What an amazing year!

What an amazing year it's been! Here are some of the highlights: We launched our first two Imagine YOU® Leader Certificate trainings in Santa Rosa, California. We created, developed, and published the Imagine YOU Leader Toolkit for certified Imagine YOU Leaders. We trained 14 Imagine YOU Leaders who have gone into their communities across Sonoma County to lead Imagine YOU workshops. We led an Imagine YOU workshop for 7 Santa Rosa Junior College students. We led an Imagine YOU workshop for breast cancer survivors, and one of them went on to become a certified ...

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Imagine YOU Leader Certificate Program for Patient/Client Empowerment

Patient Empowerment: Hone your skills. Give your patients/clients a powerful tool to strengthen their voice in the healthcare encounter. Program registration now open, Early Bird discount ends Oct. 2, 2015.  

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Imagine YOU® and Cancer Journey Empowerment

Imagine YOU® is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant from the Community Foundation of Sonoma County. The grant provides support to host the first Imagine YOU for Breast Cancer Patients workshop on March 28, 2015 in Santa Rosa, California. In this two hour free workshop participants (women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer) will experience the Imagine YOU process and leave with skills they can use to get and stay empowered on their cancer journey.For more information please contact Cynthia Calmenson, Executive Director at 707-284-9225 or cynthia...

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Imagine YOU® Workshop for Foster Parents and Kinship Guardians

This year Imagine YOU® was invited to present a workshop to 22 parents and kinship guardians of foster children at Sunny Hills Services in Santa Rosa. The participants created a personalized Image of Health for themselves. Many of the images reflected their hopes and desires for the children they care for and for the family unit they are creating. They spoke passionately about how moved they were by the workshop process. For more information about Sunny Hills click here. Here are some of the participants sharing their Images of Health:

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Santa Rosa Junior College Kinship and Foster Care Conference

This year the Imagine YOU staff led by Dr. Ellen Barnett, presented Imagine YOU® Workshops to attendees at the SRJC's annual Kinship and Foster Care Conference. among the participants foster parents, educators, and area agency professionals. The Imagine YOU workshops were presented all day long and 120 participants created a personalized Image of Health to take with them. Many of the participants were very positive about the workshop content and felt it would benefit them as well as their clients. For more about the conference, click here.

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Windsor High School Teens

This year 175 Windsor High School students developed their own, personalized Image of Health in our Imagine YOU® workshops. They each created an Image that represents why they they want to be healthy. These Junior and Senior students are exploring health careers. They learned first-hand about the connection between health goals and their own motivation and healthy habit formation. Surveying the teens after three months, here is what some of them had to say: I put it in my binder as an image to help remind me why I need to keep pushing through school...I want to get to ...

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Imagine YOU® Leaders-in-Training

We welcome our first cohort of Imagine YOU® Leaders-in-Training. Coming from local businesses, medical clinics, community agencies and organizations, these Leaders will help take Imagine YOU Workshops to a broader segment of Sonoma county. Stay tuned for more about them!

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CamelBak LLC supports the Imagine YOU®… Project

CamelBak LLC in Petaluma, CA recently donated some of their products in support of the innovative  Imagine YOU®... feeling good, being healthy! Leader Training program launching in October 2013. We appreciate CamelBak's support of our mutual interest in helping people focus on their health and well being.

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Imagine YOU… innovative pilot project receives funding

We are pleased to announce the award of a grant from the Community Foundation of Sonoma County . 

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VOICES Sonoma and the Imagine YOU®… project

Imagine YOU®... a new project of IMCF is proud to announce a collaboration with VOICES Sonoma. The result of this collaboration is the launch of a pilot Imagine YOU... Peer Co-Leader Training in Santa Rosa. Looking for ways to interest teens and young adults in healthy lifestyle choices? Contact us for more information!

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