Regression is most often used in hypnotherapy to trace a current problem back to its original source. In this way it offers an opportunity for old behavior patterns to change and new ways of thinking to be established. When done properly, the client will describe vividly, in detail and with emotion, those experiences which relate in some causal way, to the issue being explored.
Most regression done in therapy is age-related and ultimately terminates in the client's childhood where most, if not all, patterning takes place. If a client's personal philosophy includes a belief in reincarnation, regressions into prior lives, in many cases, can provide powerful insights, as well, into issues being confronted currently.
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