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Archive for April, 2012

Podcast April 2012: Hypnosis and Guided Imagery

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

This month’s podcast presents Cheryl O’Neil, Susan Gold and Gina Vance Discussing Hypnosis and Guided Imagery.  Click here to hear the podcast.


Susan Ezra hosts a panel of Imagery International certified hypnotherapists who incorporate imagery in their work. There are surprises as each has a different approach to their work.  As is often the case with complementary/alternative practices the theory may be different.  This is a fascinating presentation for anyone who is curious about the similarities and differences between Hypnosis and Guided Imagery.


Podcast: Holocaust Rememberance Days

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Creating New Narratives Through the Experience of Trauma– Elizabeth Wolfson, PhD, LCSW  joins Juliet Rohde-Brown, PhD on Juliet’s show – Emotional Pathways on Webtalk Radio.

Elizabeth Wolfson

They discuss trauma and how survivors of the Holcaust are helping young traumatized youth to create new meanings and hope.  She refers us to visit Portraits of Survival – Life Journeys During the Holocaust and Beyond to learn more. Listen to the program by clicking on Elizabeth Wolfson – Holocaust Rememberance.

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum – Days of Remembrance, April 15–22, 2012

Congress established the Days of Remembrance as the nation’s annual commemoration of the Holocaust and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to the victims. Holocaust remembrance week is April 15–22, 2012. The theme designated by the Museum for the 2012 observance is Choosing to Act: Stories of Rescue.
Watch the live webcast of the National Days of Remembrance ceremony in the US Capitol Rotunda on Thursday, April 19, at 11 a.m.

Co-Editor Wanted

Monday, April 16th, 2012
Hello Community,

Bev Hollander

 I am sad to say, I’ve lost my dear co-editor, Judith Ewing.  She is fine, don’t misunderstand me, her life is just taking her in a different direction now.  As a result, she is stepping down from her role.  I want YOU!!  Please consider contacting me – email – to talk about what you might have to offer as my Co-editor.

Warmly, Bev Hollander
        Editor ImagiNews

Naparstek Workshop on Post Traumatic Stress

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Emerging from the Heart of Darkness: Guided Imagery and Breakthroughs in Healing Post-Traumatic Stress at Grace and Growth Counseling Center, hosted at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia on April 20th

Hello, everyone.

Belleruth Naparstek

I’m very much looking forward to giving a day-long practicum on posttraumatic stress for mental health and health professionals at Grace and Growth Counseling Center, hosted at Mercer University in Atlanta on April 20th.

The workshop will review what the field has come to know about posttraumatic stress over the past dozen or so years and why guided imagery is a best-practice approach for treating it.  I’ll summarize the relevant clinical research and discuss ways to introduce imagery into a clinical practice, whether that be with individuals, couples, families or groups.

I’ll demonstrate several kinds of effective imagery and go over practical do’s and don’ts, gathered over the years from the combined wisdom of hundreds of practitioners and their clients.  I’ll also be talking about other imagery-based techniques and discussing special considerations when dealing with military-related stress, something we’ve been doing a lot of lately over here at Health Journeys.

If you want to learn more about this, click here or contact Mary Ellen Hughes at or 678-235-3911.


This week is National Sleep Awareness Week, folks, so we’re featuring some of our sleep-related titles for you to check out. We’re proud of the quality of our carefully curated collection and the range of techniques and practitioners that we’ve put together for you.

It seems to me we’ve never had such an epidemic of sleep deprivation and disruption as what we’re seeing right now, and we can’t keep these titles in stock.  I wonder what that’s about, exactly.  For years, weight loss seemed to be America’s Most Obsessed About Issue, and we used to joke that sales of our Weight Loss imagery paid the bills and allowed us to keep carrying our less popular titles.

I’m not sure exactly when that changed – maybe 10 years ago? – but now Healthful Sleep clearly holds that distinction.  It’s far and away our bestselling title, and has been for quite a while.  This can’t be good either.  Here’s hoping we all get more sleep – the nourishing, restful, replenishing, renewing kind.  

Take care and be well!