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Theme for 2014 Conference: The Healing Power of Imagery
October 24 – 26, 2014

Vallombrosa Retreat Center, Menlo Park, CA, on the Peninsula of the Bay Area

The focus of our conference is to gather lovers of guided imagery who wish to renew and grow both personally and professionally.

Call for Proposals has ended.

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

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



We welcome all those interested in the practical application of Guided Imagery for healing and personal growth, including, but not limited to, nurses, doctors, psychotherapists, social workers, hypnotherapists, and somatic workers. Trained Guided Imagery practitioners will add to their techniques and strategies, and other professionals will gain an overview of how Guided Imagery may be used as a complementary practice in their work.


We’ll give you time to walk the gardens and the beautiful labyrinth at Mercy Center.

RNs who attend all workshops will receive 9 contact hours approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider # 13833. This program also meets the requirements for LCSWand MFT contact hours by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, provider # PCE 3201 through Beyond Ordinary Nursing.

Members receive a discount. Click HERE to join online with credit card.  Click HERE to see what benefits are available to members of  our peer-supported organization. Not sure if you are a current member? Click HERE to inquire.


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.



Mercy Center

This is Mercy Center’s main building which hosts the dorm rooms and conference rooms.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

8:00-8:30am: Breakfast

8:40-10:10am:  Tallulah Lyons: “Distilling the Magic from Dream Imagery.”

10:30-12:00pm: Imagery International’s Emeritus Speaker, Carl Hendel: “Magic, Mysticism and Imagery.”

12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch

1:10-2:40pm:  Judith Westerfield and Daru Maer: “The Magic of the Mask: Therapeutic Creative Expression.”

2:40-5:50pm:  Walk the labyrinth, take a nap, visit with a friend, have an Imagery Trade, or attend one of the optional mini-workshops we will offer.

6:00-7:00pm: Dinner

7:00pm to 9:00pm:  Imagery Social Hour.  Come drink wine, or sparkling water, eat cheese, tell a few jokes, and enjoy the company of your fellow “Imagers.”  Bid on the Silent Auction items! This time is always one of the highlights of the conference!  Who knows . . . some great singing talent may be found . . . .


Mercy Center has hand-carved walking paths on acres of beautiful grounds.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

8:00-8:30am: Breakfast

8:40-10:10am:  Nina Redman: “An Invitation to Awe.”

10:10-10:25 Break: Closing of the Silent Auction.  Place final bids.

10:30-12:00pm: Linda Blachman: “Anything can Happen: Transition as Transformative Journey Toward Renewal of Self, Life, and Story.”

12:00-1:00pm: Lunch

1:10-2:40: Kate Sculti: “Image as Messenger of Meaning-Image as Healer: The Development of an Art and Healing Program.”

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

Have questions? Contact our Conference Chair:

Jann Fredrickson Ramus, LICSW