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Archive for the ‘Dreams’ Category

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.

Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 29th, 2010

We wish you and your family a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

From the Imperial Thomsom Innovative Wellness blog, we learn how wishes can come true.

Janine Thomson says:

Your Wish or Intention can be on one of those pieces of confetti!!!!!

I am a big believer in sending out your wishes and intentions.  Being open to possibilities no matter how big or small.

Imagine my surprise when I found out you can send out your wishes and intentions along with others from around the world.  You can have  your wishes and intentions release with the New Years Confetti at Times Square!

Read my blog and find out how.

Dottie's Dream Come True

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

DottiePendeltonAbout ten years ago, I had a vivid and startling dream.  In the dream world, I was somehow creating bowls and other objects from paper pulp–luminous, energized items which I just loved myself and which others were attracted to as well. I felt strong and vital in the dream and so happy. The next day, I went to my local library and found just two books on the “new books” shelf–one was on how to cast paper pulp into bowls, and the other was about following your dream imagery wisdom.

That got my attention, so right away I began a long and compatible relationship with paper casting, which has evolved over the years into creating handmade cast paper  bowls for bowl-and-bead meditation as well as a variety of cast paper pastries. Click here for the rest of her story.

Look at her Bowl and Bead Meditation and Cast Paper Artwork some of the results of her dreaming.


Dottie is  a member of Imagery International and graduate of the Academy for Guided Imagery. She has a private practice in Davis, California where she offers guided imagery and other relaxation and meditation work.