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Leslie Davenport – Deep Imagination Training April 22

Thursday, April 20th, 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

Wednesday, March 22nd, 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



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; 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!


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.

Finding a Creative Path Towards a Fulfilling Life with Linda Blachman

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Linda BlachmanWomen-only experiential gathering will help you connect with the key factors involved in successfully navigating change and crafting a handmade life.

Date: November 17, 2014

Time: Monday, 7 – 9 pm

Venue: Lafayette, CA

Cost: $15.00

Person holding the event:

TheWOWTalks; Presenter: Linda Blachman, MPH, MA, CPC, CIGI

Contact phone number and  email for the event:; 510.540.8755

To register:

Presenter’s web page:

Conference Registration Get Early Bird Rates

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Imagery Internationals’s Sixth Conference:

The Healing Power of Imagery

October 24-­‐26, 2014
Fri. 5 – 9 PM
Sat. 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Sun. 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM 

Register today and get the Early Bird rate for our 2014 conference.

Become a member first and enjoy the deepest discount available.   

To become a member click HERE
We welcome all professionals interested in the practical application of guided imagery for healing and personal growth, including, but not limited to nurses, doctors, psychotherapists, social workers, hypnotherapists, and somatic workers.
Maureen Minnehan Jones

Maureen Minnehan Jones


Check our enewsletter for all the latest on the conference and an interview with a conference presenter.  The July Issue features an interview with Maureen Minnehan Jones.


Dr. Martin Rossman July Workshop

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Guided Imagery for Self-Healing workshop –

Martin Rossman, MD

Martin Rossman, MD

Who: Martin Rossman, MD

Where: 1341  S. Eliseo Dr., Greenbrae, California 94904

When: Two Saturday mornings July 19 and 26, 9 AM – Noon

Cost: $195 includes book and 4 CD set of same name

Register: Call or email Marie at 415-925-8600 or


Dr. Rossman will guide you through what he considers to be the  four essential mind/body healing skills including:

  • Deep relaxation
  • Inner Wisdom dialogue
  • Listening to your Symptoms
  • Turning Insight Into Action


Linda Blachman Transitions Workshops – SF Bay Area

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Hello dear colleagues,

Linda Blachman

Linda Blachman

I’m delighted to announce the launch of my life transitions workshops for women midlife and beyond, starting mid-July in Berkeley, California. There will be two concurrent groups,
5 sessions each, Wednesdays, 7-9 pm, Sundays 2-4 pm.

Each session will engage you with a variety of ideas, practices and tools (including
guided imagery) for connecting deeply with yourself and the present moment and discovering a creative path through change.


You can find more information on my website:


CDCs ACE Study and Unhealthy Development

Monday, April 21st, 2014

The ACES Too High Network

Click the link above to view a google docs powerpoint presentation by Jane Stevens on April 28, 2012.   Jane explained the CDC’s ACE (Adverse Childhood Experiences) Studies, and how different communities are implementing ACE concepts to help children.  The ACE studies prove [show the correlations -ed] that child sexual abuse as well as other types of traumatic childhood events prevent healthy development and have become a public health emergency. 

More about the ACE study

The ACE Study is ongoing collaborative research between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA, and Kaiser Permanente in San Diego, CA.

The Co-principal Investigators of The Study are Robert F. Anda, MD, MS, with the CDC; and Vincent J. Felitti, MD, with Kaiser Permanente.

Over 17,000 Kaiser patients participating in routine health screening volunteered to participate in The Study.  Data resulting from their participation continues to be analyzed; it reveals staggering proof of the health, social, and economic risks that result from childhood trauma.

To download the PDF of the presentation click The ACEs Too High Network.

How Somatic Imagery Relieves Stress and Anxiety Workshop

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

To find out How Somatic Imagery Relieves Stress and Anxiety sign up for the class taught by Leslie Davenport, MFT.  Earn 3 Continuing Education units.

March 7, 2014; Friday, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Berkeley campus, Room L6

Click HERE to register for the course.

Somatic Imagery to Relieve Stress & Anxiety Course Description

Research shows that interactive styles of somatic imagery are effective tools for relieving stress and anxiety. By first establishing safety and building inner resources, the client is then guided to bring mindful attention to physical symptoms of anxiety and stress. For example, if a client is having sensations of tightness and weight in the chest, the experience is deepened through imagery by having the sensation take on a color, shape, texture and voice. This interactive process reveals ways for the therapist to modulate the experience while also allowing the client to gain insight into the source of the anxiety and stress, allowing for healthy choice and change.

Pre-requisite required: Clinical Applications of Deep Imagination – Level I or instructor permission

Instructor Biography

Leslie Davenport, MFT, is an ordained interfaith minister and licensed MFT. Former core faculty for the graduate program in Transpersonal Psychology at JFK University and a founding member of the Institute for Health & Healing, she is the author of Healing and Transformation through Self-Guided Imagery.

Imagery Sampler in Pennsylvania

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Saturday November 3 Jenny Garrison is offering A DEEP IMAGERY SAMPLER: All day retreat at SYCAMORE’S SPIRIT HEALING RETREAT CENTER near English Center in Pennsylvania. This retreat includes a delicious Whole Foods lunch.

Hello Dear Friends of Imagery!

Jenny Garrison

Jenny Garrison

I want to let you know about a an ALL DAY IMAGERY GATHERING to be held at SYCAMORE’S SPIRIT HEALING RETREAT CENTER near English Center in Pennsylvania. This retreat includes a delicious WHOLE FOODS LUNCH.

Date: Saturday November 2nd
Time:  9:30am -4 pm
Cost: $90 includes lunch
Explore inner imagery for healing and soul connection.
Leave with inner tools to relieve stress and navigate life from your authentic Being

Workshop led by Jenny Garrison RN, Imagery practitioner and author of “Imagery In You: Mining for Treasure in your Inner World”

Bring a pillow and/or blanket and eye pillow to be comfortable for the inner journey time. Dress casual and comfortable.
To sign up for the day

Call 570-634-3777
register online with Sycamore’s Spirit Healing Retreat