Past Life Regression Therapy is an extremely powerful therapeutic tool. It can be a rapid way to bring up material in a single or just a few sessions that might otherwise take many months or years of traditional counseling to address.
Most of us have had the experience of meeting someone for the first time, and falling immediately into a comfortable relationship “just like old friends.” Or visiting a new part of the world, only to find it feeling very familiar to us somehow. These are often instances of re-encountering people and places we have known in prior lifetimes.
We unconsciously carry forward experiences, attitudes, and relationship dynamics from prior lives into our current lifetimes. Many times this is beneficial, as in cases where we just have a “knack” for numbers, or seem to master a new skill or area of study as if we already knew it. Other times, traumatic experiences (like a violent death or loss of a loved one) are left unresolved, relationships are left unhealed, or attitudes and decisions may be carried forward from a past lifetime that are detrimental to our current life causing depression, anxiety and other symptoms. That is where regression therapy has traditionally been used, in resolving these symptoms from the past that are hindering our progress and happiness now. (In more recent times, it is also being applied to carry forward strengths and positive experiences.)
Trauma and issues from the past can be reactivated by events in our current lifetime without our conscious awareness. We might react to people and situations in ways that seem counter-productive, or we have a “gridlock” problem that we can’t seem to resolve no matter what we try. It may be because the problem is actually rooted in dynamics set up in prior personalities/lifetimes.
In past life therapy, clients are regress to a lifetime that is relevant to the current lifetime. By bringing these memories into conscious awareness, we can release the emotional blockages that keep us stuck. Typically, the therapist guides the client through the significant events of the lifetime, through the death experience, and then a “life review.” This is where the purpose of that lifetime, the lessons learned, and decisions made are examined from a higher, spiritual perspective. We particularly look at what is most important about that prior life in terms of the client’s current personality and situation.
Re-experiencing the key events of a past life and reprocessing the impact helps to bring closure to the events of that lifetime. This enables us to move forward more freely in the present lifetime. The process is similar to conventional therapy: we trace issues to their origin, reprocess the experience, emotions, feelings, and decisions made, and to find emotional healing.