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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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Leslie Davenport – Deep Imagination Training April 22

April 20, 2017

Clinical Applications of Deep Imagination, Level I 

Lead by Leslie Davenport, MFT
April 22, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
 
If you have been interested in learning how to facilitate an unscripted deep imagination process, consider taking the workshop this Saturday at JFK University in Berkeley, CA. It is the only prerequisite course to all the other imagery classes. It is also a great review of the foundations for established imagery practitioners. CE units available.

Click HERE for more information and to register. Hope to see you there!

Leslie Davenport, MFT, is a pioneer in the field of guided imagery, applying it to the areas of psychotherapy and integrative medicine. Founder of the humanities program at Marin General Hospital, which is now the Institute for Health and Healing, she is clinical faculty at the California Pacific Medical Center and is the author of Healing and Transformation through Self-Guided Imagery.

Last Call for Proposals Imagery International 2017 Conference

March 22, 2017

The 9th Annual Imagery International Conference, Menlo Park, CA, October 20-22, 2017

If not now, then when?

Last Call for Workshop Proposals!

Share your beautiful work with the World

IMAGERY INTERNATIONAL: ENLIVENING 

THE MIND-BODY-IMAGERY CONNECTION

This year Imagery International asks cutting-edge questions:

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?

Offer your professional, imagery-based 90-minute workshop, with an emphasis on participant involvement and experience. Submit the following to; imageryconferencechair@gmail.com or by mail, 120 State Avenue NE, PMB 1013, Olympia WA 98501;

or click here to complete the application online (open with Adobe):

1. Name, address, telephone and e-mail.

2. 25-50 word biography including your area of expertise and/or your resume.

3. Title of the Workshop and how it directly relates to working with mind, body, and imagery

4. 150 word abstract that describes your workshop.

5. Course outline which reflects the interactive nature of your session, i.e., not entirely lecture.

6. Clearly state three learning objectives and applications for practice.

7. What are your space needs, AV needs, or special accommodations, if desired? 

Contact Darcie Richardson, Conference Chair with additional inquiries at 360.340.3404

Get your Proposal in by Friday, March 24, 2017!