by Esther Iseman, Ph.D.
Often, past life therapists confront the following situation: The client emerges from the altered state and says, “Was that real or a made up a story?” In response to this question, the author created an instrument, the purpose of which is to address the needs of these clients who express doubts about the reality of their memories. This instrument has the potential to provide a subtle suggestion, or “convincer,” that the client’s past life memories are, in fact, credible.
It is generally recognized that there is great potential for healing via past life therapy (Gerber, p. 399, Shealy, p. 35, Weiss, p. 23, and Woolger, p. 82). Regardless of the perception of reality of the memories, many clients appear to be troubled and/or perplexed as they return to the here-and-now. They are uncertain as to whether their past life memories are genuine. While we presume that healing may take place at the subconscious level, for some clients the conscious mind needs to know that the experience truly took place in another lifetime. A belief in the authentic nature of the memories may serve to encourage the client to continue the work and to provide confidence in the therapeutic process and the therapist. It may also be that believability enhances the therapeutic process by facilitating a more rapid, enduring healing and by providing the client with a clear sense of the integrity of the therapy.