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Book Review: Ideomotor Signals for Rapid Hypnoanalysis

A review of Ideomotor Signals for Rapid Hypnoanalysis by Dabney M. Ewin and Bruce N. Eimer This book is about using ideomotor signals for rapid hypnoanalysis of psychosomatic disorders. I bought it mainly because: I wanted to learn more about ideomotor signalling in hypnosis I wanted to find out how to use LeCron’s 7 common […]

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Ideomotor signals in self-hypnosis

How to set up ideomotor signals for self-directed therapy Hypnotherapists often set up ideomotor signaling in their clients so that answers can be elicited from a deeper level of the mind than would be possible if responses remained verbal. But it’s not commonly known that you can set up ideomotor signals for yourself to enable […]

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Ideomotor hand movements

Accessing creative resources using ideomotor hand movements This technique allows unconscious processes to be resolved without the client being aware of the content of the processes. It harnesses the client’s resources and provides a completely non-invasive, non-threatening option for situations where you don’t want to rush into an age regression. The ideomotor movements are passive […]

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Setting up ideomotor finger signals

How to set up ideomotor finger signalling in hypnosis Definition: Ideomotor – Involuntary, subconsciously produced movement of the body in response to a thought, feeling, or idea. Generally used to enable communication at a deeper level than is possible with verbal expression. The client should be in a light state of trance. Have them rest […]

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How to use ideomotor signalling in hypnotherapy

Working with ideomotor signals and the Chevreul pendulum The word ‘ideomotor’ refers to mind and to movement – communication of inner states (mind) using unconscious body movements. Communication is enabled at a deeper level than if it were limited to verbal expression. Ideomotor signals are most commonly set up using the fingers. The Chevreul pendulum […]

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How to use the Chevreul pendulum in hypnosis

Using the Chevreul pendulum The pendulum is an effective way of eliciting ideomotor signals. Interestingly, the patient does not have to be in a trance for this to work. The mere act of using the pendulum fixes the client’s attention and induces its own trance. Establishing the signals Tell the client that the pendulum simply […]

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Book review: Mind-body Therapy, by Cheek & Rossi

Mind Body Therapy: Methods of Ideodynamic Healing in Hypnosis by Ernest Rossi and David Cheek “A remarkable collaboration between psychologist Ernest Rossi and gynaecologist-obstetrician David Cheek, this book guides and empowers therapists and patients to find the keys to their own health and well-being through therapeutic hypnosis.” – from the back cover. The theoretical basis […]

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