by the way, thanks for the quote from Jeffrey K. Zeig above.
Very disturbing, and nice job bringing it up.
Ericksonian hypnotherapy, was certainly NOT derived from Zen. It was highly idiosyncratic to Erickson, and never fully explained by him. But if anything, it was about getting people to adjust more to reality, it was therapy. But it was never systematized or written out.
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