Q. Is a past life regression the same as a psychic reading?
No. A past life regression is much different than a psychic reading. I do not sit with you and tell you about your past lives, either over the phone or in person.
Instead, we meet in my office and I guide you to remember your own past life memories. I assist you in processing the memories and relating them to your present life. For you it is an active, not a passive, process. You participate fully in the regression as I guide you through it.
The goal is for you to gain direct experience of yourself as a soul journeying and growing through time towards healing.
Q. How long is a session?
A session is approximately 2 hours. During the first half hour we engage in an interview, which has the feel of a traditional counseling session. We discuss why you want to do a regression and what you would like to accomplish. I ask many questions about your present life including your family history, events in early childhood (if you remember), your physical health, etc., as a means of focusing on particular patterns that may be a reflection of your past life experiences. The interview not only gives me information about you, it also primes your unconscious and begins the regression process.
Then we move on to the regression. The regression is done while reclining with your eyes closed so you can direct all your attention on your inner experience. The regression itself usually lasts about 60 minutes. Typically, a client can experience one to three lifetimes during the session.
I leave time after the regression to to talk about the experience. If you go deeply into a regression (which I hope you will), you may feel very peaceful, or a little drained, or slightly disoriented. Hopefully you will also be full of amazement at what you just experienced. I make sure you have time to get reoriented and grounded before you drive away in your car.
Q. Can everyone be regressed?
Regression therapy is not for everyone. That’s why I spend time on the phone with you before we book an appointment. I ask questions about your personal history to get a feeling for the issues you might want to address in the session, to make sure this type of therapy is appropriate for you. But despite all my experience and care, there’s no way I can know for sure if you will be able to access a past life memory until we try it. Still, the odds are good: about 95% of my clients do go back to a past life in the first session.
From what I can tell, successfully accessing a past life has nothing to do with how many books you’ve read about past life therapy or reincarnation, or how much you want it. It has more to do with your soul’s readiness, our rapport, your openness and willingness to change, as well as forces unknown or unforseen on that particular day. Every session is different.
Clients who did not access a past life memory sometimes find that they were changed by something that came up during the interview–apparently, just from focusing on their issues with me–or from regressing to an early childhood experience, which is not uncommon.