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Past Life Regression Therapy

Past life regression is a spiritual healing modality with theoretical underpinnings rooted in reincarnation. Past life regression assumes that we reincarnate and that it's possible to carry past life trauma into our current lifetime. Healing occurs by "reliving" the past lifetime in which the trauma occurred, which then allows the trauma to be released. Past life regression can also be used for non-trauma-related benefits such as gaining insight, releasing anger/fear, and other mental health benefits.



Is Past Life Regression Real?


There are strong opinions on both side of the fence but honestly, who knows. Past life regression therapy can actually be traced back to one of the founders of modern psychology, Carl Jung, who wrote extensively about the collective subconscious and layed the groundwork for past life regression therapy. A psychiatrist named Dr. Brian Weiss wrote a book on past life regression therapy called "Many Lives, Many Masters" which talks about his experience as a psychotherapist who had treated decades worth of clients and then decided to attempt past life regression therapy with a client who had been very treatment resistant. It worked wonders. That experience changed his perspective on the validity of past life regression therapy and he wrote a book describing the experience. Other practitioners also describe their experiences with past life regression therapy, like Dolores Cannon, who conducted past life regression sessions with the intention of investigating whether or not the past lives held up historically and she concluded that they did. On the other hand, the majority of practitioners outright reject past life regression therapy and the idea of reincarnation. 


My opinion is that it doesn't matter if it's real or not, what matters is that you get benefit from it. Whether reincarnation is real or whether your subconscious brain is creating symbolic lifetimes to help you heal, as long as it makes a positive impact, that's what matters. People generally have had very meaningful experiences in past life regression therapy, at least in my experience, as have I which is why I learned how to do it.

How Past Life Regression Works

Past life regression is performed through guided visualization, similar to what you might experience in a guided meditation, and can be done in one of two ways. The first approach will take you through three distinct past lifetimes in which we explore three major events in that lifetime along with your death. From the experience(s), you should gain relief or lessons that can be applied to your current life. The second approach explores one past lifetime and then attempts to access your subconscious to gain additional benefit and insight. Both approaches have similar benefits.

You can either do past life regression with a specific issue or issues you want to work on or you can go into the experience with an open-minded mentality of seeing what comes up. One of the principles of past life regression is that you will get what you need in the way that you need it, not necessarily what you want or how you want it to happen. Try to come to a session with an open mind without preconceived notions about what will happen during the session so that you can get maximum benefit from the experience.



Who Should Try Past Life Regression

Past Life Regression is a great option for anyone that would like to try it. It can be used as a primary therapy modality or as a supplement to therapy and we can mix and match as you'd like. If you feel like you want to experiment then I'd recommend trying it! The worst thing that could happen is you decide it doesn't work, but the best case scenario is that it does and is life changing.

Past life regression can be used to work through anything you'd like to focus on or can be done without a specific goal in mind. If you come with a goal, then the past life regression session will relate to it. If you just want to give it a try without any goal in mind except to see what happens, then that works just fine as well and we will see together where it takes you.

Things to Consider for Past Life Regression

There are a few other things to keep in mind. First, not everyone experiences past lifetimes during past life regression. Sometimes past life regression involves your current lifetime. As stated earlier, you will get what you need and you can still gain benefits even if you don't enter into a past lifetime. Second, you don't need to believe in past lives in order to try past life regression. It works regardless. Third, you don't need to believe it's past lifetimes that you experience. Even if you come to the conclusion that what you experienced is your brain working through metaphors and is a testament to the creativity of the brain, that's great! The fact that it brings psychological benefit is more important than existential answers. Fourth, past life regression isn't a competition between spirituality and science. If you go into the experience trying to prove it doesn't work, then you are trying it for the wrong reasons and may not benefit from it.

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