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2016 Conference Register Now!

Tuesday, May 17th, 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

Click Here for Full Flyer

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Celebrate the Solstice San Francisco Bay Area

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

Celebrate the Solstice Saturday, December 21st, 2013, 2:00-5:00 pm/ Yoga Garden 412 Red Hill Blvd. San Anselmo, California. Click HERE to download the flyer.

Greetings Imagery Colleagues,

Susan Ezra

Susan Ezra

From darkness comes light/ From quiet comes sound/ From stillness comes forward movement

Solstice means for the sun to stand still-pause-then turn. Turn inward, and harmonize with the natural rhythm of winter. This is the season for slowing down, contemplation, holding the light in the dark, keeping the fires burning for warmth.

The element is water, the emotion is moving fear into gentleness, the organ of winter is the kidney and the animal energy is the blue-black turtle.

We will use Meditation, Guided Integrative Imagery and Chi Gong for individual and collective benefit. Integrative Imagery is a powerful mind-body practice utilizing the imagination to harness our inner wisdom and resources. Through Chi Gong we learn to cultivate our own vital life force while finding balance and harmony in the elements of nature all around us. Sacred chants with Susan Lacroix will be part of the experience as well. In the midst of this busy holiday season, give yourself this gift of light and renewal. (more…)

Call for Conference Proposals Coming Up

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Hello all you Imagery Lovers Everyone!

Jann Fredrickson, LICSW

Remember how I told you that I would be calling for proposals by the beginning part of the year? Well, I’ve changed my mind! I will be accepting proposals at the end of November. The 30th of November, to be exact. Our theme for the coming conference which is October 4-6, 2013 is :

The Magic of Imagery“.

I want you to be thinking about the proposal that YOU will send to me. And right now, I want you to stop the nonsense that I know is creeping into your brain. OF COURSE, I want to hear from you. OF COURSE, I will give your proposal every due consideration.

Here’s looking to YOUR proposal!

And oh, what a great conference we will have…..

Jann Fredrickson Ramus
2013 Conference Chair

Oct. 21-23 Woman’s Retreat in Mexico

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

A Woman’s Retreat Tepozatlan, Mexico, October 21-23

Glenda Cedarleaf

Come immerse yourself in a women’s circle and into your creative imagination through Guided Imagery, Expressive Arts, Movement, Healing Ritual and  FUN !!!

You will open to inner guidance and release emotional blocks for greater clarity and commitment

This retreat will be facilitated by 
Glenda Cedarleaf MSW LICSW 
and includes a very special
 experiential with
 Mary Lynn Patton Ed.D Clinical Psychologist

Glenda Cedarleaf is a Guided Imagery practitioner and Clinical Hypnotherapist –  who follows her calling to be a muse and midwife  for deepening the healing process through creative exploration.

She  has facilitated women’s retreats since 1995.  She has a psychotherapy and guided imagery practice in Minnetonka Minnesota.

Tepoztlan is in the mountains and is known for being the birthplace of the mighty Aztec god Quetzalcoatl. It is home to artists and lovers of Native Mexican culture. This town is filled with beautiful loving and authentic people who have maintained the best of their native culture.  You will love the weekend market filled with the colorful and flavorful foods and crafts of the people of this lovely village.

Glenda writes and records guided imagery journeys.  Her audios “Your Healing Journey” and “Healing Surgery” are now being provided to patients in the Cardiac Catheter Lab, Emergency Room, Joint Center and Surgical Department.

For more information on the retreat and how to sign up click here.

To learn more about Glenda’s work visit her website

Women’s Workshop with Glenda Cedarleaf

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

Sunday  August 8, 2010   3:30 – 7:30 pm   (includes a light supper) Registration deadline is August 5.
Where:  Lovely Meeting Space at- 13911 Ridgedale Dr.  Suite 490; Minnetonka, MN 55305

“A Summer’s Eve – with your Wise Woman and Your Inner Child”

A Women’s Group with Glenda Cedarleaf

Within each of us is a deep well of creativity, passion and wisdom. Our wise woman and inner child will help us reconnect with this resource.

The purpose of this time together is to help you slow down and reclaim  the joy  of the present moment by viewing your current life situation through the lens of these powerful inner resources.

*relax into the present

*create a dream collage,

*develop and clarify a unique daily ritual that feeds your soul

*enjoy the support of connecting with kindred spirits

You will be inspired and reconnect with the truth that—

Life is not a problem to be solved but a mystery to be explored and enjoyed –

Bring a friend!!!!

Glenda’s recently released video shows how guided imagery changed her life.

For more details about the workshop click here.

See more about Glenda here and

AHNA Regional Retreat at IONs in Petaluma, CA

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Saturday June 26th, 2010 from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Northern California American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) Regional Retreat & Education Day – You are cordially invited.

Dr. Marilyn Schlitz, Ph.D., CEO and President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), will be addressing “Consciousness and Healing:  Integral Approaches to Mind-Body Medicine”.  For speaker’s biography, visit

Marilyn Schlitz, PhD


Institute of Noetic Sciences Amphitheatre
101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA, 94958
Nestled in a beautiful nature retreat center with walking trails and a labyrinth! Join us for carpools
from the Sacramento area or form your own carpool

Agenda:  Welcome and Introductions 10:00-10:30 am

Keynote Speaker:  10:30 – 12:00 “Consciousness & Healing”

Lunch:  12:15 – 1:30

Discussion Group Topics:  1:30 – 3:00

Cost $25.00 (Includes Lunch) Nursing Students-ask for a special $15 discounted fee.

RSVP by June 15th, 2010 to Melisa Dixon ( ) or Terri Wolf (  The retreat center requires prepayment, so please mail registration payment to: “Consciousness & Healing” PO Box 67, Wilton, CA  95693.

Intended Audience:  Holistic – Minded Nurses, Physicians, and others with an interest in Mind-Body Medicine.  Everyone is Welcome!

Nursing Continuing Education credit provided by Sutter Medical Center Sacramento.  Entire program must be attended and course evaluation completed to be eligible for CE credit.  Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 3000, for 3 contact hours.

Program Objectives: Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to:
– Discuss the implications for healing based on the state of consciousness of the one who is ill.
– Discuss how the intention and consciousness of the “healer” influences the healing journey of the client.
– Verbalize one or two concepts from “Consciousness & Healing” that could be applied to assist one’s self or others in      their healing journey

November 1 Fall Women's Retreat

Thursday, October 8th, 2009


Sunday, November 1, 2009 in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Registration deadline is October 28. Click HERE for more information and to register.

Here is the link to Liv Lane and Colleen Bergstrom’s   GET REAL Show.

I also posted a segment of the show with my interview and a slideshow of inspiring images here:

A few words about imagery and creativity that I didn’t get to share yesterday……
Children are visionaries, and we as adults can disconnect from that part of our soul as we grow older… We still continue to use our imagination but —unfortunately our imagination often moves to worry imagery—