How to Heal Past Incarnations with Hypnosis
When we choose to heal past incarnations through the practice of Hypnosis, we begin to find that resolution comes in many forms. Our understanding of our soul evolution is expanded; we gain a higher perception of why we may do the things we do and really dig into why we feel the way we feel. This greater perspective gives way to Karmic Healing. A great example of this would be someone who has experienced abandonment in a past life, and their soul never healed, found self resiliency, and/or found faith or trust in others or themselves. Until addressed, this fear has the potential to perpetuate subconscious worry into future incarnations. When we practice healing past lives from a quantum perspective, we allow healing to occur in all timelines, universes, and realities. This ends the cycle of fear and abandonment and invites a sense of security and inner trust.
What is Hypnotic Regression Therapy?
Hypnotic Regression Therapy is a process of experiencing memories (both in this life and other lives) in a transcendent state in order to find insight and recover from complex events. Now, I know that may sound vague, so let's expand a bit. To start, let's look at what trance is.
Our brain cycles through different wave patterns all the time. The Beta state, which cycles at 12 to 38 cycles per second, is active during awakened cognizance. It produces conscious thought and logical thinking. The alpha state cycles 8 to 12 cycles per second, creating the ideal conditions to learn new information, accomplish tasks, study languages, and analyze complicated situations. The Theta State, cycling at 4 to 8 cycles per second, allows for transcendent, hypnotic, and meditative environments within the body. This cultivates creativity, stress reduction, restfulness and enables us to examine our interior worlds. Exploring everything from intuition and emotional thoughts to holistic perceptions and higher consciousness.
To induce a Theta State, hypnotists use something called an induction. This is a story of sorts that brings one out of the mind, releasing critical thinking and judgment into the body, embracing possibilities and emotional expression to make a permanent change on a subconscious level. An induction can involve breath work, visualization, mental confusion, kinesthetic prompts, eye fixation, etc.
Even deeper, we have Delta brainwaves with a pattern of 1 to 4 cycles per second. The Delta State is associated with deep sleep, dreams, and Hypnosis. It is the realm of the subconscious mind and the gateway to the collective unconscious. The information that is held here is not available at the conscious level. A lot of extraordinary work can be done at this deep level of Hypnosis.
So, now that we know what trance looks like in the light and deep states, let's look at Hypnotic Regression Therapy. For this, I am going to give you two examples. One is focused around a past incarnation, and one is focused on a present embodiment.
Let's say in this life, you have always felt as though you didn't belong. You felt it to be true in social settings, your home setting, and your work setting. There's this innate feeling of not belonging in this world or of this world. Hypnotic Regression Therapy allows you to return home through an incarnation that feels more familiar to you than the one you currently embody. This connection brings peace and wisdom. It allows you to resonate with where and when you felt at home and helps you come to terms with the purpose you have in this life, on this planet. Our work is focused on healing the soul and bringing acceptance into the current energy and incarnation.
Now, let's explore the current incarnation process; you were bullied a lot as a young child. This criticism then causes you to people please and diminishes your self-confidence. Hypnotic Regression Therapy would allow you to return to the very first time you were ever bullied and reframe the memory by giving the younger version of you all the insight and wisdom of your adult self.
By this point, you may be thinking, "Okay, yeah... So we revisit memories, but how is that different from assessing recollections in my mind right now?" When in the Trace, we don't just remember; we revisit and step into our memories fully associated, as though they are happening in real-time, and these memories that are experienced are 100% true to the individual. What this means is that each memory is perceived by how we remember them, not always to the absolute truth. That being said, your truth of memory is all that is needed for your healing. Just know that others may remember the situation differently. This is because memories are faulty and differ from person to person due to perception, age, emotional intelligence, miscommunication, and emotional involvement in the situation.
What is the Difference Between Guiding and Leading?
To guide is to help you get to a destination, whereas leading implies giving you the destination. An example of this is the induction during a Hypnosis session. This has a lot of leading; however, it has a purpose. By telling you to imagine your foot is covered in warm water on a beautiful beach, you are using visualization, imagining what it would feel like to feel the warm water against your skin, and you begin to relax your mind and enter a Trance. However, once the induction is done and we get into the body of the work, everything explored should come from your mind, thoughts, and feelings. For example, if we explore a past life and tell you that you are a man in 4500 BCE, that would be leading, and we would quickly move into imaginary dream worlds rather than memory. Your mind should fill in the blanks, not the Hypnotist. Once we get into the body of the work, the "W" questions who, what, when, where, and why will always guide the client to find their own answers. As we transition into the body of the work, the Hypnotist should move into guiding. The vocabulary for this would look something like "as you open the door to a past life in which you are ready to revisit, I want you to tell me what you see, hear, feel and experience." and then follow up with the "W" questions. This is guiding.
What Happens in a Past Life Regression?
