Age Regression. What is it and how can it help you?
Age regression therapy: what is it and how it can be used?
Sometimes, I use age regression therapy with some of my clients who want to find out what the nature of their certain issues are. Age regression can help clients with a variety of issues including certain phobias, relationship issues, or any other issues that they might be presenting. So what is age regression and how does age regression work?
More than 90 percent of our behavior comes from our subconscious mind. Therefore, it is so difficult for adults who come to therapy to change their behavior. Our subconscious mind is formed between sages of 2 and 5 (important for parents to know).!
One thing that I have seen over the years is that the problem that the clients come in for usually is not what they think. My experience has been that it is often related to some of the experience they have had earlier on in the lives. Regression therapy gives clients insight into where their issues come from which can help with resolving them.
The 85 years old women who cannot understand her relationship with one of her kids finds out that the origin of her problem comes from when she was 4 years old and being neglected by her parents. Yes! she did go back 81 years to find out what source of her issue is and yes the issue was not her daughter is was the experience that she had at 4 years old and now was projecting her issue on to her daughter.
So that next question that you are going to ask is how was she able to go back 81 years old? Well our subconscious mind is recording everything that has happened in our lives. The thing is that we might not be consciously aware of many of the things that has happened to us, but our subconscious mind is keeping a score. The fact is that more than 90 percent of our behavioral comes from our subconscious mind and that is the reason many people have trouble with changing their behavior. It is because they are results of emotions that have been stored in the body in a very young age.
A skillful therapist can also help the client get rid of the energy that has stayed in their client’s bodies. When things are brought in to our consciousness and we understand where our behavior is coming from, we have an easier time being able to change them. When age regression is done releasing of the energy is often done through tapping.
So what would have happened if I tried to to talk therapy with the 84 years old women? Well eventually we would have found out that she was projecting her own issues on to her daughter but this might have taken weeks and weeks of psychotherapy. However she was able to experience what happened to her when she was 4 years old and started crying there right in front of me. She was releasing the emotions that was inside of that 4 year old girl. Emotion that she held on to for 77 years!
I find that age regression is a valuable technique that can be used with most of the clients if it is done by a skillful therapist. It is very important for the therapist to be a guide and not to assume where the client issues come from.
People are not able to access most of these memories in the conscious state. It is when they go to trance (a meditation like state) and under the guidance of a skillful therapist where they are able to remember these memories. The fact is that there is no time in the sub-couscous mind. The subconscious mind is the land of emotions where no time exists.
Bobby Farhat LMFT