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Resources on the OH Metaphoric Associative Cards

Our mission is to make the growing resources about Metaphoric Associative Cards, specifically the OH Cards Genre, available to more people. The content of this site is being generated and shared by users worldwide.

We would like to thank all the contributors –  educators, therapists, coaches, social workers, doctors, nurses, trainers and many other professionals. Since they have benefitted from using these tools they are willing to go to some effort to pass on information about how they like to use the cards. And we would like to encourage everyone who feels they have something to share to do so. We appreciate it!

The contributions have been cross-referenced in three ways: by methods, studies, and context. Methods shows ways OH is used in various areas, from counseling to creativity. Studies include scholarly and professional articles, popular magazine articles, videos, and more. Context includes information about OH Cards as seen from various points of view, such as personal, artistic, and cultural.

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“Our unconscious always knows the right thing to do, how to find a way out of the situation, and what choice to make; it is only necessary to learn to listen to it. Metaphoric associative cards, in this case, are an indispensable guide and assistant.”

Popova and Miloradova

This handy guide introduces you to the OH Cards genre, offers a few activities, and provides links to additional resources:

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This article describes a modified form of the IPPI interview for children based on the use of pictorial representations, i.e., the Metaphoric and Associative Cards, “OH-Cards”. A clinical vignette illustrates the different steps of this intervention such as those provided to sibling 6-year-old twins in the context of a post-immediate CUMP intervention after a drowning.
Results. – Adding the pictorial cards to IPPI interview techniques facilitated the children’s verbaliza- tion, the narrative reports of the traumatic experience with the professional, and globally enhanced the symbolization process.
Discussion. – This developmental-sensitive adaptation of the commonly used debriefing approach illus- trates the positive synergy between the professional cultures of the clinicians from the CUMP and the child psychiatrists.
Conclusion. – Children-specific adaptations of the IPPI based on symbolic mediators, such as pictorial cards, should be considered as a reference tool at this age in the training of CUMP professionals.

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Physiological indicators of emotional arousal related to ANS activity in response to associative cards for psychotherapeutic PTSD treatment By Sivan Raz and Mooli Lahad SEE FAR CBT is an integrative treatment protocol for PTSD and anxiety disorders which combines CBT, body-mind (somatic experience) and imagery-based (fantastic reality; FR) methods. FR is introduced using associative therapeutic […]

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A Binder in the Clients’ Process of Exploration, Observation, Clarification, Resignification Abstract Introduction: The Imagogenogram (M. Voicu) is a spatial, dynamic genogram, built with the help of cards with images of human figures, bringing together the connotations related to the actual working support (images chosen by the subjects as being similar to their families) with […]

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OH Workshop in China and Hong Kong / December 2023

December 2023


Moritz Egetmeyer

OH Basic in Buchenbach, Germany in German Language / Spring 2024

Buchenbach, Germany

Spring 2024


Moritz Egetmeyer