LICSW

Yes, I am writing about the FOURTH annual Imagery International’s Conference:  “Imagery and the Soul.”  Our third annual was an even bigger success than our first two and I KNOW this one will be our best yet.

So, why am I writing, you might ask?  Because I am going to begin receiving proposals to speak for us on January the 31, 2012.  I will accept them until April 30th which gives YOU plenty of time.  Be thinking about what you might like to teach us, enlighten us about, or just plain entertain us with.  I want you also to know that last year we received a record number of proposals and so we chose the best ones.  I am sure this year will even be greater than last year!!  So, get yours in EARLY.

This year’s conference is October 5-7, 2012 at the beautiful Mercy Center retreat in Burlingame, California.   I am letting you know in plenty of time so that you can join us in October.  This has really turned out to be our great Imagery Reunion.

We don’t have specific data up yet on our website but you can always call me at: 651-208-6458 Eastern Standard Time.  I am TWO HOURS ahead of you wonderful California folks so be mindful of this when you call.   Actually, the job I recently took requires me to be on call 24/7…..isn’t employment lovely??

Love to all of you and I cannot wait to see you at our FOURTH annual
Imagery Conference!!

Jann Fredrickson Ramus
Conference Chair, 2012

P.S.  Click here to go to the annual conference page to find the latest updates.  You can send an email to our Registrar if you wish to receive email updates.