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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:

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

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.

Imperial Thomson Innovative Wellness – November

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Maureen Imperial and Janine Thomson share more than their hypnosis practice called Imperial Thomson Innovative Wellness. They are also mother and daughter. Although they work individually with clients, they both are united in the belief that each individual they see for hypnosis should be treated with kindness, respect and compassion.  Their goal is to empower each client by giving them the tolls needed to make positive lasting change.

They were keynote speakers at Imagery International’s 2010 conference. What a dynamic duo!

November workshops offered by Imperial Thomson Innovative Wellness in the Long Island, New York area:

Maureen Imperial

Meditation with Maureen

This meditation circle we will explore different sounds and vibrations you can use with your meditation. This will also help you choose specific meditation mantras to use on your own.

When: Tuesday November 16 @ 7:00pm
Where: Step Into Wellness – Bellport Village, NY

Instructor: Maureen Imperial
Email if you want to attend.

Janine Thomson

Incorporating EFT and Reiki

Combining  Reiki and EFT offers amazing work that can be done either assisting others or doing self-work.

When: Sunday November 21, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Where Step Into Wellness, 10 Station Court, Bellport Village, NY

Introduction To EFT

Where: Truth Seeker Meeting – Patchogue
When: Friday November 19th,  7:00 – 9:00pm

Instructor: Janine Thomson EFT adv.
Email me for more information

Maureen and Janine practice in Long Island, New York.  If you live near them check their website for upcoming events and subscribe to their newsletter

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.

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…)