Imagery International Blog

Your source for the latest news about Guided Imagery, Imagery International, workshops, articles and products from our members.

Leslie Davenport – IPY 2013

Honoring the Imagery Person of the Year – Leslie Davenport, LMFT
By Susan Ezra, President of Imagery International

Leslie Davenport (L) Susan Ezra (R)

Leslie Davenport (L) Susan Ezra (R)

Each year we have the distinct pleasure of awarding the Imagery Person of the Year for Imagery International. This person is chosen from our community because of outstanding contribution to the field of Imagery in general or to our organization in particular. This has been a tradition for over a decade now.

The award goes to Leslie Davenport, LMFT, who has devoted 25 years of her career to bringing Guided Imagery into the hospital-healthcare complex. With stylish grace and quiet fortitude she has created many programs and forged many bridges. It all begin in 1989 when she developed an internship program through the spiritual care department at Marin General Hospital in California to offer Guided Imagery and meditation at the bedside for patients and staff. In 1994, she went on to formalize a Marriage Family Therapist training program in guided Imagery, which greatly expanded services for patients.

Greater horizons came when she became the Clinical Education Manager at California Pacific Medical Center through the Institute for Health and Healing (IHH) in San Francisco. IHH is the flagship of Integrative Medicine offering a myriad of complementary therapies and community health education offerings. Guided Imagery was a key component of the Integrative Medicine Education Certification for nurses, body therapists, and spiritual care providers. All the while, Leslie incorporates Imagery into her Integrative Psychotherapy practice.

And Leslie has not stopped there. She has developed Guided Imagery training programs at JFK University in Berkeley and the California Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco.

Her book Healing and Transformation Through Self-Guided Imagery is a wonderful primer for the general public to easily apply the healing tools of Imagery for themselves. She has another book in the works.

In 2010, Leslie was one of our Imagery International conference presenters. And we hope she will continue to be a part of our community in the future. So for now, CONGRATS to Leslie!

One Response to “Leslie Davenport – IPY 2013”

  1. Thank you so much Susan, and all the Board and members of Imagery International. I am very moved to be recognized and honored by all of you. I most certainly look forward to being a part of the Imagery International community, and I’ll keep spreading the word about the wonderful work of this organization. Thanks to everyone for your visionary planning, commitment and important programs and services that you offer.

Leave a Reply