in the clinical literature ... a methodological advance."
The American Journal of Psychiatry
Image Therapy is a new and unique psychotherapy based on the
pioneering work of Dr. Akhter Ahsen, originator of the field of Eidetic
Image psychology and leading theorist in the scientific and clinical
study of mental imagery. It Is a fast moving, positive therapy that
gets to problem areas quickly and generates change by using precise
tools that promote insight and growth.
The Eidetic image
is a bright, lively picture seen in the mind much like a movie image
or a f ilm strip. It is different from other types of mental images
in its unusual clarity and its ability to reproduce important life
events with exact detail. Through the Eidetic image, one can re-experience
a life event with all of its basic elements intact: the visual image
(I), the physical and emotional feelings associated with it, (S),
and the meaning or significance it contains (M). These special images
are neurologically recorded in the brain and systematically stored
away for future reference. When recalled, the Eidetic image recreates
a vivid experience of events and conflicts in a person's life with
drama, clarity and detail.
each Eidetic "record" is retrieved and thoroughly
examined through Ahsen's step by step approach, any unresolved areas
are revealed and their underlying causes are identified. From this
enhanced perspective, emotional difficulties can be viewed with greater
insight and the solutions to long-standing problems become clear.
As a person gains access to inner strengths and resources through
the Eidetic method, troublesome issues are effectively resolved and
the experience of health and well-being is restored.