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What are Afformations? A Free Teleseminar with Susan Fox, Presenter

February 1, 2016

Affirmations to Afformations: An Evolution

We’ve all used affirmations to varying degrees of success but could there be a way to make them even more effective? Enter Afformations introduced by Noah St. John, a new twist on the affirmation.

Afformations are posed as questions, rather than statements. In this way, the subconscious strives to answer the forgone conclusion (and thus back it up) rather than argue or dispute it. In posing it as a question, the subconscious already accepts it as true!

Join us for this FREE teleseminar with Susan Fox, CEO of Brainview Training Institute, who will share with us this ground breaking method. Susan is a certified hypnotist and brain dialog researcher and has developed a series of release and transform scripting exercises that help clients become happier. We are delighted she has agreed to present to us for this FREE program.

Attendance is limited so sign up today!


Call for Proposals

January 13, 2016

The 8th Annual Imagery Conference, October 21-23, 2016

Imagery International: On the Wings of Expansion
Vallombrosa Retreat Center
Menlo Park, California

Voila_Capture 2016-01-13_01-03-46_PMIn 2016 we are spreading our wings and extending an invitation to all those who love imagery in its multitude of expressions, including but not limited to, Guided Imagery, Art, Shamanic practice, Movement, Deep Imagery, Dream Imagery and Active Imagination.

Imagery International is proud to initiate a dynamic conference that embraces diverse practices centering upon the power and importance of imagery. If you are interested in offering a professional, experiential, imagery-based 90-minute workshop, please submit the following:

1. Name, address, and e-mail.

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

3. Title of the Workshop and how it directly pertains to working with Imagery.

4. 150 word workshop abstract.

5. Course outline which reflects the interactive nature of your session, ie., 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?

The 2016 conference will be held at the beautiful Vallambrosa Retreat Center – 250 Oak Grove Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025. The conference is scheduled from Friday October 21st through Sunday October 23rd.

Send applications to Darcie Richardson at: Contact Darcie for additional information or to make further inquiry if you are interested in presenting at the 8th Annual Conference, Imagery International: On the Wings of Expansion.

It is important for proposals to be submitted by March 15, 2016.


ImagiNews: December 2015

December 13, 2015


To find out more about the December 2015 Issue of ImagiNews click HERE.  Theme for the April issue is Sanctuary. Submissions are due March 1.  To find the guidelines for submissions click HERE.

The Wisdom of Integrative Imagery Master Class

August 4, 2015

September 8, 15, 22, 29 and October 6, 13, 2015: Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy offers a 6-week Teleclass: The Wisdom of Integrative Imagery taught by Susan Ezra, RN, HN-BC and Terry Reed, RN, MS, HN-BC
12 CNE Contact Hours

Click Here for Full Flyer + Registration

Susan Ezra: Health Coaching and Integrative Imagery!

July 7, 2015

Imagery International presents:
Health Coaching and Integrative Imagery: A Free Teleseminar 
Wednesday August 5th
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

Susan Ezra

Susan Ezra

Join us for an informative talk by Susan Ezra, RN, HN-BC on the dynamic duo of Health Coaching and Integrative Imagery!

Integrative Imagery is such a powerful healing modality and health coaching is a very popular approach to helping people achieve their goals in life. In this hour talk, we will explore the similarities and complementary nature of using this dynamic duo together.

Susan Ezra is a long-time imagery practitioner/teacher and is now trained in health coaching.

She is eager to share some ideas with our Imagery International community.

If you would like to attend this discussion, click here to register
Questions? Contact Maurine Killough, II Membership chair at:

For Our Military Heros – Dr. Jerry Epstein

July 4, 2015

For Our Military Heroes — Stress Reduction: Mental Healing Through Imagery by Jerry Epstein, MD

As a medical doctor in the receiving hospital at Valley Forge, PA, I saw first hand the physical and emotional toll of the Vietnam War on the returning vets. At that time I did not know of mental imagery (visualizations) and its potential as a powerful healing tool to help our veterans readapt to civilian life.

Mental imagery can help heal the whole person – ease and help repair physical suffering and pain, reduce anxiety, depression, and guilt, reverse PTSD, and restore purpose and meaning to life.  Requiring only a few seconds of time, it can be done anywhere, at any time, at no cost.

As warriors, veterans have been conditioned through their training and experiences to live on hyper-alert, ready to respond to the slightest stimuli in a world of potential danger.  At home, these once useful traits need to be toned down, recalibrated, to live in a world of peace.

Using their most powerful “weapon”, their minds, veterans can re-train themselves to be less reactive, slow down and once again “smell the roses.”

