Re: Working With Phantom Limbs.
*nods* Really good advice there Freetha.
Now, me being me (and you know what that means) if you want to up the ante on the experiments, there is an exercise I have.
Unfortunately it doesn't work with most limbs, it works best if you have a tail, or tentacles, though I'm sure any opposable phantom limb could be included.
Basically, sit with your back to your partner, you being the one with tail(s) and tentacle(s). Looking back, create a square, you can draw it in chalk, put down tape, or sometime to mark the edges. Then divide the square into smaller sections. I usually use nine (3 x 3), any more can get confusing for you. You then assign each square a letter, a number, something, so you can refer to them. Then turn back around, an position your tail(s) or tentacle(s) to rest along a set of squares, depending on how prehensile you are, you can coil it within a specific square. Then the partner is to feel across the squares, and try to find your phantom limbs, then you can either have them say it, or to be more objective, write it down (both of you, where you are, and where they sense you) and compare later.
I like it because it's a good energy sensing game, and helps validate the thought that there is /something/ there.
When we first begin all things simply are.
As we grow all things are external.
As we learn all things are internal.
As we understand all things are not.