Working as a Consulting Hypnotist for close to 17 years I have heard many clients talk about their life experiences. We have had some fascinating hypnosis sessions, for sure! On numerous occasions these generous people have said that they are happy to have their stories shared with others. At long last (with their permission) I have decided to write about some of the individuals who have come to see me. It is my hope that you will find their change work and learning helpful, and, as fascinating as I have.
As a start let’s go back to my early hypnosis years and look a session with a female client and her first experience with Past Life Regression.
Bev** came to see me about weight and we had great success after a few sessions. She was highly motivated to be in shape so that she could look good in her ballroom dance costumes, as well as keep her husband’s attention on her, rather than the dancing teacher. While that could have been an issue for us to work on together (whether or not she wanted to stay with her inattentive husband), she decided to next pursue Past Life Regression work. At that time I was working on my doctoral in Clinical Hypnotherapy and Past Life Exploration/Regression was one area of specialty for me.
I was just beginning to offer sessions in regression work, in fact Bev was probably my second or third Past Life Regression client! Thank goodness she was good at relaxing into hypnosis which made it quite fluid right from the start. Little did we know what a natural she would be at what I like to call - “remembering.” As soon as I had completed the induction and taken Bev over a “transitional regression bridge” she began to get very clear visualizations of one of her past lives; tilling a field with her oxen. But she was not a woman! Bev was a man with a farm that was just financially squeaking by and who was engaged to marry a woman he deeply loved. It was amazing to hear all she was able to recall with little prompting on my part (oh how I wish all Past Life sessions could be so easy). Her voice had a deep tone to it, there was no question that she was fully involved in her experience of remembering her life as the male farmer.
(Point of interest: in our past lives we could be either a man or woman regardless of our present sex.)
Long story short, the oxen became spooked by a loud noise and began to run. His (Bev’s) hand, especially the thumb, was caught in the reins and he/she was pulled down and ultimately trampled on. That isn’t the end of the story though. As he/she was dying, the intense sadness of not being able to marry the love of his life was more powerful than the pain of being crushed by the oxen. The loss of the chance to live life out with the woman he was engaged to marry was the final thing on his mind as he died. And wouldn’t you know it, Bev’s husband (in her present life) was the woman the male farmer/Bev was to have married (in her past life). Bev was presently living out her past life wish to spend the rest of her life with her partner. The only problem was that her present life relationship was not as loving as the one in the past life that we had just visited.
Additionally, in her present life, Bev had a sore thumb (unbeknownst to me before this session). In and of itself you might think, “that isn’t such a big deal.” But Bev had explored all medical reasons for the painful thumb, was deeply bothered by it (for ballroom dancing purposes) yet no doctor could find any physiological reason for her condition. Now it appeared we had found “the cause” as she was never bothered by any thumb pain again!
So we not only learned about her mystery thumb pain (which went away right after the session), we also opened the door to exploring what she truly wanted in her relationship with her husband in this lifetime.
No wonder I became hooked on doing Past Life Regression sessions with a start like that.
** Names are always changed to protect people’s privacy