News & Press
Press Release: Gold Foundation and EDI Institute Collaborate to Promote a Culture of Compassion in Hospitals
March 9, 2017
The Arnold P. Gold Foundation and the EDI Institute have formed a strategic partnership to promote a culture of compassion in hospitals through an innovative program that facilitates conversation between patients and caregivers.
December 16, 2016
We are excited to announce that the EDI Institute has been selected to join the PULSE@MassChallenge 2017 cohort. As one of the 31 digital health innovators to join this group, we will have many exciting opportunities to form new partnerships and accelerate our mission. To learn more, read the full news announcement here.
July 18, 2016
The Expressive Therapies Program at Lesley University has announced a strategic partnership with the EDI Institute to enhance its training of graduate students and to collaborate with faculty on research into the effectiveness of using digital imagery for therapeutic purposes.
March 30, 2016
Gosnold on Cape Cod is committed to preventing, treating, and managing the disease of addiction. Gosnold offers complete end-to-end treatment services including medical detox, residential inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient clinics, extended sober living, and long term recovery coaching. Read Addiction Professional to learn about how Gosnold is fully integrating Expressive Digital Imagery (EDI) into the fabric of its therapeutic programs.
Press Release: Gosnold to Implement Innovative Mobile Technology to Improve Addiction Treatment Outcomes
February 29, 2016
Gosnold on Cape Cod announced plans to implement a new mobile technology as part of its ongoing strategy to develop innovative approaches for improving addiction treatment outcomes. Gosnold will adopt Expressive Digital Imagery (EDI), a groundbreaking technique that uses imagery to enable patients to express complex feelings and emotions in ways often not possible through the spoken word.
Press Release: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute using new mobile imaging technique for patient, family, and staff therapeutic self-expression
February 16, 2016
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the EDI Institute are partnering to provide a new mobile imaging technique for cancer patients, family members, and staff to express their feelings around the illness.
January 29, 2016
EDI is working with NAMI Massachusetts to help participants express what mental illness feels like through imagery. This Boston.com article describes how the program works and shares moving stories about how expressive imagery is making a difference in the lives of those in recovery from mental illness.
Press Release: NAMI Mass to Expand Use of New Imaging Technology to Improve Recovery for People with Mental Illness
January 25, 2016
The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts (NAMI Mass) is expanding its use of Expressive Digital Imagery (EDI), a groundbreaking mobile technology that uses imagery to promote recovery for people with mental disorders by enabling them to express how their illness feels to them.
December 2, 2015
McLean Hospital and the EDI Institute have announced a strategic partnership to further ascertain the clinical effectiveness and impact of Expressive Digital Imagery® (EDI) in clinical settings across psychiatric conditions, levels of care, and delivery models, the two organizations announced today.
November 15, 2015
Steven Koppel gave a talk entitled “Healing Images” at TEDxBeaconStreet on the use of Expressive Digital Imagery®. The full-length TEDx talk is available here or at www.tedxbeaconstreet.com.
October 20, 2015
The EDI Institute and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute plan to begin offering EDI to Dana-Farber patients under an innovative program design that enables patients to utilize EDI independently while in waiting rooms or infusion chairs. Patients will utilize their own mobile devices or be provided with iPads for creating imagery using MyMoments Mobile, and will receive printed books with their images at no charge. This is the first application of EDI relying on participants to self-train, and will be used as a pilot for the potential expansion of this model across multiple hospital and medical settings.
October 10, 2015
The EDI Institute has now completed the successful transition of multiple therapeutic programs at McLean Hospital to the new proprietary MyMoments Mobile and Resilience Modules. These programs, including two adult inpatient psychiatric units, an adolescent partial hospitalization program, and an outpatient bipolar education program, had previously integrated EDI into its therapeutic models using third-party software applications. Transitioning of McLean Hospital programs to the new EDI Institute technology platforms is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.
September 30, 2015
The EDI Institute has added a proprietary Resilience Module to its growing set of technology enablers in support of Expressive Digital Imagery® techniques. This module provides multiple approaches for organizations who have adopted EDI to make images available for participants, including interactive slideshows with music, and the automated printing of books, prints, recovery plans, and cards. Facilitators have the ability to create collections of images on a real-time basis, enabling imagery to be shared among participants interactively during workshops, retreats, or individual counseling sessions.
September 22, 2015
The EDI Institute and NAMI Massachusetts have begun a second round of pilots integrating Expressive Digital Imagery® techniques into NAMI’s Peer-to-Peer educational programs. EDI pilots are currently underway or complete in NAMI Mass Peer-to-Peer classes in Leominster, Newton, Brockton, Cambridge, Salem, Lowell, and Hyannis, with a broader expansion across Massachusetts planned for early 2016.
August 4, 2015
The EDI Institute today released the beta version of MyMoments Mobile in Minneapolis at the 10th Annual PACER Symposium for Children and Young Adults With Mental Health and Learning Disabilities. MyMoments Mobile is the first mobile app specifically for therapeutic self-expression through digital imagery. Reflecting 18-months of detailed research and development, MyMoments Mobile enables people facing life challenges to creatively express meaningful aspects of their lives through imagery created on smartphones and tablets.
MyMoments Mobile is integrated with a fully encrypted worldwide image repository, providing support for EDI workshop facilitation, public education and advocacy, and scientific research. Next month, MyMoments Mobile will be integrated with a cloud-based Recovery Module to enable the interactive creation of slideshows, books, prints, cards, and recovery plans, all promoting the emotional resilience and recovery of EDI participants.
July 30, 2015
The EDI Institute is pleased to be teaming with NAMI Massachusetts to integrate Expressive Digital Imagery® into NAMI’s Peer-to-Peer educational program. As part of Peer-to-Peer, participants create imagery using the MyMoments Mobile app in group sessions. This imagery serves as the foundation for the sharing of personal stories and experiences with mental illness, enabling a level of connection among group participants that goes beyond what is often possible with the spoken word alone.
This video is an excerpt from the graduation session for a recent Peer-to-Peer class containing images specifically selected by participants to share with peers, friends, and family.