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10th Annual Conference is Oct 26-28, 2018 Menlo Park, CA

January 22, 2018

Dear Imagery International Members and All Lovers of Imagery,

 

Happy New Year!!!

I am excited to announce that this year we are celebrating our 10th Annual Conference!

In addition, I am delighted to say that I (Darcie Richardson, Ph.D.) have decided to stay on as the Conference Chair and I want to thank each of you for being part of the experience and the ongoing journey of Imagery International.

The Conference Committee has listened to our membership feedback and we are in the process of creating another dynamic Conference experience scheduled for October 26-28 at the Vallombrosa Retreat Center in Menlo Park.

Our conference theme is directed toward working with imagery practices as related to our beautiful Earth and the changing environment. In times of environmental uncertainty, imagery practitioners have a unique opportunity to work with these practices for the benefit of our clients and our communities. The Imagery International Conference 2018, will continue offering workshops as related to these modalities.

We are paying special attention to bringing our participants solid, practical skills within the soulful retreat setting of Vallombrosa.

Our official Conference title is forthcoming, as well as the yearly Call for Proposals.

For now, rest assured that the Conference Committee and the Board are setting our intentions toward October 2018, when we will host another memorable and fruitful conference experience!

I look forward to being in touch with you in the days & weeks to come.

Best wishes for 2018 … Darcie Richardson, Ph.D., Conference Chair, 2018


ImagiNews: December 2017

December 9, 2017

Dear Imagery Lovers Everywhere:

The December 2017 issue of ImagiNews is available for your reading pleasure online.

Members only can access the complete issue by going to our website ImageryInternational.org. Go to my account at the top right, login and click on the Members Only Resources link and find the archive of Journals. We hope that those of you who are not yet members will be encouraged to join us so you too can read our beautiful and entertaining ImagiNews journal.

However, the printed copies will be delayed until early January due to computer glitches, travel plans and printer unavailability. We apologize for the delay.

This issue – themed, “Equanimity” – includes photos and a writeup of our incredible 2017 conference. This conference, Enlivening the Mind-Body-Imagery Connection, energized, enlightened and enriched those who attended, and we hope these glimpses into the gathering will be the next best thing to being there. You can find more from the conference on our website, http://imageryinternational.org/.

Please check out this jam packed issue!  Happy Holidays!!!!

Warmly,

Bev Hollander
Editor


Guided Imagery is Approved for Use at the VA

September 9, 2017

GUIDED IMAGERY NOW ON AN “APPROVED FOR USE” LIST AT THE VETERANS’ HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

Belleruth Naparstek

 Belleruth Naparstek

“As of August 8th, Guided Imagery has been officially placed on an Approved for Use list at the VA.  

This should result in more veterans having access to guided imagery, meditation and other powerful, portable mind-body interventions – hugely helpful, because it’s self-administered, private, low cost, loadable to a phone or MP3 player, user friendly, and available 24/7, including 3 am when it’s just you and your anxiety. So this is big for our vets.”

 

This should result in more veterans having access to guided imagery, meditation and other powerful, portable mind-body interventions – hugely helpful, because it’s, self-administered, private, low cost, loadable to a phone or MP3 player, user friendly, and available 24/7, including 3 am when it’s just you and your anxiety. So this is big for our vets.

And now that we’ll have our new platform up and running in a couple weeks, we’ll be able to provide downloads and shortly thereafter, apps, at the blink of a blink.  So this is big for us, too.”

To see the full article click HERE.


Imaginews: August 2017

August 24, 2017

The August 2017 issue of ImagiNews has been published and mailed.

The online version is now available for members to enjoy. Click HERE to view the beautiful cover art. From this link, members can access the complete issue by clicking the Members Only Resources link, and we hope that those of you who are not yet members will be encouraged to join us so you too can read our beautiful and entertaining ImagiNews journal.

This issue – themed, “Resilience” – includes information about the six workshops and presenters at our 2017 conference, informative and inspirational articles and poetry by members, welcome to new board members and much more. We continue to promote our 2017 conference, Enlivening the Mind-Body-Imagery Connection, to be held October 20-22, 2017. You can find details and the registration link our website HERE

Also in this issue, you’ll find a recap of the spring teleseminar on “Compassion Fatigue and Resilience,” our conference flyer and a piece by our new reporter, Cecily Markham!

Please check it out!

Warmly,
Bev Hollander
Editor


Conference Scholarship – deadline Aug 18

July 28, 2017

Dear Imagery Lovers …                                                  

Scholarship applications are now being accepted to attend Imagery International’s 9th Annual Conference. The cost of tuition ($395) will be waived for scholarship recipients. If you are interested in applying, complete the application below and Submit your application by August 18, 2017  to Darcie Richardson imageryconferencechair@gmail.com

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Emotionally Focused Therapy Teleseminar July 19, 2017

July 5, 2017

Imagery and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
July 19, 2017
4:00 PM Pacific Time

A Free II Teleseminar

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a clinically proven, modern therapy that draws on the latest research in neuroscience and attachment. It combines structured tools with an approach that is warm and interactive. EFT doesn’t just focus on the past. It gives couples concrete tools in the here and now so that they can connect with each other in new ways. It focuses on how couples fight, rather than what they fight about.

Click Here to Listen to the Recording

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Update on Conference Registration

July 5, 2017

Enlivening the Mind-Body-Imagery
Connection

When: October 20, 21, 22, 2017

Vallombrosa Retreat Center, Menlo Park, CA

What is mind-body-imagery awareness?

How do the images that reside within influence our bodies?

What is important in learning more about the mind-body-imagery connection?

Enjoy a series of dynamic, educational, expansive workshops that take us deeper into the understanding of the mind-body-imagery connection.

Topics Include:

 Accessing your Cellular Wisdom
Sondra Barrett, PhD, Author, Medical Scientist
 Resetting the Brain’s Default Mode
Eve Delunas, PhD, Author
 

Body Mapping: An Internal Exploration
of Imagery

Susan Robertson, PhD, CPA/MBA

Elevating Healing through Color Consciousness
Constance Hart, Color Therapist

Body Image, Body Imagery
Chantal Peterson, BA, Creative Director

 Art and Life:
Tapping into your Creative Power

Darlene Frank, BA, Author, Certified Creativity Coach, Scriptwriter
 

Register for II Conference Oct. 20-22, 2017

May 18, 2017

Click Here for the Registration page.
Click Here to Open Flyer in Acrobat to print


II Free Teleseminar on EFT July 19

May 5, 2017

II offers free teleseminars three times a year. Our next program will be on July 19th on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), which is a clinically proven, modern therapy that draws on the latest research in neuroscience and attachment. It combines structured tools with an approach that is warm and interactive. EFT doesn’t just focus on the past. It gives couples concrete tools in the here and now so that they can connect with each other in new ways. It focuses on how couples fight, rather than what they fight about.
EFT is a structured process with nine steps. Clients receive a map of the work, so that they can know where we are, and where we are headed.

Join II with Isabel Diamond, MA for this FREE teleseminar!

Click here to Register

 


Belleruth Naparstek -Guided Imagery Basics

April 30, 2017

Guided Imagery 101 – Some Basics for Everyone by Belleruth Naparstek

Here is some basic information on guided imagery. It was put together when we built California Community College students their own free guided imagery download page. The audios on that page are used to reduce stress, promote sleep, and improve concentration, among other things. 

This information may come in handy for yourself or, if you’re a healthcare or mental health professional, for people in your care. So if you’re looking for a quick but accurate way to explain guided imagery to yourself or others, check it out!

What Is Guided Imagery?

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