There is a vast extant literature on imagery and visualisation. The following list contains a small selection of useful books and articles on the use of mental imagery.
Overview of its use as a healing modality
- Achterberg, J. (2002). Imagery in healing: Shamanism and modern medicine. (2nd ed.). Boston: Shambala
Contemporary Developments in cognitive therapy
- Hackmann, A., Bennett-Levy, J. and Holmes, E. A. (2011). Oxford Guide to Imagery in Cognitive Therapy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Stopa, L (ed) (2009). Imagery and the Threatened Self: Perspectives on Mental Imagery and the Self in Cognitive Therapy. London: Routledge
Contemporary Humanistic Practice with imagery
- Hall, E., Hall, C., Stradling, P. and Young, D. (2006). Guided Imagery: Creative Interventions in Counselling and Psychotherapy. London: Sage.
Imagery and Metaphor
- Lakoff, G. and Johnson, M. (2003). Metaphors We Live By. 2nd edn, Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Lawley, J. and Tompkins, P. (2000). Metaphors in Mind: Transformation through Symbolic Modelling. London: Developing Company Press.
- Fromm, E. (1951). The Forgotten Language: An introduction to the meaning of dreams, fairy tales and myths. New York: Rinehart.
- Jung, C., von Franz, M-L., et al. (1968). Man and his Symbols. New York: Dell Publishing.
- Watkins, M. (1984). Waking Dreams. 3rd revised edn, Dallas, Texas: Spring Publications Inc.
- Sheikh, A.A. (ed) (2002). Therapeutic Imagery Techniques. Amityville, NY: Baywood Pub.
- Singer, J.L. (2006). Imagery in Psychotherapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association
- Glouberman, D. (2010). Life Choices, Life Changes: Develop your personal vision with imagework. 3rd edn, Shanklin, Isle of Wight: Skyros Books.
- Krystal, P. (1993). Cutting the Ties that Bind: Growing up and moving on. Boston, MA: Weiser Books.
Clinical applications for health and well-being
- Brigham, D. (1996). Imagery for Getting Well: Clinical applications of behavioral medicine. New York: Norton.
- Clement, J. J. (2008). Creative Model Construction in Scientists and Students: The role of imagery, analogy and mental simulation. Dordrecht: Springer
- Thomas, N.J.T. (2014). The multidimensional spectrum of imagination: Images, dreams, hallucinations, and active, imaginative perception, Humanities, 3, pp. 132-184
- Thomas, N.J.T., “Mental Imagery”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2017 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = <https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2017/entries/mental-imagery/>.