I want to tell you about my own personal experience of past life regression therapy.
We opened our holistic wellbeing centre in 2011, I was open to all sorts and dabbling in tarot, psychic abilities, and all things spiritual and mystical as well as mainstream stuff such as aromatherapy, massage, meditation, sports massage, yoga and bodywork etc.
In one of my psychic readings I had been told that I had been a witch in a past life and this made me eager to want to find out more (I was naive). I booked myself in for a past life regression therapy session with someone who came highly recommended to me. I had no idea what to expect.
I arrived at her house and she talked me through the process. I laid down and she took me into a meditative state. I cant even tell you how it happened or why my subconscious brain cooked up what happened for me.
Picture the scene - an old farmhouse many many years ago, my mum stood eerily watching from an upstairs window in the distance.
Me with my dad standing over me in a field and a car coming towards us on a long dirt track.
I knew instinctively what was going to happen and it had happened many times before. I wont go into detail, nevertheless I can assure you it was a very unpleasant experience.
I think I was left in shock, I paid £120 for the experience and after it was over she just said that it had gone on longer than expected and to contact her if I deemed it necessary.
The next day I crashed the car. My head was all over the place.
This experience affected me deeply and it is only now that I think about it and that I am training to be a therapeutic counsellor that I get angry that it was allowed to happen at all.
I want to raise awareness of this kind of thing happening. The problem is anything otherworldly or not deemed as mainstream is unregulated, there are no regulations or codes of ethics to adhere to. Nothing protects the therapist or the client.
As a Therapist of many years, A Personal Coach, A Teacher and a Trainee Counsellor I have a code of ethics that I have to adhere to, I have memberships with associations which give advice on all sorts and are there to help to protect me and my clients, I have public liability insurances, I have to ask my clients to complete working agreements to ensure their safety and to ensure confidentiality.
I talk to my clients about the process I will go through in our first sessions together so that they are completely aware of what is going on.
I am at last finding my voice on this and so much more.
The subconscious makes up 95% of the human brain and it can play tricks on us, it tells us stories that are not always true and will always think of the worst case scenario first because it is there to protect us from danger, ie i'll look for the threat so I can protect myself.
I would love for more to be done to protect people from these kinds of experiences and hopefully by me sharing mine it will raise awareness of what can happen.
I'm not saying all experiences are bad, I am sure some people have lovely past life regression therapy sessions. What I am saying is I didn't and I didn't feel pre-warned or protected in any way. If writing this can stop someone from having the same experience then that would be a good start.
I'll leave this with you to contemplate, it is a very interesting and controversial subject.......do we really have past lives or is it just our subconscious brain cobbling together a story of it's own from the experiences that we have already lived?
I am a mum of 2 teenagers and aunty and carer for 1 more. I am a wife, a business woman, and spiritual healer . I am someone who has drive, ambitions and goals. I am someone who also has the same struggles as everybody else and passionately wants to help people to thrive and be the best version of themselves. I love to learn and grow and pass on my knowledge. I am learning to overcome my own barriers and fears - and by doing so will hopefully make a small (or large) difference to someone else's life.