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Archive for January, 2014

How Somatic Imagery Relieves Stress and Anxiety Workshop

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

To find out How Somatic Imagery Relieves Stress and Anxiety sign up for the class taught by Leslie Davenport, MFT.  Earn 3 Continuing Education units.

March 7, 2014; Friday, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Berkeley campus, Room L6

Click HERE to register for the course.

Somatic Imagery to Relieve Stress & Anxiety Course Description

Research shows that interactive styles of somatic imagery are effective tools for relieving stress and anxiety. By first establishing safety and building inner resources, the client is then guided to bring mindful attention to physical symptoms of anxiety and stress. For example, if a client is having sensations of tightness and weight in the chest, the experience is deepened through imagery by having the sensation take on a color, shape, texture and voice. This interactive process reveals ways for the therapist to modulate the experience while also allowing the client to gain insight into the source of the anxiety and stress, allowing for healthy choice and change.

Pre-requisite required: Clinical Applications of Deep Imagination – Level I or instructor permission

Instructor Biography

Leslie Davenport, MFT, is an ordained interfaith minister and licensed MFT. Former core faculty for the graduate program in Transpersonal Psychology at JFK University and a founding member of the Institute for Health & Healing, she is the author of Healing and Transformation through Self-Guided Imagery.

What is Soul Medicine?

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Medicine for the Soul: Remembering and Trusting Your True Self
Tele-course is Monday – January 20th, 2014 12:00 pm PT/ 3:00 pm ET

This post is late, but do sign up for the free webinar.  In collaboration with Lissa Rankin MD, a teacher, speaker, author and former student, Dr. Remen will be offering a tele-course called Medicine for the Soul: Remembering and Trusting Your True Self.

Join Kitchen Table Wisdom author Rachel Naomi Remen, MD & Mind Over Medicine author Lissa Rankin, MD for 10 Ways Your Soul Guides You In Daily Life, a free 90 minute teleclass that will help you learn to pay attention to how your soul communicates with you so you can infuse your new year with meaning, connection, and purpose.

Here’s some of what Rachel and Lissa are going to cover:


Flex Your Memory Muscle

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Flex Your Memory Muscle: How Mental Athletes Train their Brains by Lisa Fields
AmericanProfile, January 10, 2014


Mental Athletes

Nelson Dellis, 29, of Miami, Florida, who won the USA Memory Championship in 2011 and 2012, was inspired to improve his memory when his grandmother was losing hers to Alzheimer’s disease. Dellis, who can memorize the order of a shuffled deck of playing cards in 63 seconds, insists that his memory was average before he began his quest.

“When my grandmother died, it was a turning point,” says Dellis, a former software developer who now is a motivational speaker and memory consultant. “I couldn’t believe that it was possible for the human mind to decline that way. I needed to see what I could do now to try to make my brain healthier.”

He spends hours every day improving his memory through various techniques. Like most serious mental athletes, Dellis uses vivid images to help him remember.

“Take whatever it is you’re trying to memorize and turn it into a mental image,” Dellis says. “Make it as crazy or over-the-top as possible—that’s what your brain prefers to memorize. If you want to remember your grocery list and the first two things are toilet paper and Q-tips, picture some wet toilet paper wrapped around a Q-tip, and you’re sticking it all in your ear, and there’s lots of wax.”

The see the whole story go HERE

Successful Kids Revolution Webinar

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Click the link to register for the Free First Successful Kids Revolution Begins on Monday, January 20th 2014 on your computer.

Dear Community,

Dr. Charlotte Reznick

Dr. Charlotte Reznick

You may be bustling to and from after-school activities or arguing with your kids about behavior and homework. It’s common. And through all of your frustrations what you really want is to provide the best possible life for your child.

Starting January 20th, twenty-five of the world’s leading experts—myself included—on personal development for kids, parenting, health and education are coming together to help you ensure success for your child at home and in school.

The truth is, parents and kids are overwhelmed and it’s hard to know what the best decisions are for you and your child. That’s why this event is going to cover the hot topics of what you need to know to help your family the most!

It’s absolutely FREE . . . and it’s happening right here—on your computer.

It’s called Successful Kids Revolution and its being hosted by Julie Kleinhans, Youth Empowerment and Education Expert.

Join Successful Kids Revolution Now! (more…)

Tallulah Lyons Power Point

Friday, January 10th, 2014
Tallulah Lyons

Tallulah Lyons

Distilling the Magic from Dream Imagery was Tallulah Lyons, MEd topic at our 5th Annual Conference.  Her Power Point presentation is now available for your viewing pleasure and education. We thank Tallulah for the inspiration and hope that her talk offered.

Tallulah is co-creator and co-director of the Cancer Project (now called the Healthcare Project) conducted by the International Association for the Study of Dreams from 2005-2013.

She is the author of Dreams and Guided Imagery: Gifts for Transforming Illness and Crisis (reviewed in Dec. issue of ImagiNews) and Dream Prayers: Dreamwork as a Spiritual Path.  She frequently writes articles including one in the Sept. issue of ImagiNews. 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 is on the faculty of the Haden Institute Summer Dream Conference. Tallulah’s passion is to bring the power of healing imagery into all areas of integrative healthcare. To learn more about Tallulah Lyons, visit her website:  Click HERE to Read an interview with Tallulah Lyons. Click HERE to listen to a podcast interview with her.