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Archive for August, 2013

Susan Ezra Celebrates the Autumn Equinox

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Autumn Equinox Celebration with Qigong and Integrative Imagery

Sue Ezra President

Sue Ezra

Saturday, September 21st 2:00-5:00 pm

Qigong is cultivating our own vital life force while finding balance and harmony in the elements of nature all around us.

Integrative Imagery is a powerful mind-body practice utilizing the imagination to harness our inner wisdom and resources.

Please join us as we celebrate the Autumn Equinox ~ a time of harvest and gratitude, contemplation, reflection and letting go. Autumn provides the opportunity to release old habits and negative patterns, and to remember that by releasing and letting go we grow and evolve. Harvest your gifts and accomplishments, release what is no longer useful, and fully nourish yourself in the beautiful season of Fall.

Join Susan Ezra, a leading practitioner and teacher of Integrative Imagery and Qigong, for a transformative and energetic experience.

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Leslie Davenport: Meditation with Harp

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
Leslie Davenport

Leslie Davenport

I want to offer you this free, half hour imagery meditation with harp for relaxation and rejuvenation. It’s entitled INVITATION, and is available to click and play here:

https://www.facebook.com/LeslieDavenportAuthor

This improvisational duet was created with my colleague Portia Diwa, the clinical supervisor of the healing harp program with the Institute for Health & Healing. She is also a member of the Celtic harp trio Triskela.

May it guide you home to your deepest sense of self.

Warm regards,
Leslie

[Editor’s note – You must be a member of LinkedIn to access this offering.]

Podcast Interview: Imagery and Times of Transition

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

October 2013 Conference Speaker Linda Blachman: Anything Can Happen: Transition as Transformative Journey towards Renewal of Self, Life and Story

Linda Blachman

Linda Blachman

Linda Blachman, author of Another Morning: Voices of Truth and Hope from Mothers with Cancer, Life transitions Coach, Imagery Guide and Life Change Artist Coach talks with Lea Bayles, Program Director of Imagery International. Linda discusses how her ten years as founder and director of the Mothers Living Stories Project  and her own experience with illness shaped her perspective on the power of imagery in times of transition.  In Linda’s coaching business, Choose Life! she helps clients transform the turmoil of life transitions into a creative journey towards growth, healing and renewal.

Click HERE to visit Linda’s website.

Podcast Interview: Image as Healer

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

October 2013 Conference Speaker Kate Sculti: Image as Healer

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Kate Sculti

Kate Sculti

Kate Sculti,RNP, MPH,FAMSF Docent, talks with Lea Bayles, Program Director for Imagery International, about her passion for the healing power of imagery and about her experiences combining imagery with art in the innovative Art and Healing Program she has designed for veterans. This program, currently in the pilot stage at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, brings the healing power of the image, via artistic engagement, to ill, injured and grieving individuals. Kate, a health professional for over 20 years and an Imagery International board member, will be a featured presenter at the 5th Annual Imagery International Conference in Burlingame California, October 4-6, 2013, offering the workshop: Image as Messenger of Meaning – Image as Healer.

You can contact Kate by email HERE.

Podcast Interview: Imagery and Sacred Sound

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

October 2013 Conference Speaker Nina Redman: Imagery and Sacred Sound

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Nina Redman

Nina Redman

Nina Redman explores the connections between sound, spirit, imagery, healing, and “risking something big for the sake of something good” in this conversation with Lea Bayles, Imagery International Program Director.

Nina Redman is a semi-retired psychotherapist in Seattle Washington with a deep passion for the mind-body and spirit connection. She uses imagery extensively in her practice and often combines imagery with EMDR  (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Toning, a sounding technique, Nina is particularly skilled in helping people through life-threatening health crises by teaching mental interventions which benefit both physical and emotional health. Nina has been on the faculty of the Academy of Guided Imagery and has utilized her imagery work with the patients of numerous doctors, including Andrew Weil, MD. Nina will present the workshop, Invitation to Awe, at the Imagery International conference in Burlingame California Oct 4-6, 2013.

2013 Conference Schedule

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Conference Schedule

Friday, October 4, 2013

3-5PM: Registration and check-in.

5Pm: Welcome and opening remarks by Susan Ezra, President of Imagery International.

6PM: Dinner

7-8:30PM:  Imagery International Membership Meeting and awarding of Imagery International’s Person of the Year award.

2013 conference update

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Hello again all you Imagery Lovers Everywhere!

