Dr. Akhter Ahsen

Dr. Akhter Ahsen

This time, the book will be written on the body of Man.
– Akhter Ahsen, Ph.D.

About Dr. Ahsen

Akhter Ahsen, Ph.D. is a widely recognized theorist in the study of consciousness. According to Dr. Ahsen, the image is the organizing principle of the mind as opposed to thought. In other words, we think in images.
More than 30 books and many journal articles chronicle his research in case studies and theoretical explorations of how images in the mind are reflected in the body’s response. Topics cover a wide range of applications from learning, to trauma, substance abuse, and most recently, memory and autism. His fundamental principles of mind and the mind/body interaction offer a way of understanding consciousness and have produced a fast and focused method for change.
We were greatly saddened by the passing of Dr. Akhter Ahsen in December of 2018.  He touched many lives in his work. Read the tribute to him along with acknowledgments from others who are students of Eidetics and watch my video which was presented at a conference in Lahore, Pakistan.


I am Dr. Katy Swafford, and I have had the humbling honor of working personally with Dr. Akhter Ahsen for many years. My training included workshops with Dr. Ahsen, and I continued individual work with him as long as he was able. I first knew that something had happened to him when I called on a Tuesday morning at 10:30 New York time (I’m in a different time zone, but Dr. Ahsen did not jump back and forth about my time or your time, the appointment was at his time). He did not answer. I was expecting his usual “hallo.” I waited a few minutes and called back. When again he did not answer the phone, I knew something was wrong. I later found out he had suffered a stroke and, although I saw him several times over the next years, that was the end of my work with this contactful, challenging, and mythic presence that was Akhter Ahsen. My time with Akhter Ahsen is one of the most powerful events in my life.

Expressing Community

Peggy Utecht, LCSW-S–Dr. Ahsen was brilliant and he was an expert in many different areas of study. I knew his work was special and I hung on to his every word. As time passes, my understanding of Eidetics continues to deepen; this is reflected in my ongoing work with clients and my desire to share what I have learned with others. I am so grateful that my life has been touched by Dr. Ahsen and Eidetic work.

Dr. Ahsen’s Writing