Imagine You Disaster Wellness Training

Recently we trained an amazing group of American Red Cross staff and volunteers. These second responders are all still feeling the after effects of the Kincade fire, the mass evacuation of our county, and the frequent power shutdowns. We provided interactive presentations, self-care strategies, and personal resilience tools to deploy when working with disaster survivors in response and recovery. Overall 84% of participants rated the training good, very good, or excellent. Here are some of the comments from the training participants: "What matters most" intriguing ...

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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 ...

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Imagine YOU Training Registration NOW OPEN!

Imagine yourself signing up for the Imagine YOU Training Program! Training location: 2447 Summerfield Road, Santa Rosa, CA Training dates Fall 2019: Oct. 25, Nov. 1, and Nov. 15 from 9 am - 1 pm. Cost: $675 includes 3 training sessions, Imagine You Leader Toolkit (English and Spanish), all refreshments, two supervised trainee observation sessions, Learning Pod support, and optional post-training Imagine You Leader meet-ups. Attendance at all training sessions is required. Trainers: Ellen Barnett, MD, PhD Corinne Efram, LMFT Training registration ...

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News Release: Imagine YOU Receives Funding


Sumedha Khanna

When Dr. Sumedha Khanna, an OB GYN physician, was still practicing medicine, she valued having a conversation with her patients and getting to know them. When she retired, she was lucky enough to find a physician who would do the same for her. Her physician’s considerate care eventually influenced her approach to daily living and also affected her consulting work with senior women at her women’s health center, Healing Well, and with her senior women’s group, “Sisters of the Third Journey.” Her physician was Dr. Ellen Barnett, founder of Imagine YOU, a health...

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Claudia Leiva – Educator to Imagine YOU

More than 30 years ago, a teenaged Claudia Leiva and her family moved to the United States from El Salvador. While this move to a completely new country was a difficult adjustment, it helped shape her constant awareness of people’s backgrounds and cultural differences. It showed her that effectively reaching out to someone relies on acknowledging and embracing these differences. This comes naturally to Leiva in her work as an Imagine YOU workshop leader. Imagine YOU workshops encourage participants to be involved in improving their health by digging beneath a medical ...

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IMCF Receives Red Cross Wildfire Recovery Grant

  We are grateful to be recent grant recipients of the American Red Cross 2017 California Wildfires Recovery Program. Grant funds will be used to provide Imagine You Resilience and Client Navigation Training to 40 California H.O.P.E. Sonoma Crisis Counselors. This Imagine YOU training will provide important and necessary tools that will help fire impacted individuals across Sonoma County and beyond, to move forward in their long and difficult recovery journey. With our training, and our strong community partnership with the Crisis Counselors, fire ...

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IMCF Awarded Grant to Aid Wildfire Recovery 

IMCF Awarded Grant by Community Foundation of Mendocino County to Aid in Community Recovery after the Wildfires. SANTA ROSA, CA - On January 29, 2019, The Integrative Medical Clinic Foundation (IMCF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals achieve their best health and life through their Imagine YOU® program, has received support provided by the Redwood Valley and Santa Rosa Community Recovery Fund, a corporate-advised fund of the Community Foundation of Mendocino County. The fund will support IMCF’s project to help youth and seniors impacted by ...

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Imagine YOU Training 2019 Save the Date and Join Us!

Imagine YOU Training coming in January 2019! Join your colleagues and increase your skills. Click on these links to download the informational flyer and training registration form. Call us at 707-284-9225 to answer any questions. Thank you. Training program flyerpdf Training Reg. Form Jan 2019  

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Wildfire recovery depends on mental health and wellness