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ImagiNews: August 2016

August 4, 2016

The August issue of ImagiNews has been published and the online version is 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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No Direction But Its Own Bright Grace” came on a late spring day when I painted by the Piscataqua River in Eliot, Maine.

This day, I felt stirrings inside, and I wanted to find something different, something hidden, something that went unnoticed, yet in its quiet strength continued on, no matter the obstacles. Something worthy even though it would never call attention to itself; something that served with no expectation of reward. I found a secluded spot near a pier and saw a patch of sea grass in the water near the shallows. It swayed in the breeze and caught the sun, with the river undulating and sparkling around it. There was movement, stillness, light, shadow, all the elements and opposing forces that make up Life. Yet even in its beauty, it was humble. It called me, and so I tried to capture that elusive something it evoked in me.

When it was finished, I kept thinking of the word Grace and a line from Pablo Neruda’s poem “Water.”

Dawn Boyer 

In this issue, you’ll find inspiring poetry, informative and fun articles and calls to nominate new members for our board and a recipient for Person of the Year Award.

 


Free Teleseminar: Cinematherapy: A Transformative Catalyst

August 2, 2016
Cinematherapy: A Transformative Catalyst
A Free Teleseminar hosted by Imagery International
September 6, 2016
4 p.m. PST

Join us for a talk with psychotherapist Bronwyn Robertson about her recent publication by the American Counseling Association: “All things connect: the integration of mindfulness, cinema and psychotherapy.” Her article explores how the integration of cinema within psychotherapy can be a powerful, transformative catalyst for personal growth and healing. As noted in the article, she has integrated cinematherapy within an experiential, mindfulness-oriented approach with well over a thousand clients, ranging in age from three-years-old to 70, with remarkable results. She will discuss how this multisensory, multilayered approach to therapy reaches people at a very deep level, emotionally, spiritually and even neurophysiologically.

Click Here to Register

Bronwyn Robertson is an integrative psychotherapist who has lectured and published internationally on mindfulness-oriented cinematherapy, mindfulness-based psychotherapy, and the treatment of anxiety and trauma. She is in private practice in Virginia and also provides therapy for youth in foster care and in the adoptive process via a nonprofit community agency.

 


2016 Conference Register Now!

May 17, 2016

Imagery International Annual Conference 2016

On the Wings of Expansion

When: October 21, 22, 23, 2016

Where: Vallombrosa Retreat Center, Menlo Park, CA

Why: To explore the power of Imagery with others who also appreciate its magic! Enjoy a series of dynamic, educational, expansive workshops that are all about imagery!

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Topics include:

Spiritual Imagery of the Shaman
with Hypnotherapist and Counselor, Pamela Albee

Active Imagination
with Professor Nancy Galindo, PhD, Pacifica Graduate Institute

The 5-Elements, Photography and Contemplative Practice
with photographer Monique Fay and Professor Juliet Rhode-Brown

A Collaboration of Poetry and Imagery
with poet and artist Cecily Markham, RN

Investigating the Trickster Archetype and Story
with Life Coach Karen Hawkwood

Explore the practice of Spirit Breath Flow
with Reiki Practitioner Janice Baker, M.Ht.

Click Here to Register

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Looking forward to seeing you there.


Teleseminar with Leslie Davenport: Transformative Imagery

May 2, 2016
Transformative Imagery! A Talk with Leslie Davenport
June 2, 2016
4 p.m. PST
A Free Teleseminar hosted by Imagery International

transformative_imageryJoin us for a charged talk with Leslie Davenport about her second book on guided imagery: Transformative Imagery: Cultivating the Imagination for Healing, Change, and Growth. This powerful book is a collection from 24 leading pioneers in imagery, artfully edited by Leslie. It includes imagery’s contributions to the medical field, depth psychology, the arts, wisdom traditions, and as a vehicle for social change, and 30 imagery scripts that will enable professionals to tailor guided imagery to their individual practice. Leslie will share the inspiration behind this work as well as some of it’s original content. There will be a call-in option for questions and answers. Join us on the call as we dig in to share the seeds of awareness of the power of imagery!

Click HERE to register


Leslie Davenport

Leslie Davenport

Leslie is an integrative psychotherapist and founding member of the Humanities Program at Marin General Hospital, which evolved into the Institute for Health & Healing in collaboration with California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. She helped build the program over twenty-five years, which included a Guided Imagery internship, and imagery at the bedside and in the Integrative Clinics. She is currently in private practice, on faculty at California Institute of Integral Studies and JFK University, and is completing a third book which includes how imagery has a role to play in reversing climate change.


ImagiNews: April 2016

April 11, 2016

The April issue of ImagiNews has been published and the online version is 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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In this issue, you’ll find inspiring poetry, informative and fun articles by our members and two imagery exercises, one from Gerry Epstein, MD.

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Gerry Epstein, MD

 

Please check it out!

Warmly,

Bev Hollander

Editor


New Imagery International Flyer

February 26, 2016

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Click to download our flyer HERE  and share with your colleagues and friends that Imagery International is expanding it’s outreach.

Save the date for our  Eighth Annual Imagery Conference: On Wings of Expansion set for October 21-23, 2016.

 

 


April ImagiNews issue submission deadline coming up!!

February 23, 2016

Hi Imagery Lovers,
I can hardly believe it – Spring is – well – springing. I have daffodils blooming and plum trees breaking into bud. AND – now I need to ask for you to send me your submissions for our April ImagiNews. The theme is SANCTUARY and should bring to mind all of those special sacred places you and your Imagery clients head towards in the relaxation process. Please sit a moment and reflect upon those sessions, those moments, that take you or another to their own sanctuary. Please share your stories. Deadline is March 1st – please hurry!!
Thanks,
Bev Hollander, Editor ImagiNews

Peace begins within

To see submission guidelines and send your submission to Bev for ImagiNews click HERE.


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.

This was a sold-out program, click here to listen to the recording


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: imageryconferencechair@gmail.com. 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

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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.