Past Life Regression
Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool that can be used to explore personal issues and their relationship to past memories as well as possible past lives. This fascinating experience is like being in a waking dream in which details are vivid and rich. The hypnotherapist, using the client’s subconscious mind guides the client in exploring the meaning and significance of regression experiences to current issues or inquiries.
One does not have to believe in past lives in order to experience a past life. The client is free to interpret the experience as it suits them. Often profound and spiritual insights can be gained from the experience. A belief in past lives is a personal spiritual belief and has not as yet been legitimized as scientific.
However, many famous doctors such as Dr.Oz and Dr. Brian L. Weiss, author of, “Many Lives, Many Masters”, have strongly advocated the benefits of past life regression on the Oprah Winfrey Show.
Here are some excerpts from “Is Past-Life Regression Real?” from Oprah.com
Dr. Weiss says hypnosis helps people access their past lives by focusing patients’ concentration while their bodies are relaxed. “It stops the clutter, the everyday mind, from getting in the way,” he says. “You go right to the subconscious. You can go right to where the memories are. You’re still here, you’re safe, and you don’t go anywhere.”
Dr. Oz says there is a medical explanation for this phenomenon. In the same way that a driver on the highway “on autopilot” can miss her exit, another person forgets her oldest memories. “What’s happening is this part of your brain, the cortex—the part that’s doing all the executive function—it’s continually repressing your reptilian brain—the deep part of the brain that has our most ancient memories in it,” he says. “But if you can free that part of the brain, you can express yourself and find out minute details of your childhood or maybe things beyond that.”
That part of the brain that houses ancient memories has a strong pull on our lives, Dr. Oz says. “We have spent so much time on these shows trying to get folks to change behaviors, whether it’s cigarette smoking or weight loss or addictions or whatever it may be,” he says. “You begin to realize that 90 percent of what drives us is not what we’re thinking about; it’s not the cortex—the part … that’s making logical decisions. It’s the emotional, decision-making quality, and that’s the reptilian brain.”
While there is no scientific proof that past-life regression like the kind Dr. Weiss practices can actually access previous lives, Dr. Oz says keeping an open mind is important. “I feel very strongly about that because this has so much wonderful healing potential,” he says.