We Are Going On A Long Leave

Short GoodbyeThere come many opportunities in a person’s life when they can choose to follow their hearts or continue living in fears and insecurities of the mind. We (Geetha and I) have passed through quite a few and perhaps there lie a few more ahead of us. Most of the times, our choice was of the heart but once in a while we let our fears cloud us and keep us in the same of loop of suffering. We are once more at one such juncture in our lives.

This time the choice was unhesitating and simultaneous for both of us. Now, we’ve both come to a clear realization that further and truer healing cannot happen with conventional therapy but rather through a deeper introspection and awareness. And stepping into pure present moment awareness means we cannot avoid stepping into the unknown that follows it immediately. And to do that we realized we simply have to put in more faith into the life within and trust it to take care of us. And we are doing that. We are going away together to explore and experiment in deeper and truer healing. And, as usual with our lives so far, the experiment is first on us. We didn’t have to go away to let this healing happen, but the moment the realization to heal deeper came for us the universe opened doors for a perfect space to heal!

As a result, we are both taking a long sabbatical and we are closing Purple Room Healing for the public. The leave is for at least six months. The blog and all its articles will still be available for you all. We are also opening a site and another blog to share our onward (and inward) journey and to write about the practice of awareness. We will announce them here soon once we have made the physical transition to our new home and personal healing space.

Thank you all clients and friends who made this journey with us. We learnt a lot from each of you and we hope each of you had equally benefited through the help we could extend.

“The only freedom we’ve got is not to react to anything, but to turn within and know the truth.” – Robert Adams


What makes us an addict?

Why do we become addicts?
Why do we become addicts?

Most of us think addiction means being under the control of a substance or a habit and not being able free yourself from it. Though that definition is true, it also creates a misperception that if we are in control of a habit then we are not addicted to it.

The mind can play tricks on our perception. Only in cases of extreme and prolonged addiction we get the feeling of loss of control over the habit or substance. But in most addictions our mind gives us the impression that we are under control of the habit.

Most addicts will tell you they have absolute control over their vice and they can stop if they want to. That is exactly how the mind keeps up the addiction – by creating an illusion of control. We feel we can stop the habit if we want to, but, strangely enough, we never find any reason to stop it!

Only way you will know if you are an addict is to find out, in spite of ‘being in control’, how many times were you actually motivated to stay away from your addiction. And how many times did you give in to the urges?

Why do we become addicts in the first place? Why does the mind want it in place so badly that it will go the lengths of deceiving us?

Function of an Addiction

Addiction is a 'cover-up'!
Addiction is a ‘cover-up’!

Addictions serve as a ‘cover-up’ for our issues in life. Ever noticed how restless you tend to get when you are idle? We quickly say we are bored and try to occupy ourselves with some pastime. Did you ever wonder what boredom is and why we should even be bored? It is because our minds are restless and we cannot remain in peace for long. (It is not that we cannot, it is only we are not used to). So it keeps finding ways to occupy itself.

Addiction is similar but only on a more serious scale. When we carry issues of the past in our heads, we also carry opinions and beliefs about ourselves based on those issues. Our mind then becomes a constant and noisy critic in the background, always scolding us and point out our mistakes as we go about our daily lives. All this criticism is coming because we hold deep opinions about ourselves.

Automatically, we look for ‘occupations’ that will quieten temporarily the ‘mental noise’ in the background. Our past habits like smoking, drinking, shopping, gossiping or hobbies like watching movies, browsing internet quickly become those ‘occupations’. The frequency and the intensity of that habit now rise dramatically and we soon find ourselves dependent on it just to cope with our lives.

It is natural that in order that to let go of an addiction be it through hypnotherapy, reiki, or other de-addiction programs, we need to address those deeper opinions and beliefs we hold about ourselves first than on the addiction itself. Removing an addiction without addressing the inner beliefs will only bring temporary results or we will simply switch to another addiction.

Suggested Reading:

Gossip: the Ugly Addiction

Emotional Drama – the addiction we never notice

How does hypnotherapy help heal addictions?

It’s too late now!


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Past Life Regression Therapy: Client and Therapist Responsibilities

We have seen in the last two posts on Past Life Regression Therapy on how past life regression works and explored some of the root causes that crop up in past life therapy. Now let us look at the responsibilities of a past life regression therapist as well as the client in order to make Past Life Regression a successful therapeutic session.

