Presenters for October 21-23, 2016 Conference
Topics and Speakers for the 8th Annual Conference:
Active Imagination: Discovering the Wonder and Wisdom of Inner Images
Active imagination is a meditative method of inviting images and figures from the unconscious to reveal themselves in conscious visionary and auditory imagination to offer insight and revelation. This workshop will offer instruction, experience, and practice of active imagination. Participants will be encouraged invite an archetypal inner figure to reveal itself in imagination and then they can engage in animated interaction, fitting relationship, and dialogue with the imaginal figure. This engagement with inner figures quickens curative surprises and initiates revelations and transformation. The method of active imagination is a touching experience that allows us to bridge the unconscious and conscious, or imaginal life and “real” life, and be profoundly nourished by both.
Nancy Galindo holds an M.S. in Educational Psychology and a doctoral degree in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She teaches master’s and doctoral degree courses and offers public and professional workshops in Dream Work, Active Imagination, Psychic Creativity, and Imaginal Ways of Knowing. Dr. Galindo is the author of Tending the Living Image: A Phenomenological Study (published dissertation), and articles on soul-centered education and imagination. She is currently a professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA and resides in Los Angeles.
Collaboration with Poetry and Imagery: Lipstick, Old Keys, and the Hand Held Mirror
How does imagery intersect with poetry and what effect does imagery in poetry have on our lives? Join us for a creative exploration of poetry in images, music and video. We will journey deep in to the images of poetry and have time for a writing exercise.
Cecily Markham is a poet, artist, and integrated arts educator residing in Olympia, WA. She is also a professional nurse and has held numerous positions in professional nursing with county agencies, non-profit organizations, and has held leadership positions in Washington State agencies. Cecily has received awards in poetry, including being honored with first place in a national chapbook award competition for her collection of poetry, Sisters in the Rain. Her writing entitled “The Wishing Stone” is published in Hospital Drive – The Literature and Humanities Journal of the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
Investigating the Trickster Archetype
Storytelling is the primal way to activate the “meaning-making” part of our minds and draw us into a circle. Discover what the Trickster in you makes of the term “truth.” This experiential workshop will allow us to confront moral ambiguity, uncertainty, and unpredictability and introduce clever and imaginative problem-solving. We will learn methods for bringing up the deepest emotions and dealing with them in a constructive way.
Karen “KJ” Hawkwood is a Master Certified Life Coach and archetypal astrologer. She delights in using imagination, warmth, fierce clarity, storytelling, and humor to guide people into their relationships with the most “unrelatable” sides of themselves. She coaches the individual and inspires a sense of wholeness while bridging apparently irreconcilable interior conflict into a dynamic whole. While working with story, creativity, the imaginal, and Trickster, Karen guides people to reconsider what they think they already know! Karen lives in Lomond, CA.
Spirit Breath Flow
Spirit Breath Flow is a powerful tool for self healing, self awareness, and meditation. Using the breath as the carrier for imagery and information stored in the energy field, we can tune into the body center for information, examination, balance, and manifestation. As we go through life, things that we don’t want to deal with, positive and negative, are often pushed out into our energy fields. Without awareness of those experiences, this can have subtle influences on our daily lives. This practice helps to solve these issues as we become aware of them. Spirit Breath Flow is a good tool for balancing energy to feel more centered and calm. The energy fields can also be used to create desired outcomes for our lives and then be entered, using the breath, into our body centers to make a blueprint for manifestation of chosen life changes.
Janice Baker is a Certified Master Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master, and Spirit Breath Flow practitioner. She received hypnotherapy training from the National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapists (NATH), the International Association of Research and Regression Therapists (IARRT), National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), and studied in the United States and India. She began breathwork training in 2008 and developed Spirit Breath Flow as she worked with clients in her private practice. Janice currently has a private practice in Santa Fe, NM.
Spiritual Imagery of the Shaman
Shamanism is an altered state of interconnected consciousness with positive spiritual guides and allies for healing the physical, emotional and spiritual essence of the Soul. In this workshop we will use a simplistic approach using three states to allow experiential safe feelings, enhance therapeutic discovery and explore and enlighten participants with self-awareness tools. We will learn a process that is highly useful for self-restoration as well as therapy sessions.
Pamela Albee is a Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist Instructor and Shamanic Practitioner/Instructor offering classes and continuing education courses at Stepping Stones Education for healthcare professionals. Pam has been published in numerous areas including the Journal of Shamanic Practice, 2008, and ImagiNews, the Journal of Imagery International, 2012. Pam weaves guided imagery, hypnosis, and shamanic states of consciousness together to create unique learning opportunities and is based in Spokane, WA.
Nature’s Apprentice: An Exploration Guided by Photography and Nature’s Wisdom (Monique Fay co-presenting with Juliet Rohde-Brown)
Participants will explore and discover deeper parts of themselves from the nature-inspired photographs of Monique Fay. We will discuss recent theories of interpersonal neuroscience and Monique’s contemplative photos will be introduced and interacted with in experiential exercises. The workshop will include a brief description of the 5 elements from a Tibetan perspective and an invitation into ways to be present to inner states through interacting with nature via contemplative photography.
Monique Fay is a photographer who has developed contemplatively inspired nature photographs over a span of 40 years. She gave her first workshop on the 5 Elements in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the request of Tibetan teacher, H. E. Tai Situpa in the summer of 1983. This began her journey of utilizing photographs for her personal healing, which later, along with degrees in Oriental Medicine, became a tool for her healing practice. She assists others as they explore inner states of awareness through interacting with nature via contemplative photography. Monique practices out of Santa Barbara, CA.
The Five Elements, Photography and Contemplative Practice (co-presenting with Monique Fay)
Juliet Rohde-Brown has taught at Antioch University in Santa Barbara, CA and is currently on faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpintaria, CA. She maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Carpentaria as well. Juliet has spoken internationally and served as past president for Imagery International in 2010. Dr. Rohde-Brown is the author of, Imagine Forgiveness: A Guide for Creating a Joyful Future which was published in 2010 and focuses on the power of imagery and forgiveness.