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.(2) Hence, considering also that Pasricha offers no discussion of prodigies, savantism, or dissociation generally, her book seems rather dated and limited in its command of the literature and relevant issues.
We review the literature on traumatic memory, and the reliability of hypnotic age regression
to pre- and perinatal experience.
By using the technique of hypnotic age regression
, the hypnoanalyst may help patients recall and work through traumatic prenatal, birth, and immediate postnatal experiences.
For patients, core emotional issues may be discovered through the technique of hypnotic age regression
. Such core issues often include fear of abandonment (both physical and emotional), guilt, and shame.
Two case studies illustrate the use of Ego Psychology, Self Psychology, Attachment and Narrative psychotherapy models during hypnotic age regressions
to disconnect stimulus-response patterns in a phobia client and provide vivid experiences of attachment and guidance for a borderline client.