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Presentations for the 2023 Conference


Friday, October 20, 2023 - 5:25 pm to 6:55 PM - PST

Using Imagery to Erase Limiting Beliefs from the Subconscious Mind and Manifest your Ideal Future
with Emma Ludlum


In this presentation, Emma Ludlum will share the technique of Timeline Therapy and how to use imagery to change neural patterns, releasing limiting beliefs. She will provide a demonstration and share her own journey of release and the ripple effect of positive change she has experienced. Have you ever set a goal and not been able to achieve it, such as an exercise routine, or a weight loss plan? These experiences could be related to limiting beliefs in the subconscious that drive actions. 1.5 CEs

About: Emma Ludlum describes herself as a happiness coach and coaches clients using NLP, Timeline Therapy, hypnotherapy and mental fitness. She is the owner of Vibrant Neurology Coaching in San Francisco. Emma has written on the philosophy, psychology and the neuroscience of happiness. She helps women break through their limiting beliefs, so they can go from feeling unworthy to unstoppable! Most of the work she does is rooted in unconscious reprogramming through different brain training exercises involving imagery.

Saturday, October 21, 2023 - 8:45 AM to 5 pm PST  including breaks

Resolving Conflict via the Imaginal Personification of Drama Triangle Roles 
with Vicky Jo Varner, PhD

Many people are familiar with the Drama Triangle, a social model of human interaction (possibly archetypal) that originated in Transactional Analysis. The Triangle maps a type of destructive interaction that can occur among people in conflict. Participants in a Drama Triangle inhabit the roles of “Persecutor,” “Victim,” and “Rescuer,” and take turns occupying these roles.

In this session, Vicky Jo Varner will explore the Drama Triangle and its antidote, “The Empowerment Dynamic” also called “TED” in some detail. There will be experiential sessions for each following each lecture. 1.5 CEs


About: Vicky Jo Varner holds a PhD in Depth Psychology (with an emphasis on Jungian and Archetypal studies). She is a certified Guided Imagery practitioner and uses active imagination with her clients. She conducts soul coaching and shadow work, emphasizing the stimulus of creative and imagistic insights with her clients. She is interested in processes that support individuals undergoing transformation, whether via guided imagery, dialogical personification, or coaching. She has an abiding interest in the work of C.G. Jung—from typology to synchronicity and everything in between. She currently serves as Senior Editor for Psychological Perspectives, an academic, peer-reviewed journal affiliated with the Los Angeles Jung Institute.

Imagery Exercises for a Healthy Back and Pain-free Shoulders and Neck
with Eric Franklin


This presentation offers an integrated approach to creating a healthy, functional spine and pain-free shoulders and neck using dynamic imagery derived from the Franklin Method. Imagery is a versatile and evidence-based tool for spinal health, yet it is often underused in this arena. In this presentation, Eric will offer the experience of how to promote a pain-free back, shoulders and neck using dynamic, anatomical, metaphorical as well as motor imagery. Psychological and social causes of back pain will be addressed using motivational imagery. Participants will leave the presentation with a personal experience of the benefits of imagery for spinal health as well as a treasure trove of client-centered applications. 1.5 CEs

About: Eric Franklin is an imagery science and movement health educator born in Z├╝rich Switzerland. He is founder of the Franklin Method which combines dynamic neurocognitive imagery and anatomical embodiment to create lasting positive change in body-mind health, movement and posture. Eric has taught at numerous universities and schools around the world, including the Juilliard School in New York, the University of Vienna, the Royal Ballet School and New York University. He has authored over 25 books, including Dynamic Alignment through Imagery and Dance Imagery for Technique and Performance.

Zines: Myth, Memoir, and Image
with Laurel Bergsten, M.A


The Zine offers a unique opportunity for expression using images and words. This process provides an outlet for the voices of marginalized people, as well as to share pain with a community, thus an important healing process. Using simple tools like cheap paper, cut-images, and any writing utensil, the Zine allows for un-polished and spontaneous production. This workshop will explore the unique intersection of narrative and image, as well as Zine history, (which is subversive) aesthetic dimensions, and visual storytelling. Laurel will share a few examples made by her, and from her collection. She will then lead a simple Zine workshop, sharing tools and tricks of Zine-making. 1.5 CEs

About: Laurel Bergsten, M.A., is a current PhD candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute in the Mythology and Depth Psychology program. Her dissertation work will focus on the aesthetic expressions of Soul and Heart. Laurel is a writer and an artist, exploring varied avenues of creative expression, with the goal of bringing heart-led creative workshops to young adults.

