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Past life therapy

Past Life Therapy (PLT) utilizing clinical hypnotherapy/ de-hypnosis claims to allow unconscious experiences from past life traumas or emotionally charged events to become fully conscious. Past Life Therapy aims to resolve any unconscious, survival-based scripts that could be negatively affecting one’s present health, behaviors, or quality of life. Supporters of PLT claim that it can allow for a more thorough resolution since it gives the mind permission to locate past life sources affecting present day challenges or obstacles. Further claims are that PLT can uncover patterns and unconscious dialogue from many lifetimes of trauma or confusion associated with an event and that individuals often re-create similar experiences unconsciously as an attempt to complete or heal an unresolved past life experience.


New Age

It is suggested by New Age therapists for personal growth and healing of people with psychological or physical problems. Among the popular new age figures who teach and use past life regression techniques are Barbara Brennan and Ken Page from the United States, and Dr. John Plowman from the United Kingdom. New Age describes a broad movement characterized by alternative approaches to traditional Western culture. ... New Age describes a broad movement characterized by alternative approaches to traditional Western culture. ... Barbara Brennan is an author, educator, public speaker, and spiritual healer and has been doing metaphysical healing for 30 years. ... Ken Page is a U.S. metaphysical writer who authored several books including the Ken is the nephew of Drunvalo Melchizedek, author of the Flower of Life books, and Ken had his first spiritual encounter on a trip to Mexico with Drunvalo. ...


Criticism

Skeptics say that memories of past lives can be explained as the result of imagination, confabulations or induced false memories. [1] Look up confabulation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the novel, see False Memory (novel) It has been suggested that Synthetic memory be merged into this article or section. ...


Professor Ian Stevenson, a past life researcher, has concerns about hypnotic regression to previous lives. Ian Pretyman Stevenson, M.D., (born October 31, 1918, in Montreal, Canada, died February 8, 2007, in Charlottesville, Virginia), was a Canadian-American psychiatrist whose research interests included: children who claim to remember previous lives, near-death experiences, apparitions (death-bed visions), the mind-brain problem, and possible survival of...


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Dr. Jim Tucker, child psychologist, also has reservations, and says:

"Even if people could gain from exploring "past lives", little evidence exists to support using hypnotic regression to do so. Many hypnotists can place subjects under hypnosis and get them to recall apparent memories from the past, often with great detail and emotion. The hard part comes in trying to verify that these 'memories' are events that actually happened. In many cases the subject has appeared to remember a life from ancient times, so determining whether it actually occurred is impossible." (Tucker, 2005, p.225)

See also

Channeling can refer to Channeling (physics) Channeling (mediumistic), a term used in reference to the process of receiving messages or inspiration from invisible beings or spirits This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Cryptomnesia, or concealed recollection, is the name for a theoretical phenomenon involving suppressed or forgotten memories. ... Elizabeth F. Loftus (born October 16, 1944 in Los Angeles, CA) is a psychologist who works on human memory and how it can be changed by facts, ideas, suggestions and other forms of post-event information. ... The False Memory Syndrome Foundation was formed by a group of parents who had been accused of child abuse, their lawyers, and sympathetic academics who promote the hypothesis of False Memory Syndrome and dispute the validity of recovered memories. ... Dr. Rashi Shapiro is a prominent leader in the orthodox Jewish world of psychology. ... Recovered memory therapy (RMT) is a psychotherapy that was developed in the 1980s as a way to recover “lost” childhood memories of abuse, as well as other memories of neglect and abuse. ... This article is about the theological concept. ... Reincarnation research is a field of inquiry that records and analyzes memories that subjects claim to have of past lives. ... A repressed memory, according to some theories of psychology, is a memory (often traumatic) of an event or environment which is stored by the unconscious mind but outside the awareness of the conscious mind. ... Simulated reality is the idea that reality could be simulated — often computer-simulated — to a degree indistinguishable from true reality. ... Spirituality, in a narrow sense, concerns itself with matters of the spirit. ... Roger Woolger is an internationally renowned therapist, lecturer and author specialising in past life regression. ... Xenoglossy is the ability to speak in a language which the individual has not learnt. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Past life regression - Skeptic's Dictionary
  2. ^ Hypnotic Regression to Previous Lives

The Skeptics Dictionary is a web site with a collection of cross-referenced skeptical essays by Robert Todd Carroll, PhD. It primarily exposes claims that its editors consider pseudoscientific (sometimes in a pseudoskeptical fashion though). ...

Bibliography

  • Tucker, Jim B., (2005). Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children's Memories of Previous Lives, ISBN 0-312-32137-6

Life Before Life is a book written by psychiatrist Dr. Jim Tucker, which is a very readable overview of more than 40 years of research at the University of Virginia Division of Personality Studies into past life recall by children. ...

External links

  • Past Life Therapy Center

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past life regression (679 words)
Past life regression (PLR) is the alleged journeying into one's past lives while hypnotized.
How memories of past lives get into the unconscious mind of a person is not known, but advocates loosely adhere to a doctrine of reincarnation, even though such a doctrine does not require a belief in the unconscious mind as a reservoir of memories of past lives.
PLR therapists claim that past life regression is essential to healing and helping their patients.
Past life regression - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (305 words)
One of PLR's leading advocates is Brian L. Weiss M.D. Past life regression advocates believe in reincarnation and that the experiences from previous lives can carry over and affect a person's current life.
PLR can also be disastrous when these memories are investigated, as it was the case with Bridey Murphy.
Past Life Therapy claims to help resolve past life survival scripts that may be effecting one's state of mind, behaviors, and mental and physical health in this (or even future) lifetime.
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