Healing the past with your present – how it works

Andrew McDonald, Hypnotherapist

Regression therapy through hypnosis works by reassessing memories which get stored in your mind. Our mind’s sponge-like quality to absorb information is a fundamental part of life because it is what enables us to learn. What do we do though when that quality means our lives get adversely affected?
Regression therapy allows you to reassess past events and their effect on you. Your experience, your feelings and how both are holding you back and preventing you from progressing. This enables you to find the conflicts, stresses, hidden pain, self-sabotage and hurdles which are connected to past events and are preventing you from fully enjoying the wonderful opportunities life and the future have in store for you.
You may never have given yourself opportunity to work through these past events which have a huge effect on your present. To reassure yourself that things will and have worked out ok and that you are a bigger, stronger person now. Regression therapy can be your opportunity to unlock your full potential by resolving what happened in the past.
In essence, regression therapy is your gift to yourself. Your opportunity to start enjoying your present knowing you are stronger for your past. Your opportunity to resolve your past and not let it hold you back. To reassess that past from the viewpoint of your bigger, stronger present self. Your opportunity to prepare yourself now for the great adventures that lie ahead of you by working through past events to free yourself of their burden and enjoy living your new and best life.
One important thing to note is the controversy surrounding regression therapy. Most of this is the result of irresponsible therapists and the way they used it in the past. An ethical and professional therapist will assess your suitability long before she or he agrees to work with you. Should you be a suitable candidate, great. If not, such a therapist will inform you of this, why and advise you of other options which are more suitable for your situation.
Something which a good therapist is equally attentive to is the experience of the client. At no stage should any client feel as though they are reliving the traumatic experience. The purpose is not to re-experience what happened but to reassess the event and its effects with a view to being able to move on and enjoy life fully. As with all health treatments, you should ensure you trust your therapist before even agreeing to therapy.
With a good, professional and ethical therapist, regression therapy can be your opportunity to start living the best version of you. Particularly if you suffer with anxiety or depression because of past events, regression therapy through hypnosis can unlock your present and future in a way few other therapies can. Start living your life to the full!

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