Role of Past Life Regression Therapist

Though the clinical training and experience of the therapist are the most important factors, let us assume the client has made necessary enquiries in that area (See ‘How to find a good Hypnotherapist?’ for more). Coming to the session itself, the foremost role of the therapist is in pre-talk. Pre-talk is a consultation session where the past life therapist explains to the client how the therapy works as well as clears misconceptions about past life regression therapy. Most clients have many expectations and opinions about past life regression. If the client had not attended any past life sessions, then most of the expectations and opinions would have been created by the media as well as their religious and cultural background. Some opinions could simply be false. It is the role of the therapist to find out these expectations and set them right if necessary.

What many therapists end up doing in pre-talk is making a sales pitch – which creates even more expectations in the client’s head. The misconceptions remain. Creating an expectation towards healing is necessary, but creating expectations about the therapeutic process itself can become counter-productive sometimes.

There are other responsibilities of the therapist, but discussing them here will only create a client to become analytical during the session, thus again creating a block to a successful past life regression session.

Role of the Client in Past Life Regression Therapy

The client’s responsibility is an important determinant for a successful past life regression therapy.

One of the biggest obstacles towards a successful past life regression therapy is excitement and anticipation on the part of the client. What with so many television channels having hyped up past life regression therapy through their programs, lot of excitement has been generated for this therapy. Clients want to ‘experience’ past life more than having their issues resolved. There are clients who want only past life regression because they are sure the root causes to their problems are from a past life. Some of them are true, some are simply excited.

The most important expectation for a client should be resolution of their problem, rather than having to ‘see’ their past lives. Anticipation about who they could have been in their past life can produce false memories. That would simply be a wasted session without any concrete progress towards actual therapy. Excitement can also cause the client to regress nowhere. They simply hit a blank wall.

There is a simple way to move away from anticipation and excitement. Put your focus on the actual goal of the past life therapy – which is solving a problem in the current life. Do that and you will make easy progress.

Suggested Reading:

Are Past Lives true?

How to find a good Hypnotherapist?

Past Life Regression

Difference Between Past Life Regression and Age Regression


Image Courtesy: Ambro @ freedigitalphotos

More on Past Life Regression Therapy

In the last post we have seen how Past Life Regression Therapy works. Now let’s explore root causes. As I said, past life regression is done for the purpose of pinpointing the root cause to the problem and resolving it. Root causes are unique to each problem and person. However, they can be broadly classified based on the consequences they cause.

Some root causes create karmic debts. By karma, most people seem to think it is some kind of punishment or tit-for-tat situation. That depends on our perspective. As long as we see karma as punishment, we cannot get out of the situation nor accept it fully. But karma is also an opportunity to learn. Think of it this way – a school student can see his learning process as a grueling torture or as an opportunity to learn something new. The perspective alters their experience. And if you notice, unless the learning is completed, we will only repeat similar experiences that also worsen with each repetition. The worsening part is due to our increasing frustration and

In some past life therapy sessions, we get root causes that have become emotional triggers, meaning they are incidents of emotional trauma that become associated with strong reactions in us, and every time similar situation occurs in our current lives it triggers off same strong reactions. Shortly put, it is a strong emotional habit. For instance, many psychosomatic diseases like asthma, stress-based psoriasis, etc. are triggered in similar ways. Physical reactions are caused by cellular memories. Each cell of our body seems to have a capacity to hold limited memory in the way of physical reactions like pain or other dysfunctions. Whenever a strong emotional situation occurs the simultaneous reactions of the body are deeply etched into the cellular memories. And when similar emotions are evoked, the cells throw up the physical reactions. Hence, the cases where people who have died of drowning in the past seem to have asthmatic attacks in face of severe threat (both physical and mental) to their survival.

Some past life regressions root causes are oaths, vows, and contracts. We sometimes feel so strongly about something or someone that we enter into very strong contracts or take serious oaths. These seem to have their effects carried into our future lives until we revoke them consciously.

In the next post we shall look at requirements for a successful past life regression therapy both in terms of therapist and the client’s responsibilities.

Suggested Readings:

What is Karmic Debt?

Karmic Debt of a Housewife – A Case Study

Are Past Lives True?

How does a Past Life Therapy work?

