A past life regression session is a form of hypnotherapy that allows you to access memories from previous lives. This technique is used to help you gain insights about your current situation, heal lingering wounds and uncover your hidden talents and passions. It also helps you explore your soul’s journey and understand if any physical conditions or phobias may be related to past experiences.
The concept of reincarnation is well known and has been a part of many cultures for thousands of years. However, the process that is now commonly known as past life regression was discovered by accident in 1980. Ivy League educated psychiatrist Brian Weiss was using hypnosis with his patient Catherine when she suddenly began talking about her memories of other lifetimes. Weiss credits the experience with helping him develop his theory that a lot of mental disorders stem from traumas and other issues experienced in one’s past lives.
Past life regression therapy is not a replacement for traditional psychiatry, but it can be helpful for some people. Weiss has stated that he’s seen this type of treatment help a number of patients with phobias, which he believes stem from experiences in past lives. He claims that when a person goes back to these experiences through hypnosis, they become desensitized to their original fears.
Some individuals are skeptical about this form of therapy, arguing that there is not enough scientific evidence to support it. However, others find personal value in it and believe that it can be beneficial for some people.