Keep the client in the regressed state by keeping her focused on how she feels. If you used the Affect Bridge Technique to move your client back to an earlier age, it makes sense that remaining focused on her feelings and emotions will help keep them there.
This also tends to keep them in a sufficiently deepened level of hypnosis to maintain the age regression experience. A client who is focused on how she is feeling is focused within herself and less aware of what is going on in the environment of the hypnotist's office or outside in the hallway.
Keeping the client focused on inner feelings and sensations sets a kind of sensory deprivation to external stimuli which increases her ability to experience positive hallucination. By the way, the ability to hallucinate because of suggestion is one of the main reasons that we are using hypnosis as therapy or to uncover "lost" material. Remember that the client is hallucinating the age regression, and the experience is being reconstructed from subconscious memory. It is "as if' she were there again. There is a part of her that knows that she is not actually there.
The ability to hallucinate, both positively and negatively, is the hallmark of the deep hypnotic trance that we call deep or profound somnambulism.
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For anyone concerned that this is a report designed to teach readers how to convince crowds of people to act like chickens or dance to an unheard song just with a carefully placed keyword - relax. While hypnosis is often paraded in that form with large crowds visiting celebrity hypnosis experts to see what wonders they can perform, the majority of hypnosis used is to aid people seeking a solution to a problem they cannot resolve easily with any other method.