Resilience. Support. Engagement….Save the Date

Resilience. Support. Engagement. Save the date NOW for the upcoming Imagine what matters to YOU Training on March 3, 2018. Program materials now also in Spanish! Join our community! Imagine what matters to YOU helps people build personal resilience and supports and engages them in creating their best health and life. With this training you will gain the skills needed facilitate a 45-60 minute Imagine YOU group workshop and work one-to-one with individuals using the Imagine what matters to YOU method. Imagine YOU is a powerful tool for resilience-building ...

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Your tax deductible contribution is needed!

There is still time before the end of the year, to support our work with first and second responders, and the underserved in our community who have been affected by the firestorms of October 2017. Help us help everyone in the community get back on their feet. Click on the Donate button on our homepage before midnight on December 31, 2017 to make your tax deductible contribution. And if you are 70 1/2 or older,  this is the LAST YEAR to use your mandatory IRA distribution as a tax deduction. Please consider us in your philanthropic giving.   In ...

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Resiliency in our community

Dear Community Partners, In the wake of the devastating firestorm, we are reaching out to you to let you know about a free resiliency skills resource we can make immediately available to you, and your staff. We have a health wellbeing program called Imagine what matters to YOU. It offers people the opportunity to step back, regroup, take a moment to acknowledge where they are, and envision what is next (tomorrow, next week, next month, next year) for themselves. Since it’s inception 2000 people across the socio-economic spectrum in Sonoma County have participa...

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What Matters: Imagine You Skills Training Launched

IMC Foundation launches What Matters: Imagine You Skills Training Twelve professionals from Sonoma County health and social service agencies and nonprofit organizations came together in Santa Rosa to participate in a skills training. The training, launched by IMC Foundation, offers the opportunity to develop skills using two tools. The Program Trainer, Dr. Ellen Barnett, developed the training in response to feedback from our partnering organizations. What matters to you? The training gave participants an overview of the IHI What Matters Initiative, then delved into ...

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What Matters to You and Imagine YOU at Church of the Roses

Come by and visit our table at the Presbyterian Church of the Roses Heath Faire this Sunday, March 12, 11:30 am - 2 pm. Stop by and chat with us about what you imagine yourself doing with your best health and life. Tell us what matters to you!

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Press Democrat Wellness feature article

This past Sunday the Press Democrat wrote an insightful article about Imagine YOU and What Matters. Read the full article here: Press_Democrat_Imagine_You_2017_FEB_12 Contact us directly for more information at 707-284-9225.

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What Matters: Imagine YOU at Mi Futuro Conference

On January 27, 2017 SRJC hosted it's second annual Mi Futuro esta en Carreras de Salud: My Future is in Healthcare is the North Bay's healthcare symposium for youth to introduce careers in mental health and primary healthcare. As part of an introduction to the symposium, our community partner Latino Service Provider's Executive Director led 300 high school students through a "What Matters" thought exercise developed by IMCF. The steps of the thought exercise are based on IMCF's program, Imagine YOU...as you want to be. What Matters to You is a county-wide awareness ...

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Upcoming training program: What Matters: Imagine YOU One-to-One

Announcing our newest training program, What Matters: Imagine YOU One-to-One. Join us for a stimulating and dynamic training on Wednesday afternoon, March 29, 2017 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm in Santa Rosa at the Via Esperanza Center at Lawrence Cook Middle School. Learn to ASK your clients, members what matters most to them in their lives. Learn to LINK your program goals to what matters most to them. Teach staff or volunteers how to ask “What matters to you?” Engage clients,members in using the Imagine YOU method, to create their own Image of Health. Inte...

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What Matters To YOU Sonoma County Coalition

On October 24th, 2016, 18 people representing 13 organizations and agencies in Sonoma County convened to share ideas and commitment to the IHI What Matters to You initiative. For a complete list of coalition members click here.  At the launch we asked the group, using our Imagine YOU Method, to envision what asking "What matters to you?" would look and feel like in their organizations and the community-at-large. Each attendee was invited to share their thoughts with the group. The 16 who are ‘signed on’ to What Matters, and others who attended the meeting, are ...

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Launch of What Matters to YOU Sonoma County Coalition

On October 24, 2016 IMCF launched the What Matters to YOU Sonoma County Coalition thanks to generous support from the Community Foundation Sonoma County. Nineteen participants across nonprofit agencies and social services organizations participated in a rich and interactive dialogue. They explored the idea of asking the people they serve what matters to them, and then created graphic representations of what it might look if everyone they served was engaged in this way. To view two participants presenting their representations visit here. For more information about What ...

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