Sunday, October 22, 2023 - 8:45 AM to 3:45 PM PST including breaks

Experiencing Family Systems Constellations within the Mind's Eye
with 
Janne Gibbs, FNP/RN, MSN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC


This presentation will afford an opportunity to come together as a collective, caring, healing system, while learning about and experiencing the family system constellation process within the mind’s eye (guided imagery). Ancestral resourcing and healing sentences will be invited into this experience to help promote a sense of love and belonging.

Janne has utilized this method primarily one on one with clients to assist in finding insights, resolutions to issues, and a greater sense of connection, peace and belonging through the imagery process. Family & Systemic Constellation work is considered a reputable, effective method of deep healing worldwide. 1.5 CEs

About: Janne Gibbs, FNP, RN, MSN, AHN-BC, HWNC-BC is trained as a Family & Systems Constellation Facilitator. She integrates resonance and utilizes many modalities, especially Interactive Guided Imagery, within her private practice, Trillium Healing & Arts, to help facilitate personal exploration, insights, and healing.


From Overwhelm to Self-Leadership: Reconnecting to Our True Nature
with Monique Fay, MA


Who are you when you feel overwhelmed? Who are you when you feel invincible? What makes it so difficult to access the better part of ourselves when under stress?

In this presentation, Monique will present Five Foundational Steps to help participants see obstacles as opportunities for change. She will give instructions on how to use the Five Steps during the experiential session with a couple of pre-selected images that will benefit the whole group. These nature-inspired images act as a catalyst, guiding an inner journey to remember our true nature. 1.5 CEs

About: Monique Fay is a nature communicator. She holds a MA in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a licensed acupuncturist, as well as a Bodytalk practitioner. She founded the Rejuvena Institute in 1993. She is the creator of the Apprentice Cards and Guidebook: Remembering Our True Nature, a personal medicine tool for self-mastery. Monique leads Transformational Workshops for self-leadership. She is also an energy healing facilitator.

Ease into Peaceful Presence & Inspired Energy with Yoga Nidra Meditation for Better Health
with Julie Lusk, M.Ed

Julie Lusk will present the essential principles, practices, and benefits of Yoga Nidra, or “yogic sleep.” She will also lead a yoga nidra experience. Yoga Nidra goes far beyond deep relaxation to a place of natural peace and quiet that is tremendously healing for the body, mind, and spirit. Yoga Nidra is based on yoga teachings and backed by contemporary science. It utilizes intention, progressive relaxation skills, specialized breathing techniques, guided imagery, and mindfulness to easily create a deep meditative state. It provides uniquely practical skills for handling stress and tension. It uses a specific sequence that corresponds to gamma, beta, alpha, theta, and delta brain wave states of consciousness. It can improve memory and concentration, and help relieve anxiety and depression. It replenishes energy and activates creativity and intuition. 1.5 CEs


About: Julie Lusk is the president and CEO of Wholesome Resources in Greater Cincinnati, Ohio. She is a trainer, consultant, writer and presenter for stress management, mind-body techniques and wellness strategies for businesses, medical centers, schools, communities and individuals Julie has specialized in guided imagination, meditation, relaxation training, and yoga for decades. She is a 6-time author, international speaker and recording artist. Yoga Nidra Meditations: 24 Scripts for True Relaxation is her latest book.

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The content of this virtual conference meets the qualifications for 10.5 contact hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Provider #138749.

Imagery International is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. Imagery International maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Imagery International is also approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (Provider #16504) for 10.5 contact hours.

You MUST attend the entire conference live on zoom to earn CEs. Note: for all healthcare professionals outside of California, please check with your individual state licensing board as to whether California contact hours are accepted for your license renewal. 

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