Text by Irena Bezic Since the beginning of my cooperation with Moritz Egetmeyer 15 years ago, OH cards have become a popular, creative medium in psychotherapy and psychological care in Croatia. I am very pleased with this development because I am convinced that this is a great way to work with projective material without “threatening” […]Continue Reading
Story from Marianne Nørregaard When I first met the OH cards, it was at a workshop many years ago where the teacher had a set of Habitat Cards. I was in love with the Habitat Cards immediately, and after the workshop I went to find out where these cards had come from. Today I use […]Continue Reading
Story from Sirli Kivisaar I discovered the world of metaphorical maps working with the OH Cards about ten years ago, when they were first introduced to me by the trauma psychologist Ofra Ayalon. From that moment on, I was surprised by the cards and have since used them in my work as a psychotherapist and […]Continue Reading
Story from Németh Lóránd Working with the Oh cards means attention, acceptance, profoundness and fun. In our profession, we use the cards in our self-awareness workshops and exercise therapy training. OH has brought color to our workshops and therapies. These maps are stepping stones into our deep and hidden contexts and emotions. At first, it’s […]Continue Reading
Rosemarie Somaiah of the Asian Storytelling Network shares experiences of using OH Cards in her work as a professional storyteller, author, and educator. “I was first introduced to OH Cards by Kiran Shah and Sheila Wee, who used them in storytelling workshops. Kiran promoted the use of OH cards here in Singapore, where I met Moritz Egetmeyer, the OH Cards publisher, when he facilitated the workshops. However, it was only when I began to …”Continue Reading
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.
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
Excerpts from the SWR2 broadcast on August 18, 2020 There are many widespread neuromyths about how we can improve our brains’ fitness on a daily basis – for example by notorious methods like sleep-learning, through studying in a positive mood, memorizing by the chain-of-association method or by using other memo techniques. In this context the […]Continue Reading
Read the English translation Pasado, presente y futuro con “Habitat” Fiorella, de 58 años, está atravesando un duelo hace más de dos años, el que no logra digerir ni elaborar. Luego de 25 años, el marido se fue de la casa sin darle explicaciones, dejando a la paciente sumida en una tristeza muy profunda.Siempre se […]Continue Reading
Read the English translation Trabajando con OH y Resilio Laura es una joven de 30 años, profesional madre de un hijo, separada hace aproximadamente un año.Laura ha recorrido un largo período terapéutico, ella consulta por primera vez a los 19 años, mostrándose muy tímida, con cierta dificultad para poder expresarse, fundamentalmente a la hora de […]Continue Reading
Read the original presentation in Spanish Working with TanDoo Cards and OH-Cards Ana is a middle-aged woman, with a youthful look and a certain sadness in her gaze. She is a professional, mother of two kids, and going through a grieving process due to the separation with her husband and her mother’s terminal illness, with […]Continue Reading
Read the original presentation in Spanish Working with OH-Cards and Resilio Cards Laura is a professional 30-year-old young woman, mother of one child, and divorced about a year ago. Laura has come a long way in terms of therapy. Her first consultation happened when she was 19. She was very shy, and had a certain […]Continue Reading
Read the English Translation here Trabajando con TanDoo y OH Ana es una mujer de mediana edad, aspecto jovial y con cierta tristeza que se deja ver en su mirada. Es profesional, madre de dos hijos, se encuentra en proceso de duelo por la separación de su marido y actual enfermedad terminal de su madre, […]Continue Reading
Edith Jeske, German author and song-writing teacher, is enthusiastic about the OH Cards. She has been using them since the mid 90-ies and has gathered a lot of experience – in particular with the aspect of chance. “… Experience shows: If we as songwriters use the OH cards regularly and use them as a random […]Continue Reading
Auszüge der SWR2 Sendung vom 18. August 2020 Es kursieren viele Neuromythen darüber, wie man sein Gehirn täglich fit machen kann, zum Beispiel durch das berüchtigte Lernen im Schlaf, durch Lernen bei guter Laune, Lernen mit bestimmten Assoziationsketten oder Memotechniken. Dabei wird das Gehirn oftmals mit einem Muskel verglichen, den man einfach trainieren könne. Doch […]Continue Reading
Read the original presentation in Spanish Past, Present and Future with “Habitat” Fiorella, a 58-year-old woman, had been going through a grieving process for more than two years. She was not able to digest or process it. After 25 years, her husband left their house without saying a word, which left the patient plunged into […]Continue Reading
Interview with Estelle Phelippeau Métrot. She presents the associative cards, explaining some reasons for their worldwide success. The cards have many benefits. The pleasures of playing, self exploration, getting to know others, developing skills and stimulating creativity and cooperation.Continue Reading
Explorando afectos disociados con “Resilio” Julia -de 14 años- llega a la consulta derivada por su nutricionista, quien observa mucha angustia contenida debido a la presencia de conflictos familiares. Padece sobrepeso desde los 10 años, momento en que sus padres se separan en medio de mutuas acusaciones. Julia y su hermana, Mara, repiten una modalidad […]Continue Reading
Tratar los problemas del sueño con tarjetas Morená Pablo, un niño de 10 años, fue traído a la consulta por problemas de sueño, los que comenzaron luego de un accidente automovilístico, en el que Pablo dormía al chocar el auto en el que viajaba con su familia. A mitad de la noche despierta, se siente […]Continue Reading
(Translated from Spanish, see below for original language version) Exploring Dissociated Affections with “Resilio” Julia -a 14 year-old girl- arrives to her consultation referred by her nutritionist, who sees a great amount of pent-up distress caused by family conflict. She has been overweight since she was 10 years old, point in her life in which […]Continue Reading
(Translated from Spanish, see below for original language version) Treating Sleeping Problems using Morena Cards Pablo, a 10-year-old boy, was brought to the consultation because he had trouble sleeping, a problem that started after a car accident. Pablo was sleeping when the car in which he was travelling with his family crashed. He usually woke […]Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading