The Academy for Guided Imagery
and its co-sponsoring organizations present:
IMAGERY, SUGGESTION, AND
AGI’s First International Webcast
AGI’s First International Webcast is online now!
Tuition Fees are reduced over 40%!
To Register, click here.
By ongoing popular demand, the Academy's 20th Conference Webcast is now being re-broadcast online at tuition fees lowered over 40%. This webcast is a historic event, for it is the first major medical conference to be held entirely in Cyberspace. Using the internet, our 29 faculty members have been teaching participants from over a dozen countries and none needed to physically meet at the same time or place.
Click here for Ellroy on YouTube (if you dare):
Guest faculty includes best-selling crime novelist James Ellroy
on envisioning addiction and sobriety; legendary Hollywood film producer Peter Guber, on the "Power of the Narrative"; and pre-eminent security expert and best-selling author Gavin de Becker, on “The Giftof Fear.”
Co-sponsoring organizations for this webcast include the American Holistic Medical Association; American Holistic Nurses Association; American Health Association; American QiGong Association; American University of Complementary Medicine; Association for Humanistic Psychology; Aurelis; Center for Mind-Body Medicine; CSPP/Alliant University; Council for Healing; East West Academy of Healing Arts; Holos University; Institute of Noetic Sciences; Interactive Practitioner; Israeli Center for Mind-Body Medicine; ISSSEEM; Israel Center for Mind-Body Medicine; Pacific Graduate School of Psychology; Saybrook Graduate School; Walden University; Wellness Inventory; and the Wild Devine, among others.
Anyone with internet access on any platform (PC, Mac) is invited to attend and earn CE credits for most mental health professions.
Given our current national health care crisis, it is critically important for health care clinicians, researchers, educators, administrators, and consumers to familiarize themselves with the latest evidence and information about innovative treatment approaches that are safer, more effective, and less costly for patients, providers, and society. Preventive medicine and wellness have also come of age, and there is now increasing interest in techniques for gaining and maintaining optimal health and longevity, especially if they emphasize greater self-management and self-care.
While hardly new, one of the most creative and innovative approaches that is emerging to meet these needs is guided imagery. Imagery and suggestion have a long and varied history in the healing traditions of humankind. When we consider the vital roles played by placebos, religious rituals, and positive expectant faith, it is clear that imagery has long been a central and omnipresent component of most healing experiences.
Imagery and suggestion are unconscious elements in most health care communications that can affect the outcome of many medical interventions and therapies in either helpful or deleterious ways. Current scientific research findings clearly demonstrate that imagery can directly influence the body's immune, endocrine, and autonomic nervous systems, and that the power of imagination can stimulate a variety of physiologic processes that accelerate and support healing.
In short, there is probably no human problem that is not affected to some degree in positive or negative ways by suggestion, the mind, and its imagination. Thus, it's important for all in the health care arena to learn how the conscious uses of imagery can aid diagnosis and prognosis, stimulate positive therapeutic change, enhance healing, and empower patients to take better care of themselves.
Fortunately, with proper instruction, therapeutic guided imagery and related techniques are easy to learn, inexpensive to employ, and carry few, if any, negative side effects or risks when properly utilized. They are therefore an ideal adjunct to any other type of therapy.
During the Academy's First International Webcast, many of the originators and long-time researchers, teachers, and practitioners of these modern-day approaches shared their unique and extensive expertise, wisdom, and experience. To register now, click here.
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