What is it like being in a trance state?
It is very relaxing and rather like being in a dream, in deep meditation or a guided visualisation.
What if I can’t ‘see’ anything?
Some people are not very visual and do not see images of their lives, but tend to have a sense of it, a kind of knowing. They may not be able to fill out the detail of a particular scene but will be very embodied in their emotional reactions, for example.
How many sessions will I need to clear the issue?
Regression therapy is extremely fast and effective and normally one or two sessions are enough to get to the root of one particular issue. This may involve a past life and a current life regression.
How long is a session?
Sessions vary in length enormously. They rarely take less than one hour and can sometimes go over two hours. For the client, they are often in quite a ‘timeless’ state and will be very surprised to hear that the session was a couple of hours! It is very important that all aspects of the story and characters are given attention in the transformation phase so that there are no loose ends and everything feels resolved. It is good to leave two and a half hours, to include the initial interview.
Can I be made to do things I don’t want to do in a trance state?
The client is always aware of what is happening. The trance state that clients experience during a session can be likened to a deeply engrossing film. A little emotion might be felt during the film, but if there was a fire in the building they would run straight out. During longer sessions clients may get up and go to the toilet and return to the process.
Are there any contraindications or conditions that this approach does not work for?
Regression therapy is not recommended for serious mental health problems where people are on medication. It is necessary to be able to feel our emotions and be in our bodies for this therapy to be effective. Some people are not able to be hypnotised, but they still may be responsive to other approaches that induce this relaxed embodied state such as bridging into a current life.
Can I work on a past life that I already have a sense of?
It seems to be quite important for healing purposes for the client to be in a relaxed right brain state rather than a left brain rational state and the potential problem with working on a past life that a client is already aware of is that they may know what’s coming next and be lessembodied as a result (more like it is being watched from a distance).
What if I don’t believe in past lives?
Sometimes I’m not sure I believe in past lives either (I have occasionally regressed a person who has had quite a magical, fantastical life which cannot be true). What I am sure about though, is that this is a very effective therapy. If past lives are not real, then my alternative explanation for how this works is that we have an amazing subconscious mind/ right brain that can allow a story to unfold that is perfect for healing the issue that we want to heal. Without the client being consciously aware of where the story is heading, by the end of the session all the seemingly random strands/ characters have a place and a relevance to the healing process. It is a fascinating process!