Changing Fingers


© H.Lesser 2007

Question: I was discussing IMR with a colleague and the comment was made that it was necessary to check, every once in a while, that the reactions remained the same as originally instructed (ie right finger still being used to answer yes, etc).

Other than the very brief reminder just before I ask my first question, along the lines of “and once again, letting your fingers do all the work for you, right for yes and left to answer no”, I have not been doing any checking.

This same therapist recommends that this is done more often with those patients who are dyslexic or left-handed.

Is it possible that I have been working on wrong information? How often should I be checking on this?

The are only two reasons why a patient will change responses which have previously been agreed upon:-

a) Either because the patient is


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