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Jann Fredrickson-Ramus: Brief Trauma Therapy Using EFTA

Jann Fredrickson-Ramus our master Guided Imagery teacher explains how she introduces EFTA to clients.  She discusses why she chooses to use this approach in the context of an imagery practice.  The websites she references are http://www.thrivingnow.com

Susan Gold, Cheryl O'Neil, Gina Vance: Hypnosis and Guided_Imagery September 2010 Telechat

A panel of three certified hypnotherapists - Susan Gold, Cheryl O'Neil and Gina Vance discuss hypnosis and guided imagery in the context of their practices. Susan Ezra hosts.  The telechat was open to non-members.

Ellen Langer, PhD: Mindfulness from a Western Perspective March 2011

Susan Ezra, Membership Chair and Dr. Ellen Langer, Harvard psychology professor have a lively discussion about mindfulness and imagery in our work and life. Over four decades, Dr. Langer explored a Western perspective of Mindfulness as a way to think and “notice everything as new.” Dr. Langer’s latest book is COUNTER CLOCKWISE; MINDFUL HEALTH AND THE POWER OF POSSIBILITY

Dr. Langer has described her work on the illusion of control, aging, decision-making, and mindfulness theory in over 200 research articles and six academic books. Her work has led to numerous academic honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest of the American Psychological Association, the Distinguished Contributions of Basic Science to Applied Psychology award from the American Association of Applied & Preventive Psychology, the Adult Development and Aging Distinguished Research Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association, the James McKeen Cattel Award, and the Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize.

To find out more about Dr. Langer visit her website here.

Martin Rossman, MD: The Worry Solution, January 2011

In this interview, Juliet Rohde-Brown talks with Dr. Rossman about his new book The Worry Solution. He talks about the science  that indicates anyone can transform “bad worry” into positive focus and turn “good worry” into life-changing action.  The Worry Solution will teach you how to get back in control of your runaway imagination, your mind, and your life.

In addition, Dr. Rossman is working with the Memory Center at the California Pacific Medical Center. Dr. Rossman is conducting a caregiver respite study that is offered online. Caregivers are asked to enroll in the study, answer 10 questions, access 3 audios any time and fill out a post questionnaire.  If you are a caregiver you can join here.

Dr. Rossman invites AGI and BON students to contact him at rossmanws@gmail.com.

Juliet Rohde-Brown, PhD: Imagery and Forgiveness, November 2010

Juliet is Imagery International’s 2011 president – will talk about Imagining Forgiveness using her integrative model for wellness.

Juliet writes:

I feel quite passionate about our ability to use our imaginations to create a more positive and loving future. When we use the term “imagery,” it does not simply refer to the visual field, but to all of our senses. 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.”

She has a new book out Imagine Forgiveness: A Guide for a Joyful Future. She has also produced three CDs Feel Welcome Now, Feel Forgiveness Now, and Chakra Mountain. Feel Forgiveness Now won 2nd place in the 2009 Just Plain Folks Awards.

Miriam Franco, PsyD:  The Value of Relaxation & Guided Imagery to Improve Quality of Life with Multiple Sclerosis September 2010

Miriam discusses the circumstances where guided imagery is effective for patients with Multiple Sclerosis, how to introduce them to GI and recites some segments or her script.

Miriam Franco is a psychotherapist in private practice and a Professor of Sociology. She is certified in Integrative Guided Imagery by Beyond Ordinary Nursing Organization, in The Prepare for Surgery Program by Peggy Huddleston, MA, and is a professional member of Imagery International. She is also a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist. The recorded products mentioned in her talk can be found on her website http://www.imagerywork.com

Jann Fredrickson, MSW, LICSW: On Self-Disclosure May 2010

Listen to this podcast in which Jann explores the intricacies of self-disclosure when working with clients: when it is helpful, when it is not, the history of perspectives on it in the therapeutic setting, the different forms of disclosure and more.

Jann Fredrickson has maintained a private practice for 27 years in which she specializes in helping people work through trauma issues. Jann has been on the faculty of both Beyond Ordinary Nursing and the Academy for Guided Imagery certification programs. She is on the II board and coordinates our annual conferences.

Gerald Epstein, MD:  How to Read Mental Images,  February 2010

Dr. Epstein on AIMI, his background and books and CDs.

