by George Schwimmer, Ph.D.
Recollections of events, which shocked or traumatized an individual in a past life, very often re-traumatize the present personality during regression, this author finds. He advocates visualization healing and other techniques to relieve a client of such traumas, which are usually symbols of the client’s core issue.
The principal dictum—both spoken and unspoken—of many past-life therapists is, “To relive is to relieve.” In my own experience as a therapist in this field, reliving is just one part of the PLT process, and in some instances merely reliving a past life can be deleterious—it usually shocks the present personality’s emotional body, the nervous system, the glandular systems, and the electromagnetic systems, replaying the entire inner tape of the past-life trauma.
The client’s emotions and energy body are consequently left in a very vulnerable condition—one that must be dealt with.
If it does seem necessary to have a client relive a previous lifetime, then I strongly feel it is the therapist’s duty to help the client heal all the wounds of that lifetime, which the therapist has been instrumental in accessing. Since there are methods of inner healing which can easily be employed by any PLT practitioner, they should be used in most regressions—with the consent of the client, of course.