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Archive for March, 2014

Catherine Shainberg: The Power of Imagery

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Sounds True Producers Pick

Catherine Shainberg: The Power of Image

Most pregnancy experts focus on what’s going on in a mother’s body—yet Catherine Shainberg knows that a mother’s thoughts, dreams, and imagination can have the greatest impact on the experience of childbirth. Catherine’s DreamBirth® work uses the power of guided imagery to help mothers access the body’s vast creative intelligence to enhance the complete journey of childbirth. In this selection chosen by Sounds True producer Mitchell Clute from the audio program DreamBirth: Imagery for Conception, Pregnancy, Labor, and Bonding, Catherine explains how the DreamBirth process works, and how the body can respond almost instantaneously to the power of Image.

Click HERE to listen to the podcast.

Don’t Be A Dick, Be A Jane

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014
Emmett Miller, MD

Emmett Miller, MD

This year’s theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is “Inspiring Change.” In keeping with that theme, we are proud to present today’s guest, Elisa Parker, who is indeed a superhero when it comes to inspiring women to discover their personal purpose and passion, and to bring that passion into action in the world.

Elisa Parker is the co-founder, president & host of the award winning radio program, See Jane Do, where she shares her wisdom, experience, and guidance serving women, social justice, and the environment. Male or female, you will be inspired by the heart and commitment Elisa models so well. 

To learn more about Elisa Parker and Women’s Day click HERE.

ImagiNews: March 2014

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

A free electronic copy of the March 2014 edition of ImagiNews is available:

http://imageryinternational.org/imaginews-journal

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From the Editor’s Desktop:

By Bev Hollander, BSN, MS, HNB-BC

Bev Hollander, editor

Bev Hollander, editor

Hello everyone,

It’s a busy year already, isn’t it?  I have a few announcements to make here.  First we have our Graphic’s Designer, Kerima, leaving us after her relatively short tenure. We really need help in finding her replacement.  Hasn’t she moved the visual quality and caliber of ImagiNews up a few notches?

Also, Dr. Epstein is going on what I am calling a hiatus – meaning, I hope he will be back.

It is my sincere interest to move the content of ImagiNews in a more professional direction with a clinical focus on case studied and client vignettes.  I want to share information from those who practice this creaft of Imagey to help all of us to become more skilled and creative in the Imagery work we do.  We wnat to present cutting edge research that vliadate what we alreay know – Imagery is a powerful therapeutic process.

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Sue Ezra’s Equinox Workshop

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

Blossom into Spring – Saturday, March 22, 2014 2:00-5:00 pm – Fairfax, California

Click HERE to download flyer

Susan Ezra

Susan Ezra

Spring is the season to bring forth seeds of the self that have been gestating during the winter.

Awaken from the dormant, quiet, inner-focused time and step into the light of activity and renewed energy. What do you want to birth, re-birth or create anew?

Imagine a young tree seedling beginning to push through the dark soil into the warmth and light of the sun. This is the Life Force energy of Spring. It is time to cleanse, nourish and support the liver, associated with the element of wood. The animal is the dragon, the color is green and the emotion is turning anger into kindness and forgiveness.

We will use Meditation, Guided Integrative Imagery and Chi Gong for individual and collective benefit. Integrative Imagery is a powerful mind-body practice utilizing the imagination to harness our inner wisdom and resources. Through Chi Gong we learn to cultivate our own vital life force through endearing forms like Blossom into Spring and the Crystal Generator. Come join us to usher in the Spring and plant the seeds for YOUR new beginnings!

Location: My House in Fairfax – Directions will be emailed

Cost: By Donation

Register: Please send an email to me confirming your attendance by March 15th.

Information: susan.ezra@gmail.com or call 415-308-7808

Susan Ezra, RN, HNC has dedicated her nursing career of more than 30 years to assisting people in accessing their own healing abilities. She is a leading practitioner and teacher of Integrative Imagery. She has studied Chi Gong for the past 18 years and loves to share these gifts. For more information, visit: www.susanezra.com

Peter Levine Interview on Trauma Resolution

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
Peter Levine, PhD

Peter Levine, PhD

Peter A. Levine, PhD was recently interviewed on the “Dr. Shirley and Steve Show” discussing the use of Somatic Experiencing, the approach to trauma resolution he developed.  The podcast is down the page under podcast archives. See  Peter A. Levine, PhD 2/26/2014.  The podcast can be downloaded.

Trauma is in the body Levine says and trauma resolution works from the bottom up.  That is – the body centered approach bypasses the brain’s neo-cortex.

This hour interview covers the purpose of what he does and the range of issues he has worked with – a military combat veteran, fibromyalgia, turrets syndrome, tics, multiple personality, car accidents, and more.  He also recounts his thoughts as he worked through being hit by a car.