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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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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)
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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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Planning, Inspiration, Motivation and the TIME to set clear goals, objectives and strategies for 2015 in this 3 week series.

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Happiness is Doing This

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Happiness: Savoring is the Antidote to Habituation

by Glenda Cedarleaf,

Glenda Cedarleaf

Glenda Cedarleaf

I attended a workshop last Friday on Positive Psychology with Dr. Lynn Johnson. His opening remark was about how amazement is our natural default state of mind. Unfortunately, we can easily fall prey to habituation. The antidote to habituation is to develop the process of savoring, of reconnecting with our sense of wonder and deep appreciation of our lives.

This got me thinking about why I love guided imagery. When we settle into an imagery journey, it is as if we are taking a magnifying glass and looking deeply, into the sights and sounds and kinesthetic sense of the experience. The theta brain wave state enhances this deepening. How satisfying to be fully present, to let go of distractions and truly be in the journey.

Click here to read the entire article and to watch the video  and receive a free downloadable E-Book and meditative video.

Glenda Cedarleaf, MSW LCSW

Clinical Hypnotherapist

Holistic Psychotherapist and Coach

Women’s Group and SoulCollage(R) Facilitator

Making Money with Imagery

Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Denise Hughes, Imagery International’s Treasurer has a new book out Earn Save Spend Give by Denise Hughes. Denise was a featured speaker at our conference a couple years ago and gave an astonishing talk on the relationships we have with finances and imagery that represent the various parts of us that have wants and needs in conflicts with other parts.

Book by

Book by

Denise Hughes, MACP

Denise Hughes, MACP

 

Connect with Denise on Facebook and buy her book:

https://www.facebook.com/denisehughesfinancialconsultant

Podcast Interview: Imagery and Times of Transition

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

October 2013 Conference Speaker Linda Blachman: Anything Can Happen: Transition as Transformative Journey towards Renewal of Self, Life and Story

Linda Blachman

Linda Blachman

Linda Blachman, author of Another Morning: Voices of Truth and Hope from Mothers with Cancer, Life transitions Coach, Imagery Guide and Life Change Artist Coach talks with Lea Bayles, Program Director of Imagery International. Linda discusses how her ten years as founder and director of the Mothers Living Stories Project  and her own experience with illness shaped her perspective on the power of imagery in times of transition.  In Linda’s coaching business, Choose Life! she helps clients transform the turmoil of life transitions into a creative journey towards growth, healing and renewal.

Click HERE to visit Linda’s website.

About Guided Imagery

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Guided Imagery defined

Dr. Jeanne Achterberg, a leader in imagery exploration and application, refers to imagery as “the thought process that invokes and uses the senses: vision, audition, smell, taste, the senses of movement, position and touch. It is the communication between perception, emotion, and bodily change.” Guided Imagery can evoke change through the senses both physical and imagined by skillful guidance.

Guided Imagery Experienced

A definition does not capture the experience of working with a trained Guided Imagery practitioner.  And most people who have not had experience with this approach want to know about research on efficacy of Guided Imagery for changing symptoms, behavior before deciding to try it out.  Imagery International’s professionals have written about their work over the years and through articles in Imagery International’s newsletter – ImagiNews –  discuss how they have incorporated their Guided Imagery training into their practices.

Our membership is comprised of diverse licensed and certified professionals who show how this work is useful to virtually all types of work.

To see these articles that range from relevant research citations to treatment of symptoms and behavioral problems visit our About Guided Imagery page.

All types of professionals are not represented here.  We will be adding information as articles are submitted.

Not Fearing Death

Friday, March 11th, 2011

Click on the title to visit David Spero, RN’s blog: Not Fearing Death

from David Spero RN’s blog Reason to Live: Healing stories and Self-Care Strategies For Chronic Illness, Depression, and Hard Times

When I worked at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco, I had an 82 year old cardiac patient named Wilson.  First name Mel, but he preferred just “Wilson.” He was one of those classic crotchety old guys, wrinkled, with a scruffy white beard.  He had been a Merchant Marine and could swear like it if he felt it necessary.

David Spero

But he also had a gentle sense of humor and was a favorite of the nurses, because he could make us laugh.

Wilson had come to hospital because of a heart attack, and he was still having frequent angina (chest) pain, requiring nitroglycerin for relief.  One day, Dr. Simon, the hospital’s top cardiac surgeon, a tall distinguished looking man in a suit, not a lab coat, came in and told Wilson, “We need to do coronary artery bypass surgery on you.”

“I don’t like that idea much,” Wilson replied, as flatly as if he was deciding on the lunch menu.

“Well,” said the doctor, “If you don’t have the surgery, you’ll die.”

Wilson immediately brightened up.  “You mean,” he asked with apparent excitement, “if I have this surgery, I won’t die? Great! When did you guys come up with that?  I’m surprised it hasn’t been in the papers.”

Dr. Simon had to backtrack, looking somewhat embarrassed and bemused at the same time. “I’m afraid you misunderstood,” he said.  “What I meant is, you won’t die from these blocked arteries.”

“Oh,” replied Wilson, as if greatly disappointed.  “So we’re just talking about timing then. You had me going for a minute. In that case, get out of here.  Keep your hands off my heart.”

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Imagery International’s 2010 Annual Conference Flyer

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

October 22-24 2010; Vallombrosa Retreat Center, Menlo Park,  California

Imagery International hosts the Second Annual Conference:

Imagery for the Future: Illuminating Lives

Co-Sponsored by Beyond Ordinary Nursing

2010 Conference Flyer

Register Now! – II’s October 22 Conference

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Imagery International’s Second Conference

Co-Sponsored by

Beyond Ordinary Nursing

Imagery for the Future: Illuminating Lives

October 22-24, 2010
Vallombrosa Center, Menlo Park, California

Visit Imagery International’s Annual Conference webpage to see our featured speakers and topics.  Their pictures and biographies are also posted here.  On the conference page you can conveniently register online or download, print the registration form and mail it in with your check.

Attendees who attend all workshops receive 11 contact hours, provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider #13833,. This course meets the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs/LCSWs as required by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences, provider #PCE 3201.

We have designed the conference to meet practitioners needs for an economical conference.  This is an exciting, educational and inspiring event for imagery practitioners no matter what your training. Your participation will help us mainstream guided imagery, so do plan to come.