Imagine You and the Disaster Cycle

Imagine You® is a training resource for disaster response, recovery, and preparedness. Since 2010 Imagine You® has trained a wide variety of organizations in Northern California, providing tools and skills that help individuals move toward living their best lives.

Imagine You® training offers skills that help:

  • Early rapport with clients to help them prioritize.
  • Reduce stress in all phases of the disaster cycle.
  • Increase self-care capacity for service providers.
  • Strengthen the disaster cycle infrastructure in the North Bay.

Second responders, disaster support staff, volunteers, social services providers, lay ministers, and healthcare staff are using Imagine You® to support and enhance their work and their own self-care. Funders of Imagine You trainings include: American Red Cross, Alliance Medical Center, CAP Sonoma, Catholic Charities of California, Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa, Child Parent Institute, and the Community foundation of Mendocino County.

Imagine You®: A training resource For disaster response, recovery, and preparedness

Since 2010 Imagine You® has trained a wide variety of organizations in Northern California, providing tools and skills that help individuals move toward living their best lives.

Goals and Outcomes of the Imagine You® method:

  • Early rapport with clients to help them prioritize.
  • Reduced stress in all phases of the disaster cycle.
  • Increased self-care capacity for service providers.
  • Stronger disaster cycle infrastructure in the North Bay

Who we have worked with:

  • Second responders across all sectors
  • Disaster support staff
  • Volunteers
  • Social services providers
  • Lay Ministers
  • Healthcare staff

Clients and Funders include:

  • American Red Cross
  • Alliance Medical Center
  • CAP Sonoma
  • Catholic Charities of California
  • Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa
  • Child Parent Institute
  • Community Foundation Mendocino County

For more information contact:

  • Cynthia Calmenson, Executive Director – email, or call 707-623-0151
  • Ellen Barnett, MD, PhD, Director of Outreach and Program Development – email

Imagine You® is a program of the Integrative Medical Clinic Foundation