Blowing Away the Dark Clouds

Did you know that you can use a technique called mental imagery to alleviate your response to stress?  Gerald Epstein, MD, tells us how to do it.  Dr. Epstein says mental imagery is the true and natural language of the mind and you can use it to bring about changes in your well-being and to promote physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.

Real Power

The PIP process allows each of us to discover our power in the service of our freedom, rather than in the service of squashing ourselves or the next guy. Many of our energies in life are geared to controlling ourselves or others -- what we at PIP call -- power-as-control. This takes a great deal of effort. You recall trying to stay on a diet or exercise routine, or better yet trying to get your loved ones to do so. Trying to control others takes a lot of effort and ends up with a net loss of our physical and mental energies. Yet, we continue to use this model to enforce our will.

Towards a New Definition of Health

The World Health Organization issued its depiction of health a number of years ago. It stated "health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."        

Update on the Society of Rogerian Scholars Conference, October 9-11, 2013

There is still time to submit your abstract for the Society of Rogerian Scholars (25th Anniversary) Conference, October 9-11, 2013 at Baruch College, City University of New York, New York City.

I look forward to seeing you there. Send me your questions and comments regarding Rogerian Nursing practice as I am presenting on this topic during the opening session. John Phillips will discuss theoretical aspects, Violet Malinski will discuss research, and I will discuss practice.

Call for Abstracts and Save the Date

Hello everyone,

In 1988, Martha E. Rogers, John Phillips, Violet Malinski, Therese Meehan, and myself created the Society for Rogerian Scholars (SRS). It grew out of Martha’s Dreamers Think Tank. We met in her living room to explore the science of unitary human beings and decided to create this organization so everyone could participate. This year, SRS is celebrating its 25th anniversary! The annual conference will be held at Baruch College, City University of New York on October 9-11, 2013.

What is Power-Imagery Really All About?

Life is short and most of us want to make the most of it. That includes feeling on top of our game no matter where we are and what we are doing with other people. Using imagery exercises can get you there, but your Power-Imagery Partners have spent many years developing a specific way to use imagery to enhance our ability to create changes in our lives—in other words to become more powerful in taking charge of our lives. So it follows that we call this the Power-Imagery Program. It teaches you to become aware of the choices you make each and every day.

The Imagery Part of Power-Imagery

The power of mental imagery is unparalleled and unrivaled in our world.  Imagery is a mental process that shows us new ways to approach life and life’s problems, establish meaningful relationships, change destructive habits, open up avenues of creative power, access inner resources of power reserves as a life force for our and others’ good.  It is a unique process in that it is independent of any external influence or intervention and at the same instant is naturally integrated with our physical functioning as a biological-mental unity, a wholeness that i

Relationships and the Power-Imagery Process

One effect of the Power-Imagery Process (PIP) is how it affects relationships.  In the power-as-control game that forms the basis of most human relationships, the prevailing condition can be expressed by the formula: “Me real-You shadow.” This power dyad places the “shadow” into the position of anonymity making it rather easy to be dismissed or disregarded.

What is the Value of the Power-Imagery Process (PIP)?

There is no value in the Power-Imagery Process (PIP) really, if you do not want to create change and ease the burdens of life. On the other hand, doing the Power-Imagery Process, besides providing over 266 million individualized possibilities to give you a tailor-made program just for you, puts you in charge of changes you want in life—be they for personal growth, shifting habits for beneficial purpose, turning around stalemated relationships, facilitating a greater use of life, or whatever your intentions may be.

What is Power?

Power, in our view, is the capacity to participate KNOWINGLY in changes by being aware, making choices, feeling free to act on our intentions, and involving ourselves in creating change. The Power-Imagery Process teaches you to do just that. You can find it at