Past Life Therapy has become quite popular these days because of its recent promotion in the television. As a hypnotherapist many clients call me just for Past Life Regression. Initiated in India by ‘Raaz Pichle Janam Ka’ in Hindi, it was later remade into many regional languages including Mun Jenmam in Tamil. The therapists all over the metros started getting enquiries about past life regression including in Chennai. But how does a Past Life Regression Therapy work?

There is a general assumption that by recalling past life memories, we see the roots of current life problems and hence it helps us resolve the problem from its core. The assumption is true but let us go into it in more detail.

When a client undergoes past life regression, there is always a goal (obvious…but is it?) – to resolve a problem in the current life. The stress on goal is important because some times, in the excitement of ‘seeing’ past life memories, the clients can tend to become enthusiastic about therapy itself than the goal, which will only lead to waste of money and time.

So a client is regressed to those past life memories which are the root cause for current life’s problems. The problem could be a phobia, a relationship issue (marital problems, parent child relationship), resentment or jealousy issues, sexuality issues, certain physical conditions (Psychosomatic diseases), etc.

The therapeutic goal of a Past Life Regression is not to make the client ‘relive’ the memories and trauma but to simply find what the real problem is. You see, when a client comes with a problem to be resolved, a therapist never sees that as a problem but as a symptom for a root problem.

Think of it this way. You approach a doctor with fever, headache and other symptoms. The doctor would never give you a paracetamol; in fact, you would have gone to a doctor after having tried your own medication. The doctor’s goal is to find out what’s causing the fever and other symptoms in the first place.

The same is the case here. The client is having the current problem as a symptom of a deeper root cause. Sometimes those roots may lie in past lives. Hence the diagnostic tool Past Life Regression Therapy. Just like the doctor may find a malarial parasite or some virus as a cause for the symptoms, past life regression will help you find the root problem. Once the root cause is found, the client needs to focus their attention on it. For this root cause is the reason why the client is having certain problems in current life.

Past Life Therapy is not just a great diagnostic tool it is also a powerful therapeutic technique. Once the root cause is found one of the two things happen; in some cases the problem comes down by itself. The mind works out the solution as soon as the root cause is recalled. There is a certain ‘automatic release’ that happens as soon as the root cause becomes apparent to the subconscious. This can be seen in cases of phobias or psychosomatic diseases mostly, though I have seen such results even in cases of relationship and other issues too. The problem may be resolved fully or it may come down to a manageable level.

But do not expect this dramatic change to happen in every case. In other cases, the therapist and the client now work towards resolving the root problem. It may be a few more sessions still before the client starts seeing resolution and positive changes.

In the next article, I will explain about what kind of root causes may come up and also the right mental attitude and other conditions required of the client for a successful past life regression therapy to happen.

What Should Be and What Is – The Eternal Human Conflict

Every problem that we face no matter how big or small it is arises out of the conflict between our ‘What Should Be’ and what is.

  • When we are on the track of ‘What Is’ and focus on the tracks ‘What Should Be’ …accidents happen.

    I should have my keys! I lost my keys!

  • My car shouldn’t have a flat tire! It does!
  • I should be getting more income! I am getting less!
  • My neighbor should mind his own business! He doesn’t!
  • My wife should do all the household chores! She isn’t!
  • My husband should support me financially! He isn’t!
  • My spouse should understand me! The spouse doesn’t!
  • My son should get better marks! He isn’t!
  • My daughter should dress properly! She doesn’t!
  • My parents should give me more freedom! They aren’t!
  • I should be healthy! I am diseased!
  • She should have been alive! She’s dead!

All the clients that ever came to me, all the problems I ever sought to resolve in my life – everything came down to a conflict between ‘What Should Be’ and what is.

No matter what help we resort to for our troubles, be it Allopathy, Ayurveda, Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Self-Help books, Psychological Counselors, a well-wisher’s advice, Angel Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Critical Analysis, Astrology, Chakra Healing, Divination, it is always because we cannot accept what is and we have a ‘What Should Be’ in our head.

But have we ever once stopped to question our very ‘What Should Be’ beliefs?

Have we ever once thought why can we not simply accept what is?

We are so caught up in the denying, resisting, fighting with, attempting to change the ‘what is’ that we never for once sat back and asked ourselves why should anything be any other way that it is! We never questioned the standards! We never thought why can’t we simply accept what is!

Which standard says that human being should be healthy always? Is that a biological law? If it is, why, then, aren’t we always healthy? Why then must we die?

