If you read “A Psychiatrist Speaks Out with Courage”, in my blog, or read the book I metioned by Brian Weiss, MD, then you know what can happen quite dramatically, in treatment. But whether or not you have the belief in past lives, hypnosis serves a number of purposes. In this very hurried pace of ours, first, as one learns to slow down one’s breathing, one learns to slow down…which means we tend to pay more attention…
To what? To our surroundings, our body, what our thoughts are, how thoughts affect our feelings, and how all of it affects our behavior. Think of the consequences of that ( not always pleasant, but needed, nonetheless)!!!
We remind ourselves that there is another way to “be”. And just as we can resolve some of our issues on a conscious level, hypnosis allows the possibility of work to be done on that subconscious level as well.
I welcome your experiences as therapist or client on this topic.