Hypnosis and Past Life Regression – Do the Math

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Past Life Regression (PLR) appears to be on the increase within the Hypnotherapy community with many therapists offering it as an additional service to clients. From a therapeutic standpoint PLR can be very beneficial, however much of what takes place in a PLR session can be tied back to events in a clients life that has been ‘shut off’ into a previous life persona. Working within the reference of a Past Life can be very beneficial, but what it isn’t, is a real historical personal history.

I have no doubt that this will sit badly with those people who want Past Life Therapy, or want to relive their ‘history’, but I am a realist, and I work extensively with clients who have real problems in the here and now and I would much rather solve them in this lifetime, than one that didn’t happen.

There are 2 clear issues with Past Life Regression, the first is the matter of the numbers. There have been more people alive in the last 50 years than in all of the rest of history put together. What this means is that a very small percentage of people can have a past life beyond the 50-year mark, and certainly far less can have multiple past-lives.

The second issue relates to those population figures and is highlighted by what happened in my practice some years ago. In July of 2007 I had 2 women visit on different days, for different conditions, during both session spontaneous PLR happened, both regressions back to the same person – Cleopatra. I know that she is supposed to have been quite disturbed, but it’s no wonder as she obviously had far to many people in her head!

Fortunately in both cases I was able to resolve the their problems, which (unsurprisingly) was found to have its roots in their ‘past life’, by working on solving it in the present rather than leaving it in the past.

This showed that PLR therapy is useful and helpful for some clients, what it is not is a therapy in its own right, and offering it as a service undermines what can really be achieved with Hypnosis.

Past Life Regression has a (small) place in Clinical Hypnosis, but let us be clear on what that place is and not fall foul of the mumbo-jumbo and mysticism that has held Hypnosis back for centuries.

About the Author

Lee S. Avery is a professional Clinical Hypnotist with close to 20 years experience. He has worked extensively in business, medical and private practice working with a wide range of conditions and currently runs a private Clinical Hypnosis practice in Northamptonshire, England. Free Hypnosis resources and additional articles on a range of personal change subjects can be found at his website at http://www.achievinggreatness.co.uk

RESOURCES

Truth About Hypnosis

Ultimate Conversational Hypnosis

Self-Hypnosis Revolution: The Amazingly Simple Way to Use Self-Hypnosis to Change Your Life

Self Hypnosis: Easy Ways to Hypnotize Your Problems Away – Revised Edition

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