Jann Ramus Fredrckson

Jann Ramus Fredrckson, MC

Ourfifth annual Imagery Conference is coming up!  Please look on the
website: http://imageryinternational.org for registration and all details.  It
is October 4-6 and we take registration until the day of the conference.
However, you need to get your registration in by August 26 to guarantee
housing at the Mercy Center.

Here are some other items of interest:

1.  We are still taking nominations for our annual Imagery Person of the
Year award.  Please write a brief paragraph of who YOU think this
prestigious award should go to and email your nomination to Susan Ezra at:
susan.ezra@gmail.com.

2.  Would you be willing to bring a quality item to the conference for our
silent auction?  Each year this is a totally awesome event and we raise
money for specific Imagery International interests.

3.  Maybe you would like to bring your “wares” to sell at the conference.
We provide tables for this purpose and do not charge participants.  You get
to keep all your profits.

See  you there!

Jann Fredrickson Ramus
Conference Chair

Free Report: Diabetes and Imagery

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
Belleruth Naparstek

Belleruth Naparstek

Belleruth Naparstek was keynote speaker at the 2013 AADE meeting (American Association of Diabetes Educators).  She talked about the impact guided imagery and other mind-body methods have on managing diabetes. She has made a free report available via her blog or by texting.

Click HERE to see her blog and register to receive the report

OR

•    Text the word: BELLERUTH
•    And your email address
•    To this number: 1-678-249-3375

Belleruth says the report summarizes the positive impacts on blood glucose, cholesterol & lipid profiles, hemoglobin A1c, blood pressure, peripheral circulation, neuropathy, motivation for self-care, body mass index, depression, anxiety and other psychological distress. It also offers several links to sample audio segments and a lot of practice tips, plus a bunch of research citations for ammunition with skeptics.

The report summarizes the positive impacts on blood glucose, cholesterol & lipid profiles, hemoglobin A1c, blood pressure, peripheral circulation, neuropathy, motivation for self-care, body mass index, depression, anxiety and other psychological distress. It also offers several links to sample audio segments and a lot of practice tips, plus a bunch of research citations for ammunition with skeptics.

 

 

Podcast Interview: Using Therapeutic Creative Expression for Health, Wellness and FUN

Monday, August 12th, 2013

October 2013 Conference Speakers Daru Maer and Judith Westerfield: Using Therapeutic Creative Expression for Health, Wellness and FUN

Click HERE to listen.

Maer-and-Westerfield

Daru Maer is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Interactive Imagery(℠)Therapist in private practice in Oregon for 25 years. She incorporates music and art into her practice as a powerful means of helping people find what is right with them rather than focusing on what is wrong. Click HERE to visit Daru’s website.

Judith Westerfield is a Marriage, Family Therapist and Certified Clinical Hypnosis & Interactive Guided Imagery(SM) Therapist in private practice since 1986 in Laguna Niguel, California. A Passion of hers is the role creativity plays in healing and wellness.  Click HERE to visit Judith’s website.

Daru and Judy will be co-teaching the workshop Mask Magic Experiential at the upcoming Imagery International Conference in Burlingame California Oct 4-6, 2013.

To listen to Podcasts, you will need either Quicktime or Windows Media Player

Podcast Interview with Tallulah Lyons: Weaving Dreams and Imagery

Monday, August 12th, 2013

October 2013 Conference Speaker Tallulah Lyons: Weaving Dreams and Imagery

Tallulah Lyons

Tallulah Lyons

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Tallulah Lyons talks with Lea Bayles, Program Director for Imagery International, about her extensive lifetime exploration with dreams and imagery.

Tallulah describes her process of weaving dreamwork with waking dreams and guided imagery in her work with groups of cancer patients in integrative medical settings. She explains how to compound the impact of the dreams and imagery by integrating modalities such as art, journaling and movement and offers compelling stories showing the healing power group members experience. Tallulah Lyons is the author of two books:Dreams and Guided Imagery: Gifts for Transforming Illness and Crisis  andDream Prayers: Dreamwork as a Spiritual Path.  She is on the staff of two cancer wellness centers in Atlanta hospitals, and has facilitated groups with cancer patients and offered presentations across the country for fifteen years. She will be a featured presenter at the upcoming Imagery International Conference in Burlingame California Oct 4-6 2013.

To contact Tallulah: Tallulah.lyons@gmail.com  Click HERE to visit her website.

To listen to Podcasts, you will need either Quicktime or Windows Media Player