Regression Therapy
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The Art of Listening, Henry Leo Bolduc and Marjorie V. Reynolds

In our profession, there are many things that are important to learn and to utilize. Some examples are: a pleasant voice, professional manners, and good business skills. There is another quality that is seldom discussed; yet, it might be the most valuable attribute of hypnotists and regression therapists. That quality is the ability to listen.

We understand that our work consists, primarily, of speaking, especially when we are helping a client by means of visualization; however, the act of listening is even more important. Listening, especially during the intake period, creates rapport and trust between the therapist and the client. Listening demonstrates a genuine interest and it suggests that both individuals are working together for the benefit of the client. Listening provides the regression therapist with key words and phrases from the client’s own vocabulary. Such terms, built into the therapeutic session, can allow the client to feel at ease.

An out‑dated approach implied that the hypnotherapist was the expert and that the client was ‑the problem. Today, we have grown a little wiser in our approach by recognizing that the client might be wiser than we had realized. Clients have conscious goals and hopes that must be acknowledged. They also have unconscious goals and wisdom. It is important to interview and to listen to the inner mind (in past‑life work) as well as to the conscious mind (intake). Sometimes there is harmony between those two states of consciousness; however, often, there is strong opposition. Read more

Doctoral dissertation of Ronald van der Maesen, 2006

Doctoral dissertation of Ronald van der Maesen, 2006

Studies on the effectiveness and client satisfaction in reincarnation therapy

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Introduction

Since the last 30 years there has been a growing interest in reincarnation or past‑life therapy in the western world among those who hold a philosophical orientation toward health. This orientation can be described as holistic, i.e., believing in the importance of body, mind and spirit in health (Astin, 1998). Past‑life therapy is a form of psychotherapy that can be categorized as a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The therapy is based on the assumption that actual health problems may have their roots in traumatic events in so‑called former lives or in prenatal or perinatal conditions. The actual problems, being a possible consequence of those former events, maybe treated by regressing the patient to the event that brought about the problems in this life. In past‑life theory a traumatic event usually starts with a panic reaction on a body and/or mind‑threatening situation, followed by shock and dissociation, for fear of physical pain or anxiety for the consequences of the event. Because of the dissociation, the event becomes a traumatic event that cannot be integrated in the personality as a well‑understood and comprehended event and remains unfinished in the unconscious. In past‑life therapy theory, the event, being unfinished, may be brought to the actual life as a scar in the “human soul” in the next incarnation. Reliving the experience and abolishing the dissociation responsible for the traumatic character, helps the client to finish the unfinished event and to accept and to integrate its meaning in the present personality. Consequently, the current symptoms in present‑day life may be reduced or disappear, according to the theory of past‑life therapy. Read more

The Signs of the Times and the Time of the Heart by Roger J. Woolger (Part I)

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by Roger Woolger

PART ONE

Each age is an age that is dying, or one that is coming to birth. (O’Shaughnessey)

Introduction

In this talk  I want to distinguish three kinds of time: first of all the time of history, and the idea that we are now experiencing the end of a huge world cycle of historical time, end times that could possibly be heralding the beginning of a new age. (PART ONE) Secondly, I want to talk about visionary time, the time that belongs to the soul and the inner world, the kind of  time that we work with in all forms of depth psychotherapy, regression therapy, and most of all, past life regression. Thirdly, I want to talk about a very special kind of time, the time of the heart. (PART TWO) Read more

Altered States of Consciousness and Psychotherapy A Cross-Cultural Perspective – Mário Simões

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Altered States of Consciousness and Psychotherapy

A Cross-Cultural Perspective*

The main physiological and induced Altered States of Consciousness (ASCs) are outlined, as well as methods of induction. The phenomenology of ASCs is described and related to psychopathology. A short commentary is given about ASCs used in some ethnopsychotherapies. Psychotherapies of Western origin using ASCs, especially hypnosis, Holotropic Breathwork, and Personalized Experiential Restructuralization Therapy (Past-Life/Regression Therapy) are outlined and discussed.

Mário Simões Psychiatric University Clinic, Lisbon, Portugal. Read more

Some Considerations about the Dynamics of Biology in Reincarnation by Richard Stammler

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Some Considerations about the Dynamics of Biology in Reincarnation

© Richard Stammler, Ph.D.  2011

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If intuitive healer Caroline Myss is right and “biology is biography,” meaning that the body encodes not only early life physical events but also significant psychological events, then for many transpersonalists, the body encodes significant other life (past, present, and future) events that have been brought into the present life for a reason. Once we accept that in some form reincarnation is a reality, then the question arises, what really is transferred from life to life or, put another way, what are the common features between existences of the soul? There is considerable evidence that biological information may transfer from one reincarnational body to another. Not only is this interesting in its own right but has been used as supporting evidence for the fact of reincarnation. Read more

The Wandering Souls of Vietnam by Edward Tick

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THE WANDERING SOULS OF VIET NAM

Edward Tick, Ph.D.

Life is difficult, full of unexpected challenges and threats.  Many people do not complete its journey in peace or with good fortune.  Whether from warfare, at sea, while traveling, or from accidents or illnesses, people may die violently and unexpectedly, far from home and loved ones.  Many traditional cultures from around the world have believed that when people die this way, their souls – whether on this plane or another – may be traumatized, stuck in a limbo, unable to move on to the land of the dead or in their cycles of reincarnation.

In ancient Vietnamese belief, if a person dies violently or without leaving children to remember them, the soul becomes trapped, wandering in this world and unable to continue its journey toward reincarnation.  In Viet Nam a wandering soul is called co hon.  Peasants report seeing and hearing wandering souls gather to lament in jungle valleys and riverbeds. Read more

The Signs of the Times and the Time of the Heart by Roger J. Woolger (Part II)

by Roger Woolger

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The Signs of the Times and the Time of the Heart

PART TWO

Visionary Time: The Time of Soul

You could not discover the boundaries of soul though you tried every path,
so deep does its measure reach down.
Heraclitus

A remarkable feature of regression therapy is the rapidity and precision with which it takes us out of the “stuckness” of material reality, the solidity of the world, the fixity of the symptoms, egoic concretization of my tumor, my backache, my impossible life into a very different experience of the self and of time. By the use of a simple yet radical instruction: “Now, just close your eyes, lie down, and go inside” good regression therapy helps us move from talking about our personal symptoms and problems-externalizing and objectifying them-into the vivid subjective reality of our “inner world.”

What is “inside”? What is this “inner world” where centuries and lifetimes flash by in less than an hour or two, known so well and intimately to many of us. from regression therapy and shamanic journeying? It is this strangely condensed time with its infinitely rich territory of the inner world that I propose to call visionary time. Read more

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