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June 24 Member Only Free TeleSeminar/ Marie Knapp, EdD

June 7, 2015

The Dance of Imagery & Reiki: A Meaningful Relationship
24 Jun 2015
4:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time

A FREE TeleSeminar
with II Member, Marie Knapp,
A FREE Member Share TeleSeminar

A first in a series of TeleSeminars to connect II members
with each other and broaden our practices

We invite you to join us in an experience of blending guided imagery and Reiki for the purpose of balancing, stress reduction and personal growth. Notice how variations dance their way into the process intuitively. Make notes, ask questions, share experiences. We all learn from each other.

Marie will focus on how she uses imagery to draw clients into the Reiki session, helps them use imagery in their intentions, and how together they use imagery to release blocks.

Join us on June 24th at 4 p.m. PST/7 p.m. EST for this new offering from Imagery International.

Click Here to Register

About Marie…Marie Knapp has a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Toronto.  It was through her course work that she first learned to use imagery in teaching/learning, growth and change in adults.  She applied it in her career as a nurse educator.  It has expanded as she has taken advanced Reiki courses in her retirement.  (Reiki Master Teacher and Holy Fire Karuna Reiki Master Teacher). Marie has a small practice as a Reiki Practitioner, Reiki Teacher, workshop facilitator and public speaker.


2015 Annual Conference Flyer

June 7, 2015

2015 Imagery International Conference 7th Annual Flyer

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The Seventh Annual Imagery Family Reunion: The Heart of Imagery
October 30-­ November 1, 2015
Fri. 5 – 9 PM
Sat. 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun. 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Vallombrosa Retreat Center
250 Oak Grove Ave,
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 325-­5614

ClickHERE to download a 8.5″x11″ 5 MB Flyer.

Call for Proposals

February 2, 2015

CALL for Proposals

The Seventh Annual Imagery Family Reunion: The Heart of Imagery

October 30-­ November 1, 2015

Vallombrosa Retreat Center, Menlo Park, California, on the Peninsula of the Bay Area

Click on Imagery International proposal guidelines for editable form.

Jann Fredrickson-Ramus

Jann Fredrickson-Ramus

Hello all you wonderful Imagery Lovers Everywhere!

I am now accepting proposals for our fall conference.

Please keep in mind that we give preference to the EXPERIENTIAL rather than lecture. We do not expect or prefer that our presenters use Powerpoint. If you feel that PowerPoint would enhance your presentation, it should highlight images and not be the focal point of your presentation. We also request that speakers limit the promotion of their books and materials to a one-time statement in your presentation.

Please use whatever space you need to answer these questions:

  • Your name, phone number, physical address, and email address:
  • Describe how your proposal will reflect the theme of the conference: “The Heart of Imagery.”
  • State three objectives that the conference attendees will achieve at the end of your presentation.
  • Describe the experiential that will be included in your presentation. Will there be artwork, guided imagery exercises, group sharing, etc.
  • Provide a brief outline of your presentation. KEEP IN MIND THAT YOU HAVE 90 MINUTES FOR YOUR PRESENTATION. How much time will you spend on each segment or activity?
  • All speakers must use a microphone.
  • What other audio/visual needs do you have?
  • Speakers must provide any art materials they will need.
  • Please note that audience seats will be arranged theater style. Participants will likely not have access to tables but will be more than willing to do imagery exercises or art projects at their seats or on the floor.
  • Please provide a 100-125 word biography that will be used in promotional materials. We will also need a photo of you.
  • Please include any website or book you want us to promote.

Please send this to Jann Fredrickson Ramus in one of four ways:

email: OR,

snail mail to:           Jann Fredrickson Ramus
PO Box 213,
Newport, MN. 55055
fax: (651) 458-1633.

You can expect to receive a confirmation of receipt within 48 hours. If not, call me. I look forward to seeing your propsal.

Jann Fredrickson Ramus,  LICSW
Conference Chair

The focus of our conference is to gather lovers of guided imagery who wish to renew and grow both personally and professionally.

Money and Business Webinar – Lynn Telford-Sahl

January 15, 2015

PowerUP Your Money & Business Webinar Series

Webinar Dates:
Thursday January 22nd 11:00am – 12 Noon (pst)
Thursday January 29th 11:00am – 12 Noon (pst)
Thursday February 26th 11:00am – 12 Noon (pst)
One Time Discount Price of $297 – This is a $600 Value!
SPECIAL BONUS – If you register by January 19th, you will receive a special discount code in your inbox for $75 off!!


Lynn Telford-Sahl

Lynn Telford-Sahl

Do you want to make more money, but something keeps getting in the way & you don’t know what?

Do you know how your Money Type adds to or blocks success in business?

Have you set effective, inspiring, BOLD Goals for 2015?

Are you managing TIME & Revenue effectively?

And, create an online vision board to powerfully MANIFEST your dreams and goals.

Capture your spot now…

Planning, Inspiration, Motivation and the TIME to set clear goals, objectives and strategies for 2015 in this 3 week series.

You’ll get:
• 3 Webinars for Your Investment

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