past life/lives therapy

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past life/lives therapy

Paranormal
A therapeutic technique developed in the 1960s and based on the belief that illness may be caused by a person’s previous lives influencing the subconscious. Past life/lives the therapy asserts that once emotional traumas (“psychic intrusions”) are brought to the surface, diseases can be addressed. It is uncertain whether the imprints attributed to a past life actually represent a previous physical experience; possible mechanisms that would explain the past life/lives imprint include fantasy or day dreaming, cryptamnesia (something that was read or seen which becomes incorporated into one’s own “déjà vu" memory), fraud (conscious or unconscious story-telling), collective unconscious, inherited memory, telepathy (mental acquisition of knowledge or images from other people) or the result of channelling or mediumistic possession. Past life/lives therapy is allegedly useful in treating interpersonal relationships and poor communication, guilt, phobias and compulsions, asthma, and low back pain.
 
Contraindications
Schizophrenia, clients with rigid religious backgrounds or emotional lability, and overintellectual individuals—who tend to focus on the reality and not on the therapeutic opportunity.
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Barham (who is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a certified regression therapist with training in transpersonal psychology, hypnosis, therapeutic imagery, and trauma release modalities) offers a rare and fascinating intimate glimpse at past life regression therapy.
Barham (who is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a certified regression therapist with training in transpersonal psychology, hypnosis, therapeutic imagery, and trauma release modalities) offers a unique, insightful, and practical look into the enormous power of past life regression therapy to unlock a healing pathway that can help you resolve enduring personal issues, enrich your life, and answer burning spiritual questions about your purpose on this earth.
In a desperate attempt to discover my roots, I underwent "regression therapy", where an individual is hypnotised in a bid to uncover who he or she was in a dim, distant previous life.
A psychologist would probably take me right back to my childhood as some kind of regression therapy. It's something that's developed over the years of my life and I can't do anything about it now.
Past life regression therapy sounded crazy, but gave her hope.
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As Ben searches for answers to the mysteries of the past and his own sense that he has, literally, been born into the wrong body, Mary - a psychotherapist who lives in the decommissioned lighthouse - guides his exploration of Annie's life via what's known as 'regression therapy', hypnosis to explore a previous life.
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Swansea City and Council has granted permission for 58-year-old New York antiques dealer Jim Bethe to excavate a small patch of Singleton Park where he says he remembers burying treasure more than 150 years ago, thanks to hypnotic regression therapy.