Age regression is a powerful technique. Because of the danger of ‘implanting memories,’ it is extremely important that the hypnotist never lead the client.
Do I sometimes guide age regression clients based on my intuition? Of course. The key is to learn how to facilitate a session without leading. Although Lisa’s goal was to resolve a traumatic event that happened at age 10 she accomplished much more in this powerful session.
Regressions can get very emotionally active, so the client needs a safe place or sanctuary. Remember to discuss a “safe place” with your client prior to hypnosis. A safe place should be a place filled with peaceful, calming imagery – perhaps somewhere your client went on vacation or a fantasy place filled with beauty and peace. Learn the phrase, “The scene fades as you tend to your breathing.”
An abreaction is a spontaneous release of subconscious emotions., e.g. crying, screaming, shaking. Not everyone experiences an abreaction and it is not something to fear as it facilitates the healing process. Always monitor the client carefully and if needed, use the phrase, “The scene fades as you tend to your breathing.” Or you can lay your hand on their forehead and say, “Clear your mind, let that go, think of nothing at all.”
Is regression real or symbolic? Clients are recalling their perception of the event which feels very real and can also be symbolic. Many people have experienced a natural and spontaneous regression, for example “our song” or certain scents.
Regression is useful for fears, mood problems, anger problems, chronic conditions, depression, motivation, allergies, compulsions, smoking cessation, etc.
While nothing replaces in-person classroom training, you can polish your techniques by studying other people’s styles. With our videos you can now improve your skills in the comfort of your own home.
Format: DVD, 55 minutes