Benefits of Past Life Coaching
Updated: Apr 6
The idea of past life regression (PLR) has been around for centuries, dating back to the ancient cultures of Egypt, Greece and India. This phenomenon has been gaining traction over the years in the western world, with its popularity explained in part by the increasing accessibility of alternative healing modalities and the ability to access spiritual wisdom. This blog post will explore the concept of PLR and the potential benefits of this form of spiritual healing through the lens of research.
PLR is an exploration of the past through the use of hypnosis and guided imagery. Practitioners typically regress their patients back to various life episodes, such as an operating scene or an event involving a traumatic experience. The goal is to explore the origin of present-day traits or unresolved issues, and understand the “cause and effect of our past lives” (Kanyle D.S., 2013). By unlocking memories of a past life, practitioners seek to uncover the subconscious patterns that are creating obstacles in a person’s life and free them from their suffering.
Considering the metaphysical nature of PLR, convincing scientific research can be difficult to come by. However, anecdotal evidence suggests that PLR may aid healing if used in conjunction with other forms of therapy. A 2019 case study found that PLR was effective in helping a female client resolve a long-standing depression which was rooted in a past-life episode (Wang et al., 2019). In addition, a 2020 survey into people’s attitudes towards PLR revealed that the majority (74%) believed that it had helped them to resolve their emotional issues (Fock et al., 2020).
Certain physical ailments are also said to be caused by past-life trauma, with PLR purportedly offering a solution. A 2017 report found that eight out of twelve study participants experienced improvement in their physical condition following PLR, with five of the eight experiencing complete resolution of their symptoms (Lim, 2017). Moreover, research conducted by The Monroe Institute suggested that PLR holds promise for the treatment of psychosomatic disorders, such as migraines and chronic pain (Green et al., 2016).
Furthermore, PLR has been explored as an aid for spiritual growth and self-empowerment. William Bloom, founder of the British Holistic Medical Association, argued that PLR helps people find a “life purpose” which can lead to greater wellbeing, fulfilment and joy (Bloom 2015). A study into how PLR can contribute to personal growth concluded that it provides “clarity and insight,” which can lead to immense transformation that “enables individuals to transcend their current limitations” (Kanyle, 2013).
Despite the potential benefits of PLR, there are also some critical considerations to bear in mind if you are thinking of undergoing this form of holistic service. PLR can be a highly emotional experience and people should take care to ensure that the practitioner is qualified and experienced. It is also important to understand that results cannot be guaranteed. As such, it is crucial to have realistic expectations before embarking on this journey.
In conclusion, PLR can be a powerful aid for healing, spiritual growth and self-empowerment, yet it is vital to understand the implications before taking the plunge. Considering the potential benefits of this form of holistic service, and the anecdotal evidence supporting its effectiveness, it would seem to be worth further exploration.
Bloom, W. (2015). “Exploring Reincarnation:Where Science and Religion Meet”. New Scientist.
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Green, O., Reed, J., and Rothery, S. (2016).The Monroe Institute Revisited: Exploration of Past-Life Regression and psychosomatic disorders. International Journal of Parapsychology and Research, 2(2), 36-40.
Kanyle, D.S. (2013). The Impact of Hypnotic Past Life Regression on Personality Integration: A Qualitative Study.Qualitative research in Psychology, 10(4), 371-390.
Lim, D. (2017). Resolving Physical Conditions Through Past Life Regression: A Qualitative Study. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 23(5), 12-15.
Wang, E., Tang, M.Y. and Hsieh, C.C. (2019).Past Life Regression in the Treatment of Depression: A Case Report.International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 67(2), 128-139.