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Archive for September, 2014

Inner Strength Through Imagery – Charlotte Reznick

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

This article appears in the September 2014 issue of ImagiNews. ImagiNews is a benefit of membership. Click the link HERE to download and read the whole article.  Become a member and receive ImagiNews, a quarterly journal written by and for Guided Imagery practitioners

Chloe’s Story: Inner Strength Through Imagery

By Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D.

Charlotte Reznick

Charlotte Reznick

What better way to help a child find Strength than to start within. Chloe’s in-depth story gets to the heart of what Imagery (both guided and interactive) can accomplish – aim for resiliency throughout life. And with the help of Imagination tools, she also connects to other aspects of inner Strength such as self-appreciation and self-love.

Six-year-old Chloe described how she ran from the playground and hid in the bushes. She hated herself for having no friends. Other girls had easily formed a close group in soccer practice, while Chloe’s forte was swimming. Chloe felt excluded and rejected. She felt weak and didn’t know what to do.

Although Chloe’s parents tried to reassure her that her classmates would be lucky to be her friend, she didn’t believe them. “You have to say that,” she said. “You’re my parents.” At six, she had a history of losses. Her nursery school chum turned away from her in kindergarten. She found another friend around the block, but within six months that girl moved. Each felt like a betrayal that shook Chloe’s tender heart. So whenever a new friend appeared, it was natural for her to worry that her new friend, too, might leave. By the time her parents brought her to me, Chloe’s fragile sense of self was in tatters. She had no inner Strength to do anything but be sad. This seemed a critical time to help Chloe develop Strength through the positive aspects of Imagery and meditation.

To read the article click ImagiNewsSept-2014-Charlotte Reznick


2014 Conference Schedule

Sunday, September 28th, 2014




We are meeting at theVallombrosa Retreat Center, on the Peninsula of the San Francisco Bay Area


3-5PM:  Registration and check-in

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

6PM: Dinner

7-9PM: Imagery International Person of the Year Award and Imagery International membership meeting.


8:00-8:30AM: Breakfast

8:40-10:10AM:  Darcie Richardson: “The Faces Project: Looking Glass Reflections through Our Many Selves.”

10:10-10:25AM: Break

10:30-12:00PM: Julia Weaver and Laurie Marshall: “Healing Hearts Mandala: Rewiring the Human Race.”

12:00-1:00PM: Lunch

1:10-2:40PM: Andrew Wagner: “Sacred Moments: Healing at the End of Life.”

2:40-5:50PM:  Break – Walk the beautiful grounds, do an Imagery Trade, bid on Auction items, attend a mini-workshop or just take a nap!

6:00-7:00PM: Dinner

7:00PM-9:00PM: Imagery Social Hour:  Come drink wine or a non-alchoholic beverage, eat cheese, tell a few jokes, and enjoy the company of your Imagery Family members.  Kick back and have some fun! We may even have a spontaneous, fun performance or two!  You can also look over silent auction items and bid on what you want.


8:00-8:30AM: Breakfast

8:40-10:10AM:  Maureen Minnehan Jones: “The Modus Operandi Technique: Tap Into Your Inner Power to Heal.”

10:10-10:25AM: Break

10:30-12:00PM: Dorit Netzer: “Imaginal Resonance: Healing Ourselves, Healing our World.”

12:00-1:00PM: Lunch

1:10-2:40PM:  Denise Hughes: “Money Shadow Dancing: Healing our Relationship with Money.”

2:50-3:30PM:  Closing ceremonies and Evaluations.

To find out more about the conference and register click the link:

Association News

Thursday, September 25th, 2014


ImagiNews: September 2014

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

The September 2014 issue of ImagiNews is now available to members. If you are a non-member click on the rectangular button upper right in the banner that says “Please send me ImagiNews Free” to receive a complimentary copy.



Subscribe to Our eNewsletter

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Good Morning All,

Susan Gold

Susan Gold

We offer free an excellent electronic newsletter edited by Susan Gold, Imagery International’s Board Member at Large.

The current issue contains interviews with Julia Weaver, MFT and Laurie Marshall, MA who will be co-presenting the topic “Healing Hearts Mandals: Re-Wiring the Human Race“.

They are presenting at Imagery International’s 6th Annual Conference October 24-26, 2014.

This and the last newsletter which also includes two interviews with conference presenters are not available from our archive.  Attached is a rough copy of the current eNewsletter as a PDF.

eNews, September 2014

If you wish to subscribe send an email request to Susan Gold <>.


II Conference Early Bird Deadline Friday

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Hello, all you wonderful Imagery Lovers Everywhere!

Jann Fredrickson, LICSW

Jann Fredrickson-Ramus, LICSW

Did you know that the deadline for our early bird deadline that will save you $100  is coming up THIS FRIDAY?  And if you become a member you will save even more.  I mean, really, I KNOW that most folks are like me and say to themselves oh, well, tomorrowtomorrow, and then viola! Tomorrow comes and then it costs $100 more and we kick ourselves!  So, please, don’t be like me! Register early and SAVE! Early bird deadline is SEPTEMBER 12.


So, what more can I say?  Register early!! September 12th is the deadline!

For all the details and registration, go to

Questions? Email me@

See you there!

Jann Fredrickson Ramus

Conference Committee Chair and honorable MC