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Register for II Conference Oct. 20-22, 2017

May 18, 2017

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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!

 

Call for Proposals Imagery International 2017 Conference

February 17, 2017

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

IMAGERY INTERNATIONAL: ENLIVENING THE MIND-BODY-IMAGERY CONNECTION

This year we begin with curiosity surrounding the imagery that lives within our bodies as we delve into the wisdom, mystery, and vitality of the mind-body connection. We ask the questions:

What is mind-body awareness?
How do images that reside within influence our bodies?
What is important in learning more about the mind-body-imagery connection?

Imagery International invites you to submit a proposal as we initiate a lively conference focusing on the power of imagery and the mind-body experience. Offer your professional, imagery-based 90-minute workshop, with an emphasis on participant involvement and experience! Please submit:

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 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?

Send applications to Darcie Richardson at: imageryconferencechair@gmail.com or by mail,

120 State Avenue NE, PMB 1013, Olympia WA 98501. Contact Darcie with additional inquiries.

IMAGERY INTERNATIONAL: ENLIVENING THE
MIND-BODY-IMAGERY CONNECTION
October Oct 20 – Oct 22, 2017
Vallombrosa Retreat Center
Menlo Park, California


Teleseminar: Compassion Fatigue 03-22-2017

January 31, 2017
A Free II Teleseminar on Compassion Fatigue
March 22, 2017
4:00 PM Pacific Time

Professional Resilience: Helping Doesn’t Have to Hurt

with Marette Monson, LCSW, MBA

This presentation draws from the Accelerated Recovery Program for Compassion Fatigue and the Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist Training to provide an informative 30 minute presentation for professional helpers to prevent compassion fatigue and other work-related stress disorders. Created by Dr. Eric Gentry, the Accelerated Recovery Program for Compassion Fatigue has been published in several journals and is recognized as an effective treatment for the symptoms of compassion fatigue. The presentation is a potent alchemy of didactic information, experiential processing, and transformative techniques that assist the professional and/or volunteer care provider in resolving symptoms of compassion fatigue while, at once, developing resiliency skills and practices that prevent compassion fatigue symptoms in the future.  The keynote will serve to dispel common myths about compassion fatigue and its prevention and treatment and encourage and empower professional caregivers to seek care and support each other.

 

Marette Monson, LCSW, MBA is the only Certified Expert in Compassion Fatigue and Resiliency in the United States. She is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Educator from the Figley Institute. Marette has been personally mentored by J. Eric Gentry, Ph.D., LMHC is an internationally recognized leader in the study and treatment of compassion fatigue. In 1997, under Dr. Charles Figley’s direction, Gentry developed the Accelerated Recovery Program for Compassion Fatigue with Anna Baranowsky, Ph.D., and Kathleen Dunning.  The ARP has demonstrated powerful effectiveness for treating the symptoms of compassion fatigue. Marette is trained and certified in the techniques from the ARP and her agency and private practice in Holladay, UT, called the Center for Counseling Excellence, is one of the only compassion fatigue treatment centers in the United States. Marette just finished co-authoring a workbook on professional resilience, which will be available on Amazon in the Spring of 2017. She is a seasoned speaker who has presented at workshops and conferences around the United States. Her commitment to her mission to serve caregivers helping them to become evermore effective with minimal symptoms is evident throughout this keynote. You will be challenged, inspired, and uplifted by Marette Monson and this address.


ImagiNews: December 2016

December 12, 2016

The December issue of ImagiNews is online and now available for members to enjoy. Visit ImageryInternational.org to view the beautiful cover art. From this link, members can access the complete issue in the Members Only Area, 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.

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This issue highlights our 8th annual Imagery Internation Conference: On the Wings of Expansion. Many beautiful memories were formed and friendships strengthened. Please consider being a part of our 2017 conference, The Movement of Imagery, to be held October 20-22, 2017. You can find details on our website, http://imageryinternational.org/.

In this issue, you’ll also find inspiring poetry, informative and fun articles and an interview with the 2015 Imagery Person of the Year, Eligio Stephen (Steve) Gallegos. Congratulations!

Please check it out!

Warmly,
Bev Hollander
Editor


Teleseminar: Dynamic Public Speaking 01_18_2017

December 1, 2016

Teleseminar: Dynamic Public Speaking

a Free II Teleseminar
January 18, 2017
4:00 PM Pacific Time

Dynamic Public Speaking

Nancy Seagal

      Nancy Seagal

So often sole proprietor business owners, particularly in the healing arts field, find it challenging to represent themselves in a dynamic effective manner. Learning the art of public speaking is a tremendous asset whether you are working with a client one on one or addressing a large group. In this Telesminar I will provide information and processes to assist, you, the business owner in speaking with clients, media, and an audience with confidence. This will support business growth and getting the essential message and purpose of your work out in to your communities. I know that each of you are doing important work and that is what has drawn us together via Imagery International. It is vital that we step out of our comfort zones and live our purpose in life! 

Click Here to Register

About our Presenter:

Best Selling Author, Nancy Seagal has been a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist since 1997. She is a seasoned Corporate Wellness keynote speaker. Nancy’s story includes one of overcoming adversity


E.S. Gallegos, II Imagery Person of the Year 2015

October 29, 2016

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E.S. Gallegos, Phd is awarded Imagery International’s Imagery Person of  the year 2015.

He says,
 “The route of healing was known within each person. I as a therapist or as a psychologist did not need to know how to go about healing a person. In fact I couldn’t. I didn’t know how to heal a person.  But what I recognized was there is something within each one of us that does know where we are injured and how we need to go about our healing and they take care of that remarkably quickly. The real injury that has happened to us, usually in childhood, is that we’ve been taught to doubt our imaginations rather than working to recognize how our imagination fits into our other ways of knowing.”

To watch his acceptance speech click HERE.