Regression Therapy
Regression Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions


What is Regression Therapy

Regression therapy is the practice of recalling and reliving memories from the past and processing them for therapeutic effect. Those memories may refer to a time in childhood, whilst in the womb, in a past life or in the period between lives. Although the term ‘past life regression therapy’ may imply an invitation to direct attention to the past, it is invariably experienced quite differently to simply remembering a childhood event. All personal experiences are carried around within our energy system and the unresolved highly charged experiences can influence thoughts and feelings. In that respect when undergoing regression therapy, it is an experience which is very much in the ‘present’, as we explore, find the root and seek to resolve the effects of those unresolved experiences that we carry with us.

Regression Therapy may incorporate a variety of approaches such as focusing techniques, breath-work, hypnosis, Gestalt, psycho-drama, visualizations, body therapy, spirit release and energy healing. Regression therapy is being increasingly recognized as a powerful and relatively brief alternative to psychotherapy. It is a transpersonal therapy designed to enable permanent change.

What is the history of Past-Life Regression Therapy?

Reincarnation has been a part of some religious and cultural beliefs for thousands of years and past life regression is the practice of recalling those memories of previous lives. For example it was practiced in ancient Greece and ancient Egypt. However we know that it has been used specifically for therapeutic purposes since the early 1970’s, notably by Morris Netherton as demonstrated in his book ‘Past Lives Therapy’. ‘Past life regression therapy’ became better known after the book ‘Many Lives, Many Masters’ by Brian Weiss describing how stumbling upon a past life altered the life of his patient and himself. Improved training standards have been developed over the years by pioneers and trainers such as Hans TenDam, Roger Woolger (now deceased), Trisha Caetano, Andy Tomlinson and many more. Nowadays there is a rich variety of high quality training programs that are approved by EARTh.

For a nice movie projecting the history of Regression Therapy please view our movie “What is Regression Therapy?” HERE. It is the third movie in the row.

What can Regression Therapy help for?

A variety of life issues may be helped, yet always discuss with your chosen therapist. For example, this list demonstrates only a few issues of people that:

* have experienced emotional, physical, mental trauma in their life;

* have phobias;

* experience relationship problems;

* have difficulty in expressing themselves,

* have PTSD;

* feel blockages in their life –may it be about work, relations, intimacy

* lack self-confidence and feel insufficient

* have repeating dreams and nightmares

* have physical symptoms and chronic disorders which cannot be treated by other means

* have panic attacks

* are diagnosed OCD

* have eating disorders, obesity

* are diagnosed mildly depressed

* have anger issues

How many sessions would I need?

 This varies from person to person. With only one session, an issue can sometimes be completely cleared. However, some issues might require 3-4 sessions especially if complex. During the initial meeting with your therapist, you can both identify the issues to work on and determine how many sessions you will need. The partnership with your therapist and a sincere intention will always help the process. Indeed this can be an important part of your therapy.

I fear to face my past life; what can I do?

While fear is a natural response to self-exploration, your therapist can help you to work through that. Whatever has happened cannot be changed, yet the repercussions from a past trauma can be changed by going into it to release the mental, emotional and physical aspects of any charge that was generated then. Once the energetic charge has been identified then there are further techniques that can help to dissolve them so that they no longer influence thoughts and feelings.

Is Past Life Regression Therapy right for me?

Past-life regression therapy is a form of self-exploration for a therapeutic outcome. If you are sincerely willing to explore the roots of your problems and to take responsibility in cooperation with the therapist, then it may well be. There are some mental health conditions which are contra-indicated for regression therapy. When you find a therapist, feel free to discuss this question with her.

How to choose the right therapist for myself?

It is advised to work with therapists who are experienced, well trained and competent. You will share your inner world with a therapist and you will need them to behave in a professional manner so please check where they got their training, who was their teachers etc. EARTh provides a list of recommended therapists CLICK HERE to see it.   More than anything, use your intuition to help you decide

What is Body Therapy?

Past traumas can register within our energy system at the mental, emotional and physical level. Releasing any charge at the physical level can be an important part of making any desired change become more permanent. Regression therapists can focus on the charge that is stored in the body with an intention of helping that person to release this and thus bring balance and healing. Gestalt and psycho-drama are often a part of the body therapy approach for releasing charges at the physical level.

What is advised before and after the session?

Do not drink too much alcohol or coffee before and after a session. Do not arrange demanding or strenuous activities afterwards. Allow yourself some time to reflect and digest your experiences. Note down dreams you have before a session. Get a therapy notebook and write down short notes after session/s about the changes you observe in yourself, the after effects you feel. Sharing these with your therapist can help the healthy advance of the therapy process.

What happens in a regression therapy session?

Each session is unique and is led by the client. A session generally takes between one to three hours depending on the techniques the therapist uses and on the presenting complaint of the client. In the first session, the therapist often sets aside 15-20 minutes for the intake, asking the client about the problems needed to be worked on or a brief background story. Intake helps to determine the issues to be addressed in the session or in a sequence of sessions, if that is the case. Client either sits or lies down comfortably while the therapist enables him/her to go into an altered state of awareness and together they begin to explore the root experience in order to resolve the problem.

What is a trance?

A trance is an altered state of awareness. This occurs naturally when the focus is taken away from the immediate surroundings and directed inwards. In regression therapy the focus is often aimed at the presenting problem.

My child remembers his/her past life. What should I do?

First of all, no need to panic. It is very natural that your child remembers his or her past life. We are aware that it is common for children to still carry the memory of his or her past life. The most important thing to do is really to listen to what your child has to say. Making negative, discouraging comments is only likely to make it worse for your child. You should be free from any judgement while listening to him/her. There are a number of EARTh recognized regression therapists who work with children. Our advice would be to choose one of these therapists and seek their help. If your child remembers a traumatic past life, it is very important to work with this past life and heal the memory.

I am interested in Regression Therapy. What is the right material / reference to read?

  1. There is a lot of information on the EARTh website which you are now visiting and especially in the film Why Regression Therapy?
  1. EARTh store a collection of video’s on regression therapy and on subjects closely associated with that. Find them HERE
  1. Articles on regression therapy can be found HERE
  1. There are a large number of informative and interesting books that can be found HERE.

I have a complaint about a therapist. What can I do?

EARTh have a complaints procedure which is available for clients and therapists. Details located HERE.

What is the Code of Ethics for EARTh recognized therapists?

EARTh members are committed to follow a code of conduct. You can find this HERE.


I am already a regression therapist, how can I become recognized by EARTh?

Membership Categories

There are 3 categories of membership (for extensive details please visit HERE).

  1. Professional members / membership due 90 euros per year
  2. Certified members / membership due 90 euros per year
  3. Student members / membership due 45 euros per year

Our financial year runs from July 1 until June 30 of the next year. When joining after January you will pay for the remaining months of the running year. Please read the admission procedure carefully before filling the membership form.

Where can I get the right training to become a Regression Therapist?

Regression therapists who have graduated at the following training programs meet the requirements set by EARTh for professional members. Students at those training programs can apply as a student member. Graduated therapists from these schools can apply as members without further screening.

For Recognized Training Programs look HERE.

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