Hieroglyphs - the pictorial language of the ancient Egyptian Pharaonic tradition is the only language ever to unite art and the spiritual dimension. In an analogous fashion, mental imagery is a hieroglyphic language where a pictorial representation intersects and combines with a divine language. The image is the true and natural language of the mind. These representations are called symbols, reflecting our everyday visible measurable reality and our invisible subjective qualitative consciousness – itself the repository of all the knowledge of ourselves. This language, like any other, is to be read as it is a book of life revealing ourselves to ourselves.  In this talk I will discuss how to apply this method to both reading and fashioning imagery in your clinical practice.

Dr. Esptein has been a leading pioneer in the use of mental imagery for treating physical and emotional problems. He directs the American Institute for Mental Imagery (AIMI) a New York State Regent’s Chartered Post Graduate Training Center. His books include: Waking Dream Therapy; Healing Visualizations: Creating Health through Imagery; and most recently, Kabbalah for Inner Peace: Imagery and Insights to Guide you Through Your Day. Audios include: The Natural Laws of Self Healing, The Phoenix Process and Emotional Mastery. Under the auspices of the NIH OAM, he researched the efficacy of mental imagery in the treatment of asthma. As his work evolved over the years, he has become a leading exponent of the Western spiritual tradition and its application to healing and therapeutics. For more information about his work go to: http://www.drjerryepstein.org

Leslie Davenport, MFT:  Flying Solo, January 2010

While we recognize the many benefits of experiencing imagery with an imagery practitioner, not everyone lives in an area where trained guides are easily accessible.  Some people are restricted due to financial issues, and others who could benefit may be home bound. Most people compromise by using a scripted imagery CD, which eliminates the personally unique guidance that arises from within with an interactive style of imagery. This talk will present a successfully tested format that people can use on their own to access their personal healing imagery.  It is also useful for clients who want to keep their imagery fresh and evolving between their appointments with a trained practitioner. This format can also be adapted to doing imagery work with a group.

Leslie Davenport, MFT founded the Humanities Program at Marin General Hospital, which evolved into the Institute for Health and Healing in collaboration with California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. She offers integrative psychotherapy in the Health & Healing Clinic and teaches in their Integrative Medicine Program. She is the author of, Healing and Transformation through Self-Guided Imagery, (2009) published by Random House. For more about her work go to www.lesliedavenport.com.

Esther L. Johnson, RN and Andrew Wagner, MD: Using Imagery at the End of Life January 2010

Esther L. Johnson, RN and Andrew Wagner, MD  offer their experience in working with people and their families at the end of Life. They use case histories to illustrate the depth of using Imagery in addressing distressing physical symptoms, including pain that occurs at the end of life.  They also cover "having difficult conversations" and the potential for healing, as well as the transformational process for both the individual and their family at this momentous time in life.   Esther L. Johnson is the Integrative Therapies Program Director of Pathways Home Health & Hospice. An integrative therapies specialist, Esther educates the clinical staff on integrating complementary and alternative medicine on end-of-life caretaking. Pathways Home Health & Hospice is one of the largest community-based, not-for-profit Home Care and Hospice agencies in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a daily census of approximately 350 patients. Their services are provided to patients in their home or residence. Dr. Andrew Wagner is a family physician specializing in chronic pain, palliative care and Hospice. Andrew is a Family Practice Doctor with the Integrative Medical Clinic in Sebastopol, California.

Charlotte Reznick, PhD: The Healing Power of Children's Imagination December 2009

Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D. is an expert on using imagery with children,  she is author of The Power of Your Child’s Imagination: How to Transform Stress and Anxiety into Joy and Success and many CDs for kids.  Her wealth of knowledge and love of children is inspiring to all. This talk Is full of helpful hints on how to tap the healing power of Imagery with children. For more information on her work see www.ImageryForKids.com for details on her book go to http://www.ImageryForKids.com/book.

Andrew Wagner, MD: Working with Imagery to Address Acute or Chronic Pain November 2009

Dr. Andrew Wagner is a family physician who works with chronic pain patients. He has an integrative medical practice and does palliative care medicine as well.  He shares his experiences from his work, the challenges, and some of the "pearls" he has found useful.  He has been using Imagery in his practice for 15 years.

Jann Fredrickson, MSW, LICSW: Personality Disorders and Imagery – when to use it & when not to May 2009

Jann Fredrickson tells you everything you wanted to know about personality disorders but were afraid to ask!!!    Listen to Jann Fredrickson talk about her 28 years of being a therapist and working with personality disorders such as borderlines and the ever difficult narcissist.