Who said that relationships must be the way we expect them to be? Is it a natural law of the universe? Don’t you realize that your relationship is lousy just because you are trying to make the other person confirm to your expectations of that role?

When you look deeper into the problem, we find that all the ‘What Should Be’ beliefs are all acquired standards. We picked them up in the process of growing up and learning to cope with this world. They are all mere beliefs. Yet they become our moral and social commandments of life. We seek to fulfill them at the cost of sacrificing who we are.

Some may say it is a conflict between ‘What I Want’ and what is. I’ve noticed ‘What I Want’ is either defined by ‘What Should Be’ or it becomes that.

The roots go deeper still until they touch our very egos. But we never want to go that deep. We just want to be on the surface and depend on our ‘What Should Be’s to define our happiness.

The truth is there is greater freedom in learning to accept what is. That does not mean we cannot or must not change what is. But in learning to accept, we lose our ‘What Should Be’ and then what needs to be actually done for the situation will become clear. It might be changing the situation or it might be simply being in the acceptance. In some cases if we accept the situation, the situation changes without any apparent effort on our part (except for the acceptance, of course).

Isn’t accepting everything that comes a loser’s way?

Where did you get your definition of losing and success from? Merely another ‘What Should Be’ standard!

And if we accept a situation just because the situation will change by acceptance, then we are still hanging on to a ‘What Should Be’.

Next time you have an issue just, for once, try accepting the reality of what is.

What do I mean by acceptance? Just be! Stop resisting. Just be. And see what happens!

Remember, when you are accepting, you must really let go of your ‘What Should Be’ for that particular situation. Otherwise, you are merely pretending to accept. You still haven’t come down into the reality.

Further Reading:

Emotional Drama

It’s Too Late Now

2012: The year of Freewill and Choice

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How to find a good Hypnotherapist?

Finding a good Hypnotherapist in Chennai or Bangalore or Hyderabad or any other city is not as difficult as you imagine. Just follow simple guidelines so you can be sure you can find a fair playing Hypnotherapist in your city. Click on the article title for more.

It’s been a long while since I wrote a similar article and many things have changed since. So here’s another guide to finding a good Hypnotherapist through online search in your local area.

The most common way we search for Hypnotherapists online is with keywords like Hypnotherapist in Chennai, Bangalore, or other places as necessary. The other method is looking up a local directory for Hypnotherapists or Past Life Regression Therapists in your city.

However, just because a hypnotherapist’s name appears in the top results does not necessarily mean he/she is the best hypnotherapist. It only means the hypnotherapist has got a good Search Engine Optimization (SEO) done. SEO is a set of tools and practises that ensures that your result appears in the first page of Google and other popular search engines. So the task of finding if the hypnotherapist is good enough still remains.

Website and Testimonials: Visiting the website or blog of the hypnotherapist will provide some information about the hypnotherapist but remember the content of the website or blog is always carefully thought out and well written. Mostly not even by the therapist. Testimonials could be of some help but always take them with a pinch of salt.

First Call: Try to talk with the therapist personally. If that is not possible, get an appointment for consultation and meet the therapist before you decide to undergo therapy. Your first impression counts.

Certification: Currently, in India, there are no legal certifications required for one to practise Hypnotherapy. However, a certification from a well-standing institute will at least make sure the hypnotherapist has had a formal training in both theory and practise of Hypnotherapy.

Experience: Find out how many years of practise he/she’s had. More importantly find out if the therapist has had any experience with issues similar to yours (yes that means you need to tell the therapist about your issue, even if briefly, in the first meeting or call).

Quality Time Spent: A therapist may spend only twenty minutes with you but if those twenty minutes have been spent in listening to your case or in offering sound counselling or therapy then you probably are in good hands. But if the therapist is extremely time-conscious to the point of being rude and ending therapy abruptly at the end of the allotted hour, perhaps you may need to change your therapist. Of course, as a client again, you must discuss your issue clearly and stop at that; not go round in circles repeating the same issue as if you are complaining with your family member. In such cases, therapists usually cuts you off, sometimes rudely too.

Misconception: No hypnotherapist can take your mind under control and extract truths from you. Any therapist claiming to do so is a sham and a liar. Get out of there before he/she proceeds to dish out more lies in order to make money out of you.

