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Guided Imagery is Approved for Use at the VA

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

GUIDED IMAGERY NOW ON AN “APPROVED FOR USE” LIST AT THE VETERANS’ HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

Belleruth Naparstek

 Belleruth Naparstek

“As of August 8th, Guided Imagery has been officially placed on an Approved for Use list at the VA.  

This should result in more veterans having access to guided imagery, meditation and other powerful, portable mind-body interventions – hugely helpful, because it’s self-administered, private, low cost, loadable to a phone or MP3 player, user friendly, and available 24/7, including 3 am when it’s just you and your anxiety. So this is big for our vets.”

 

This should result in more veterans having access to guided imagery, meditation and other powerful, portable mind-body interventions – hugely helpful, because it’s, self-administered, private, low cost, loadable to a phone or MP3 player, user friendly, and available 24/7, including 3 am when it’s just you and your anxiety. So this is big for our vets.

And now that we’ll have our new platform up and running in a couple weeks, we’ll be able to provide downloads and shortly thereafter, apps, at the blink of a blink.  So this is big for us, too.”

To see the full article click HERE.

Imaginews: August 2017

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

The August 2017 issue of ImagiNews has been published and mailed.

The online version is now available for members to enjoy. Click HERE to view the beautiful cover art. From this link, members can access the complete issue by clicking the Members Only Resources link, and we hope that those of you who are not yet members will be encouraged to join us so you too can read our beautiful and entertaining ImagiNews journal.

This issue – themed, “Resilience” – includes information about the six workshops and presenters at our 2017 conference, informative and inspirational articles and poetry by members, welcome to new board members and much more. We continue to promote our 2017 conference, Enlivening the Mind-Body-Imagery Connection, to be held October 20-22, 2017. You can find details and the registration link our website HERE

Also in this issue, you’ll find a recap of the spring teleseminar on “Compassion Fatigue and Resilience,” our conference flyer and a piece by our new reporter, Cecily Markham!

Please check it out!

Warmly,
Bev Hollander
Editor

Belleruth Naparstek -Guided Imagery Basics

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

Guided Imagery 101 – Some Basics for Everyone by Belleruth Naparstek

Here is some basic information on guided imagery. It was put together when we built California Community College students their own free guided imagery download page. The audios on that page are used to reduce stress, promote sleep, and improve concentration, among other things. 

This information may come in handy for yourself or, if you’re a healthcare or mental health professional, for people in your care. So if you’re looking for a quick but accurate way to explain guided imagery to yourself or others, check it out!

What Is Guided Imagery?

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E.S. Gallegos, II Imagery Person of the Year 2015

Saturday, October 29th, 2016

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E.S. Gallegos, Phd is awarded Imagery International’s Imagery Person of  the year 2015.

He says,
 “The route of healing was known within each person. I as a therapist or as a psychologist did not need to know how to go about healing a person. In fact I couldn’t. I didn’t know how to heal a person.  But what I recognized was there is something within each one of us that does know where we are injured and how we need to go about our healing and they take care of that remarkably quickly. The real injury that has happened to us, usually in childhood, is that we’ve been taught to doubt our imaginations rather than working to recognize how our imagination fits into our other ways of knowing.”

To watch his acceptance speech click HERE.

 

ImagiNews: August 2016

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

The August issue of ImagiNews has been published and the online version is now available for members to enjoy. Visit ImageryInternational.org to view the beautiful cover art. From this link, members can access the complete issue in the Members Only Area, and we hope that those of you who are not yet members will be encouraged to join us so you too can read our beautiful and entertaining ImagiNews journal.

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No Direction But Its Own Bright Grace” came on a late spring day when I painted by the Piscataqua River in Eliot, Maine.

This day, I felt stirrings inside, and I wanted to find something different, something hidden, something that went unnoticed, yet in its quiet strength continued on, no matter the obstacles. Something worthy even though it would never call attention to itself; something that served with no expectation of reward. I found a secluded spot near a pier and saw a patch of sea grass in the water near the shallows. It swayed in the breeze and caught the sun, with the river undulating and sparkling around it. There was movement, stillness, light, shadow, all the elements and opposing forces that make up Life. Yet even in its beauty, it was humble. It called me, and so I tried to capture that elusive something it evoked in me.

When it was finished, I kept thinking of the word Grace and a line from Pablo Neruda’s poem “Water.”

Dawn Boyer 

In this issue, you’ll find inspiring poetry, informative and fun articles and calls to nominate new members for our board and a recipient for Person of the Year Award.

 

Teleseminar with Leslie Davenport: Transformative Imagery

Monday, May 2nd, 2016
Transformative Imagery! A Talk with Leslie Davenport
June 2, 2016
4 p.m. PST
A Free Teleseminar hosted by Imagery International

transformative_imageryJoin us for a charged talk with Leslie Davenport about her second book on guided imagery: Transformative Imagery: Cultivating the Imagination for Healing, Change, and Growth. This powerful book is a collection from 24 leading pioneers in imagery, artfully edited by Leslie. It includes imagery’s contributions to the medical field, depth psychology, the arts, wisdom traditions, and as a vehicle for social change, and 30 imagery scripts that will enable professionals to tailor guided imagery to their individual practice. Leslie will share the inspiration behind this work as well as some of it’s original content. There will be a call-in option for questions and answers. Join us on the call as we dig in to share the seeds of awareness of the power of imagery!

Click HERE to register


Leslie Davenport

Leslie Davenport

Leslie is an integrative psychotherapist and founding member of the Humanities Program at Marin General Hospital, which evolved into the Institute for Health & Healing in collaboration with California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. She helped build the program over twenty-five years, which included a Guided Imagery internship, and imagery at the bedside and in the Integrative Clinics. She is currently in private practice, on faculty at California Institute of Integral Studies and JFK University, and is completing a third book which includes how imagery has a role to play in reversing climate change.

ImagiNews: April 2016

Monday, April 11th, 2016

The April issue of ImagiNews has been published and the online version is now available for members to enjoy. Visit ImageryInternational.org to view the beautiful cover art. From this link, members can access the complete issue in the Members Only Area, and we hope that those of you who are not yet members will be encouraged to join us so you too can read our beautiful and entertaining ImagiNews journal.

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In this issue, you’ll find inspiring poetry, informative and fun articles by our members and two imagery exercises, one from Gerry Epstein, MD.

Gerry Epstein, MD

Gerry Epstein, MD

 

Please check it out!

Warmly,

Bev Hollander

Editor

New Imagery International Flyer

Friday, February 26th, 2016

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Click to download our flyer HERE  and share with your colleagues and friends that Imagery International is expanding it’s outreach.

Save the date for our  Eighth Annual Imagery Conference: On Wings of Expansion set for October 21-23, 2016.

 

 

April ImagiNews issue submission deadline coming up!!

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Hi Imagery Lovers,
I can hardly believe it – Spring is – well – springing. I have daffodils blooming and plum trees breaking into bud. AND – now I need to ask for you to send me your submissions for our April ImagiNews. The theme is SANCTUARY and should bring to mind all of those special sacred places you and your Imagery clients head towards in the relaxation process. Please sit a moment and reflect upon those sessions, those moments, that take you or another to their own sanctuary. Please share your stories. Deadline is March 1st – please hurry!!
Thanks,
Bev Hollander, Editor ImagiNews

Peace begins within

To see submission guidelines and send your submission to Bev for ImagiNews click HERE.

ImagiNews: December 2015

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

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To find out more about the December 2015 Issue of ImagiNews click HERE.  Theme for the April issue is Sanctuary. Submissions are due March 1.  To find the guidelines for submissions click HERE.