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Susan Ezra Quigong in San Anselmo, CA

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

NB:  Sue will be offering a session during our annual Saturday afternoon break. If you are not familiar with quigong this is a great time to learn what it’s about (or if you are experienced meet with a wonderful teacher).  We will not offer credits for attending.  Self-care is an important part of a guides life.

Greetings Dear Friends;

Sue Ezra, RN

Sue Ezra, RN

I am very excited to announce I will be offering a new weekly Qigong class starting Saturday July 6th, 8:30-9:30am at the Yoga Garden in San Anselmo, California.

Click to see the flyer Qigong with Susan Ezra if you are local and interested in attending. Please email me if you have any questions.
With Warm Summer Regards,
Susan


Susan Ezra, RN, HN-BC
Certified Holistic Nurse and
Integrative Imagery Specialist
President of Imagery International
415.308.7808

http://www.susanezra.com
http://imageryinternational.org
Qigong with Susan Ezra

Beyond Massage Therapy

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Beyond Massage Therapy: Expand Your Practice with a Complementary Credential by Brad Schlossberg

Published in the May issue of Massage Magazine.

“By earning a credential outside the massage field, touch therapists can expand their work to the level of dual practice.”

Rebecca Klinger, LMT

Long time Imagery International member Rebecca Klinger was one of several massage therapists interviewed for this article.  She is based in Manhatten, New York.  Rebecca talks about the value of adding Holistic Health Counseling (HCC)  and Guided Imagery  to her touch practice.

“With massage, I can immediately affect physical injuries, aches and pains,” Klinger says. “With the Holistic Health Couseling credential, I can also address other contributing factors such as exercise, sugar and caffeine intake, rest and any life situations that may be causing stress.”

“Guided Imagery helps me teach people how to use the power of imagery– their imaginations–to manage stress and pain, access their creativity, resolve inner conflicts and so much more,” she says. It’s a wonderful third leg on my mind-body practice.”

To see more about her work and the advantages of additional credentials see the May 2010 issue of Massage Magazine.

Rebecca Klinger, LMT
80 East 11th Street, Suite 521
New York, NY 10003
http://www.rebeccaklinger.net

Self-Management Tools

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Using Guided Imagery for Creativity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Problem Solving

By the end of the day we want to use our minds in a proactive, positive way to be the driver of our life and not slaves to inner thoughts/emotions/memory/illusions – the spaghetti mind.

Why spaghetti? Because even though man has made tremendous advancements in science and technology, the mind’s operating system is still a mystery. We don’t really know the algorithm that is behind motivation and attention.

We all experience associative thoughts/emotions/sensations popping into our bodymind which influence our behavior and the quality of our life.

I see imagination as the simulator of the mind for creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and problem solving. It’s an unlimited tool to check possibilities, explore a variety of options and be “open minded” where our logical, rational mind, that is so connected to acquired knowledge, sometimes prevents us from doing.

Imagination is a resource that has an ambivalent connotation: it’s positive when used for art and creativity…it’s negative when it is used as illusionary mind or ill mind.

Our minds like gestalt scenarios.  We like stories that are structured, with beginnings, bodies and ends. When we lack information or when our memories betray us, imagination comes in and fills the holes with information to complete the picture/ the story.

So how do we utilize imagination as a resource for creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and problem solving and at the same time be aware and cautious of its illusionary side that can harm our balance and sanity? The first stage is to cleanup and order the desktop of our consciousness.  The “I” should look at himself in the mirror, observe the whole complexity of the dynamic layers of his being, and let the sane part of the mind take dominance in the whole process of self-management. (more…)