by Bruce Goldberg, D.D.S., M.S.
The concept of progression hypnotherapy is discussed. Theoretical and clinical foundations are presented to illustrate the validity of guiding patients into future lifetimes through hypnosis to resolve self-defeating sequences.
Jung theorized that there are periods in which the past, present, and future merge in a kind of timeless state. He termed this phenomenon synchronicity. Ego analysts see the ability to relate past, present, and future appropriately as a function of the ego, termed integration (Pressman, 1969). It seems logical that some tasks necessitate clear separation of the time dimensions such as remembering (past), attending (present), and anticipating (future). Other tasks necessitate the binding of all three dimensions, such as planning or organizing; in these two processes the modes are seen as separate but interrelated. In a third group of experiences, such as mystical or peak states, past, present, and future are fused.
John Gribbin, in his book Time Warps (1980), takes hypnosis researchers to task for their failure to investigate future lives. Apparently he was unaware of my work in this field. While I have been using hypnosis for PLT for 15 years, I have also been doing progression therapy for 13 of those years to help patients overcome habits, phobias, and other self-defeating sequences (SDS) that began in a future lifetime.