Is it a sensible precaution to keep reminding the patient of what responses I require when using IMR? Could doing so cause any unwanted effects?
Does IMR work differently if the patient is left or right handed? Could dyslexia or a general confusion about left/right create difficulties? Is it possible or likely that a patient will swap or change the responses I have requested?
One therapist discusses the various options available when it is not possible to use fingers from both hands in order to use IMR to gain subconscious information.
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.
Example of how to induce hypnosis with IMR – (Hand Levitation).
“My patient came out of hypnosis!” How one therapist understood the reasons for this behaviour and how the situation was dealt with simply, quickly and effectively; enabling treatment to resume.
Overview of how to introduce IMR to your patient in order to obtain subconscious information using Specific Questioning.
If a patient has completed treatment successfully, but returns years later for help with a different problem; how much explanation, instruction or education will they require in order to respond as required? Will IMR need to be gradually worked towards once again? Or will the subconscious simply react correctly?
An article originally written for members of one organisation, but highlighting the need for all therapists to question their own understanding of how ideo motor response works.