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Archive for July, 2013

Jann Fredrickson Ramus, MA, MSW, LICSW

Monday, July 22nd, 2013
Jann Fredrickson-Ramus

Jann Fredrickson-Ramus

I have been a practicing Psychotherapist and licensed in the great frozen state of Minnesota as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker for over 30 years. My expertise is working with all kinds of trauma, and I also do marriage and family therapy. I became interested in the fascinating field of Imagery during a major illness in the 1980’s and then went on to be certified in Interactive Imagery with the Academy for Guided Imagery and am also certified as one of their mentors. I started mentoring for Beyond Ordinary Nursing in addition to the Academy for Guided Imagery in the early 2000’s. I now use a combination of Energy and Imagery therapies for a more complete resolution to trauma both acute and long-standing.

I have been on the board of Imagery International off and on since 2000 serving as President from 2003-2005 and as Conference Chair since the conference’s inception in 2009.

I love to walk miles and miles everyday, read loads of books, and spend time with my animals, friends, and family, not necessarily in that order. My favorite saying comes from Henry David Thoreau: “If a man (woman) does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”

Postcasts: Conference Speakers Featured

Sunday, July 21st, 2013
Lea Bayles

Lea Bayles

Programs Director Lea Bayles is interviewing our 2013 Conference speakers.  The interviews are being posted every other week on our Podcast page.  To listen go HERE and click on the title to play the interview in your browser.

First up is the dynamic and always enlightening Carl Hendel, MD. He is a popular speaker often speaking on the medical benefits of using guided imagery.  In this fascinating interview he also discusses the spiritual aspect and provides some definitions.

NB: The early bird rates expire 11:59PM on August 1, 2013.  If you plan to come, now is the best time to register.  Beds at Mercy Center are limited so the early bird also gets a bed on Mercy’s lovely grounds.  To visit our conference page and register click HERE.

Members get a discount on registration cost.  Not sure if your membership is current?  Send an email query to Membership Chair Randy Kasper HERE.

Introducing Treasurer, Denise Hughes, MACP

Monday, July 15th, 2013

DeniseHughesHow fortunate we are to have Denise Hughes accept the position of  Treasurer! She brings many talents to the organization.

Denise Hughes is an inspirational speaker, author, avid hiker, and sought out financial consultant. The Wall Street Journal, Money Magazine, Financial Advisor, and other prestigious journals seek her advice on matters of love, money, and relationships.

Once on the brink of divorce over money matters in her own marriage, she now consults with couples, individuals, and entrepreneurs on how to make money work in life and business. Her transformation inspired her to support others in transforming their money issues.