Rapport and Trust: The main question here is not if the hypnotherapist is good but if the hypnotherapist is good for you! In Hypnotherapy, as in the case of all successful therapies, the first all important requisite is to have a faith in the therapist. So a hypnotherapist might be have the best credentials, years of experience,  and may have come with best recommendations but if you cannot have faith in her/him or at least a good rapport, get out of that place!

At the end of the day, if you intuitively feel the therapist can heal you, just go ahead even if the therapist is not certified, or doesn’t have previous experience. Trust your intuition! For a hypnotherapist is always a guide, the actual healing is done by your subconscious.

Reiki Level 1 & 2 Workshop (in Telugu)

Reiki Workshop in Hyderabad for Level 1 and Level 2 in the lineage of William Lee Rand. Learn Reiki to start healing yourself and others. Distance Healing also taught. Call 9849708458 for more details.

Reiki Level 1 and 2 AttunementLearn Reiki and learn to heal yourself. Become a Reiki healer. Read the FAQs below to know more.

What is Reiki?
Reiki is an ancient healing technique where the healer channels Universal Life Force and heals through it. Reiki also means Universal Life Force.

What are the benefits of Reiki?

  • Reiki promotes emotional, mental, spiritual and physical well being.
  • It accelerates healing and helps in dealing with various disorders of mind and body.
  • I cleanses and detoxifies the energy body and removes blocks in the chakra system.
  • I promotes intuitive sense of the healer.
  • It helps in reducing stress and tensions.

Anybody with an interest to heal self or others can make use of this opportunity.

What is taught in a Reiki Workshop?
Primary goal of a Reiki Workshop is Reiki attunement. Attunement is a spiritual process where the Reiki Master attunes the participants so that they can start channeling the Reiki energies too. Attunement is done on a one-on-one process no matter what is the number of participants.

The following are also taught in the workshop:

  • Reiki hand positions for healing
  • Introduction of Reiki symbols
  • Introduction to Chakra System
  • Techniques of scanning a person’s chakra system
  • Distance Healing through Reiki
  • Self Healing Hand positions

For detailed FAQs see the page below

Workshop Details
Days: 10 -11 December, Saturday & Sunday (Level 1 & 2)
Full Moon day is very good for attunements.
Timing: 10 am to 4 pm
Course Fee: Rs. 4500/- (for Level 1 & 2)
Venue: Purple Room Healing, G 91 Madhuranagar, Hyderabad 500038
For further details call
Kiran Relangi – 9849708458
Geetha Pallavi – 9394301400

How many sessions are needed to remove a problem through Hypnosis?

The number of sessions required to remove a problem through Hypnotism varies from client to client and case to case.

Any issue that a client comes to us for can fall under two major categories – Anxiety Based, Deep Rooted

An anxiety based issue has cropped up out of sheer anxiety on the part of the client and it is very easy to remove. Such issues hardly need more than two to three sessions. In fact, one session is sufficient in some cases. These issues do not have any deep rooted events associated with them and hardly require any regression work to be done. Regression is a process of guiding the client through her/his past memories.

Deep Rooted are those issues which have at least one major traumatic event associated with them. These events could have triggered the issue in the first place (Initial Sensitizing Event ISE) or they could have intensified an existing issue (Subsequent Sensitizing Event SSE).

Deep Rooted issues require more number of sessions depending on the number of events and the intensity of the trauma underwent by the client. First couple of sessions involve regression to find out the root cause of the event and the subsequent sessions deal with the resolution of the events narrated by the client.

Usually I give an average of about 6 sessions for a client depending on the issue. But they largely vary from client to client. And the sessions are usually placed daily but in some cases they may be spaced apart like two sessions per week.

The duration of each session can range anywhere between 40 minutes and 2 hours. The average would be 1 hour 20 minutes. Rarely, some sessions extend to 3 hours.

What is a Recreational Past Life Session?

Recreational Past Life session is a session where the client is regressed to a past life just for the sake of knowing his past life. There is no therapy involved in these sessions.  Recreational Past Life session is usually asked by clients who are curious to know about their past lives. In such cases, the hypnotherapist regresses the client specifically to a past life that is quite uneventful and that has lessons useful to learn for the current lifetime of the client.

How to find a good Hypnotist / Hypnotherapist?

In India, anybody can be a hypnotist even without certification. And that makes this profession potentially open to even fraudsters and conmen who are out to make the quick buck. So it is very important that you ‘research’ your therapist before you sign up for therapy.

