Someone whose primary sensory modality is auditory gathers information about a person through the sound of his words. Tone of voice, rhythm and volume become motivators. It isn’t so much what is said, as how it is said. Sample Cues: “Listen to the sound of your breath as it is compressed into a steady stream as you exhale.
A kinesthetic person “feels” things and trusts “gut feelings.” She takes longer to process information because it is routed through her body. Sample cues: “Push upward, feeling the weight evenly distributed between your arms as you press.”
Here are some additional guidelines to assist your cuing techniques:
Avoid trying to make changes all at once. Think in terms of changing one of your familiar cues from visual to kinesthetic. Ask yourself, “How can I change the wording to make this a kinesthetic cue?”
Speak and think in present tense. Use words such as visualize, imagine, feel, sense, pay attention and notice.
Stick to principles: What are you reinforcing? What is the line of action? Which sensory modality are you emphasizing?
Use images that are familiar to you. Keep a note pad and write down what works well right after a session while it is still fresh in your mind.