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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:  Jann.Ruth7@gmail.com OR Jfredr7753@aol.com,

OR
snail mail to:           Jann Fredrickson Ramus
PO Box 213,
Newport, MN. 55055
OR
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
651-208-6458
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…
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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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Spirit is Reveal in Prepositions

January 6, 2015

It’s All in the Preposition
by Gerald M Epstein, MD

Dr. Epstein

Dr. Epstein

In spiritual life there is a tremendous amount of written material across all traditions. Words play a pivotal role, especially in how these traditions are conveyed and understood. In the Western tradition of which I am quite familiar, I have come to learn about the importance of prepositions in understanding certain spiritual points. I’ll share four such instances:

• about – to

Do you speak inwardly about yourself to another you, or do you speak inwardly directly to yourself? If it’s the former you are getting a handle on a spiritual practice of self mastery. If it’s the latter you are in a debate with what we term your “false self,” one which you will always lose and will thereby ultimately suffer. How does that work? I use myself as an example. The usual way: I (True Self) speaks directly to jerry (false self), i.e., Jerry speaks to jerry. Jerry always loses, jerry wins. The spiritual way: Jerry speaks to a Larger Jerry about jerry. Jerry wins, jerry loses. Keep doing this and observe what happens to you.

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Jenny Garrison – President-elect

December 30, 2014

Jenny Garrison, as II President-Elect

Jenny Garrison

Jenny Garrison

Dear Imagery Community,

This January I will take the title of President of Imagery International. I extend sincere gratitude to the present Board of Directors, and to current President, Susan Ezra, for their trust and confidence in me. As I step into this position, I promise to give my best.

The field of Imagery is powerful and far reaching. Many of you use Imagery in your work and personal lives in a vast multitude of ways. As an organization, II is in a position to provide a forum for our professional and personal stories that can bring the many diverse ways that we do Imagery into the world. Through our Internet website, through our annual conference, and through the pages of this journal, we are linked to one another. I see II as a “watering hole” — a place where we can come individually to be nurtured and inspired by each other as we use Imagery in our own growth and healing and offer it to others in the same spirit of growth and healing.

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Love and Light at Years End

December 24, 2014

From the President’s Desk

Susan Ezra

Greetings Imagery Community:

Susan Ezra

Susan Ezra

I am sending you good wishes for a warm winter holiday season. May it be filled with light, love, family and friends, and some quiet reflective time too. Now is the time for really slowing down and going inside to contemplate what this year has been about, what we are grateful for, what we want to Forgive and what we want to let go of.

According to Chinese Medicine, winter is the home of the north, the element of water, the deer, and the emotion of turning fear into gentleness. As I prepare to complete my six years as a member of the II board, including two years as your president, I am giving some time for reflection.

Imagery International is approaching its 20th anniversary. Each year the association continues to mature in its organizational development, while always remaining a grassroots, caring community of like-hearted and minded individuals who share the common love of Imagery for health and well-being. I have loved seeing our community expand to include many artists and educators as well as healthcare practitioners. And we believe there is energy to expand our community so much more in the coming years! That kind of energy was very present at our October conference.

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Leslie Davenport – IPY 2013

December 16, 2014

Honoring the Imagery Person of the Year – Leslie Davenport, LMFT
By Susan Ezra, President of Imagery International

Leslie Davenport (L) Susan Ezra (R)

Leslie Davenport (L) Susan Ezra (R)

Each year we have the distinct pleasure of awarding the Imagery Person of the Year for Imagery International. This person is chosen from our community because of outstanding contribution to the field of Imagery in general or to our organization in particular. This has been a tradition for over a decade now.

The award goes to Leslie Davenport, LMFT, who has devoted 25 years of her career to bringing Guided Imagery into the hospital-healthcare complex. With stylish grace and quiet fortitude she has created many programs and forged many bridges. It all begin in 1989 when she developed an internship program through the spiritual care department at Marin General Hospital in California to offer Guided Imagery and meditation at the bedside for patients and staff. In 1994, she went on to formalize a Marriage Family Therapist training program in guided Imagery, which greatly expanded services for patients.

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ImagiNews: December 2014

December 10, 2014

The December 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.

ImagiNewsDec.2014

From the EDITORS DESK

by Bev Hollander, BSN, MS, HNB-BC

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Susan Ezra and Terry Reed Imagery Training

December 4, 2014

February-March 2015 master course offering techniques from Integrative Imagery Certification program

Greetings!

photoSue and TerryI wanted you all to know about the master course Terry Reed and I will be teaching in February-March, 2015.

It is being offered through Wisdom of the Whole Coaching Academy. And I am just finishing the coaching training.

The imagery techniques are ones from our Certificate Program in Integrative Imagery. So those who are Beyond Ordinary Nursing graduates may want a refresher of these techniques. Plus Terry will be presenting Emotional Freedom Technique. And if you have not taken the Integrative Imagery training, this teleclass will be a great introduction to it.
Let me know if you have any questions. We would love to have you in the course!

Click HERE to register.

Click HERE to download a flyer.

PS Early bird registration is till Janurary 21, 2015

With warm regards,

Susan Ezra


Leslie Davenport Imagery Trainings

December 3, 2014
Imagery Trainings
 
JFK
All are offered through John F Kennedy Unviersity Continuing Education Program, Berkeley Campus, California. For more information and to register, call (800) 557-1384.

http://www.jfku.edu/Programs-and-Courses/Continuing-Extended-Education/Deep-Imagination.html

January 10, 2015: Clinical Applications of Deep Imagination, Level I

February 21, 2015: Clinical Applications of Deep Imagination, Level II 

March 6, 2015: Resolving Complex Grief

March 6, 2015: Somatic Imagery to Relieve Stress and Anxiety 

April 18, 2015: Clinical Applications of Deep Imagination, Level I

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How Your Brain Gets Smarter

November 16, 2014

The Truth About How Your Brain Gets Smarter,” by Christine Camaford, Contributor

This excerpt is taken from Forbes Daily, Tuesday November 11, 2014

The Smarter Secret

Let’s assume “smarter” means making better choices, getting more of what you want and less of what you don’t. Let’s assume “smarter” means learning things faster, having more “ah ha” moments, breaking through mental barriers swiftly and with deep fulfillment.

Here’s how it works.

Roughly half of your brain is made of grey matter (where neural pathways are forged and reside) and the other half is made of white matter. First it’s key to know that neurons that fire together, wire together. This means to learn something new, to set a new habit in place, repetition is required. When you practice something deeply, intentionally and with some element of struggle a neural pathway is formed. Neurons are now firing together in a new sequence, and thus are wiring together as a collective. Repeated firing signals that this neural pathway is important. Repeated firing with deep practice and either struggle or ecstasy, alerts oligodendrocytes and astrocytes that this pathway needs to be upgraded, or insulated, and the process of myelination begins.

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