Erickson's method was not concerned with "locking in" what the hypnotist considers important. Also it was not concerned with creating "deep trance." He was oriented toward speaking the client's language to help the client retrieve experiential resource that he or she uniquely needed and of which the therapist would not particularly aware. Therefore, his reliance on indirection was crutial in his later years of practise. He did not consider the depth of trance essential to good therapy - rather, the degree of absorption was often dictated by the degree of need the client used to embrace the experiences. The degree of relevance of the therapist and the degree of needfullness of the client, might be more revealing in trance depth.
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