Is Hypnotherapy for Past Lives Real
Over the past 27 and a half years one of the most common questions I get asked is “Can you hypnotise me into a past life?” Whilst I recognise that this is a common request for those looking for hypnotic treatment, my usual reply is “No”.
The reason for this has little to do with whether I believe in past lives or not, but rather what is the reason for the question. Because of the media’s portrayal of hypnotherapy, people can often want to “try it out” without having any need for therapy at all. This to me is akin to asking a surgeon to take out a persons appendix purely for the curiosity of surgical procedures. Hypnotherapy is not a parlour trick to be whipped out for the entertainment of the masses. Indeed, entertainment hypnosis or what is commonly referred to as stage hypnosis in my view has actually held back the legitimising of hypnotic treatment for decades as it continues to foster an ill-informed view of hypnosis’ usefulness.
Now back to the question, is hypnotherapy for past lives real, I am afraid that the jury is out on this, because there is no way to validate whether indeed past lives are real. However, I have seen clients experience what they consider to be a past life experience whilst in trance and gain tremendously from the experience. So I suppose the answer to the question is an ambiguous Yes and No.