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Guided Imagery is Approved for Use at the VA

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

GUIDED IMAGERY NOW ON AN “APPROVED FOR USE” LIST AT THE VETERANS’ HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

Belleruth Naparstek

 Belleruth Naparstek

“As of August 8th, Guided Imagery has been officially placed on an Approved for Use list at the VA.  

This should result in more veterans having access to guided imagery, meditation and other powerful, portable mind-body interventions – hugely helpful, because it’s self-administered, private, low cost, loadable to a phone or MP3 player, user friendly, and available 24/7, including 3 am when it’s just you and your anxiety. So this is big for our vets.”

 

This should result in more veterans having access to guided imagery, meditation and other powerful, portable mind-body interventions – hugely helpful, because it’s, self-administered, private, low cost, loadable to a phone or MP3 player, user friendly, and available 24/7, including 3 am when it’s just you and your anxiety. So this is big for our vets.

And now that we’ll have our new platform up and running in a couple weeks, we’ll be able to provide downloads and shortly thereafter, apps, at the blink of a blink.  So this is big for us, too.”

To see the full article click HERE.

Belleruth Naparstek -Guided Imagery Basics

Sunday, April 30th, 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

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.

Susan Ezra: Health Coaching and Integrative Imagery!

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Imagery International presents:
Health Coaching and Integrative Imagery: A Free Teleseminar 
Wednesday August 5th
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time

Susan Ezra

Susan Ezra

Join us for an informative talk by Susan Ezra, RN, HN-BC on the dynamic duo of Health Coaching and Integrative Imagery!

Integrative Imagery is such a powerful healing modality and health coaching is a very popular approach to helping people achieve their goals in life. In this hour talk, we will explore the similarities and complementary nature of using this dynamic duo together.

Susan Ezra is a long-time imagery practitioner/teacher and is now trained in health coaching.

She is eager to share some ideas with our Imagery International community.

If you would like to attend this discussion, click here to register
Questions? Contact Maurine Killough, II Membership chair at: imagery@astound.net

For Our Military Heros – Dr. Jerry Epstein

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

For Our Military Heroes — Stress Reduction: Mental Healing Through Imagery by Jerry Epstein, MD

As a medical doctor in the receiving hospital at Valley Forge, PA, I saw first hand the physical and emotional toll of the Vietnam War on the returning vets. At that time I did not know of mental imagery (visualizations) and its potential as a powerful healing tool to help our veterans readapt to civilian life.

Mental imagery can help heal the whole person – ease and help repair physical suffering and pain, reduce anxiety, depression, and guilt, reverse PTSD, and restore purpose and meaning to life.  Requiring only a few seconds of time, it can be done anywhere, at any time, at no cost.

As warriors, veterans have been conditioned through their training and experiences to live on hyper-alert, ready to respond to the slightest stimuli in a world of potential danger.  At home, these once useful traits need to be toned down, recalibrated, to live in a world of peace.

Using their most powerful “weapon”, their minds, veterans can re-train themselves to be less reactive, slow down and once again “smell the roses.”

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June 24 Member Only Free TeleSeminar/ Marie Knapp, EdD

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

The Dance of Imagery & Reiki: A Meaningful Relationship
24 Jun 2015
4:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time

A FREE TeleSeminar
with II Member, Marie Knapp,
 EdD
 
A FREE Member Share TeleSeminar

A first in a series of TeleSeminars to connect II members
with each other and broaden our practices


We invite you to join us in an experience of blending guided imagery and Reiki for the purpose of balancing, stress reduction and personal growth. Notice how variations dance their way into the process intuitively. Make notes, ask questions, share experiences. We all learn from each other.

Marie will focus on how she uses imagery to draw clients into the Reiki session, helps them use imagery in their intentions, and how together they use imagery to release blocks.

Join us on June 24th at 4 p.m. PST/7 p.m. EST for this new offering from Imagery International.

Click Here to Register

About Marie…Marie Knapp has a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Toronto.  It was through her course work that she first learned to use imagery in teaching/learning, growth and change in adults.  She applied it in her career as a nurse educator.  It has expanded as she has taken advanced Reiki courses in her retirement.  (Reiki Master Teacher and Holy Fire Karuna Reiki Master Teacher). Marie has a small practice as a Reiki Practitioner, Reiki Teacher, workshop facilitator and public speaker.

www.marieknapp.com

 

Money and Business Webinar – Lynn Telford-Sahl

Thursday, January 15th, 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

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Spirit is Reveal in Prepositions

Tuesday, January 6th, 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

Tuesday, December 30th, 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

Wednesday, December 24th, 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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