Learn how to do imagery with certain personality disorders and when NOT to use imagery.....yes, there are times when you shouldn't use imagery.

Jann has been on the faculty of both Beyond Ordinary Nursing and the Academy for Guided Imagery certification programs.

Susan Ezra, RN, HN-BC and Terry Reed, RN, MS, HN-BC: Strategies for Integrating Imagery into Varied Settings April 2009

Susan Ezra, RN, HN-BC  & Terry Reed, RN, MS, HN-BC are the founders and directors of Beyond Ordinary Nursing (BON).  Terry and Sue share their experience of bringing Imagery into varied health care situations. Download handout to see the variety of settings in which they have used Imagery. For more about their work and BON go to www.integrativeimagery.com

Marjorie Khosrovi, RN: Eating_Disorder and Imagery - January 2009

Marjorie Khosrovi, BSN R.N, has 28 years experience working with adolescence and young adults with Eating Disorders. She offers an overview and explores the potential of working with Imagery as a component of treatment-- what to be cautious of and what to keep in mind when working with people with Eating Disorders.

A note from Marjorie:

After listening to this presentation and discussion on eating disorders and Imagery I hope you will feel encouraged and inspired to include imagery as a complementary treatment for those people struggling with an eating disorder. Over time, perhaps evidence will build to show how imagery might assist with transformation to recovery. Besides the telechat discussion I have included some resources to provide further information on this complex topic.

1) Gurze 2008 Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue  For a free catalogue go to www.bulimia.com
2) Meditations on Everything Under the Sun;     By: Margo Adair    (Take a look at pg. 80-81, #3,4 to help sooth and calm)
3) Guided Imagery and Beyond Stories of Healing and Transformation     By: Terry Reed and Susan Ezra and edited by Jan Maxwell
4) Take Charge of Your Childʼs Eating Disorder   By: Pam Carlton MD
5) Helping Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder    By: James Lock MD

I can be reached at khosrovi@sbcglobal.net with any questions or comments.

Sincerely, Marjorie Khosrovi BSN R.N.

Marlee Tolen, RN, HN-BC: Internet Marketing - September 2009

The quality of this recording is very poor.

Marilee Tolen RN, HN-BC  who leads seminars on marketing   shares her expertise with us. Marilee Tolen is a Board Certified Holistic Nurse and a past board member for the American Holistic Nurses Association.  She has become an expert in Internet Marketing over the past six years and is now helping holistically oriented health care professionals and healing arts practitioners to kick start their practices and business with online success strategies.  She will share tips and techniques on how to get started supporting your practices online.  For information on upcoming  teleseminars and webcast style. Visit http://www.introtointernetmarketing.com

hosted by Margo Adair

Martin Rossamen, MD: Imagery and the Heart September 2007

This recording is terrible.  Unfortunately the problems were uneditable, but the content is priceless.

Martin Rossman, MD discusses evidence for the value of guided imagery in supporting change in the risk factors for heart disease. Heart as metaphor and Love and Connection as important protective factors are also discussed. Question and Answer follow. Dr. Rossman finally leads a guided imagery exercise. Run time approximately 1 hour 5 minutes.

You may visit Dr. Rossman's site, http://www.thehealingmind.org.

"Imagery on the Go or Short Shots of Imagery" April 2007

We are saddened by Margo's passing in 2010. She was the Programs Chair at the time.

Hosted by Margo Adair and co-hosted by Barbara Savidge, two of our new board members. This topic looks at how to use imagery when there isn't a lot of time or you are out and about and have an emergency to attend to. Members add their experiences applying short shots of imagery from a doctors office to getting someone down from atop Manchu Pichu.

Margo lead a guided meditation called "Running Energy" from her book co-authored with William Aal, "Practical Meditation for Busy Souls."  A good quality audio is on her website:

www.margoadair.com also see www.toolsforchange.org for more about her work.

Jann Fredrickson, MSW, LICSW: "Working with Challenging Clients" January 2007

Hosted by Jann Fredrickson, MSW, MA, LICSW. Jann talks about how she uses imagery in her work with difficult clients. The presentation is followed by questions and answers. Jann Fredrickson is a prominent imagery mentor, teacher, clinical social worker, and Past President of Imagery International. In this recording you will hear in her words - the tone, intent and compelling but intangible something in her Presence that doesn't come through in print.

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