Is a daydream sufficient for Conscious Distraction or is a more detailed or progressive technique required? Several therapist give their thoughts along with a few additional ideas and experiences.
What happens when a patient ‘forgets’ how to respond to questions with IMR? How can this be? How should it be handled and how can it be prevented? Is this more likely with dyslexics? Are there additional benefits to standard reminders at particular points?
Discussion on whether using testimonials on therapy websites is essential, necessary, useful or unprofessional.
Therapists’ personal experiences and thoughts on providing credit or debit card payment facilities for patients.
If a person has stopped smoking but continues with NRT (nicotine replacement therapy) of one sort or another, should the Anti-smoking script be adapted or is LCH indicated?
A patient seems to be providing nonsensical and/or contradictory answers. Conscious Distraction is not working. The various possible reasons for this are explained and suggestions provided to resolve the situation.
If a patient is thinking too much about his answers and clearly giving conscious responses during use of the TV visualsation technique (for distraction) – should the next session progress to IMR or should further work be done on getting instant verbal responses at the next session?
Is the facility to accept credit or debit cards of benefit? How much does it cost? What are the benefits and disadvantages?
Discussion on some angles to consider if you may need to blur the boundaries between professional and personal and mix with a patient outside of the therapeutic frame.
On therapist’s thoughts on the previous discussion on the advisability of treating someone with a diagnosed mental illness.