Past life regression is good for two things:

  • Tourism – a trip through time and previous incarnations. This can be an amusing and enlightening voyage of discovery to find out some answers to why you are the way you are.

  • It can also be used to change your life, this life.

In a past life regression session, I hypnotise my clients and take them back to a childhood memory, just to practice the process of going back through time in their mind, and then I take them further back to before they were born.

I generally use one of two methods to go back in time.

  • With faster hypnotees, I simply tell them to go to the place in their mind where they are aware of time and to tell me when they are there. When they give me a nod I tell them to turn around and go back in the opposite direction that they usually go in and then stop at a point in time that they would like to explore.

  • The other way is to take someone into a glass bottomed lift with all of time below them and then the lift starts to sink towards a place and time that they would like to explore. When they get there I tell them the lift doors open and they step out into a previous life.

Glass bottomed lift

A glass bottomed lift – a hypnotist’s DeLorean

Once in a previous life we take a tour – depending on our reason for being there I give them the option to explore on their own or with me asking questions and guiding. We zip backwards and forwards through that life to any defining moments and I always ask what they learned from that life which is always something relevant to them in this life.

If they are there to achieve a specific goal or change, after a little tourism, I ask their subconscious to take us to the life that taught them what is now holding them back. We find the events that caused of the belief or the unwanted feeling, and then I tell their subconscious that this may have been useful then but there are new lessons to learn in this life. I will often replace the unwanted feeling with a better, more relevant feeling from the same life and then bring them back to the present. The change is then tested in context of their current life.

The big questions is – ‘is past life regression real?‘ or just a another metaphor in my hypnotist tool box? Is there life before life? I am still not sure about that one – I have visited some very convincing lives with with people.

Whether it is real or not, it is no less a phenomenon and is a fun way to make significant changes to give you more freedom in your current life.

About Alex


Alex Vrettos is The Worthing Hypnotist using direct hypnosis, metaphor, parts therapy, subconscious negotiation to change any unwanted feelings and behaviours specialising in treatment of anxiety and fear related issues. He has an informal style that is solution focused and usually gets results within the first session or two.