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March 8, 2014
Blossom into Spring – Saturday, March 22, 2014 2:00-5:00 pm – Fairfax, California
Click HERE to download flyer
Spring is the season to bring forth seeds of the self that have been gestating during the winter.
Awaken from the dormant, quiet, inner-focused time and step into the light of activity and renewed energy. What do you want to birth, re-birth or create anew?
Imagine a young tree seedling beginning to push through the dark soil into the warmth and light of the sun. This is the Life Force energy of Spring. It is time to cleanse, nourish and support the liver, associated with the element of wood. The animal is the dragon, the color is green and the emotion is turning anger into kindness and forgiveness.
We will use Meditation, Guided Integrative Imagery and Chi Gong for individual and collective benefit. Integrative Imagery is a powerful mind-body practice utilizing the imagination to harness our inner wisdom and resources. Through Chi Gong we learn to cultivate our own vital life force through endearing forms like Blossom into Spring and the Crystal Generator. Come join us to usher in the Spring and plant the seeds for YOUR new beginnings!
Location: My House in Fairfax – Directions will be emailed
Cost: By Donation
Register: Please send an email to me confirming your attendance by March 15th.
Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-308-7808
Susan Ezra, RN, HNC has dedicated her nursing career of more than 30 years to assisting people in accessing their own healing abilities. She is a leading practitioner and teacher of Integrative Imagery. She has studied Chi Gong for the past 18 years and loves to share these gifts. For more information, visit: www.susanezra.com
March 5, 2014
Peter Levine, PhD
Peter A. Levine, PhD was recently interviewed on the “Dr. Shirley and Steve Show” discussing the use of Somatic Experiencing, the approach to trauma resolution he developed. The podcast is down the page under podcast archives. See Peter A. Levine, PhD 2/26/2014. The podcast can be downloaded.
Trauma is in the body Levine says and trauma resolution works from the bottom up. That is – the body centered approach bypasses the brain’s neo-cortex.
This hour interview covers the purpose of what he does and the range of issues he has worked with – a military combat veteran, fibromyalgia, turrets syndrome, tics, multiple personality, car accidents, and more. He also recounts his thoughts as he worked through being hit by a car.
March 1, 2014
Call for Proposals
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.
We are accepting proposals until the 27th of March. Please consider the following if you decide to submit a proposal:
Your presentation should favor the experiential and be no longer than 90 minutes.
We pay for your tuition into the conference but you are responsible for all travel and lodging expenses. Local presenters will be responsible for Vallombrosa’s commuter fee.
Your presentation needs to reflect the theme of the conference: “The Healing Power of Imagery.”
The conference committee will accept six proposals for six slots.
Click on the link below to download the proposal application:
Proposal Application II
If you have any questions, contact Conference Chair, Jann Fredrickson Ramus by email: JFredr7753@aol.com or phone: 651-208-6458.
January 29, 2014
To find out How Somatic Imagery Relieves Stress and Anxiety sign up for the class taught by Leslie Davenport, MFT. Earn 3 Continuing Education units.
March 7, 2014; Friday, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Berkeley campus, Room L6
Click HERE to register for the course.
Somatic Imagery to Relieve Stress & Anxiety Course Description
Research shows that interactive styles of somatic imagery are effective tools for relieving stress and anxiety. By first establishing safety and building inner resources, the client is then guided to bring mindful attention to physical symptoms of anxiety and stress. For example, if a client is having sensations of tightness and weight in the chest, the experience is deepened through imagery by having the sensation take on a color, shape, texture and voice. This interactive process reveals ways for the therapist to modulate the experience while also allowing the client to gain insight into the source of the anxiety and stress, allowing for healthy choice and change.
Pre-requisite required: Clinical Applications of Deep Imagination – Level I or instructor permission
Leslie Davenport, MFT, is an ordained interfaith minister and licensed MFT. Former core faculty for the graduate program in Transpersonal Psychology at JFK University and a founding member of the Institute for Health & Healing, she is the author of Healing and Transformation through Self-Guided Imagery.
January 24, 2014
Medicine for the Soul: Remembering and Trusting Your True Self
Tele-course is Monday – January 20th, 2014 12:00 pm PT/ 3:00 pm ET
This post is late, but do sign up for the free webinar. In collaboration with Lissa Rankin MD, a teacher, speaker, author and former student, Dr. Remen will be offering a tele-course called Medicine for the Soul: Remembering and Trusting Your True Self.
Join Kitchen Table Wisdom author Rachel Naomi Remen, MD & Mind Over Medicine author Lissa Rankin, MD for 10 Ways Your Soul Guides You In Daily Life, a free 90 minute teleclass that will help you learn to pay attention to how your soul communicates with you so you can infuse your new year with meaning, connection, and purpose.
