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Activity Time Or Clock Time?
Activity Time Or Clock Time? by Jane Thurnell-Read
As therapists we often want clients to do something at home: take a supplement or a flower remedy, do a visualisation, etc. It's easy to assume when we give them their instructions that this will be for a definite time period, (e.g. for 6 weeks), but this is not always the case.
I used to make this assumption, until one day I was working with a client and had a lot of difficulty establishing (using muscle testing and verbal questioning) how long she needed to do something. After much head scratching I realised that there was the possibility of activity time. By this I mean that the desired activity is done as long as another activity happens.
Here's some examples:
A variation on this is that sometimes people need to do something intermittently, whenever something else happens, or doesn't happen.
Examples of this include:
There's more information on this in my book on verbal questioning skills for kinesioogists.