hypnotic age regression

hypnotic age regression

Psychology
A technique used in primal scream therapy, in which a therapist attempts to return a client to the trauma of birth through the use of hypnosis.
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We review the literature on traumatic memory, and the reliability of hypnotic age regression to pre- and perinatal experience.
Moreover, apart from some brief remarks about hypnosis and hypnotic age regression early in the book, Pasricha offers no discussion at all of dissociative phenomena, the numerous and striking parallels between multiple personality disorder and reincarnation cases, and several centuries' worth of evidence suggesting that dissociative states are psi-conducive.
For example, her discussion of hypnotic age regression makes no reference to Orne's classic study.
By using the technique of hypnotic age regression, the hypnoanalyst may help patients recall and work through traumatic prenatal, birth, and immediate postnatal experiences.
Memories brought to light through hypnotic age regression are not necessarily more accurate or reliable than other memories (Murphy, 1992).