Regression through hypnosis has been changing people’s lives for decades, and it can help you! So just what is regression?
Hypnotic regression has been defined as “Going back in time during trance to remember past events, and replaying them in the imagination, often with accompanying emotions.”
It’s a powerful hypnotic approach that can help resolve a host of issues ranging from fears, bad habits, anxiety, and self-esteem issues to trauma and even chronic pain. What makes it so powerful? Through this method, we are able to get to the origin of the problem, instead of just dealing with the symptoms. The origin is an emotional event or events that created created a sensitivity (including perceptions or beliefs) to feelings, such as claustrophobia being traced back to being trapped in a bathroom as a child.
By returning to the memory of this initial sensitizing event and re-framing the perception or changing the emotional state, a client can neutralize the negative impact caused by the event. As a result, he or she can more easily unlearn or relearn the emotional, behavioral, or physiological reactions or habits that evolved from such experiences.
While most people think of past-life regression, a regression to real or imagined past lives (made famous by Dr. Brian Weiss), most hypnotic regression is actually age regression, which involves events ranging from intrauterine and childhood through adulthood.
We use regression in a very different way, although the focus is still an emotionally-charged memory. Once we neutralize the emotional charge, typically using NLP, it becomes much easier to change the limiting belief and eliminate the unwanted emotional or behavioral symptoms.