Go through referrals: This is the best method of approach but not usually easy. Just ask among your friends and relatives if they know of any competent Hypnotherapist. If you are in luck, you may find a friend or colleague who has been to a therapist before and can give you reference. And if the friend’s opinion of a therapist is not so good, at least you will know who to avoid!

First, find out if the person is certified. Certified Hypnotherapists usually put up their certificates for display either in the reception room or the therapy room. Any certified Hypnotherapist will print that fact in his business card and other advertising material. So there is a key difference between a Hypnotherapist whose card shows ‘Clinical Hypnotherapist’ and another who prints it as ‘Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist’. Also do a background check on the Association or the Institution that has issued the certificates.

Check for Doctorate: It is illegal for any person to use the prefix ‘Dr.’ before his name unless he has been awarded the Doctorate by a recognised government board. In case of Hypnotherapists, it is the Indian Board of Alternative Medicine that recognises and certifies Clinical Hypnotherapists.

Question the Therapist: Thoroughly question the therapist about hypnosis, your particular issue, his experience in dealing with similar issues, and any other queries you may have. Find out how much the therapist really knows about your particular issue.

Lookout for Marketing Techniques: Any therapist tries to incorporate certain marketing techniques in his first consultation but a well-meaning hypnotherapist knows where to draw the line. A good therapist is more interested in your issue than your wallet. Also good hypnotherapists do not simply guarantee you the cure without informing you of the need for your commitment in the therapy – especially in emotional issues. Any therapist will promise success in simple issues like performance improvement, memory development, etc. Another marketing technique is trying to convince that he the only competent therapist in the market. Do NOT fall for that. He is simply trying to increase the client’s dependency on the therapist.

Don’t fall for Fancy Titles: There are many unrecognized titles that many hypnotists and certifying institutions give their courses. Except for the title of ‘Master Hypnotist’, none of the other titles are recognized and they mean nothing. The title ‘Master Hypnotist’ is given to a person who has learned to hypnotize and give suggestions to clients during hypnosis. A ‘Master Hypnotist’ may be a good hypnotist but not necessarily a hypnotherapist i.e., a he may know how to hypnotize a client but he may not know how to conduct therapy for his client’s during hypnosis. So don’t let fancy titles awe you!

Watch for Myth-makers: Unfortunately, there are some practitioners out there in the market who are a disgrace to the profession of healing. They set themselves up as ‘Gods’ of healing and try to portray healing as something only a privileged few can perform. They create more myths and misconceptions about Hypnosis and other forms of healing. Avoid these people at all costs. Also avoid people who put forward the myths about hypnotism as true (read the section on Myths about Hypnotism). They are frauds who are trying to make you permanently dependent on them and also prevent you from seeking other therapists.

Look for Trust: Hypnotherapy deals with beliefs and mind power. If there is no rapport or trust between the therapist and you, don’t go to him even if he is extremely popular and well recommended. If you do not trust the therapist enough, all the good work done simply goes down the drain. So be true to your instincts and look around for other therapists until you find the one who suits your preferences.

Are suggestions enough for increasing self confidence?

There are many times when simple suggestions prove ample for a client. But when it comes to self-confidence, it usually takes more than a single session of positive suggestions to set right the issue. A person lacking in self confidence means he has low self esteem issues; and there must have been a trigger in the past that lowered the client’s self esteem. In such cases, the effects of the triggering event and the subsequent affecting events (if any) have to be resolved before giving positive suggestions.

Why do some people become addictive to other substances after being ‘cured’ of one addiction?

This happens when the first addiction is removed without dealing with the actual void in that person. Unless the void within the addict is dealt with, he will simply move from one addiction to another or in some cases revert back to the old addiction after a few weeks or months. Any good hypnotherapist will first deal with the void.

How to remove addictions through Hypnotherapy?

Addictions can be effectively and permanently cured once the void behind the addictions is successfully identified and resolved.

Addictions like smoking, drinking, drugs, shopping, porn browsing, etc are effectively escape mechanisms that a person indulges in so as to avoid facing the core issue in his life. Addicts suffer from low self esteem or similar personal issues and thus feel a void within them. Addictions are formed because it helps the addict to temporarily fill that void with something more pleasurable.

