The ideodynamic work pioneered by Ernest Rossi has developed this simple process into a very sophisticated and subtle means of communication and working with non-conscious material.
It is very clean and unpolluted by the therapist’s expectations or presuppositions. It is minimalist, non-directive and highly respectful of the client’s privacy.
Ideomotor movements are frequently used by hypnotherapists as a way of accessing into a person’s unconscious, often with little more than “yes” or “no” signals.
But it can be much, much more than that … The essence of Norman Vaughton’s weekend long presentation was “all movements have meaning”
He explained: “Hands can experience and express virtually anything that a human is capable of experiencing and expressing.”
With movements used therapeutically in this manner it is possible to work with material so that the conscious gains insights and understanding, but equally it is possible to work at a completely non-conscious level to produce resolutions, solutions, change and healing in physical , psychological and behavioural problems.
This is a very powerful and as yet little known way of making very effective and last interventions.