Q: What is the structure of a typical session?
A: Although each session is customizable, a typical session will begin with a brief discussion covering questions you may have, stating your goals for the session, etc. Next, you will get nice and comfortable as I guide you through a relaxation technique (which you can also use at home).
Once you are in a completely relaxed state, I’ll gently help you to navigate through the memories/images/senses that you see/feel so you can get the most out of your experience.
As the session is nearing its conclusion, we’ll ask what lessons you are meant to learn from the information presented in the session. Then, we will ask any questions you may have since you will be in a state that is connected to a higher level of consciousness.
Lastly, I’ll gently bring you out of the hypnotic state and we’ll then discuss the highlights of the session. Throughout the session, I’ll also demonstrate ways for you to make use of hypnosis at home. Also, if you find that you have some difficulty focusing/relaxing, I can teach you simple meditation techniques that you can practice at home as well.
Q: I can take what I learned during a session and use it at home? How does that work?
A: Similar to guided meditation, you will learn techniques to use on your own, in between our sessions. The primary skills I share during a session are simple meditation methods, relaxation and focus techniques, and even how to guide yourself during hypnosis.
I will share a recording with you that you may use at home. This recording will guide you through the focus/relaxation process. With the assistance of the recording (as well as what you learn during our sessions) you can practice guiding yourself through your own hypnotic experience.
Practicing meditation will also strengthen your ability to focus, which will greatly benefit your hypnosis sessions. In order to ensure your ability to practice meditation at home, we will dedicate time during your sessions to demonstrate simple and effective methods of meditation.
In practicing the skills shared during your sessions, you’ll enjoy the benefits of hypnosis and meditation on your own, as well as deepen the level of your experiences during our PLR sessions.
Q: Will I see a past life during one of our sessions?
A: The chances of seeing a past life when working with a trained guide are greater than when listening to a recording. That being said, you can experience a past life via a recording (as noted above), and there are times when a past life will not be seen even with the most experienced guide.
Each person is different and will see what is best for them at the time. Also, there is much more that you may see (as noted below) in addition to past life memories.
Q: Is there anything I can do to increase my chances of experiencing a past life during our sessions?
A: Yes. The ability to focus is the key to hypnosis.
As mentioned above, I will provide a recording to my clients so they may practice during the days they do not have a session with me. This recording will walk the client through the focusing/relaxation process so they will have an easier time of going into a deeper state during a session.
Practicing meditation is also a straightforward way of strengthening your ability to focus. If needed, we will dedicate time to practicing very simple (and very effective) methods of meditation.
Q: Will my mindset affect my chances of experiencing a past life during our sessions?
A: Yes. If you are nervous about what you might see, or if you place pressure on yourself to have an experience, this will likely limit what you will see since you may not be as focused as you normally would be.
Regarding self-pressure, just come to the sessions with the mindset that what ends up happening is what is supposed to happen and then let go of all expectations.
Regarding the nervousness, remind yourself that you will only see what you are ready for. Before I go under, I make a silent request asking to see anything that will be of benefit to my learning.
A calm approach increases your odds of seeing more. If you still feel nervous at the beginning of the session, that is fine, too. We can send out a request that you only see things that are “mild,” and then you can rest assured, knowing that that is what you will be shown to you.
Q: What else might I see other than a past life?
A: There are a variety of possibilities of what you could see. The most likely would be:
- Pertinent memories from your current lifetime (some recent and some as far back as when you were in the womb and/or a birth memory)
- A future lifetime (or information about the future of this lifetime)
- Higher knowledge information (that will likely be very useful to you)
- Colors and energies (usually accompanied by senses, feelings, and/or emotions)
- Symbolic images (these come in a variety of forms)
- Spirit guides (I like to call them “spirit friends”)
Q: Is there a chance that I might not see anything during our sessions?
A: It is very unlikely, but possible, that you will not see anything.
If you do not see anything in the first few minutes of the session (which happens on occasion), we can easily re-approach the regression in a variety of ways that will likely open you up to having an experience. The key is remaining flexible and open to whatever does (or does not) arise. Should you continue to not see anything for an extended period, we will simply switch to a relaxation exercise, so you will still have a pleasant and beneficial experience.
Q: How will I know if I’m just making up memories of a past life?
A: After you’ve been under several times, you learn the distinct difference of what observing a memory feels like versus creating a memory.
Even if you are using your imagination (which happens less often than you would probably expect), trust that your imagination is bringing that thought / image / feeling to you for a specific reason. Everything that comes to you is there for a reason. Try not to reject anything since all of it is helpful to your learning/healing process.
