Morris Netherton, Ph.D.
One of past-life therapy’s “old hands” shares with the Journal’s readers his latest thoughts about reaching the deepest levels of healing. Drawing upon his experience with clients, he especially stresses the effects of past physical traumas on the well-being of the body, mind, and spirit today.
As a client-centered process, a past-life session is determined by the unique needs and abilities of the client. In my own sessions, I use techniques which most efficiently access unconscious trauma and eliminate it from present-day living. A session starts by locating trauma using either body sensations, strong emotions, or words and phrases that are impactful. The process finds words and gives them emotions or finds emotions and gives words to them. Impact of these words and emotions is then found in the physical body. Greater spiritual awareness is always experienced as a result of the change from fear and confusion to clarity and self-understanding.
A past-life session recognizes the pre-existence of an altered state induced at the time of the original past trauma and kept active by the mind’s inability to complete these experiences. The language and emotions of these earlier incidents serve as post-hypnotic commands imbedded in current conversations and acted out in current behavior. Once recognized in present life, they are used to locate the trauma or origin and will be noticeably absent when their control is gone.