Dear Heather,

 I recently heard about somatic healing as a potential treatment for PTSD and triggers that create physical symptoms and pain in the body. I’m curious if regression hypnotherapy can also be effective in treating these conditions. If so, can you please provide any information on how it works?

From, Looking for relief

Unlocking the Power of the Body: A Guide to Somatic Healing and Regression Hypnotherapy for Trauma Recovery

Hypnotherapy has been used for centuries as a tool for accessing the power of the body to heal from physical, psychological, and emotional problems. By tapping into the subconscious mind, individuals can revisit past experiences, resolve negative memories and emotions, and release pent-up tension stored in the body, leading to significant improvements in mental, physical, and emotional health.

In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into the fascinating roots of hypnotherapy in somatic healing, and explore the many benefits of using regression hypnotherapy to heal trauma and uncover root causes of emotional and physical issues. We will provide clear definitions of age regression, past life regression, and somatic healing, and give you information on ways to explore for yourself and help guide others through the profound and life-changing healing process that is regression hypnotherapy.

Whether you are new to the world of hypnotherapy, an experienced hypnotherapist or a practitioner and healer of another modality, this guide has something to offer for everyone looking to tap into the transformative power of the mind-body connection.

Hypnotherapy has roots in somatic healing that date back centuries. As one of the earliest forms of therapy, it was used to help individuals overcome a wide range of physical, psychological, and emotional problems, including chronic pain, anxiety, depression, PTSD, and trauma.

Trauma is a significant issue that affects people from all walks of life. Whether it’s the result of a major life event, such as a car accident or a natural disaster, or the accumulation of smaller events, such as childhood neglect or abuse, trauma can leave a lasting impact on our physical, psychological, and emotional well-being. If left unaddressed, trauma can lead to chronic physical and emotional problems, such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

Regression hypnotherapy and somatic healing are two effective approaches to addressing and resolving the effects of trauma. Both approaches focus on accessing and resolving past experiences and emotions that are stored in the body. By exploring physical sensations and experiences in the body, clients can gain insight into the root causes of their current problems and resolve any negative memories, emotions, and behaviors associated with past experiences.

Peter Levine, author of “Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma,” uses the example of the antelope to explain the body’s natural response to threat and trauma. According to Levine, when a predator chases an antelope, the antelope instinctively runs away to escape danger. Once the antelope has escaped the danger, it will often shake its entire body to release any built-up tension and return to a state of balance and well-being.

Levine argues that humans have a similar response to threat and trauma and that our bodies naturally know how to release pent-up tension and return to a state of balance. However, when the body’s natural response to trauma is disrupted, the physical and emotional tension can remain stored in the body, leading to chronic physical and emotional problems.

Through somatic healing-facilitated regression hypnotherapy, clients gain access to and release pent-up tension stored in the body, allowing them to return to a state of balance and well-being. By exploring physical sensations and experiences in the body, clients can gain insight into the root causes of their current problems and resolve any negative memories, emotions, and behaviors associated with past experiences. Levine’s work supports the idea that by tapping into the body’s natural wisdom, clients can heal from trauma and restore a sense of balance and well-being.

Past life and age regression hypnotherapy are two forms of regression therapy that offer a unique and effective approach to somatic healing. These forms of therapy work by accessing past experiences and emotions stored in the body, which can contribute to current physical, psychological, and emotional problems. By exploring physical sensations and experiences in the body, individuals can gain insight into the root causes of their current problems and resolve any negative memories, emotions, and behaviors associated with past experiences.

Past life regression hypnotherapy specifically focuses on exploring past lives, or past experiences that may have taken place in another time or place. This form of therapy allows individuals to tap into their collective unconscious and resolve any negative experiences that may be affecting them in their current life. It also offers them the opportunity for clarity and understanding of their life’s path and purpose which can alleviate suffering and promote trust in the guidance of a power greater than themselves. 

