For what kind of problems do people seek past-life therapy?
Surveys have shown that the big four motives for past-life therapy are:
1. Anxiety and phobias.
2. Relationship problems, and problems of connecting with people in general: feeling socially inept and insecure, inability to express and share thoughts and feelings, extreme shyness.; lack of assertiveness, over-adaptation
3. Depression: deep grief or despair; loneliness, abandonment isolation.
4. Psychosomatic complaints not responding to medical care.
The next most common other motives are:
5. Sexual problems.
7. Obesity and eating disorders.
Brian Weiss found the success rate increasing from 50% to 70% by careful intake and by carefully connecting past-life experiences to (childhood) experiences in this lifetime. According to Ron Hubbard more than 80% of people improve psychologically and physically after past-life therapy. Belief or disbelief in reincarnation has no influence on its success. The only condition is that apparent experiences from other times are accepted as meaningful subjective material, without continuously wondering about their objective truth. Several studies show that past-life regressions diminish psychotism scores, and enhance the reality perception scores of patients. Also extraversion increases, another indication that reality orientation improves.
Regression is very suited for digesting accidents, robberies, rape, violence or loss of loved ones. Regression therapy is after all specialized in processing traumas: ‘de-shocking’ and discharging stress, loosening and digesting stuck emotions and restoring lost memories. Of course, it is not about recollecting more, but assimilating and coping better. If grief persists unduly long, it’s worth finding out if former experiences have been reactivated and should be assimilated. So-called delusions of clients labeled psychiatric may be past-life memories. Strange fears may the remnants of undigested past-life traumas. People may hear voices from their own split-off subpersonalities. But people may also be too open to discarnate entities who communicate and interact with them. Spirit releasement is often very effective.
Other problems, less mentioned, but also suitable for regression therapy:
8. Being stuck or blocked: seeing no way out, feeling imprisoned, impotent rage.
9. Loss of direction: Where to go? What to do? What is the meaning of life? Discovering the life plan.
10. Inability to change: though understanding what the problem is and what should be done, nothing changes.
11. Exploration: discovering and freeing hidden talents, personal development, increasing mental health.
Rabia Clark found that therapists report most often success with phobias and relationship problems, while depression, addictions and obesity were more difficult. We found regression as we practice it, often very effective with many forms of depression. With addictions and eating disorders our success rate is lower, nearer to 30%, we estimate. Our Dutch students wrote papers on the treatment of depression, allergies, dyslexia, fibromyalgia, addictions and posttraumatic dystrophy. Research has been published on the successful treatment of people hearing voices and even patients with Giles de la Tourette syndrome.