Transformative Imagery: Cultivating the Imagination for Healing, Change, and Growth by Leslie DavenportTransformative Imagery: Cultivating the Imagination for Healing, Change, and Growth by Leslie Davenport

Transformative Imagery: Cultivating the Imagination for Healing, Change, and Growth

EditorLeslie DavenportForeword byMartin L. Rossman

Paperback | April 21, 2016

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Guided imagery is a transformative practice for reducing stress, healing mind and body, and improving performance. This definitive collection brings together leading pioneers in the field of guided imagery to share its theory, practice and history.

Readers are introduced to the extensive uses of imagery, from its medical application for pain relief, cancer care and other physical healing, through its significant contribution to mental health and depth psychology, to its application within the arts and as a vehicle for social change. An exploration of the place of imagery within spiritual and religious traditions includes a never before published guide to the internal alchemy of Daoist imagery.

Transformative Imagery will enable professionals to tailor guided imagery to their individual practice, demonstrating how to use it with people of all ages, from chronic pain patients to athletes to combat veterans and for both mental and physical health.

Leslie Davenport, M.S., MFT, has pioneered the adoption of guided imagery into the mainstream practice of medicine and psychotherapy. She is currently on faculty at John F Kennedy University and the California Institute of Integral Studies and has been the founding director of several guided imagery programmes in hospitals in Californi...
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Title:Transformative Imagery: Cultivating the Imagination for Healing, Change, and GrowthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.8 inPublished:April 21, 2016Publisher:Jessica Kingsley PublishersLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword. Martin L. Rossman, Co-Founder, the Academy for Guided Imagery. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Leslie Davenport, California Institute of Integral Studies. Part 1: Foundations of Guided Imagery: History and Overview. 1. The Rise and Fall and Rise of Guided Imagery. Michael F. Cantwell, Rising Phoenix Integrative Medicine Center. 2. Style. Rachel Naomi Remen, Founder and Director, Institute for the Study of Health & Illness at Commonweal. 3. The Cultural Evolution of Guided Imagery. Emmett Miller, Founder, DrMiller.com. 4. The Western Metaphysics of Mental Imagery and Its Clinical Applications. Gerald Epstein, Founder and Director, the American Institute for Mental Imagery. Part 2: Imagery for Health and Healing. 5. Bringing Spirit Back into Medicine. Bruce Roberts, Institute for Health & Healing. 6. Medical Applications of Guided Imagery. Martin L. Rossman and Dean Shrock, Former Director, Mind-Body Medicine for Oncology Services, Inc. 7. Relieving Pain Through Mental Imagery. David Pincus, Associate Professor, Chapman University and Anees A. Sheikh, Professor Emeritus, Marquette University. 8. New Cancer Imagery: Engaging Cellular Science and Ancient Wisdom. Sondra Barrett, Former Faculty, UCSF Medical School. Part 3: Imagery and Depth Psychology. 9. C. G. Jung: Champion of the Imagination. Brian Dietrich, Pacifica Graduate Institute. 10. Using Guided Imagery to Create Brain Change. Linda Graham, Frequent Faculty at Psychotherapy Networker Symposium. 11. Imagery as a Therapeutic Tool for Children. Charlotte Reznick, Former UCLA Associate Clinical Professor of Psychology. 12. Body Felt Imagery: Thoughts of the Radically Embodied Mind. Glenn Hartelius, Faculty, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology and Judith Goleman, Rabbinic Chaplain. Part 4: Spiritual Images in Wisdom Traditions. 13. Four Shamanic Journeys with Guided Imagery. Michael Samuels, Faculty, San Francisco State Institute of Holistic Healing Studies. 14. Imagination: A Bridge to the Soul. Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Sufi teacher, the Golden Sufi Center. 15. Daoist Imagery and Internal Alchemy. Master, Zhongxian Wu, Co-Founder, Blue Willow World Healing Center. 16. What you See is Who you Become: Imagery in the Jewish Tradition of Mussar. Alan Morinis, Dean, the Mussar Institute. 17. Christian Imaginative Spirit: Metaphors and Parables. Carolyn J. Stahl Bohler, Lead Pastor at Redlands First United Methodist Church. Part 5: Boundless Applications of Imagery. 18. Mindful Advocacy: Imagery for Engaged Wisdom. Leslie Davenport. 19. Enhancing Imagery through Focusing-Oriented Expressive Arts. Laury Rappaport, Founder and Director, the Focusing and Expressive Arts Institute. 20. Music as a Catalyst for Enhancing and Transforming Imagery Experiences. Denise Grocke, Professor Emeritus, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne. 21. The Writer as Shaman: How Imagery Creates Worlds. Ruth L. Schwartz, Founder, Evolutionary Support. 22. The Power of Imagination: Optimizing Sport Performance through Imagery. Phillip Post, Assistant Professor, Department of Kinesiology and Dance, New Mexico State University. 23. Imagery in the Assessment and Treatment of Trauma in Military Veterans. Judith Lyons, Trauma Recovery Program, G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center. 24. When Imagination Leads: Cultural Leadership and The Power of Transformative Learning. Aftab Omer, Founder and President, Meridian University. Appendix 1. Additional Guided Imagery Resources. Appendix 2. Contributor List and Biographies.

Editorial Reviews

This well-written book offers a comprehensive look at the power of imagery to transform our lives. Leslie Davenport has assembled an impressive array of leading experts in their fields to guide us in a practical and inspiring way to grow, heal, and live a more satisfying life. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to explore this powerful path toward opening our heart and connecting with life in a deeper and richer way. - John Amodeo, PhD, author of Dancing with Fire: A Mindful Way to Loving Relationships