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Thomas Kretschmar and Martin Tzschaschel:

The Power of Inner Pictures: How Imagination Can Maintain Physical and Mental Health. London: Karnac.

This book is about inner pictures and how we can access and change these pictures through our imagination. It is written not only for specialists in the field of psychotherapy and coaching, but also for the general public. Thomas Kretschmar, a specialist in the field, and Martin Tzschaschel, a journalist, have together created a book that is both comprehensive and understandable for everybody. The authors start by exploring inner pictures in general and how they influence us in everyday life, in memories, and in dreams during the day and night, using examples from sports, business and other fields. The book then examines how inner pictures and the imagination can be used for therapy. The applications are drawn both from medical and non-medical treatments, including biofeedback, sleep, hypnosis, autogenic training, and the healing of physical diseases. The authors then examine the methods of imaginative psychotherapy.

Additional contemporary methods are also utilised, to make this a completely up-to-date interventional approach. The book concludes with examples of cases from the authors’ own therapy practice. Parts of therapy sessions have been transcribed so that the reader is transported into the therapy room. The cases present clients with anxiety attacks, insomnia and burn out, eating disorders, phobias, and OCD.


‘This imaginative book brings to life its subject matter with a delicate blend of theory, case studies, methodology and a rich exploration of our inner world of images. It offers the reader new insights into how our internal world creates images, and then how these can be harnessed in diverse settings to improve our wellbeing, inspire creativity and overcome emotional problems, physical pain and other challenges. I recommend this book for therapists and counsellors, but also for coaches and managers who wish to explore innovate ways of harnessing the dormant creativity that exists in every workplace. The authors offer new insights into a phenomenon that is found in all cultures and has been known to humans since ancient days. It offers us exciting new ways of unleashing the power of inner pictures that are very relevant to our times.’

— Dr Simon Western, CEO of Analytic-Network Coaching, President-Elect of International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations, and Adjunct Professor University College Dublin

More Publications:

Kretschmar, T., Meinel, J.: Using Colors In A Novel Association Technique To Explore The Mental Representation Of Corporate Leaders. Socioanalysis 17(2015), S.12-26.


Kretschmar, T.: German Pressures. Transparency and cost efficiency become watchwords as German mortgage market enters greatest post-war upheaval, Mortgage Finance Gazette, 1/2006.


Kretschmar, T., Damaske, M.: Development of the Intermediary Market in Germany, in: Journal of the International Union for Housing Finance, December 2003, S. 3 – 10


Kretschmar, T., Damaske, M.: Securitization to Finance Property, in: 2003 Facts and Figures: Real Estate Banking - Committed to Professionalism, Verband deutscher Hypothekenbanken, Berlin, Dezember 2003, S. 21 ff.


Kretschmar, T., Ruchti, G.: Europace Sets a Standard in Mortgage Brokerage, in: CMBSWORLD, Volume 3 Number 4, Commercial Mortgage Securitisation Association, Winter 2002


Wieding, J. U., Kretschmar, T.: Application of a network structure in a knowledge-based system for medical diagnostics. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine 33 (1990), S. 159 – 163


Wieding, J.U., Kretschmar, T.: Schönle, P.W.: Development of a Computer-Aided Reference System for Differential Diagnostics Support. Methods of Information in Medicine, 29 (1990), S. 132-139.


Wieding, J.U., Kretschmar, T., Schönle, P.W.: A computer-based reference system for medical diagnostics, in: Expert Systems and Decision Support in Medicine, Hrsg.: Rienhoff, O., Piccolo, U. and Schneider, B., pp. 343-346 (Springer, Berlin, 1988)

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