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 Regression Hypnotherapy F.A.Q.

What is hypnosis?

Hypnosis is a relaxed state in which you also have heightened focus and concentration. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis, meaning that you are the only person who can hypnotize yourself. I serve as a guide to help facilitate your trance state and journey. Under hypnosis, your state of consciousness moves below your conscious waking state, and you can then connect with your unconscious mind to tap forgotten memories. You easily experience trance states throughout your day while watching TV, reading, daydreaming, and meditating. Hypnosis is a natural state of being and anyone can be hypnotized.

What is a past life regression (PLR)?

Knowledge about every detail of our past remains deep in our unconscious mind – our memory extends back to the earliest beginnings of life, through our past lives from incarnations as the most primitive humans, up to the present time…Regression therapy is a process of returning to the past, re-living the experience, and removing the energy from old feelings and beliefs. Re-living details of the experience leads to expression of the feelings and this in turn contributes to healing.” – Alice. M. Givens, Ph.D. During a PLR you may be hypnotized, or relaxed, and safely guided to connect with past life memories that relate to a current life issue. You do not have to believe in reincarnation theory for your PLR to be effective. Simply believing that your subconscious stores useful information is enough to have a meaningful experience. You may experience your past life by engaging your imagination and inner senses - feeling, seeing, hearing, smelling, thinking, and tasting. The invitation is to ALLOW whatever wishes to emerge from within to do so! The regression experience is unique to each person. It is also possible to feel all kinds of emotions during your regression. You are safe to feel and express everything. If feelings such as sadness, fear, or anger emerge, you can safely feel them and release them to help create positive shifts in your current life. Finally, past life regression is different than a past life psychic reading. During a PLR, the client is actively exploring their own past life memories and sharing what they are experiencing. This is different than a past life reading which usually does not include any input from the client.

What is a life between life regression (LBLR)?

A LBLR takes you back into your memories as a soul between lives when you reviewed past lives and made plans for your current life. You may also encounter your spirit guides and soul mates – all of whom are assisting you in fulfilling your life purpose. As you move into your spiritual consciousness your identity is expanded beyond any human limitations. You perceive yourself and your life through an elevated mindset that deepens understanding and releases conflicts. Your LBLR entails visiting a specific sequence of past memories. These include positive childhood memories, memories from within your mother's womb, a past life, and the life between life/spirit realm memories. All will be visited during your LBLR.

Will I fall asleep?

Falling asleep is possible, but that is not the goal. Hypnosis is a state between awake and asleep, in which you are aware of both the present moment and the inner mind.

Will I lose control under hypnosis?

No. You are in complete control of what happens in your session. Hypnosis cannot detach the ego; Therefore, you always are in control of your experience. Your intentions determine what happens. Again, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis.

What will my session entail?

Your session will begin with an intake interview so that I may fully understand your goal or concern. Beforehand, please identify one personal concern or issue that you would like to explore through your regression. After the interview, you will be invited to lie down on the table, prepared with clean linens, a blanket, and pillow. We then will begin your regression by first getting you nice and relaxed. After the relaxing induction, you will be invited to connect with a past life through the use of your inner senses. During your regression, you may be aware of both past and present, and I will interview you throughout the experience so that you may share out loud what you are experiencing. Past life regressions last 3 hours, and life between life sessions last 4 hours (times include the intake interview). For the sake of time and energy, we will schedule your LBL interview on a separate day from the regression.

What happens after my session?

We will allow a very brief amount of time to discuss your experience. If more time to process is desired, you may schedule an integration session with me for a later date. Be gentle with yourself and allow time to process your experience and what has emerged. Consider the meaning of the stories, images, feelings, and thoughts that have surfaced. How do they relate to the present and your goal for the session? Helpful ways to process and integrate the information include journaling, talking with a trustworthy friend, making art, and meditating. Sometimes more sessions are helpful to further explore what has emerged.

How do sessions work on Zoom?

Equipment is key for a Zoom regression. We need to be able to hear each other clearly without any disruption. To help make this happen, you'll need high quality headphones with an exceptional, stationary mic (a "boom" microphone that extends out from headset) and an excellent WiFi connection. Arrange your space so that you may lie down comfortably with your laptop/camera positioned so that I can see you from the waist up. Dim lighting might help you to feel relaxed, but please make sure I can still see you. Please make arrangements with friends and loved ones so that you will not be disturbed for the full duration of your session. Please be sure to make arrangements for your pets, as well, since pets are likely distractions while under hypnosis. Have a blanket within reach since your body temperature will drop slightly once you are relaxed.

How should I prepare for my in-person session?

Plan to arrive with an open heart and mind, nice and relaxed. Set the intention to surrender any fears and a need for control. Identify one goal or issue that you'd like to explore during your regression. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring a special pillow if your neck and head require it. You may wish to bring a notebook and pen if you care to take notes before or after your regression. You will be lying down on a massage table with clean linens, a pillow, and a blanket. Eat lightly before arriving, and be mindful not to drink too much beforhand.

Is this work for everyone?

Regression hypnotherapy is best for those who are ready and willing to let go and explore all things. Successful regression requires letting go of control and fear and ALLOWING our inner wisdom, inner imagery, memories (the easy AND difficult ones), and subconcious knowledge to surface and come through. This is a co-created experience, and I am merely holding space and helping to guide you through your own journey.

Will I be ready to return to work or other obligations immediately after my session?

Possibly not. Hypnotic regression is a sustained period of deep relaxation and emotional journeying. Most clients awake feeling a bit groggy. Plus, much has likely surfaced from within, and so I highly reccomend that you clear your schedule and book your appointment only on a day when you have a completely free afternoon. Immediately after your session, I'll help you to fully awaken before you leave.

Peyton Pugmire, owner of Creative Spirit, Marblehead, Massachusetts
Regression Hypnotherapy with Peyton Pugmire, owner of Creative Spirit, Marblehead, Massachusetts
Peyton Pugmire, owner of Creative Spirit, Marblehead, Massachusetts