Perhaps I will answer myself. If you havent worked with an unconscious signal it is probably difficult to imagine. I am certainly not forcing someones arm to levitate. In trance I suggest to my clients that the unconscious will sometimes communicate using movement, it may be a finger lifting or a muscle twitching or a whatever....
I then ask a straightforward question like , ' Iwant you grovelli's unconscious mind to look through al the things in his life and pick one thing that is of vital and upmost importance to his life, health, future and well being'. When the unconscious has made that choice I would like that yes signal to occur.
Now this is where honing your Erickson style observation skills helps - it will occur - finger movement, leg mving, eye flicker it really doesnt matter. I then put in a request to transfer that signal to the 'part' responsible for whatever it is....and for that yes signal to occur only as quickly as that part has taken full control. On occasion someone lifts their arm consciously - this is normally pretty clear and i make clear that is not what I want. Once an ideomotor signal is established it can certainly be used as a gauge of the unconscious process. In fact at times if my clients unconscious refuses to communicate I feel a bit lonely
. It also acts as the best convincer for your client that something is occuring. Often I bring them into the process by getting them to open their eyes and try and stop the movement whatever it is. It opens them up to the possibilities, power of their mind and gives them an experience to talk of.
There is no forcing required. The client does not consciously move their arm. In fact if they did it would scupper the whole technique. The meaning of the signal is verified in the questions. I normally set up a yes and no. The arm rising further indicates yes. Sometimes a nice digital yes and no signal is not possible so you have to get them to do something else. i.e the arm is way above their head - get it to vibrate.
I am very interested to know how anyone else uses unconscious signals? I am a big fan of Ernest Rossi and he uses ideomotor signals in quite a unique way.
Again my question to you is how do you work thorugh a parts reframe without unconscious communication - or do you trust that verbal communication is uncnscious