Deep Imagery Training

Certification & Skills


For a more personal reflection, please also read: Why Take a Deep Imagery Training?


Deep Imagery/Personal Totem Pole process trainings are certified by the International Institute for Visualization Research (IIVR): www.deepimagery.net. The IIVR has been certifying Core Curriculum trainings in the PTPP™ and Deep Imagery worldwide for almost 30 years. Residential programs are also offered in the USA and throughout Europe.


The fundamental aim of the three year training is to learn how to skillfully guide an individual on a journey that allows them a deep interaction with their own imagery.

Training in the first year provides the basic theory and procedures governing work with the chakra animals and a minimal amount of experience in its use.

The second year involves extensive experience in developing a relationship with knowing through intuition and the four modes of knowing: thinking feeling, sensing and imagery.

The third year is spent in developing skills in working with two people simultaneously, firstly with their chakra animals and then with their animals of the four modes of knowing, in order to allow them explore their relationship at many levels.

More information can be found on www.deepimagery.net



At the end of a training, the Deep Imagery guide or practitioner will have a solid and highly experiential understanding of the processes of the deep imagination. They will have acquired skills in guiding others in many types of journeys and will be comfortable with both the depths of the experiential process and the often times emotional content of the work. Having undertaken their own deep process work, they will also be comfortable with their own process and be aware of how to deal with any of their own issues that arise while guiding.

People coming for a journey often present with specific issues and problems that they hope to explore. While these concerns can be the doorway to deeper work they are also valid ends in themselves. During the training then, a guide is exposed to a number of journey structures and so learns how to work with Deep Imagery to explore a variety of issues in a therapeutic manner. These include:

  • Polarities (First Year)
  • Dreams (Second Year)
  • emotional issues (including depression, grief)
  • physical problems and symptoms (pain, headaches, physical imbalances)
  • Illness
  • Life process and changes
  • Relationships: how to guide 2 people at once, useful for Couple Counseling and conflict resolution (Third Year)



Mary Diggin, Ph.d

Mary runs the Distance Learning program. Contact her via this website www.deepimagerytraining.com/contact/ or at www.marydiggin.com


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