by Paul A. Hansen, Ph.D.
This article addresses two of the most significant problems observed in training therapists to do Past-Life Therapy. While these appear to be unique to Past-Life Therapy, they are really two skills very basic to all modes of therapy. The problems are:
a) “Leading” clients and not staying with them.
b) Taking the clients out of their experience.
Dr. Hansen’s article addresses several basic issues. For the less experienced PL therapist, the information is vital, and for those with years of practice, a healthy review and reminder.
Staying with the Client
One of the commonly made assumptions by the beginning therapist, and sometimes experienced ones, is that it is the therapist’s job to fix or solve “the problem” for the client. Under this assumption, the therapist has to figure out where the client is going and lead the client to that goal, insight, or behavioral change. This often produces “leading” or “suggesting” behaviors by the therapist in Past-Life work. The therapist will ask “leading questions” such as: “Do you see ______?” “Are you feeling ______?” “Are you a slave?” “Is it dark out?” This same assumption may also lead the therapist to give lots of advice.