In a Past Life Regression (PLR), one of the most important steps is to set up a peaceful place before bringing the soul back in time. During regression, most people have emotional abreactions. This is normal and can vary from sadness and loss to hysterical crying and anger. This is a critical point in the session. These emotions must be brought up in order to heal the emotional wounds attached to these memories. As soon as a Hypnotist notices abreactions and has the key to metaphorically unlock healing, the client is brought back to their peaceful place (which was set up at the beginning of the session) where they can process recenter before addressing the situation head-on. This gives the client opportunities to take breaks during intense, emotionally challenging sessions.
Another aspect of PLR is the transition techniques used from the induction to the body of the work. While some Hypnotists use the hall of doors, each door leading to a different life, others use the time tunnel, which directs you to a point in time that your soul is ready to revisit, and some use the bridge of time to connect the soul from one realm to another. Many techniques exist that will connect you with a past life; however, there is a caveat. You do not get to choose what life you go back to unless you have visited it before. The first time visiting a past incarnation must be the soul's choice, so you cannot be led there by ego or thought. However, if you have explored past lives on the soul's terms, knowing you went wherever you needed to go, you may return to those lives with intention. The reason for this is to make sure false memories aren't created.
For example, someone who feels they were a witch in a past life in 1200 CE may want to explore if that is true. But by saying the words "now I'd like for you to journey back to 1200 CE, to the life when you were a witch" without truly knowing if this is true or false, can create a memory out of imagination. The wording in Hypnosis is precise and must be held with great value to serve the clients with integrity. Whatever the client experiences are held as truth, as long as the experience was brought about from their own conceptual memory.
How is Resolution Found at the End of a Session?
Once in the body of the work and after the client has shown an abreaction, we have a greater understanding of the memory and the emotions attached, giving insight into what must be healed. The resolution that the client seeks can be found through Gestalt Therapy and Informed Child Technique.
Gestalt Therapy is a process of role-playing that aids the resolution of past conflicts. This could look like an argument, and from your perspective, you feel hurt and disappointed, but when given the opportunity to put yourself in others' shoes, you recognize the pain they were in and how much they feel guilty for what they have done. This process broadens the mind's perspective and helps us identify the humanness in everyone and that we are not the only ones with struggles. It does not mean the client will forgive the other person for what they have done, but it does give the client an understanding of the big picture and how their view may be a sliver of what's really going on. It also allows the client to say anything they need to, to this person, without repercussions or disturbances. This kind of release in the safety of your mind, knowing you have a guide and a peaceful place to go to if things get rough, creates an ideal environment for healing change to occur.
The second is the Informed Child Technique. This process transforms the root cause of a subconscious experience in childhood, either in this life or another. It allows the client to come face to face with their younger selves and re-parent their inner child from their adult perspective. This can completely transform all limiting beliefs and behaviors associated with the issue at hand.
Before the end of a session, several things must be completed and released before bringing the client out of Hypnosis. For starters, the client must forgive themselves for carrying the hurt (anger, fear, shame, etc.) and let it go. They must release the energetic attachment they have to the perpetrator(s) for what they did and hand over the outcome to the hands of Karma. There must be confirmation that the event has been emotionally, physically, and spiritually released, not only for themselves but any person(s) involved. The Hypnotist must also double-check whether there is anything else to discover and release before moving into subconscious relearning. If there is more to address, the Hypnotist should either proceed to the compounding event or, if there is no more time left in the session, do so in the next session. Checking and rechecking through the session for release is very important and gives both the client and practitioner the assurance that resolution has been found and can be integrated.
After confirming the release of the event(s) that caused the client's presenting problem, it's crucial to empower the subconscious mind to accept the desired changes. This goes into the habit of having a habit. We may emotionally be ready to let go; however, if we are used to feeling a certain way all our lives, this habit could overrule the emotional release. The client must believe that their results are permanent. This can be done by asking, "As a result of what you have uncovered and released, how will you most benefit in the here and now or the coming days, weeks and months in this life and the next?" or "Now that you have released (state clients problem), what new insights or understandings do you have?". These questions provoke the client to explore breaking the habit and bringing in a future-focused goal since healing the past.
Healing past lives with Hypnosis is highly beneficial to anyone who feels energetic or subconscious holds have been brought over from a past life. It's also a great way to understand the evolution of your soul and explore what other souls you continue to reincarnate with.
This piece was written and contributed by:
Emily Rose Wheeler
Emily, the founder of Mystic Rose Medicine, helps her clients build self-awareness by cultivating emotional intelligence. As a practicing Hypnotic Regression Therapist and Reiki Master, she works with her clients to heal from karmic wounds, PTSD, anxiety, and depression. With a comprehensive strategy of reframing limiting beliefs, deconstructing false narratives, and empowering self-compassion, her clients leave feeling self-assured, confident, and authentic. Emily believes that healing must take place on all levels, physical, emotional, and spiritual, creating an all-inclusive holistic approach that generates balance within the whole human experience.
Emily has a passion for learning and creating art. She enjoys painting, drawing, writing, reading, and learning about everything she can about esoteric philosophy and psychology in her spare time.