Past Life Regression is where people can be regressed using hypnosis and revisit memories experienced in a previous life.

Past Life Regression can also be used as a form of therapy, sometimes as a self-discovery tool or for the sake of satisfying general curiosity.

Many people are sceptical of the concept of Past Life Regression, and equally, many are convinced it is a real and valid personal experience.

Even though there are plenty of articles and books written about past life regression achieved through hypnosis, there is no proof that the phenomena of past life regression are real. People often use facts they experience during their “past life journey” to validate and prove their claims. Unfortunately, though, every investigated case thus far of apparent past life regression has had too many flaws in it to be considered as definite proof. Even the cases of supposed archaic languages being spoken have turned out to be unreliable.

The critical thing to realise, from a therapeutic tool point of view, is that past life regression does not necessarily mean revisiting a former existence. It is not always based upon a ‘fact’ that we have lived before and that we will discover some previous incarnation of ourselves.

What is often misunderstood about past life regression is that a lot of hypnotherapy practitioners who use it point out that the therapeutic experience is subconsciously symbolic of a past life or how a past life might have been, not necessarily their client’s past life.

A past life that has been accessed, even when it seems to play a therapeutic role may not necessarily have ever been a reality, but even so, the subconscious symbolic imaginings can prove to be profoundly therapeutic none the less.

We must never underestimate the power of a belief system and the creative power of the subconscious mind. From time to time, almost every skilled hypnotherapist will experience an apparently spontaneous past life regression event, but given that this is more likely to be with individuals who are highly susceptible to hypnosis.

Anyone who has ever been absorbed in an exciting book or good movie is susceptible to hypnosis, and the degree in which the person has a relaxed curiosity and lets themselves go with the hypnotherapy process will determine the outcome of the regression.