by Robert T. James, J.D.
I feel certain that most therapists who use Past-Life Therapy in helping clients have had the experience, probably numerous times, of a client in hypnosis, who can’t or won’t regress. They all have probably developed methodologies for dealing with the problem, but I suggest using Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) principles for short-term results shouldn’t be overlooked.
I am a researcher in the past-life phenomena, not a therapist. Participants with whom I have worked were volunteers, knowing that they would be placed in hypnosis, and that an effort would be made to regress them back before their birth in their present lives. They not only volunteered to participate, but as a condition to participating in my research, they were required to complete a 32 question long Questionnaire. I tried to eliminate those who now, or in the recent past, were in therapy, including those who had gone through any serious physical or emotional trauma within the past few years. (James, 1993, 1995). I wanted to explore the past-life phenomena with healthy, enthusiastic, adults.