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Armchair?  Why an Armchair?

Well, meditation has its cushions. Yoga its mats.

Armchairs have a long tradition as being the place where analysis, philosophizing, opinion-making, planning, reading, studying, pondering, and conversing.

The armchair’s comfort invites the user to relax, to let go of holding up the body. Once the body is more relaxed, we find ourselves letting go of the grip of our outward focus and our typical perspectives.

Comfortable sitting allows us to bring our concentration to what is at hand, our thoughts or the thoughts of others thru reading and visiting.

But it also encourages us to move towards dreaminess of napping or the place between waking and sleeping. Either is great for dreaming.

Usually, our most comfortable armchairs are found in the more private area of our home. It is off to the side or, if we are lucky, in another, inner room. Those who know us know that this is our chair. Our things, our open books, sticky notes, iPad, and cups surround the chair. Our frequently sitting has even molded the cushion to fit our body parts.

The armchair for many, is the accidental library, laboratory, memory palace, chapel, meditation hall, exotic landscape, and far worlds.

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About Me

I, Gary Goodwin draw from a wide variety of trainings to teach people the nature, art, and science of imagination.

“My goal is to share what you need to submerge into the incredible and creative inner world. With practice, you will be able to enhance your life in surprising ways by communicating with and learning from your unconscious mind.”

For the record, this is some of the stuff I’ve completed:

Certified – Interactive Guided Imagery (Academy for Guided Imagery)

Certification – (alpha brain wave production techniques) – Open Focus Coaching and Neurosychrony EEG training

Certified – Group Facilitator – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists)

Certificate of Completion – Center for Healing and Imagery

Certificate of Completion – Initial Professional Training – Center for Mind-Body Medicine

Certificate of Completion – Advanced Professional Training – Center for Mind-Body Medicine

Mind Mirror Practitioners Training – Level One – (alpha, theta, and delta brainwave training – equipment and techniques)

C.E. Coursework
– Belleruth Naperstak imagery training
– Eye Movement Integration

Ongoing – Coursework towards Certificate of Completion – Biofeedback Certification Institute of America

Dream Group leader many years, off and on, since 1991.

Nearly 10 years as a presenter at the Jung Society of Washington, D.C.

Frequent presenter at conferences of the International Association for the Study of Dreams

Guided Imagery and Music – Level One Guide Training

Completed Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 – Focusing

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General Coaching Training:

Ongoing – MentorCoach

Ongoing – Coursework towards Certification – Creativity Coaching Association

* Note: I do not offer mental health or medical advice, treatment, or diagnosis. Please check with your mental health and health care provider. I provide education on commonly available techniques and equipment (consumer grade) that can be useful to access and navigate imagination.

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  1. Your blog is most impressive and inspirational, and your training clearly comes through in your posts. Only a small part of my practice is geared towards visualizaiton, and I find it an extremely therapeutic technique. An astonishingly moving story basically put me into the field, and today I felt moved to write about it. If you have and your readers haven’t heard–or reveiwed recently–the story of Garrett Porter, the 9-year-old who healed his inoperable brain tumor via guided imagery, perhaps you’d like to take a look again, when you’ve got the time, at It makes it all make sense! All the best to you in your practice, Candida

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