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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.

Jenny Garrison – President-elect

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Jenny Garrison, as II President-Elect

Jenny Garrison

Jenny Garrison

Dear Imagery Community,

This January I will take the title of President of Imagery International. I extend sincere gratitude to the present Board of Directors, and to current President, Susan Ezra, for their trust and confidence in me. As I step into this position, I promise to give my best.

The field of Imagery is powerful and far reaching. Many of you use Imagery in your work and personal lives in a vast multitude of ways. As an organization, II is in a position to provide a forum for our professional and personal stories that can bring the many diverse ways that we do Imagery into the world. Through our Internet website, through our annual conference, and through the pages of this journal, we are linked to one another. I see II as a “watering hole” — a place where we can come individually to be nurtured and inspired by each other as we use Imagery in our own growth and healing and offer it to others in the same spirit of growth and healing.

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Love and Light at Years End

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

From the President’s Desk

Susan Ezra

Greetings Imagery Community:

Susan Ezra

Susan Ezra

I am sending you good wishes for a warm winter holiday season. May it be filled with light, love, family and friends, and some quiet reflective time too. Now is the time for really slowing down and going inside to contemplate what this year has been about, what we are grateful for, what we want to Forgive and what we want to let go of.

According to Chinese Medicine, winter is the home of the north, the element of water, the deer, and the emotion of turning fear into gentleness. As I prepare to complete my six years as a member of the II board, including two years as your president, I am giving some time for reflection.

Imagery International is approaching its 20th anniversary. Each year the association continues to mature in its organizational development, while always remaining a grassroots, caring community of like-hearted and minded individuals who share the common love of Imagery for health and well-being. I have loved seeing our community expand to include many artists and educators as well as healthcare practitioners. And we believe there is energy to expand our community so much more in the coming years! That kind of energy was very present at our October conference.

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