Past Life Regression is a technique used to help the patient visit and unlock the deep routed issues of either the past life or sometimes, memories locked up in the subconcious of the patient, which become a cause of pain and misery in the current life and times for the patient.
Past-life regression practitioners use suggestions by the therapist to promote “recall” in their patients, using a series of questions designed to elicit statements and memories about the past life’s history and identity. Some practitioners also use bridging techniques from a client’s current-life problem to bring “past-life stories” to conscious awareness. Therapists believe that unresolved issues from past lives may be the cause of their patient’s problems,The technique is not taught as part of any standard medical internships.
The whole technique revolves around addressing the issues that have been deep down in the subconcious level and to bring them to surface and then deal with them to resolve such locked up emotions to set the patient free from disturbances of any sorts.
The technique used during past life regression involves the subject answering a series of questions in a state of complete relaxation of the mind to reveal identity and events of possible past lives, a method similar to that used in recovered memory therapy and one that similarly misrepresents memory as a faithful recording of previous events rather than a constructed set of recollections.
The use of spiritual hypnosis and suggestive questions makes the subject particularly likely to hold distorted or false memories. The source of the memories is more likely cryptomnesia and confabulations that combine past experiences, knowledge, imagination and suggestion or guidance from the therapist than recall of a previous existence. Once created, the memories are indistinguishable from memories based on events that occurred during the patient’s life.
Memories reported during past life regression have been investigated, and revealed historical inaccuracies that are easily explained through a basic knowledge of history, elements of popular culture or books that discuss historical events. Experiments with subjects undergoing past life regression indicate that a belief in reincarnation and suggestions by the hypnotist are the two most important factors regarding the contents of memories reported.
Typically in a session, the patient is first taken into in a state of progressive relaxation, followed by an alpha-theta meditation through the visualisation of light and then ‘taken back’ into the past to know the reason for things that trouble them in this birth. Some of the events are dramatized as the patient narrates certain incidents, and in the end talks about the experience.