Fine Tuning Imagery Rescripting

Remco van der Wijngaart & Chris Hayes



Imagery rescripting is a powerful experiential technique that uses the power of imagination and visualisation to identify and change meaningful and traumatic orders in the past, resulting in transformation in the present. The approach seeks to provide a corrective emotional order to assist in changing a client’s beliefs, emotions, and recollections. It has been a central feature of Schema Therapy, however more recently imagery rescripting has developed into a stand alone treatment for childhood trauma and other specialist areas such as social anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and clinical nightmares.

This DVD series aims to provide a solid foundation of dvd-content for those beginning to use imagery work in their practice. Furthermore, it provides more orderd therapists with examples of managing difficult and challenging situations typically observed in clinical contexts.

The DVD centres around two fictional clients: “Nicky” presenting with borderline personality disorder and a complex trauma background; and “Greg” presenting with chronic depression and PTSD.

DVD 1 - shows the typical use of imagery exercises in various situations.

DVD 2 - shows challenging situations for therapists as well as ways to bypass challenging situations that may block the use of imagery exercises.

DVD 3 - shows the use of imagery in “specialist” areas. It also contains scenes showing common pitfalls for therapists completing imagery work.


"This DVD set gives a broad and comprehensive overview on almost all aspects of imagery rescripting including. A real treasure for all therapist wanting to learn more about this powerful and safe technique."

Dr Eckhard Roediger Board President, International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST)

"This DVD set offers a very succesful demonstration of how to do imagery rescripting for beginners and the more advanced therapists. These demonstrations will be invaluable for therapists struggling with imagery rescripting."

Hannie van Genderen Co-author of ‘Breaking Negative Thnking Patterns’ and ‘Schema Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorders’



DVD 1 Imagery Rescripting

  1. Therapist Explains Rationale
  2. Imagery for Assessment
  3. Imagery Rescripting with No Antagonist
  4. Imagery Rescripting Punitive Antagonist
  5. Imagery Rescripting Demanding Antagonists
  6. Imagery Rescripting Guilt inducing Antagonist
  7. Imagery Rescripting Using Fantasy
  8. Forming Image of Healthy Adult
  9. Coaching Client to Rescript Image
  10. Client Rescripts Image (Punitive antagonist)
  11. Client Rescripts Image (Demanding antagonist)
  12. Future Imagery- Pattern Breaking

DVD 2 Imagery Rescripting – Challenges

  1. Client Doesn’t Want to Do Imagery: “Stealth Imagery”
  2. Client Doesn’t Want to Do Imagery: Cognitive Approaches
  3. Client Doesn’t Want to Close Eyes
  4. Client Has no Safe Place
  5. Mode Work with Unwilling Client
  6. Chair work; Client Detached and Unwilling
  7. Client unwilling to do imagery
  8. Very Strong Overcompensation - Resistance and Unwillingness
  9. ‘I Can’t do Imagery’ – Neutral Image Current Life
  10. ‘I Can’t do Imagery’ – Neutral Image Growing Up
  11. Recollecting Not Experiencing
  12. Not wanting Therapist to Enter Image
  13. Can’t Take Child’s Perspective
  14. Client Wants to Change Parents
  15. Too Overwhelmed – Grounding

DVD 3 Imagery Rescripting - Specialist Areas and Therapist’s Pitfalls

Specialist areas

  1. Eating disorder- Fighting Punitive Antagonist
  2. Eating disorder- Rescripting Absent Parents
  3. Flash Forwards (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  4. Recurrent Nightmares
Therapist Pitfalls
  1. Imagery- Not Enough Strength
  2. Imagery Too Fast/Rational
  3. Imagery Too Slow/Detailed
  4. Asking Client to Rescript Too Early


This three-disc DVD series aims to provide a solid foundation of skills for those beginning to use imagery work in their practice. In addition, it provides more experienced therapists with examples of managing difficult and challenging situations typically observed in clinical contexts. 35 imagery-based scenes are included in the DVD set, displaying the skills of three experienced therapists (Remco van der Wijngaart (Netherlands); Chris Hayes (Australia); and Susan Simpson (Australia).
This 3-disc dvd-set can be purchased for €98, VAT and shipping costs included.



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