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Meet The Authors


Phyllis Kahaney

M.S.W., Ph.D.

After successfully overcoming the symptoms of PTSD using mental imagery, Phyllis left her position in academia as an English professor to pursue social work.

Phyllis used mental imagery as a core treatment modality in her work as a readjustment counselor for four years at the San Diego Vet Center. That work helped countless veterans to heal from the symptoms of PTSD.

Aside from working with veterans and active duty personnel, Phyllis works in hospice, using imagery in end-of-life care in San Diego.  


Rachel Epstein, 

L.Ac., J.D.,

Rachel is the director of the American Institute for Mental Imagery (AIMI) in New York City. An expert in mental imagery, she conducts classes at AIMI in mental imagery and coaches individuals privately.

She received her training from internationally recognized authorities Mme. Colette Aboulker-Muscat and Dr. Gerald Epstein, M.D., her late husband and founder of AIMI, with whom she collaborate on numerous books, including the Encyclopedia of Mental Imagery and Healing into Immortality.

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