WHERE ARE YOU COMING FROM?
Regression is a process of bringing to conscious awareness the memories of past experiences that affect our lives today. Simply put, this work helps us uncover core memories from this lifetime, past lifetimes, and “in-between” states so they can be processed and integrated. You don’t need to believe in past lives to get the benefit of regression work: when we enter the subconscious state, the mind presents us with the essence of the problem at hand.
Call it metaphor if you like. Bottom line: it works.
There is, according to Carl Jung, a “transcendent function” within the psychological makeup of each individual, (what many of us call our “Higher Self”), that knows the origin and resolution of our problems. Regression therapy connects us with that transcendent function.
What we do
First, we use relaxation techniques to access the subconscious mind. Basically, this feels much like guided meditation – the lights are dim, the music is soft, you are reclining comfortably, tucked cozily under a soft, warm blanket. So at first, I’m doing most of the talking.
Once you are in a nice, relaxed, expanded state of consciousness, we locate ‘core’ memories and explore the deeper parts of the psyche with an aim to not only alleviate symptoms but also to restore healing.
In this process, you are in charge of your experience. So after a while, I will begin to ask you direct questions. You will then speak aloud your experience as it is happening, describing your impressions, thoughts, sensations and visions as they unfold.
I will guide and move you through the process of identifying and releasing of any negative feelings, beliefs, thoughts or impressions. Then we integrate this new, lighter, expanded, more liberated sense of yourself into your current life.
When it can help
While this is far from a comprehensive list, the following are some of the issues that respond well to regression therapy:
- depression and low energy
- moving past limiting beliefs about money, success and ability
- chronic anger, chronic injury, or chronic pain
- insecurity and fear of abandonment
- inability to find or maintain a mate
- marital difficulties
- addiction issues
- entity attachment
- sexual problems
- low self-worth
- family quagmires
- lack of direction and purpose
Regression can also enrich the spiritual journey, enabling a vast array of experiences not normally available during ordinary consciousness. Life-between-lives, connecting with your higher Self, interacting with your guides and angels and more, are all possible through regression.
Who it’s for
Regression therapy is for people who take a holistic view of their problems; people who not only want to tackle issues head-on, but seek to cultivate a deeper wisdom about their life path and appreciate a fuller perspective.
As Dr.Jonni Gray puts it, “We have an innate instinct towards wholeness, integration and balance.” People who like to pursue on-going personal development tend to like regression – a lot!
After your Regression
Much of the power of your regression comes from how well it is integrated into your life afterward. It can take as much as four days for the ‘floating’ sensation to pass and for you to become fully grounded again. Though it will be discussed in your session, these are some important reminders for post-session integration:
Write everything down as soon as you can after your session. Your critical mind was fully aware and recorded everything that you experienced. You must be sure to journal it, jot it down in point form, draw it out as a picture – do whatever you can to get it out and on paper. You experienced much more than you were able to vocalize and writing it down will reveal more details, possibly very important ones. You will retain the information a lot more if you write it down.
Read it over before you go to bed that night. Keep paper and a pen handy to jot down any dreams you remember – your subconscious will be working over time as you sleep for the next few days.
Allow some time for introspection. Do talk to friends if it feels comfortable for you, but also reserve time for quiet. Be still inside and see what comes up. Your brain and body are integrating valuable and vulnerable pieces of information. Down time afterwards is always nice.
“The conscious mind will, in its wisdom, only send us past life memories that we are ready to deal with and are able to integrate into our conscious personality structure. There is a subtle inner economy of psychic and spiritual unfoldment in which every individual proceeds at his or her own pace, governed by these inner guardians and guides.”
– Dr. Roger Woolger