Have you ever thought of yourself as, or someone else described you as, an “old soul”? Have you met someone for the first time, but they have seemed familiar? Do you think you have been somewhere for the first time but recognised it – “known” you have been there before? Do you believe in soulmates or soul groups that choose to reincarnate together again and again?
Perhaps it is because you may have lived before, and often more than once. As a qualified hypnotherapist I can help you access past lives stored in your subconscious mind. This can help you understand something that is happening in your current life that feels as though it doesn’t have its root cause in the present.
What is Past Life Regression?
Some people propose that our memories are passed on from one generation to another through the cell structure or DNA. This may be called genetic memory. Others believe we can access the memory of our soul, through the ‘Akashic’ records. It is said that these are the spiritual record of everything that has ever happened. It is also called Soul Memory or the Collective Consciousness.
How can revisiting a Past Life help us with our current life?
The purpose of accessing a past life for someone is to support healing or understanding in their current life.
The subconscious mind of a person is accessed to take the person back to a previous life under hypnosis. The previous life is used as a lens to examine an issue so the person can be helped to understand the concern in their current life. This includes the exploration of any physical or emotional health issues in their current life which they feel have their origins in a previous life.
Other people in the current life of the person (“cast of characters”) are considered. The subconscious will let the person know if they have shared a previous life with a person and what the relationship between them was. Information is shared so that the person can understand more about their present life. The session is completed with a discussion about what has been learnt for the person for their current life. Notes are taken throughout the session and the session is always (with agreement) recorded as a digital audio file. Both the transcript and recording are sent to the person soon after the session.
Reincarnation and karma
Some religions and others as individuals believe that we return to this world many times to experience and evolve. This theory says that we must continue to return to a new life until we learn all the lessons we need in order to transcend beyond the human form. Karma is the concept of “cause and effect”. During each lifetime we have a life purpose and choose the people we interact with. If we do harm to someone in one life, we must repay the harm in the next or subsequent life. This can be either to that soul in another incarnation, or to someone else as agreed with the soul. We create karma in our lives all the time in our daily interactions. This may with those in our family and friendship groups, our work colleagues and those we meet in life.
In some cases a “vow” (for example, of chastity, obedience or poverty made as a priest or nun) may have been made in a previous life. If this has not been released in that life, the person in their current life may have difficulties. This can include in their relationships or things like keeping money. The vow can be released under hypnosis and the person can get on with their life.
Some anonymised examples of recent cases
(Used with their permission. Some details have been changed to protect anonymity)
A man felt that his fear of abandonment and feelings of being responsible for everyone, had their origins in a past life. With the help of his subconscious, we were able to access a life where he was the eldest child and chief breadwinner for a large family of younger siblings. In that life from a long time ago, his father had left the family home when he was a teenager and then his mother died. His life in that time was spent in servitude to his siblings and he had no partner relationship or family of his own. In his current life this helped my client to understand what responsibility and abandonment were about and enabled him to appreciate the love and support he has around him. He has said he longer dwells on these issues and his relationship with his family have been transformed.
A young woman was helped to find her life purpose in healing and energy work through her experiences in a past life. In that life she had lived in fear as a witch, and then was burnt to death in a field by villagers who were afraid of her abilities.
One woman has discovered that a friend in this life who had died a few years ago, had shared a previous life with her – she was a butterfly, and her friend was a dragonfly. Her subconscious mind told her that this was shown to help her understand the cycle of life and help her comes to terms with the death of her friend.
One woman has spent her life refusing to “obey” others and needed to be in control. Friends and work colleagues sometimes saw her behaviour as oppositional and confrontational and relationships suffered as a result. The life she was taken back to showed her in a nunnery where she had taken vows of “chastity, poverty and obedience”. Her subconscious mind explained that the “obedience” vow was still in place, but they agreed to remove it. After the session she felt incredibly light and joyful and wished it had been removed years ago.
One woman was shown a previous life where she was a young woman with high ambitions whose life was cut short by a car accident. Her subconscious told her she needed to be more ambitious in this life and to make the most of her natural skills and abilities to change her profession.
How does the Past Life Regression hypnotherapy process work?
The free consultation is used to gain a short personal history to help understand the context of the person’s current life. This includes information about parents, children, siblings, grandparents and extended family. Information about past and present significant relationships with partners will also be explored. Past and present friends who the person feels may be significant or have shared a previous life with are recorded. A “cast of characters” to explore from their current life will be drawn up. Agreement is reached about what the person would like to achieve through the hypnotherapy work.
The hypnotherapy session
The actual hypnotherapy session can be conducted in person in Sheffield or via zoom. The session usually lasts about an hour and a half. The main body of the session is audio recorded as an audio file and notes taken of the transcript. These are kept in strict confidence according to privacy legislation. They are sent to the person electronically after the session.
The session begins with a guided visualisation to take the person into the hypnotic state. Through deep hypnosis using the “theta” state (just before sleeping and just after awakening) the subconscious can access the link to the collective consciousness. Their subconscious mind is invited to take them to a previous life that is relevant to the issue that they want to explore. Typically, this life is explored in three different significant time periods. The death day and afterlife are accessed to examine the purpose of the life and lessons learnt. Sometimes more than one lives are jumped into. This may include earlier moments of the person’s current life if the subconscious mind considers this relevant.
Cast of characters
The subconscious is then invited to consider the “cast of characters”, the people you know from this life. Their relationship to the person in a previous life is noted. Anything relevant from that previous life for the person in this life is noted. Physical and emotional health issues are considered alongside this.
Towards the end of the session the subconscious is then invited to give information and advice to the person that will help them in their current life. The subconscious mind is then integrated back into the conscious mind and they are brought out of the hypnotic state.
Notes throughout the session and these are discussed with the person after the session. Some people remember everything, some people remember some things and some people remember nothing. Themes are brought out and lessons considered for the future.
The main body of the session is audio recorded as an audio file and notes incorporated into the transcript. These are kept in strict confidence according to privacy legislation. They are sent to the person electronically after the session.
Are you curious?
There have been many possible explanations put forward as to what past life experiences may be. You are free to choose whichever theory feels comfortable with your beliefs.
Are we just making it all up? Some people think so. However, there are many cases documented through historical research, which point to the accuracy of the information, far beyond the chances of random imagination. I have worked with a number of people who report their lives transformed by the experience.
Regardless of personal beliefs, past life regression can work for most people. Are you ready to find out? Message me to arrange a time for a chat and see if we can find a time for you to go on your journey …