“Eidetics gives us the insight to unleash our full power.”

Rick Peterson, Director of Pitching Development, Baltimore Orioles

“Eidetic Imagery enabled me to pinpoint my strengths and weaknesses. By identifying specific capabilities, it has made me more focused and productive. I believe eidetic imagery can be a useful tool for anyone to maximize his or her business potential as well as personal development.”

The Honorable William Simon, Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

“By using imagery, Jaqueline Sussman allows us to re-enter past experiences and understand unexamined emotions. She gives us a map for inner traveling”

Gloria Steinem

“This goes a step beyond Jung.”

Elizabeth Kubler Ross

“The work (eidetics) has the quality of revelation.”

Joseph Campbell

More Testimonials


Jaqueline Sussman is carrying on a quiet revolution on a small corner of learning. Mental images can be used to help identify blocks and inhibitions. Eidetic imagery can be a very effective tool in helping people resolve problems in the area of intimacy and relationships.”
Woman Magazine

“Women can tap into hidden energy by following the imagery practices in Jaqueline Sussman's "Images of Desire." The exercises connect readers with their full sexual potential rather than media-generated images of sexuality.”
New Age Magazine

“These images are like finding pockets of gold in the psyche. This is a whole new and deeply relevant approach to mental and emotional health.”
Robin Morgan, Author, Former editor of Ms. Magazine

“I have found eidetic imagery most helpful in decision making both in my professional and personal life. As Dean of Students, I am often dealing with extremely delicate emotional situations involving very serious allegations. In these situations, I always use eidetic image tools because, in them, I find the wisdom that is needed to resolve these complex situations. Eidetic imagery has been a freeing and powerful experience for me.”
Dr. Gwen Vendley, Vice President and Dean of Students, Fairfield University

“For parents, using eidetic images instantly reveals to them—as no other method I know can—what their child is experiencing and how their children are relating to their world. It enables them to know their child in a way that they could not before. It brings fresh insight and new understandings...”
Marc Ungar, Founder and President, National Attention Deficit Disorder Action Group

“As a key commissioner, I have to deal with severe challenges as a lobbyist of my agency. I have to constantly deal with less enlightened legislators who have mind sets and attitudes that I must battle with regularly, since, these affect the lives of women and children in the state. Eidetic images have bolstered my self confidence, and made me feel invincible when I need it most.”
Patricia Russo, Commissioner for the Permanent Commission of the Status of Women

“Through the use of eidetic images, the [design] team was able to work through some destructive behavior that was based on their perception versus reality. In addition, the sharing of images created an exceptional group bond. The technique of eidetics, along with Jackie's intuitive style of working, was used not only for problem solving, but as a tool to bring forward my staff's individual and collective genius. I know of no other programs or techniques in my 20 years of corporate experience that have had such positive results.”
Ivy Ross, President of Barbie, Division of Mattel Toys

“Unmatched in the clinical literature... a methodological advance.”
The American Journal of Psychiatry

“Eidetic Psychotherapy is a major innovation in the traditions of psychotherapy that is neurologically informed as it is humanistically and holistically conceived. Eidetics is emphatically not a new wrinkle in psychotherapy. It is, in fact, a new psychotherapy.”

“One of the most significant developments yet to emerge in psychotherapy since Freud’s psychoanalysis.”
The Glasgow Journal of Psychology

“Without a doubt, the method offers possibilities for rapid and deep investigative probe.”
Swiss Archives of Neurology

“An exciting and ingenuous way of getting at conflict areas.”
Contemporary Psychology

"This provocative title does not disappoint. Psychotherapist Sussman, director of the National and International Imagery Association, defines sensuality as "the inner warmth that radiates from some people and makes them objects of desire;" it is vastly different from the soulless and shameful conception of sex that the mass media, organized religion, and misinformed parents disseminate. Via Sussman's 40 exercises with eidetic imagery (visions locked in the subconscious), men and women of all ages can reverse the negative effects of those forces by replacing negative images with positive ones to tap their "original sensuality." Throughout, Sussman cites mythological gods and goddesses to illustrate why people act the way they do. An Appendix of Images is also included. Despite the lack of an extensive list of references, this work is a worthwhile addition to the field of sexuality. Recommended for self help collections in public libraries."
Library Journal - Elizabeth Goeters

"Sussman’s guide to the visualization techniques of “eidetic imaging” is an intriguing addition to the surplus of you-can-heal-yourself manuals."
Publisher's Weekly

“As a psychotherapist who has worked with thousands of people with intimacy issues, the author speaks with knowledge and understanding of a prime contemporary dilemma - we are constantly bombarded with sexual images while all too many men and women remain cut off from their native sensuality and are emotionally unfulfilled. The basic premise of the book is that people are sensual when they feel sensual. Sensuality is an inner warmth that not only feels pleasurable, but attracts others to us; it is something that we are all born with, but it becomes covered over by the images and beliefs instilled in us through our upbringing and environment. The aim of the book is to restore this natural sensuality through a series of exercises in eidetic imagery - a process explained as having three components: an image or mental picture, a somatic response (physical and emotional sensation), and an associated “message” or meaning. Sussman explains that “with imaging the person is able to see a situation clearly, experience the emotions connected to it, and have an immediate understanding of themselves by evoking and seeing images of the situation.” The exercises presented in the text can also be accessed in an appendix conveniently arranged in order from Aphrodite to Zeus."
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