Q: What are the benefits of past life regression hypnosis?
A: There are a variety of benefits that can occur from this type of hypnosis. Common “side effects” include (but are certainly not limited to):
- Increased calm/relaxation/confidence (as well as stress / anxiety / phobia reduction)
- Physical and emotional healing (including the ability to move forward in positive ways, such as reaching goals, learning to thoroughly forgive/love, etc.)
- Increased mental clarity/focus (including tapping into your creative/playful/joyful/loving nature) and confidence in your decisions
- Connecting lessons from past lives to this life (which significantly moves your learning forward)
- Realizing your direct connection to a higher level of knowledge/consciousness/energy/being and how to make the most of this connection
Q: Can PLR hypnosis help me to lose weight, stop smoking, etc.?
A: While it is not guaranteed to “cure” any specific issue, PLR hypnosis has a history of successfully helping people to heal overall, which will likely include your specific issue(s).
I believe such healing can take place due to three primary factors.
The first is that when you feel an overall sense of wellbeing, you are less likely to crave something to quell stress/anxiety/etc.
The second is that there is a reason you are engaging in an activity that you would rather not engage in. This behavior may have its root in a past lifetime or an unrealized source from this lifetime. When you are under hypnosis, subconscious information is much more likely to come to you and provide you with the answers you need for healing.
The third factor is that during hypnosis you can access a higher level of knowledge that will help you understand the reason you are engaging in the unwanted behavior. Tapping into this higher level of knowledge will also allow you to access advice for how to let go of the root source of the unwanted behavior.
Each of these three factors is very helpful in its own right. Should you desire, we can actively focus on a specific issue during your sessions and approach it from all three directions. This method will likely result in immediate and lasting effects.
Q: Can I customize my sessions?
A: Sure! As I mentioned before, everyone is different and each person has their own preferences for what makes them feel comfortable. You can customize your sessions in a variety of ways.
For example, some days you may have a list of several questions you’d like to ask while you are under (and accessing a higher level of knowledge). On those days, we can hold off on regressing to a past life and go straight to asking the questions you have.
You may also prefer to designate a few minutes before/after each session for discussion.
Others (myself included) like to get straight to the hypnosis and stay under for nearly the entire session (with brief pre/post-hypnosis discussion).
Two hours is the minimum time for a follow up session, but that can also be customized to be increased to two and a half hours if you prefer.
Q: Will our sessions be confidential?
A: Absolutely. I will treat you and the content of your sessions with the utmost respect.
What you say and experience in front of me is YOUR information and experience. You may choose to share it with whomever you like, but I will never share details that specifically point to you.
I may share generalized information with those who do not know you (and I would never state your name) for the purposes of teaching (e.g. see the”bathroom break” story below).
Q: Will I be “in control” during our sessions?
A: Yes. Even though you will feel relaxed and will be in a hypnotic state, you will always be in control of the session.
You will be able to censor what you say out loud to me, you will be able to feel (or not) as much of the emotion as you find beneficial, you will be able to ask/answer questions while you are under, and you will be able to come out of the session if you feel the need.
I once had a client request a bathroom break during the session, so we brought her out of the hypnotic state (through a quick and simple method). As soon as she was ready, we used an abbreviated induction to resume the session.
As I mentioned earlier, your sessions will be very flexible and customizable.
Q: Is hypnosis a good fit for everyone?
A: There are some conditions for which hypnosis is not a good fit and should not be utilized by the client.
These conditions include (and are not limited to): Schizophrenia, pathological personalities, psychosis (including substance induced), senility, dementia, brain trauma, cognitive deficiencies, epilepsy, narcolepsy, bi-polar, clinical depression, suicidal tendencies, serious heart conditions, extremely high/low blood pressure, elderly/frail, substance abuse, and/or currently taking medications/substances that cause drowsiness.
If a client is, in any way, unsure if hypnosis would be a good fit for them, they should consult their medical doctor prior to participating in hypnosis. Also, if pregnant (especially in the first or second trimester), the client should also consult her medical doctor prior to participating in hypnosis.
Suggested Reading List
I’d recommend reading all of Dr. Brian Weiss’ books.
Each book provides its own interesting and unique look into past life regression and the variety of benefits that can arise from experiencing this form of hypnosis. The books (in order of publishing date) are:
- Many Lives, Many Masters
- Through Time Into Healing
- Only Love Is Real
- Messages From The Masters
- Same Soul, Many Bodies
- Miracles Happen
Miracles Happen and Many Lives, Many Masters are the first two books I’d start with. If you only have time for one… read Many Lives, Many Masters (of course!).