But soon, the addiction will only help increase the feeling of void within and by that time the person has developed dependency on the addiction and he cannot live without it.

It is this void that has to be dealt with and any good Hypnotherapist does that first. Once the void is addressed the addiction can be easily cured even with simple suggestions.

What is Spirit Releasement Therapy?

Spirit Releasement or Foreign Energy Release is a therapy that seeks to free a person from external energies that may have occupied the person’s space.

Spirit Releasement or Foreign Energy Release is a therapy that seeks to free a person from external energies that may have occupied the person’s space.

Now what do I mean by external energies? When we look at a human, can we say he is a sum of different energies – every energy vibrating in its own frequency? What do we have at sub-atomic (inside atoms) levels – energy! So every human is a mass of various energies – energy of his body parts, energy of his mind, and energy of his life force or soul.

Sometimes these energies can piece off and leave the person it belongs to – this happens mostly to the mind energy of a person. This energy can enter another person’s space and settle itself there. Since these energies are energies of mind and soul of another person, it means they carry personality traits of the person they belong to. In such cases the ‘host’ in whose body the external energies are occupying can experience a shift in certain preferences and in outlook in his life. It also means that the issues of external energies can now become the “host’s” issue.  How strongly the external energy influences the ‘host’ depends on various factors.

When the energy of a person who’s alive breaks off and enters another person it is called a Soul Fragment. If the energy is that of a dead person, then the energy is called Foreign Energy.

Spirit Releasement Therapy focuses on releasing such foreign energies from the space of the client so that the client has his energy as a whole and is not unduly experienced by external energies.

What is a Karmic Debt?

A Karmic Debt is an unexpended effect of a cause in a past life. To simply put, a karmic debt is a reaction to an action set in the past but the reaction is not fully over yet. Difficult and trying relationships sometimes can be a result of a karmic debt.

What happens in Past Life Regression Therapy?

Past Life Therapy is similar in its approach and function to normal Hypnotherapy session that involves Age Regression (directing a client back to his past). Only difference is that in a regular Age Regression the roots for a client’s issues are looked for in his own lifetime – usually in his childhood; whereas in Past Life Regression Therapy the client is directed beyond his current lifetime to his past lives looking for the roots of current life issue. Sometimes there can be more than one past life involved and the therapist looks for the first lifetime where the current life issue first began.

Once the root of the issue is found the healing begins and healing is very similar as that in Age Regression therapy. The therapist moves from event to event, guiding the therapist to resolve each issue starting from the first triggering event which is called Initial Sensitizing Event or ISE. The following events that added to the current issue in the client’s life are called Subsequent Sensitizing Events (SSE). Once the ISE and SSE are all resolved the issue in the client’s current lifetime disappears.

What is the difference between Age Regression and Past Life Regression?

In Age Regression the client is directed to past events of her own lifetime whereas in Past Life Regression the client is directed back to her past lives in search of the roots of the current issue that the client wants resolved.

What is Age Regression?

Age Regression is process of regressing or directing a client back into his own lifetime searching for the root of the issue – the first incident that triggered the issue that the client has come to be treated for. Age Regression is used when the client is in Hypnosis.

Are Past Lives true?

Whether a client is really experiencing a past life or not, when you deal with the events that the client is narrating the problem of the client in the current lifetime vanishes!

Let me explain how I view the concept of past lives. There are times in our practice of hypnotherapy when we regress (taking a client back into their past memories) a client, she starts reliving a memory that does not belong to her current lifetime. The client begins to talk of a time, place and events that seem to have occurred way back in the past. It may really be a past life of the client or the subconscious mind may be reeling out a metaphoric dream in place of an actual event.

But the trauma and the intensity of emotions and the body sensations that the client is experiencing at the moment are all too real. As a Hypnotherapist, my job is not to verify the existence of past lives at that moment but to treat the events as real and guide the client to deal with the issues.

And the truth is that once we deal with the event that the client is undergoing, the problem in her current life vanishes.

However, an interesting phenomenon is that sometimes the client recalls the events of another lifetime complete with the names, places and dates – which makes the recall verifiable. And personally, I have seen such lifetimes verified and proven true! These were details that a client had never come across in her lifetime and were instantly recalled under hypnosis.

Whether it is a past life or not, the client’s issue is instantly healed and her life changes for the better! Also many times, recall of such events often provide a client with so much insight and strength to deal with her current lifetime.