Common Questions about Regression Therapy
How will I experience a current, past life, or between lives memory?
Only a light trance is needed to access past life or repressed current life memories, so although you will be in an altered state of awareness, you will still be able to hear me throughout the session. The experience will be similar to remembering any other distant memory: you may be able to visualize it / hear it / sense it, you may re-experience the emotions or physical sensations, and sometimes you may just have a sense of knowing what happened without any clear picture. The key is to be open to whatever experience your subconscious presents to you, no matter how strange or unusual it may seem.
What if I don't believe in past lives?
That's perfectly fine-- you can still benefit from this work! Many people who don't believe in reincarnation have still found regression therapy quite effective. Some people believe instead that they are tapping into the "universal consciousness" where all soul-memories are stored, and the past life that is experienced during regression is actually a relevant past life of another person entirely. Other people believe the experience is just an imaginative story that the subconscious created to help one understand and resolve his or her problems. Your subconscious mind is immensely intelligent and knows exactly what memory or story is needed for your ultimate healing-- you can trust it to work its magic regardless of what the conscious mind chooses to believe or not believe.
Keep in mind that my job is not to prove or disprove the existence of past lives... I'm here to facilitate healing through the regression process by going to the root of the issue. And the effectiveness of regression therapy is not dependent upon your personal beliefs-- all that matters is that you are open to whatever is experienced, and you can decide how you feel about it afterwards.
How do I know if it's real and I'm not making it up?
What many do not know is that the subconscious mind doesn't distinguish between what is real and what is imaginary. The subconscious mind treats all memories and experiences the same, and therefore healing can occur from deep within regardless of the historical accuracy of the story. For example, think about when you dream: during a dream, you aren't aware that the experience is false no matter how ridiculous or incredulous the plot or situation. Upon awakening, your conscious mind-- the analytical part of you-- makes a judgment about whether it was true or false. But it doesn't really matter because during the dream, you believed it was real. And it is likely that your body responded in accordance: perhaps you felt fear or sadness, perhaps your heart beat faster, etc.
With regression therapy, you can still gain immense healing through the experience whether it is your current or past life experience, another person's life experience, or simply a product of your imagination. The important thing is to trust your subconscious mind to choose the perfect story to help you heal the issue. I usually tell people to just go with the experience without trying to analyze it because you can do that once the session is over. The more relaxed you are about the whole experience will allow the story to unfold naturally. You can decide whether it was real or not afterwards.
That said, many people find that their experiences in past life regression resonate so strongly with their current life emotions and other self-held beliefs that they couldn't be anything but real. Merely the intensity of the memories is sometimes enough for a person to be convinced. Clients oftentimes recognize individuals from their current life in their past lives even though they don't look the same in appearance. And many people have found the storylines to be so unexpected that they are convinced the memories were not merely products of their imaginations.
What if I can't remember?
Your subconscious mind or Higher Self will pick the most relevant memory for you, whether it is what you expected or not. In some situations, one's memory can be "blocked" purposefully for the good of one's conscious self. There are times when a person may not be ready or may not benefit from regressing to a certain memory. In those situations, I have to trust that their spirit guides and Higher Mind always know what is best for that person. This work, like all healing, has to be done within the laws of karma. If the knowledge of the memory would somehow sway your decision-making in the future or affect your free will, you will not be given access to that memory. However, this happens rarely, and I have several tools for removing unintentional memory blocks controlled by the conscious mind or other extenuating circumstances.
What if I uncover an unpleasant memory?
This work can be difficult, but keep in mind that my regression sessions are about exploration and transformation. In the first half of the session, I will be guiding you through the memory, and the second half will be spent using transformational techniques to neutralize any negative feelings and associations. My job as the therapist is to help foster a sense of peace and understanding about the past, and, in time, even to foster positive feelings like love and forgiveness. I always do a check at the end of the session for unfinished business to make sure everything is as complete as possible before letting you leave. For some people, it takes only one session for complete transformation, but for others, it will take them a few sessions to resolve all unpleasant feelings. Once all issues are resolved, you will have a completely new, unattached perspective of the source memory, and it will no longer bother you.
How long is a regression session?
A current life or past life regression session usually lasts between 2.5 and 3 hours. Some time at the beginning of the session will be spent discussing your goals for therapy; the regression itself may last 2 to 2.5 hours, and then we'll spend 15 minutes at the end of the session for debriefing. Between Lives Spiritual Regressions will take 3-4 hours in length including discussion and debriefing.