Context

The OH Cards exist within various contexts that have informed their creation and dissemination. This page focuses on the contextual surroundings and stories that provide depth to the OH Cards experience. Content listed on this page first appeared as posts in Updates.

Historical
Artistic
Personal (OH Stories)
Cultural
Theoretical
Languages

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Historical

  • Forward to Strawberries Beyond My Window In his forward for the book Strawberries Beyond My Window, OH Cards publisher Moritz Egetmeyer writes about the historical trajectory of his involvement with the OH Cards genre.

Artistic

  • OH and the Expressive Arts Expressive Arts Consultant Fay Wilkinson uses OH Cards with students in an expressive arts program, as a storyteller, and to explore depression with seniors.
  • ECCO House in Valparaiso, Chile Mural reproductions of five of John David Ellis’s art pieces from his OH Cards deck colourfully adorn the outside of an apartment house.

Personal

    OH Stories

    • Using OH Cards with Adolescents in an Inpatient Setting Philippa Thomas uses OH Cards in an inpatient hospitalization setting to help suicidal adolescents recognize their emotions, and the images bring life and visability to feelings that they have trouble verbalizing.
    • Hypnotist Mike Mandel and OH Cards NLP trainer and hypnotist Mike Mandel uses OH Cards in multiple ways, including with hypnosis students – to craft metaphors, activate the right brain and the unconscious mind, and stimulate creativity.
    • OH Cards for Dramatherapy Dramatherapist and clinical supervisor Lili Levy uses OH Cards for dramatherapy and considers them an important tool in her work.
    • Multiple Decks Suggest a New Path Eric Brunet, a psychotherapist in France, uses OH Cards to help a client with problems in the workplace gain a new perspective.
    • Therapy with OH Cards in Malaysia Therapist Pei Li Yeo uses OH Cards as a non-threatening approach for helping clients bring up deep information that they would not be sharing otherwise.

    More OH Stories

    Cultural

    • OH Cards Supports the World Forum of Peace Washington Souza sent us this certificate recognizing OH Cards for supporting “The Power of Images” at the X World Forum of Peace, which took place in Brazil this September
    • ECCO House in Valparaiso, Chile Mural reproductions of five of John David Ellis’s art pieces from his OH Cards deck colourfully adorn the outside of an apartment house.
    • A Cross-Cultural Intervention A review of OH Cards as an important therapeutic element in counseling, presented at the International Counseling and Social Work Symposium.

    Theoretical

    • Give Childhood Back to Children Research bio-physiologist Peter Gray writes about the importance of play for children, including how things have changed and how they’re changing.
    • Every Child’s Life is Worth a Story An article by Felicia Carroll about engaging in a storytelling process which allows children to create a cohesive narrative that supports healthy integration and productive development.
    • Crisis in the Kindergarten A report published by the Alliance for Childhood, about the benefits of restoring childhood play in schools.
    • Can We Play? An article by psychologist David Elkin about the importance of play for children and the disappearance of play from children’s lives.

    Languages

    The OH Global page on the OH Cards North America website lists many OH distributors around the world, grouped by language. They vary widely regarding the amount of OH information they provide. For a listing of OH Card distributors by country rather than language, see the Contact page of the OH Cards international website, where you can also download OH Card flyers in 18 languages.

    French | Français

    Polish | Polski

    Portuguese | Português

    • OH Cards Supports the World Forum of Peace Washington Souza sent us this certificate recognizing OH Cards for supporting “The Power of Images” at the X World Forum of Peace, which took place in Brazil this September
    • The Power of Images Washington Souza, a specialist in neurosciences and applied psychology, created this video: The Power of Images and the Mysteries of the Self (Portuguese).

    Romanian | Român

    Russian | Pусский

    • OH for Psychosomatic Disorders A translation of a Russian article about the application of associative cards in counseling and psychotherapy for patients with psychosomatic disorders, by a practicing psychoanalytic therapist.
    • Cancer Psychology – News Report 2 This short Russian news report (with an English transcription) about the practice of cancer psychology mentions the use of metaphoric cards as one of the techniques for helping cancer patients describe their feelings.
    • Cancer Psychology – News Report 1 This short Russian news report (with an English transcription) about the practice of cancer psychology mentions the use of metaphoric cards as one of the techniques for helping cancer patients adopt a positive stance.
    • Moritz Egetmeyer Interview on Gestalt TV Moritz Egetmeyer, OH Cards publisher and workshop leader, was interviewed at the Riga Gestalt Institute in Latvia, while there to give an OH Cards workshop.
    • Alexander Pushkov on Morning Cocktail TV Psychologist Alexander Pushkov appeared on a TV show in Ukraine to introduce and talk about OH Cards and how he uses them in his practice.

    More Russian articles

    Spanish | Español

    • Associative Cards and EMDR This article by Santiago Jacome O. covers the use of associative images, such as OH Cards, in conjuction with EMDR therapy. The article is available in the original Spanish and as a English translation.
    • Take a Game to Your Subconscious An article by María Campos presenting the expert opinion of Andrés Alvarez about using OH Cards as a gateway to the subconscious that allows us to understand our feelings in a positive way. The original Spanish article is available, along with an English translation.
    • Associative Cards: Awaken Your Unconscious Mind More than just a game, these associative cards can be used to accomplish a task while stimulating personal and professional development.

    Swedish | Swedith

    • The Pencil Sharpener The Pencil Sharpener is a guide to storytelling and creative writing which includes demonstrations of how OH Card decks can be used to teach those topics.