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Why Regression Therapy?

Why Regression Therapy?


Why Regression Therapy?

When you are wondering if you should try Regression Therapy you are probably asking yourself questions such as:

Where will this road take me…this hidden road?

Will it take me to the hidden parts of myself?

Will I ever get to the source of my pain?

Will I ever release my pain and get to joy in my life?


Some Things for You to Know About Regression Therapy

Regression Therapy is a form of Psychotherapy where the client, with the assistance of the therapist, looks for those experiences in his or her past which are at the root of the present-day problem. By discovering, understanding and working with those causes, they may be able to find deep and lasting relief. The term “past” can mean 3 weeks ago, 30 years ago, or 300 years ago. I find that the root cause can often be found in a much larger story from the past that is just simmering below the surface. We will tap into your innate intuitive wisdom and creativity to revisit these formative past experiences.

The first step is for the  client to be regressed by the use of altered states of consciousness to locate the origin of the problem. I then guide you to find how this particular problem has developed from its origins to the present time. Discovering what occurred allows us to uncover and work on whatever has been getting in the way of this particular issue being resolved. I often incorporate elements of Gestalt Therapy and inner child work. This allows us to bring the wisdom of your body, mind and spirit into the healing process. As you focus on how and where your emotions are experienced inside your body, your problem that seemed intangible and beyond reach becomes tangible and more available to work on. These are examples of the methods that I use in your therapy to give you a new perspective on your problem. We then go on to release these stuck patterns, bringing about a greater degree of healthy integration and wholeness.

Good reasons to use Regression Therapy are ongoing repetitive behavior problems or patterns that repeat themselves, are not logical and have no known origin in this lifetime. Examples of these are phobias and relationship problems. Also these may be problems that you have not been able to solve with traditional psychotherapy. A physical problem that has been explored and has no known medical cause may also be helped by Regression Therapy.

You do not have to believe in past lives in order for Regression Therapy to work. Whether you classify what you come up with as past lives, metaphor, symbol or fantasy, or even the collective unconscious, you can heal and change from this new content that emerges in your therapy. Your mind can heal in many ways. A “story that closely resembles our life’s issues” can be interchanged with the word “past life”, if that is a more comfortable explanation. Healing can be achieved with or without belief in past lives. Metaphors and images can serve as catalysts for personal understanding and change.


During your Regression Therapy , you will have the opportunity to:

  • Dissolve pain, tension and chronically stuck patterns
  • Release troubling emotional blocks that are often at the very core of the issues that bother you
  • Transform your self limiting beliefs
  • Tap more deeply into your inner wisdom and creativity from the past
  • Gain perspective and get to the root of current issues
  • Know who you were in order to grow who you are

Regression Therapy can help many people. However, for some it is not always a good fit. One must go to the core of the issue and I have found that some people who are on tranquilizers cannot touch the depth of the feelings that is necessary to get to do this. To identify whether Regression Therapy will be helpful for you at this time in your life. I do an initial evaluation that may include psychological testing  if necessary. Some reasons that may make Regression Therapy unsuitable for you are serious addiction problems, Schizophrenia, and Borderline Personality Disorder.


Results of Regression Therapy

Results of regression therapy, like most other forms of psychotherapy, can be distinguished by:

  • Mental results: clarity, mindfulness, self-knowledge, understanding people, modification of self limiting beliefs.
  • Emotional results: inner calm, self-acceptance and self-confidence, restored empathy and positive emotions and expression of emotions.
  • Somatic results: change in psychosomatic complaints like low energy, tensions, hypersensitivities and symptoms without medical explanation

Regression Therapy can be used in conjunction with or instead of traditional psychotherapy.  With my training in hypnotherapy at UCLA, the Mind-Body training Herbert -Benson Institute at Harvard University, as well as regression training with Brian Weiss MD, together we can develop a plan to suit your needs.

I invite you to get to the root of your problem by understanding your past.

Call me at 314-644-3339 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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