Regression therapists use whatever means are readily available to them in order to tune in their clients with their presenting issue. They may focus on a physical pain, an emotion, a “catch-phrase,” a slip of the tongue, and use it as an affect bridge. In this paper I want to suggest using more of a technique (already in our arsenal), which I find fascinating. That is encouraging our clients to focus on their birthmark (or birth-defect). You will be surprised at how many people around us have birthmarks (not moles). Include a question in your intake form and, if there is one, you may use it as a trigger to produce regression, if you think conditions are ripe and the time is proper. Most of the time you will have wonderful results.
Any responsible practitioner in our field must be prepared literally for everything. When our clients enter altered states we should be open to a vast variety of unlimited experiences, reactions, and expressions. It seems that a huge stream of consciousness is running underneath us below the level of awareness, and when we shift our attention to this stream a multitude of possibilities spring up to surface.
Their range is tremendous, resembling pure Light, which when analysed through a prism some parts of the spectrum can be seen while others cannot. But the fact that ultra-red or ultra-violet cannot be seen does not imply that they do not exist.
What I’m suggesting here is that from our scope we must come to terms with (what others call) the paranormal or the metaphysical. Simply because one phenomenon is inexplicable or no devices have been manufactured to measure its existence does not mean it is metaphysical. But we, not only as therapists but as researchers as well, have to indulge all the relevant and credible literature offered around us (and there is a lot) in order to be prepared and alert for the multifaceted manifestations of the unlimited.