Past life regression is known fairly widely as a technique for visiting a life in the past to gain understanding and insight into the journey of the soul through multiple lives. While this process can provide the client with rich information and insight, there are other aspects of the soul's journey that may be missed in the process. Since we likely have lived multiple lives dealing with a series of life lessons and purposes, visiting a single life or series of lives may give only a glimpse of the larger journey.
There are regressionists who explore the Interlife as part of this process. This exploration moves the client from the body occupied in a past life into an environment where one is free of the body and is engaged from the spirit or soul perspective. From that viewpoint, one is able to have a completely different perspective on the life in the past, the applicability of lessons to the present life, and to learn other aspects of the soul's essence and lessons that are related not to a particular incarnation in a body, but rather to the journey of the soul itself.
Dr. Michael Newton, who was a psychotherapist, began the process of mapping his clients' journeys in the Interlife and documenting their insights, their understanding of this realm, and the types of healing that resulted. Over the course of many years, he consistently gathered data on more than 7000 cases to be sure that what he reported had validity and showed the reliability and repeatability necessary to stand up to scrutiny. He has published his findings in his books Journey of Souls and Destiny of Souls. He has also published a description of the process itself in Life Between Lives Hypnotherapy. More information can be found on the Newton Institute website by clicking here.
Members of the Newton Institute are trained in the specific protocols of doing this Life between Lives (c) work and have been certified by the Institute to be conducting sessions in accordance with the principles and requirements established by Dr. Newton.
Should one be interested in engaging in this process, one will need to assess one's level of preparation. Working with a trained LBL regressionist, the client is assisted in developing a history of this life and issues that he or she wants to investigate. Clients must be practiced in doing hypnosis, engaging with a therapist in the process of past life regression, and must be able to engage in deep trance work comfortably and with the ability to communicate effectively. Because the therapist is working with the client in accordance with Dr. Newton's procedures, there are elements that are scripted and prescribed while other aspects are completely open and individualized.
The process is generally 2 sessions, although there are occasional clients well-versed in trancework who are able to engage in the LBL process as a single session - this is an exception rather than what is common. Should clients have no experience with hypnosis, or have immediate issues that would keep them from being able to engage in deep trancework, the therapist is likely to suggest some additional preliminary work to develop skills for hypnosis, unblock issues, or other practical issues. This unblocking may help clarify issues as well as take care of things that could inhibit or get in the way of successful deeper work. During the initial session, the therapist is likely to take the client on a hypnotic journey to assess readiness for deep trance work and to provide guidance on next steps to be able to engage fully in the LBL journey itself.
Past Life Regression: Should the client be versed in hypnosis and has experienced trance work in the past, the first session is a shortened version of the LBL session. The therapist will guide the client into a deep trance state, regress through childhood and into a past life. The therapist will assist the client in examining this past life and support the client in examining that life from spirit after the end of that life.
In preparation for the LBL Session, the client will be advised to develop a list of individuals who are important in the current life as well as a set of questions to ask during the LBL session. The client and therapist will review these at the beginning of the LBL session to ensure that the therapist understands them and can support the client during the session with addressing questions and issues.
Life Between Lives: The second session builds on the first session, learning from client/therapist interactions. Following the same process, the therapist guides the client into deep trance, then regresses through childhood and into the most recent past life. At the end of the past life, the spirit then enters the spirit world and the space between lives where the therapist supports the client to ask questions, examine the soul's journey, gain understanding and insight, and follow the client's stated and emerging needs for interaction and understanding.
Assessing Your Readiness
Should one be interested in engaging in this process, one will need to assess one's level of preparation. Clients must be practiced in doing hypnosis, engaging with a therapist in the process of past life regression, and must be able to engage in deep trance work comfortably and with the ability to communicate effectively. As you schedule your sessions, please be sure that the day and time allow sufficient time to process what you learn following the session and are not days when you are otherwise taxed. In addition, if you find that you are sick or impaired in some way, please reschedule your session. If one is coughing and sniffling, it is close to impossible to maintain deep trance depth. Likewise, if you are on some mood-altering medications, you may find that they interfere with your work. Please discuss any medications that you are taking with your therapist when you make your appointment. If you have any questions about readiness, please discuss them with the therapist. We are here to facilitate your work and will give you our best advice about possible issues that can arise or things to avoid. Some clients have had issues going into trance when they have consumed caffeine, so being aware of your body's needs and functions can help you have a successful session.
A trained LBL therapist can explain the process and provide more detail about preparation, the actual journey, and the potential for learning in more specifics. Generally, there are separate fees for the LBL session itself and other preliminary sessions, and you should understand the pricing and potential cost and time commitments before you undertake this therapeutic journey.
Dr. Diana Paque is a certified past life regressionist who has been trained and certified by the Newton Institute to work with clients using the Newton method of LBL. She is a Member of the Newton Institute. Feel free to contact her for more information about LBL and regression therapies as they relate to your issues and concerns.