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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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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