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Testimonials 2020-05-28T13:41:08+00:00

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS

David Edwards
President of ISST
(South-Africa)

“When using the iModes cards I am reminded of the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words”. The vivid pictures of the iModes resonate the with clients’ felt sense – for example of a hidden child part – and allow them to portray it in a way that heightens their connection. There is often an immediate and deeper impact compared to just talking about modes more abstractly. This opens up the way to a deeper empathic understanding of and connection to the child to more meaningful reparenting. I also enjoy using the Qualities of the Healthy Adult cards as they provide a helpful reminder of the wide range of mature qualities that are included in our concept of the Healthy Adult. Several of my supervisees use these cards too and, when I bring the cards out in my supervision groups, they often bring the discussion of a case to life in a really helpful way.”

David Edwards
President of ISST
(South-Africa)

“When using the iModes cards I am reminded of the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words”. The vivid pictures of the iModes resonate the with clients’ felt sense – for example of a hidden child part – and allow them to portray it in a way that heightens their connection. There is often an immediate and deeper impact compared to just talking about modes more abstractly. This opens up the way to a deeper empathic understanding of and connection to the child to more meaningful reparenting. I also enjoy using the Qualities of the Healthy Adult cards as they provide a helpful reminder of the wide range of mature qualities that are included in our concept of the Healthy Adult. Several of my supervisees use these cards too and, when I bring the cards out in my supervision groups, they often bring the discussion of a case to life in a really helpful way.”

“I mainly use the cards when a patient talks about a difficult situation (e.g., self-destructive behaviors). Then, I lay the iModes in a sequence, starting with the first mode that was triggered, then the second, and so forth. This enhances the understanding of their emotions and needs more clearly, their ineffective coping, and how they could cope in healthier ways. From there, it’s an easy step to using the iModes in various other exercises (e.g., multiple chair technique) or to discuss modes that are interfering with the therapy process (e.g., Self-Aggrandizer Mode). My patients find the iModes enjoyable and easy to work with. The cards help them to view their modes from a safe distance and understand the reoccurring patterns in their lives. In conclusion, the iModes are a valuable addition to the therapist’s toolbox!”

Minou van den Ouweland
Schema Therapist
(Netherlands)

Minou van den Ouweland
Schema Therapist
(Netherlands)

“I mainly use the cards when a patient talks about a difficult situation (e.g., self-destructive behaviors). Then, I lay the iModes in a sequence, starting with the first mode that was triggered, then the second, and so forth. This enhances the understanding of their emotions and needs more clearly, their ineffective coping, and how they could cope in healthier ways. From there, it’s an easy step to using the iModes in various other exercises (e.g., multiple chair technique) or to discuss modes that are interfering with the therapy process (e.g., Self-Aggrandizer Mode). My patients find the iModes enjoyable and easy to work with. The cards help them to view their modes from a safe distance and understand the reoccurring patterns in their lives. In conclusion, the iModes are a valuable addition to the therapist’s toolbox!”

Lucie Swaffield
Forensic Psychologist
(Australia)

“I have been using the iModes cards for a forensic client population within a community treatment context. Forensic clients seem to connect quickly with the images, often laughing at the accuracy of the coping modes, saying “yep that’s me!”. I have noticed that some of the more vulnerable cards (e.g., Abandoned Child Mode) will sometimes trigger an emotional expression more easily than if we were simply conversing about events. The iModes are emotive to a degree that feels sincere and relatable for forensic client groups.”

Lucie Swaffield
Forensic Psychologist
(Australia)

“I have been using the iModes cards for a forensic client population within a community treatment context. Forensic clients seem to connect quickly with the images, often laughing at the accuracy of the coping modes, saying “yep that’s me!”. I have noticed that some of the more vulnerable cards (e.g., Abandoned Child Mode) will sometimes trigger an emotional expression more easily than if we were simply conversing about events. The iModes are emotive to a degree that feels sincere and relatable for forensic client groups.”

“In my experience, the various iModes products are excellent tools in my clinical work. The images are very recognizable and relatable, making them ideal for creating case conceptualizations and treatment plans. One of the biggest features of the iModes are that they are so recognizable that they don’t require a lot of explanation to understand and interpret them. Whether the individual working with the cards is old or young, male or female, intelligent or less intelligent, they find it easy to identify emotion states, which makes working with the iModes cards even more accessible. Lastly, these tools are also very useful for training and coaching treatment teams and health care professionals.”

Irene Bos
Schema Therapist
(Netherlands)

Irene Bos
Schema Therapist
(Netherlands)

“In my experience, the various iModes products are excellent tools in my clinical work. The images are very recognizable and relatable, making them ideal for creating case conceptualizations and treatment plans. One of the biggest features of the iModes are that they are so recognizable that they don’t require a lot of explanation to understand and interpret them. Whether the individual working with the cards is old or young, male or female, intelligent or less intelligent, they find it easy to identify emotion states, which makes working with the iModes cards even more accessible. Lastly, these tools are also very useful for training and coaching treatment teams and health care professionals.”

Aldo Lombardo
Psychiatrist
(Italy)

“I find it very useful to introduce the iModes cards with difficult patients coming for an initial interview. The iModes and Emotional Need cards makes it easier and more natural for them to talk about their “inner child” and the emotional needs that they missed during childhood. The cards also have a beneficial effect on the therapeutic alliance; I feel that I know them more deeply and connect better with the patients. In a therapeutic community, the iModes help team members work more effectively with patients exhibiting challenging behaviors.”

Aldo Lombardo
Psychiatrist
(Italy)

“I find it very useful to introduce the iModes cards with difficult patients coming for an initial interview. The iModes and Emotional Need cards makes it easier and more natural for them to talk about their “inner child” and the emotional needs that they missed during childhood. The cards also have a beneficial effect on the therapeutic alliance; I feel that I know them more deeply and connect better with the patients. In a therapeutic community, the iModes help team members work more effectively with patients exhibiting challenging behaviors.”

“In my opinion, the iModes are a great tool; the images speak volumes without words. Patients easily grasp the emotional state the image depicts, without talking about complex schema therapy concepts. Furthermore, I think that the iModes manual is fantastic, this book was really enlightening and inspiring. It gave me a lot of creative ideas on how to use the cards.”

Christof Loose
Schema Therapist
(Germany)

Christof Loose
Schema Therapist
(Germany)

“In my opinion, the iModes are a great tool; the images speak volumes without words. Patients easily grasp the emotional state the image depicts, without talking about complex schema therapy concepts. Furthermore, I think that the iModes manual is fantastic, this book was really enlightening and inspiring. It gave me a lot of creative ideas on how to use the tools.”

Sandra Bon
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
(Switzerland)

“Using the iModes cards has really facilitated my work with patients in various ways: explaining schema concepts, analyzing clinical cases and doing chair work. I use the iModes with patients, families, couples and therapists in training. Additionally, the iModes manual has enabled me to me more creative with the cards and improve the efficacy of my work.”

Sandra Bon
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist
(Switzerland)

“Using the iModes cards has really facilitated my work with patients in various ways: explaining schema concepts, analyzing clinical cases and doing chair work. I use the iModes with patients, families, couples and therapists in training. Additionally, the iModes manual has enabled me to me more creative with the cards and improve the efficacy of my work.”

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