Age regression hypnotherapy is a powerful technique that focuses on accessing and resolving negative experiences from an individual’s past in this life, such as childhood trauma or abuse. By revisiting and processing these past experiences, individuals can release pent-up emotions, resolve long-standing issues, and promote overall healing and well-being. This technique allows individuals to identify and heal unresolved issues from their past that may be contributing to present-day struggles. Once the negative imprint and identity are shifted and released, the current presenting issue is often resolved, providing a powerful transformational experience for the client.

Both past life and age regression hypnotherapy offer a unique approach to somatic healing by addressing the root causes of current physical, psychological, and emotional problems. By exploring physical sensations and experiences in the body, individuals can release pent-up tension and return to a state of balance and well-being. This can lead to significant improvements in physical and emotional health, including reduced anxiety, depression, and insomnia.

It’s important to note that regression hypnotherapy should only be used under the guidance of a licensed and trained practitioner. A qualified practitioner can help clients safely explore their past experiences and emotions and support them in resolving any negative memories, emotions, and behaviors associated with past experiences. 

In conclusion, past life and age regression hypnotherapy offers a powerful approach to somatic healing for those looking to resolve the effects of past trauma. By accessing and resolving negative experiences and emotions stored in the body, individuals can tap into their body’s natural wisdom and heal from trauma, restoring a sense of balance and well-being.

Case study

PTSD: Abreactive hypnosis emphasized hypnotically activated “reliving” of the trauma experience to physical and psychological exhaustion. In the first study hypnosis and control group’s reduced PTSD checklist (PCL) scores immediately post treatment (placebo PCL score mean reduction 17. 34 and EST treatment PCL mean reduction 53.11). However, only the hypnosis patients maintained significant treatment effects at follow-ups.

A second study used used the Davidson Trauma Scale (DTS), Beck Depression II (BDI – II), and Beck Anxiety Scales (BAI). Only the hypnosis group showed significant positive effects from pretreatment to all post treatment measurement periods.

M, B. A. (2013). Hypnosis for PTSD: Evidence Based Placebo-Controlled Studies. Journal of Trauma & Treatment, S4. doi:10.4172/2167-1222.s4-006

Disclaimer

The information provided in this blog post is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

The opinions expressed in this blog post are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of any other individual or organization. The author and publisher of this blog are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any suggestions or recommendations made in this blog post.

Furthermore, while the information in this blog post is based on current research and evidence, it is important to note that medical knowledge is constantly evolving, and new research may become available that could alter the information provided in this blog post.

In short, this blog post is not intended to provide medical advice, and readers should always consult with a qualified healthcare provider before making any decisions regarding their health.

Are you interested in delving deeper into regression hypnotherapy, either for personal or professional reasons? If so, there are two options available to you.

Personally:
For personal exploration, you can book a no-cost consultation with Heather to discuss if regression hypnotherapy can be helpful for you.

Professionally:
If you are interested in learning about regression hypnotherapy for professional reasons, you are in luck! Heather is holding a Regression Hypnotherapy Training Intensive at the end of March. The intensive will cover age regression and past life regression over a period of four days. During the training, you will have the opportunity to practice with other students and watch demos of the entire process. You will leave with all the tools you need to help others through regression hypnotherapy.

Our workshop offers a unique solution that allows practitioners and coaches to experience the benefits of healing their wounded inner child and soul. Our training provides the essential tools needed to access your clients’ inner wisdom healer, resulting in life-changing and transformative outcomes. 

The training’s uniqueness stems from the fact that you will learn practical techniques to navigate the subconscious and superconscious minds while experiencing the alignment and solace that comes with healing your inner child and tapping into your soul’s purpose and desires.

By joining our psycho-spiritual workshop intensive, you’ll unlock the power of age regression, past life regression, and inner child healing. You’ll also gain new perspectives that enhance your personal and professional growth while empowering you to achieve better client outcomes. This workshop is tailored to expand your toolkit, equipping you with essential tools to facilitate transformative and effective healing for yourself and your clients.

Sign up here and save $400 of the price of the course.

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