Here’s some of what Rachel and Lissa are going to cover:
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January 15, 2014
Flex Your Memory Muscle: How Mental Athletes Train their Brains by Lisa Fields
AmericanProfile, January 10, 2014
Nelson Dellis, 29, of Miami, Florida, who won the USA Memory Championship in 2011 and 2012, was inspired to improve his memory when his grandmother was losing hers to Alzheimer’s disease. Dellis, who can memorize the order of a shuffled deck of playing cards in 63 seconds, insists that his memory was average before he began his quest.
“When my grandmother died, it was a turning point,” says Dellis, a former software developer who now is a motivational speaker and memory consultant. “I couldn’t believe that it was possible for the human mind to decline that way. I needed to see what I could do now to try to make my brain healthier.”
He spends hours every day improving his memory through various techniques. Like most serious mental athletes, Dellis uses vivid images to help him remember.
“Take whatever it is you’re trying to memorize and turn it into a mental image,” Dellis says. “Make it as crazy or over-the-top as possible—that’s what your brain prefers to memorize. If you want to remember your grocery list and the first two things are toilet paper and Q-tips, picture some wet toilet paper wrapped around a Q-tip, and you’re sticking it all in your ear, and there’s lots of wax.”
The see the whole story go HERE
January 12, 2014
Click the link to register for the Free First Successful Kids Revolution Begins on Monday, January 20th 2014 on your computer.
Dr. Charlotte Reznick
You may be bustling to and from after-school activities or arguing with your kids about behavior and homework. It’s common. And through all of your frustrations what you really want is to provide the best possible life for your child.
Starting January 20th, twenty-five of the world’s leading experts—myself included—on personal development for kids, parenting, health and education are coming together to help you ensure success for your child at home and in school.
The truth is, parents and kids are overwhelmed and it’s hard to know what the best decisions are for you and your child. That’s why this event is going to cover the hot topics of what you need to know to help your family the most!
It’s absolutely FREE . . . and it’s happening right here—on your computer.
It’s called Successful Kids Revolution and its being hosted by Julie Kleinhans, Youth Empowerment and Education Expert.
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January 10, 2014
Distilling the Magic from Dream Imagery was Tallulah Lyons, MEd topic at our 5th Annual Conference. Her Power Point presentation is now available for your viewing pleasure and education. We thank Tallulah for the inspiration and hope that her talk offered.
Tallulah is co-creator and co-director of the Cancer Project (now called the Healthcare Project) conducted by the International Association for the Study of Dreams from 2005-2013.
She is the author of Dreams and Guided Imagery: Gifts for Transforming Illness and Crisis (reviewed in Dec. issue of ImagiNews) and Dream Prayers: Dreamwork as a Spiritual Path. She frequently writes articles including one in the Sept. issue of ImagiNews. She is on the staff of two cancer wellness centers in Atlanta hospitals, and has facilitated groups with cancer patients and offered presentations across the country for fifteen years. She is on the faculty of the Haden Institute Summer Dream Conference. Tallulah’s passion is to bring the power of healing imagery into all areas of integrative healthcare. To learn more about Tallulah Lyons, visit her website: www.healingpowerofdreams.com. Click HERE to Read an interview with Tallulah Lyons. Click HERE to listen to a podcast interview with her.
December 25, 2013
The following imagery script is part of a blog written for Psychology Today by Imagery Person of the Year for 2012 Dr. Charlotte Reznick. To see the entire article Opening the Heart of a Child: Cultivating Compassion in Children and Teens Published on December 4, 2012 by Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D. in The Power of Imagination click HERE.
Dr. Charlotte Reznick
Does compassion need to start with oneself? A profound example is how kids can torture themselves when it comes to body image. At a conference, “It’s Our Turn,” this past February at the private Brentwood School in Los Angeles, Lady Gaga, one of the biggest pop icons of this generation, revealed that she was bulimic in high school, desperate to transform herself from “a voluptuous little Italian girl” to a “skinny little ballerina.” She couldn’t appreciate her naturally curvaceous body and almost permanently damaged her vocal cords and her health. Through the support of her yoga teacher she announced on The Ellen DeGeneres show, “My yoga teacher … says ‘Please try every day to have 15 minutes of compassionate thoughts by yourself.’” When she added: “Love yourself. Love who you are,” the idea of self-compassion catapulted to her massive fan base.
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December 24, 2013
Ideally the Holidays come with expectations that often cause tension and conflict. We are offering these suggestions from Diane Poole Heller and a visit to her wonderful Kind Eyes exercise. Here are some suggestions from a recent email:
Relationship life is harder than work for most of us – there’s no way around it.
We struggle to find a common ground and to muster up empathy for each other; the good news is, studies suggest that for a good relationship we only need to be in attunement 20% of the time, as long as there is a mutual intent towards repair.
As we find our way back into harmony with one another, we grow our skillfulness. It serves us well to learn how to realign.
Both partners, ideally, should practice repair. It doesn’t matter who goes first.
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