Friday, December 09, 2005

Past Life Regression

The process known as Past Life Regression takes someone (the subject) into hypnosis and then the subject is encouraged through various appropriate suggestions to bring to mind a life and that life's particular experiences.

As the person undergoing the process is describing a life which more often than not is from the past, it is called a past life. The word regression refers to the experience of going back (regressing) into the past.

Whether or not the past life or lives being described by the person has actually occurred isn't necessarily relevant to the experience or even the usefulness of the process. There are two distinct applications for Past Life Regression.

Firstly, Past Life Regression can be used for recreational purposes only. This is when a person is interested in discovering what past lives they might describe whilst in hypnosis. No is not a therapeutic side to this use of Past Life regression however in the hands of a skilled and experienced hypnotherapist there can be useful life lessons that can be utilised.

The other use of Past Life Regression, most often referred to as Past Life Healing, is when it is used for therapeutic reasons. For example, when a person has an issue and which no other forms of help has been able to resolve, a past life regression may just lead to the resolution of that issue.

One of the more well known past life regression examples when therapeutic benefit was gained was the example of a woman who had a fear of water. No other method of help has been able to resolve the phobia. During a past life regression she described being pushed into a canal by men and drowning in that past life. With the help of the therapist, this information was used to help the woman who then lost her phobia of water.

To summarise, Past Life Regression can be used for reasons of interest only or can form part of a professionally conducted therapy session. With both types of use the subject can gain useful insights into current behaviour and change unwanted behaviours.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

UK Hypnotherapists - Choosing a Hypnotherapist (Part 1)

Okay, so you have decided that hypnotherapy is the type of help you would like to receive in order to overcome your issue. Now all you need to do is decide which hypnotherapist to see.

This may be where confusion starts to rain, as there are different titles for hypnotherapists such as Curative Hypnotherapists, Clinical Hypnotherapists, Hypnoanalysts, Suggestion Hypnotherapists and Psycho-hypnotherapists and probably a few others as well.

So even though you have made a decision to see a hypnotherapist it may seem that the title a hypnotherapist uses won't help you decide which type of hypnotherapist is right for you.

Well although the range of titles may confuse, there is a way of keeping your choices simple.

Some hypnotherapist use purely positive suggestions to help you overcome your issue. For many people this can be an effective way of resolving their issue. In fact all hypnotherapists will use positive suggestions as a matter of course. It is just that some hypnotherapists use this approach only and may use the title Suggestion Hypnotherapist or just 'hypnotherapist' but will describe their approach as being mainly that of positive suggestions to the subconscious mind.

All of the other types of hypnotherapist will use positive suggestions but they will also use other means of resolving your issue. The other means of resolving issues are many and varied but basically it will involve processes to identify the possible causes of the issue and then resolve the cause.

The psycho-hypnotherapist will have more psychotherapy type processes and approaches to dealing with issues and use these whilst you are in a hypnotic state.

The hypnoanalyst will as the name suggests, provide the opportunity to go through analysis whilst in the hypnotic state and include other aspects of your life and experiences that may have some bearing on the presenting issue.

Suggestion hypnotherapy is usually for small number of sessions e.g. 2 to 3. With hypnoanalysis this may last for anything from 6 sessions and upwards.

All types of UK hypnotherapists and their approaches have common ground and all can be highly effective.