How one therapist completed treatment successfully despite being unable to gain any ideo motor responses from the patient. Another example of how vital Conscious Distraction is in LCH.

Reproduced by kind permission of
Mandy Shirvell, 2007

I have had difficulties lately with a lady I’ve been treating with a weight problem. She went along beautifully with the initial consultation and with the first treatment session. She provided excellent verbal yes/no responses and I had absolutely no reason to believe that we couldn’t move on nicely to IMR in the next session.

How wrong. When she arrived for the next session, I reminded her that as she’d responded so nicely in the previous session with her verbal responses, that today I was just going to show her a much easier way of responding. All she had to do was exactly as she had done up until now, which was to just


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