Past Life Regressions: An Unconventional Therapy
Like all other forms of alternative treatments, past life regression as a form of therapy is fast gaining popularity in the West. However, it is still considered unorthodox and questionable by most Western-trained doctors. This trend is slowly but surely changing as more and more doctors see the therapeutic benefits that come with past life regressions.
Some past life regressionists themselves do not fully accept the concept of reincarnation, or they started out as non-believers. One good example is Dr. Brian Weiss, an American pyschiatrist who first stumbled into this form of treatment when he hypnotised a patient. Dr. Brian Weiss has since written several books about his experience with past life regressions.
My own experience in past life regressions started out with a three-day workshop conducted by an Australian regressionist called Patricia Leahy-Shrewsbury. I attended out of curiosity but my experience at the workshop turned out to be extra-ordinary.
My first attempt in regressing a lady in her 30's brought out such cathartic effect on her that she was actually sobbing uncontrollably during the regression. This lady had just lost her father not too long ago. She was having a tough time reconciling her loss.
In this regression, I brought her back to a lifetime where she was also a daughter to her present father. She was at her father's deathbed and she saw herself feeling very sad at the thought of her father dying and leaving her. Her father, in fact, was strong and advised her not to be sad for him and to allow him to die peacefully. However, she refused to do that. She wanted to cling on even more to him.
According to this lady, the scene she saw was so real to her that she felt all the sadness and pain of seeing her father dying, and she started to cry. She went on to sob uncontrollably and was in real emotional pain so that we had to guide her out of that previous lifetime back into the present life. She was also guided to heal herself.
Although there is no way to verify the truth of her experience, what is interesting to me was the healing effect it has on her. A couple of follow-up with her revealed that she was later able to cope much better with the recent death of her father in this lifetime.
Did she make up the images she saw in the regression? I honestly don't know. What I do know is that it did her a world of good.