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The Challenge of Healing a Violent World

October 7, 2014

Interviews with conference speakers,
Julia Weaver, MFT and Laurie Marshall, MA

Julia and Laurie will be co-presenting: Healing Hearts Mandalas: Re-Wiring the Human Race!

Julia Weaver, MFT, director of Art and Soul, is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice, with 30 years experience incorporating the arts with embodied spirituality. A passionate Environmental Arts Educator, she facilitates personalized rites-of-passage combining the Mandala Process with gardening, collage and rituals, promoting community re-vitalization, ecological healing and world peace. Since 1996, her workshops and art have been featured in numerous magazines and books. Most recently, Feminine Mysticism: Artists Envisioning the Divine. In response to the events of September 11th, 2001, she creates large-scale community interactive Peace Mandalas called “One World One Heart.” It is her deepest joy to invite others to experience their own embodied luminous divinity through private counseling, retreats, webinars and sharing her visionary art.  She loves to collaborate!

You can learn more about Julia at her website: http://www.MandalaWeaver.com

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Inner Strength Through Imagery – Charlotte Reznick

September 30, 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

September 28, 2014

SCHEDULE FOR THE SIXTH ANNUAL IMAGERY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

“THE HEALING POWER OF IMAGERY”

Vallombrosa

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

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014

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.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2014

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.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014

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: http://imageryinternational.org/annual-conference/


Association News

September 25, 2014

Gratitude


ImagiNews: September 2014

September 21, 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.

Sept2014cover

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Subscribe to Our eNewsletter

September 10, 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 <enews@imageryinternational.com>.

 


II Conference Early Bird Deadline Friday

September 8, 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.

AND YOUR WEEKLY CONFERENCE TIP!

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

For all the details and registration, go to http://imageryinternational.org/annual-conference/.

Questions? Email me@ Jann.Ruth7@gmail.com.

See you there!

Jann Fredrickson Ramus

Conference Committee Chair and honorable MC

 


Meet Jenny Garrison our President-Elect

August 16, 2014
Jenny Garrison

Jenny Garrison

We are happy to present Jenny Garrison, RN as Imagery International’s president-elect.  She has been teaching and practicing imagery since 1991. She is the author of Imagery In You: Mining for Treasure in your Inner World. She is trained by the International Institute for Visualization Research and The Academy For Guided Imagery. Her focus is on the expansion of open-heartedness through imagery as spiritual practice. With a teaching style that is informal and experiential, she welcomes all.

She replied in her gracious acceptance as President-Elect:

Imagery is our business, our organization, the heart of why we are here.
It is slowly rising in public consciousness but has not yet broken the surface. We have an organization in place. That is amazing, and important. We are ready to hold those who work alone and with others to bring consciousness of this potent modality to the surface where it can breathe and grow and become an agent for positive change and benefit for earth and mankind.

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FREE Teleseminar – Transformative Power of Dreams

July 16, 2014

We wanted to let you know about a special opportunity featuring Robert Moss, the bestselling author of Dreaming the Soul Back Home and 13 other books on the transformative power of dreams. On Wednesday, July 23rd, Robert will present a FREE teleseminar called “The Power of Active Dreaming: How to Use Your Dreamtime for Healing & Transformation”.

Most of us think of dreams as barely remembered, passive entertainment. But around the world, shamans have pioneered a powerful, valuable, and fascinating way to approach dreaming—seeing it as a time for transformation, healing, and getting guidance from higher levels of reality.

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Imagery Conference Coming Up!!

July 14, 2014

Hello all you wonderful Imagery Lovers Everywhere!

Jann Ramus Fredrckson

Jann Ramus Fredrckson

Can you believe it?? The SIXTH annual Imagery International conference is coming up October 24th through the 26th at the beautiful Vallombrosa
Retreat Center in Menlo Park, California.  (This photo was taken at Vallombrosa.)

Our theme this year is: “The Healing Power of Imagery” and we have a great speaker line-up for you!  All of the details and conference registration can be found on our website at:

http://www.imageryinternational.org.  Make sure you get our early bird rate for the best price!

Do you need a tuition scholarship? Click HERE to email me  and I will get the application to you. Applications for scholarships must be in by August 29th.

I so look forward to seeing YOU!

Jann Fredrickson Ramus
2014 Conference Chair