5 Things You Might Not Know About Past Life Regression (and were afraid to ask?)
I’ll admit it: I love Past Life Regression! I’ve been a Past Life Regression Therapist for more than 20 years, thanks to my mother-in-law, Thelma B. Freedman, PhD. She has since passed, but I’ve no doubt she plans on returning to impart more of her knowledge to future generations of Past Life Therapists! (We’re waiting, Tee ♥).
With any modality, the more you information you have, the easier it is to decide if it’s right for you.
So, why are people afraid of Past Life Regression (PLR)?
Okay, so it’s a little bit different than an ancestry search.
It’s perfectly normal to shy away from things when you’re missing key data about the subject. If all you know about Past Life Regression is what you’ve seen in movies, you probably think it’s pretty “Woo Woo” and scary.
Well, here’s what happens when people don’t have all the facts about PLR.
- End up spending years of their time and thousands of dollars on therapies and techniques that don’t really solve their problem.
- Are afraid their family and friends will think they’ve completely “lost all their marbles” if they use PLR.
- Do try it, but don’t have success because they’re too busy guarding against revealing personal information to a stranger.
Let me help clarify what Past Life Regression’s all about…
I’ve listed the top 5 questions asked by potential clients when they consider using PLR.
1. Is there a difference between Regression Therapy and Past Life Regression?
Yes, Regression Therapy (also called Age Regression) is usually conducted by a licensed psychotherapist who guides a person, under hypnosis, back to an earlier age in their current lifetime that may have been the trigger for a particular issue they’re working on.
The therapist can offer insights and ask questions based on what the client reveals.
Past Life Regression guides the client back to a previous lifetime “when this first became a problem”. This is a “person-centered” approach because the facilitator doesn’t offer insight or make any judgements about what the client reports.
All information and insight comes from the client alone. The PLR facilitator only asks directive or clarifying questions. The facilitator may or may not be a psychotherapist, but should be trained in Hypnosis and Past Life Regression.
Why is it important the insight comes from you?
Because you’re much more likely to make changes based on what you figure out yourself than what someone else tells you to do.
2. Can someone else “read” my past lives, such as a Channeler, Tarot Card Reader, Psychic or Astrologer?
Since I’m none of those things listed above, I can’t tell you whether or not they’re able to read your past lives.
What I can say is this: Since PLR (as I conduct sessions), is person-centered, I’m more likely to believe in the benefit of what’s coming from the client, him or herself, than another person telling them who they were or what they did in a past life.
Does that make sense?
When a psychic tells you what you did in a past life, you might feel like “Cool story, but…what am I supposed to do with that”? You don’t feel a connection.
It might be interesting to hear “you were a fearless warrior in the eighteenth century”, but how is that of value to you?
Past Life Regression should be conducted so that the client makes any mindset shifts and/or draws any conclusions about the information he/she accesses, and that’s what leads to healing.
Reveal the story.
Are shown what’s happening in that lifetime.
Understand the lessons learned.
Draw your own conclusions about how it relates to your current life situations and therefore, any mindset shifts and healing come from you alone.
After all…who knows you better than you?
3. Do I need to believe in reincarnation or that past lives are real in order to benefit from PLR?
The answer is no.
I’ve worked with clients who didn’t believe in reincarnation or that past lives are real and still experienced healing with PLR.
The key is they were able to believe that, even if they were “making it up” the story was coming from their own subconscious and therefore was being created for a particular purpose.
When this happens, you can view the story that’s revealed as a metaphor. Metaphors are basically stories that seem to be about one thing on the surface, but hold a hidden message.
Metaphors are powerful in helping you make mindset shifts. They automatically trigger you to search your subconscious for deeper meaning about how the story connects to you personally, as well as how it can help you solve a problem.
It’s interesting, however, that clients often state, “I really don’t know where that came from. I wasn’t consciously making it up”!
4. Can PLR be done remotely?
The answer to this is NO…and Yes!
Let me clarify.
I know there are psychics who perform “Past Life Regression” over the phone. Psychic Hotline, anyone?
I personally believe you need to see the person you’re working with. It’s important to observe any outward signs of discomfort or distress in order to ease the client through it.
Full disclosure here: during PLR you may feel some distress. The hypnotherapist will help you though it or suggests that you view it as an observer. That would be difficult to do over the phone.
Now, to answer the “yes”. You can do sessions on an online platform that allows you to see and hear the client. Then you’re able to detect facial expressions and body indicators of emotional or physical distress.
This is extremely important.
The facilitator needs to take measures to help the client manage that distress and, if necessary, bring them back to the here and now.
5. Is Past Life Regression something I can do by myself?
Great question! There are definitely some people, especially those experienced in meditation and mindset work, who are able to access significant amounts of information from past lives on their own.
But if you’re not a mindset guru, don’t worry! You can still experience what it’s like to review a Past Life and gain knowledge that benefits your current situation.
Want to know what it’s like? I created an audio recording that will help you get started. It includes a worksheet where you can record what you learned.
Now to be honest, there are certainly some downsides to doing it on your own.
You’ll need to know what questions to ask yourself in order to get the most benefit from the PLR audio, so decide ahead of time what you’re hoping to discover.
When you’re doing this on our own, you need to be prepared to “pull back as if you’re watching a movie” if the life you’re observing begins causing you any distress. In that respect, it’s best not to look at any extremely serious issues on your own.
Choose something like looking at a positive trait or characteristic you have in this lifetime and ask to go back to the time responsible for instilling that trait.
Also, please understand that self-guided PLR audios need to be fairly general in order to be used by a large number of people, so you may not get as much detail as you’d like.
Here’s my personal experience.
Even though I’d participated in many Past Life Regression sessions with other therapists, I was unable to get a lot of significant information doing it on my own or with an audio.
You get the most information when you focus on a current issue that’s troubling you, or one that produces a strong emotion. That’s best done with an experienced PLR facilitator.
The audio may tell you to move to another event when you’re still processing something else. It has no way of knowing when you’re ready, so it can interrupt your thoughts.
Unlike an audio, a PLR facilitator will know when to keep you focused in one event based on your responses and know when to suggest you move on to another event.
Finally, a Past Life Hypnotherapist will know when it’s most productive to move you past your death in that lifetime and ask you about lessons and unfinished business.
That being said, you can get a real feel for PLR using the audio I recorded. It’s yours free when you sign up for Glyph Notes where I update you on what I have going on and share tips, articles and special bonuses for those who subscribe. Just Click here to see what you get>>>
I hope that I’ve sparked your interest in Past Life Regression and maybe, relieved some of the fear. Don’t forget to grab your free audio!