GLAS Play – Pictures

Welcome to GLAS Visual Perception Analysis

“One picture is worth ten thousand words.” – Chinese proverb.

Dani Saveker found that when working with family businesses, many of those within them struggled to express their thoughts and fears. She understood that this was because most of our beliefs which influence our decisions, emotions and thoughts, are formed in our earliest years (approx. 0-6 years of age) and remain as an unconscious “operating system” for the rest of our life.

Armed with a background in design and psychology she decided to try and use a slightly different approach to help unlock the “real” story that sat behind business, relationships and people.

This was the start of her using black and white images and developing what is refered to as GLAS Visual Perception Analysis. This has since been developed into the subject of study  and research at Warwick Business School in the UK with Dani working closely to advise a PhD student. The research overwhelming supports her own intuition and use of this method. Talk to us about how these simple images can reveal so much from the unconscious and help you to see with a new lens and better understand yourself and others. The images below are just some of the very carefully selected images GLAS uses.

Visual Perception Analysis

In order to see we need more than our eyes. In essence, our eyes are simply the channel for information to flow. This information is processed and made sense of by our brains in order to create our perception of a coherent, stable visual world.


The eye and brain work in partnership to interpret conflicting signals from the outside world. Humans need to make sense of the world through this pattern forming and ‘story telling’. Ultimately, we see whatever our brains think we should. Whatever is in our brains projects into every aspect of our lives.

It is essential to know that our brains create beliefs as part of our operating system to help make sense of the world. Forming between birth and 6 years old, we create a filter, our belief systems,  through which we process what we see. This lens can distort information without us even realising it – and we make decisions, and behave, based on this.

This means we need a way to understand our operating system so that we can unlock, adjust the lens (reprogramme the system by upgrading it) and then we see a better picture of life. This is what we call GLAS VPA.

1. Dandelion
2. Boat
3. Room
4. Sea
5. Doors
6. Girl
7. Feathers
8. Rope
9. Man
10. Boxes
11. Footprints
12. Pilot
13. Boy
14. Binoculars
15. Summit