Archives: JRT Articles

Research Study: What Does Not Work in Regression Therapy – Paula Fenn (Is.29)

by Paula Fenn

an EARTh Research Committee Report


This Research Report conveys a range of findings determined from a research study conducted with 15 regression therapists who were dominantly members of EARTh (80% EARTh, 20% non-EARTh). The topic of the study was, ‘What Does Not Work in Regression Therapy’ and the data was collected via questionnaires. The intention of this study was to generate data on this particular topic which would contribute to the field of knowledge within regression therapy also creating a reflective awareness about practice. The findings were analyzed using simplified versions of thematic and content analysis.

This methodological approach was adopted to structure the data into meaningful themes of problematic areas within which the study respondents Read the rest

Toward a Research Agenda for Regression Therapy – Hans TenDam (Is.29)

by Hans TenDam


In this article the author discusses the requirements and issues involved with research in the regression field.
Why would we do research—if at all? I can think of five general aims:
1. To satisfy our curiosity.
2. To improve our practice.
3. To improve our training programs.
4. To convince outsiders this is working, as good or better than many other modalities.
5. To convince outsiders that our clients have real experiences that give real solutions to real problems. This may imply—just by the way—that discarnate spirits do exist, that obsessive entities do exist, that reincarnation does exist, that extraterrestrial civilizations do exist, that superhuman presences do exist.

Aim number 5 is a tall order. More … Read the rest

Pre- and Perinatal Regression – Albert Marotta (Is.29)

by Albert J. Marotta MA, CHT


Hypnotic transpersonal regression is a valid expansion of successful therapeutic procedures in a multi dimensional reality. This article suggests that any trauma experienced in pre and perinatal periods (Physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual) can have life-long negative effects as reflected in research, case studies and personal experiences.

The goal of this article is to introduce just one of several different levels or dimensions found in hypnotic regression work and perhaps provoke some new thought.

Throughout history, in any field, the desire of a few to manipulate and control others is legendary. They have effectively employed guilt, shame, fear, intimidation, religion and budget manipulation for suppressing any new perspectives, thoughts or concepts while ignoring … Read the rest

Psychotherapeutic Services for Persons Who Claim UFO Experiences- Leo Sprinkle (Is.29)

by R. Leo Sprinkle


Psychotherapeutic services can be helpful to persons who are experiencing post traumatic stress disorder. Physiological and psychological stress reactions can occur from the effects of abandonment, abuse (corporal, emotional, and/or sexual), loss of relationship, rape, robbery, etc. If abused persons are given competent and compassionate assistance, then often they can learn to cope with their feelings of anger, anxiety, doubt, grief, guilt, pain, shame, etc.

However, in our contemporary society, those persons who describe paranormal/psychic/spiritual crises, or emotional trauma from memories of possible past lives, often are faced with scoffing or skeptical reactions—not only from their friends and relatives, but sometimes from professional persons, including psychotherapists.

And, if a person describes a UFO experience … Read the rest

Conversation with Disease or Affected Organs – Neeta Sharma Kumar(Is.28)

by Neeta Sharma Kumar

Conversation with disease or the affected organs (CWD) is an evolutionary approach to regression and past life regression therapy. This regression technique addresses the disease directly and precisely, thus reducing the number of sessions needed for healing processes. It also provides important insights into the cause and remedy of disease and illness. The author has presented a paper on this technique and conducted her workshop at World Congress for Regression Therapy 5 in Porto, Portugal.

The Genesis

In the author’s view all living things are made up of cells. Each cell is conscious and has ability to communicate. These cells are miniature humans and have all the cellular organelles which are equivalent to organs and tissues … Read the rest

Eleusinian Mysteries and Regression Therapy: Relating the possible benefits of ancient initiation experiences to modern regression practices – Athanasios Komianos (Is.28)

by Athanasios Komianos, B.A., CHT, CRT

Two and a half thousand years ago I would have been put to death by any Greek city state for publishing this paper. Releasing, publishing, or revealing the truths of the mysteries to the uninitiated, faced the ultimate of penalties, namely that of death. Disclosing of the content of the Eleusinian mysteries was a disgraceful act and was unaccepted even in the democratic state of Athens. This is an attempt to break this old tradition and the code of conduct the initiates held and reveal what was taking place in one of the most important yearly initiation practices witnessed in human history. I do so to assert that today’s regression therapists did not Read the rest

The silence of the womb – Prenatal Death – Nicolette Lachmann (Is.28)

by Nicolette Lachmann, M.D. and Regression Therapist

Although many women have experienced the loss of a fetus or child during their pregnancy, it is a subject not many people are comfortable talking about. Death can be horrible. When you lose a child that hasn’t been born yet something else happens. Most of the time the mother is the only witness; she carried this child inside her womb. With this article the author hopes to widen awareness amongst her fellow therapists and other (para) medical professionals of the importance of recognizing this trauma. If you don’t ask about it, chances are they won’t tell. And that’s a shame because statistics show that 25% of all women have to deal with Read the rest

A New European Case of the Reincarnation Type – Dieter Hassler (Is.28)

by Dieter Hassler, Dipl.-Ing. TH *

When selection is restricted to solved cases not taking place in the same family, there remain only a very small number of cases of the reincarnation type (CORT) that have been reported for Europe. The case described in this paper belongs formally to this rare category and consequently deserves recording. A number of features of the case are described: a premonition experienced by the subject’s mother; three announcing dreams and their accuracy; the subject’s specific behavior, especially that relating to the opposite sex; a specific ailment affecting the subject; the subject’s special skills; and two incidents of a psychokinetic or poltergeist nature experienced by the previous personality’s mother after his death. Additionally, the Read the rest

Biased Evaluations of Regression Experiences: How reincarnation disbelievers subjectively interpret data – Jan Erik Sigdell (Is.28)

by Jan Erik Sigdell, Ph.D.

Several cases of past-life regression experiences have been investigated by various authors, some of them in a rather biased way. The apparent intent was to find errors and doubtful contents that could disprove the reality of the experience and classify it as cryptomnesia or even fantasy. A few such cases are reevaluated and other kinds of errors exposed, amounting to false conclusions, inadequate reasoning and improper analysis. The cases reviewed are the Matthew case of Jonathan Venn, the O’Malley and Dick Wonchalk cases of Edwin Zolik and the Dorothy case of Reima Kampman. The tendentious way of reasoning in the evaluation of these cases is based on the preconceived idea that reincarnation is impossible Read the rest

Brain Research, Meditation and Regression – Hans TenDam (Is.28)

by Hans TenDam, MA, CRT

The author discusses the research into the neurological correlates of meditation practices. There seem to be two general types of meditation, each with its own neurological signature. These are compared to regression therapy, which is hypothesized to be a third type. During meditation brain activity changes: in frequency, in location, in coherence. Meditation practices of the concentration-type eliminate all mental content, emptying the mind of everything besides the concentrating mind itself. Meditation practices of the mindfulness-type stay with the actual moment and all that entails, inside and outside. These practices focus on or contemplate what is present, while being as calm and complete as possible.

Regression seems a third road, though the results may Read the rest