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Enhancing Positive Neuroplasticity with Interactive Guided Imagery™

This workshop will share how Positive Neuroplasticity helps take charge of the structure-building process (rewiring) of the brain by learning how to activate positive experiences, prolong and enrich them, and heighten their absorption into emotional memory to help better manage stress, deal with life’s challenges (including pain), and have more to enjoy and offer others. Interactive Guided Imagery™, a clinical approach which uses imagery in a highly interactive way to evoke the patient's own inner resources will be incorporated as a vehicle to help intensify and enrich the installation of this process. Participants will engage in a few aspects of both modalities.

Janne Gibbs, MSN, FNP/RN-C, AHN-BC is an AHNCC board-certified Advanced Holistic Nurse & Integral Holistic Health & Wellness Nurse Coach, a Family Nurse Practitioner, an ANCC board-certified Pain Management Nurse, a certified Interactive Guided Imagery Practitioner, a HBBB board certified Healing Touch Practitioner, a Therapeutic Touch Practitioner & Reiki Master, an Attitudinal Healing Facilitator, an EFT II & Positive Neuroplasticity practitioner, a Family System Constellation Facilitator, a Nurse Healer, and co-owner of Trillium Healing & Arts. She has been a nurse for over 49 years, caring for clients (aged minutes through the 90’s), within many health settings, & for many needs (especially chronic pain & illness). She is also a retired tenured nursing professor, who continues to teach part-time clinical nursing, where she invites students to embrace a holistic nursing philosophy & practice.


Replace Bad Habits with Better Habits using Imagery and Vibroacoustic Therapy

The workshop will focus on the process of using vibroacoustic therapy, visualization and imagery to replace a bad habit with a better habit. Avigail will familiarize us with the basic concepts of habits, imagery, visualization, and how scenarios, and vibroacoustic therapy can lead us to behavioral change. Participants will learn how to calm and clear the desktop of their mind. (together with vibroacoustic therapy) and learn how to replace bad habits with good habits through vibroacoustic therapy and scenarios.

Avigail Berg-Panitz, MA in Holistic Health from Lesley University, is a Social entrepreneur, wellness coach, holistic therapist, energy healer, writer and the owner of The Soundwell. Avigail’s passion is to close the gap between therapeutic modalities and self-help tools and facilitate conditions of awareness for dynamic balance and inner calibration to enable driving life and enjoying the journey.


Masing and Unmasking the Face in the Mirror

This workshop explores the imagery that arises as participants study their masked and unmasked face in the mirror. This highly interactive session examines the dynamics that arise when one's face is covered with a protective face mask. Participants will draw their face on the mirror and then transfer the drawing to tissue paper. Once the lines of the face are complete, participants will be led in guided imagery to gain understanding of the imagery associated with the mask, and its removal. Participants will have the opportunity to cultivate subsequent awareness through various activities, including writing, art or movement.    

Darcie Richardson, Ph.D., has been conducting workshops in depth psychological processes since 2012. Her emphasis is on working with the face in the mirror as a transformative practice which includes applying active imagination, somatic awareness, dream imagery, imagery in art and the written word to enliven and reflect inner awareness.


Using Imagery to deepen our connection to Mind, Body and Spirit

This workshop will use imagery to connect to our physical body. We will explore the connection of imagery to our mental body and our emotions. We will further explore how we can use imagery to understand our spiritual body. We will be using the philosophical concepts of Yoga Therapy and Sanskrit to become aware and understand our physical,  our mental and our spiritual body. We will do this with movement, dance, postures, poetry, art and reflection. This workshop will help the participants to become more aware and calm and develop deeper connections to their true self. If these practices and reflections are done over time it can bring us into Anandamaya or enlightenment. 

Aria Kabiri, CRNA, RN,CH, ACN is passionate about all aspects of health and wellness. She worked as a nurse anesthetist for 21 years. She has a private practice teaching Pilates, Yoga, Personal Training, body work, nutrition and hypnotherapy. She uses different mind body modalities to help her clients heal from injuries, get stronger, more flexible and aware of their bodies and mind.

Trees as Friends and Teachers

The trees are upright Beings with whom we share our beautiful planet. They stand as beacons of stability, groundedness, and contentment. This workshop will help to bring us into relationship with the trees in many different ways. The focus is on the trees and inviting our relationship with them to deepen. We will engage the qualities of mindful breathing, present moment awareness with trees, and gentle movement and stretches with the trees as our inspirational partners. Our time together will include the following practices with trees: retrieval of memory, guided imagery, stories, and learning to cleanse our auras with a fallen branch. Prepare to have time slow down as you work with the energy of trees! This is a practice that can be incorporated into your life for calming, happiness, and relief from pressure and anxiety.

Jenny Garrison is the author of two books, "Yoga with Trees," and "Imagery In You: Mining for Treasure in Your Inner World." She is imagery certified through The Academy for Guided Imagery and the International Institute for Visualization Research. Jenny is a Past President of Imagery International.


Using Imagery & EFT in Conflict Resolution

We all have conflicts in our lives that seemingly have no resolution. This workshop will define the basics of interactive imagery and the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and then demonstrate how to apply both methods in tandem. Using the powerful techniques of interactive imagery and EFT together, participants will learn a new way of using these tools. This workshop will only cover the basic definitions and strategies of these methods but will include a live demonstration showing how to combine imagery and EFT to bring clients to new insight into their conflict in an effective way.

Jann Frederickson Ramus, MSW, MA, LICSW began her practice in the late 70’s as an undergraduate in a program for at- risk youth in Chicago being one of two females nationally who were trained to work with males in the therapy, Guided Group Interaction. She went on the get her Master’s and do work as a Ph.D. at the Fielding Graduate Institute. Although she did not complete her Ph.D work, she learned a great deal and will be forever grateful for her studies there. She has been in clinical practice for 18 years and private practice for an additional 19 years specializing in trauma and personality disorders. She uses a combination of EFT and Interactive Guided Imagery and has found great success in helping folks to live the lives they were meant to live. People wonder when there is a retirement on the horizon. Jann says (as of today): NEVER.


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