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Sunday, November 8 • 10:50am - 12:20pm
Mental Imagery Scripts For Wellness, Symptom Management & Performance Enhancement

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ROOM 809

Therapists often use the process of visual mental imagery, also known as visualization. A powerful tool that directs concentration for the purpose of effecting change, it is a mind-body technique with varying goals and objectives. Knowing and understanding the differences can help clinicians determine which category of guided imagery is best-suited for a particular client or treatment. There are generally three categories of guided imagery for wellness purposes: stress reduction, influencing an outcome (performance), and giving information (receptive imagery). In this 90-minute workshop, participants will learn to classify visualizations, evaluate them, and initiate an original script. They will also be encouraged to record their scripts onto their personal phone devices, play them, and note how voice quality and tone influence the visualization process. Tips and techniques for producing effective scripts will be shared, and pre-recorded visualizations will be presented as helpful examples. Ending scripts with an art experiential is often of therapeutic benefit, and the workshop will explore various possibilities.

Eligible for 1.5 Credits: ATCB, NBCC; ASWB, APA, MFT, Nursing; SWNYS


Joan Bloomgarden, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT

Joan Bloomgarden, PhD, ATR-BC, LCAT, enjoys a long career as a full-time faculty member of the creative arts therapy program at Hofstra University. As faculty and as director of the program, she had a prominent role in facilitating Hofstra's approval by N.Y.S. as a licensed-qualifying program. Joan has presented and has been published internationally. She has served on the Art Therapy Credentials Board, the Ethics Committee of the... Read More →

Dana C. Bordsen, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, UZIT

Dana C. Bordsen, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, UZIT, received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts, and an MA in creative arts therapy from Hofstra University. She is presently the director of integrative therapy for St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center.

Sunday November 8, 2015 10:50am - 12:20pm
Executive Conference Center 1601 Broadway (enter on 48th Street)