Certain phenomena become apart as an individual moves deeper into hypnosis.
One of the phenomena associated with medium to deep trance states is the ability to access parts of the memory that are not possible to access within the normal waking state.
The subconscious mind contains the contents of our entire life experience. Under hypnosis, it is possible to access material that is usually repressed.
Emotional patterns are formed as a result of our emotional encoding and processing of past event, and how that encoding has reflected into a pattern of life experiences. What we know as "memory" is the result of this unconscious processing.
The process of "memorising" is far from being a perfect one. Each of the memories that we hold is actually an approximation of an event that happened in the past.
Regression therapy seeks to address problems at their root. The client is led into hypnosis and a regression technique is used to direct the subconscious back to the moment that the emotional pattern (that is reflecting into a present day problem) was created.
Every action follows a feeling! Regression therapy addresses the question of how to change an action through the action of changing a feeling!
When regression is successful, a "story" will surface into the mind of the client. This story can be understood as the client's current emotional memory (or significant perception) of an event.
This memory will usually be from this life, but it is also possible that it can be from a life before this one. The later is known as past life regression.
The regression process consists of making the unconscious conscious, releasing repressed emotions (abreaction) and, where indicated, changing the contents of the memory at the level of the subconscious. It is often observed that conscious insight by itself leads to change.
The result of changing the contents of a perceptive memory under hypnosis leads to an immediate change in the emotional pattern experienced in the present.
When practised by a properly trained professional, regression therapy is safe, fast and deeply profound. Many people have experienced wonderful changes as a result of it's practice.
Regression therapy is one of the more powerful change techniques available within the therapeutic world today.