Year: 1985 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (18th: 1985: Toronto), p.194-195 SIEC No: 19851124

A trance state is described as one of heightened awareness, inwardly focussed concentration, heightened suggestibility, suppressed conscious criticism, narrowed attention, & distortion of time. The author suggests that this state is very similar to a crisis state, but differs in goal-directiveness. Trance state techniques may have protective value for the clinician in reducing the stresses of crisis intervention.