» Understanding mental disorder requires understanding mental health. «

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Margraf

Positive mental health across the life span

Positive mental imagery

Simon Blackwell´s research in this area has three main foci: understanding the role of positive mental imagery in everyday life, for example in anticipating upcoming events; investigating how deficits in positive mental imagery can cause problems, for example in the context of depression; and developing new treatment approaches that make use of positive mental imagery's potentially powerful effects.

Research to date has only just scratched the surface in terms of understanding the importance of positive mental imagery in everyday life, and in how we can use positive mental imagery in our treatments – this seems to be an area of huge untapped potential.