By means of the following vocabulary you will get a little more insight into the basic ideas involved in regression and reincarnationtherapy.
Actualisation – The repeated confrontation with certain aspects of an old unresolved experience.
Profound experiences that have not yet been dealt with (and the conclusions, convictions and fears relating to these experiences) act as a kind of baggage on the soul. So, you could have come into this life with unresolved issues from a previous life. Patterns emerge and are maintained. Quite unconsciously you often go off in search of situations and experiences, elements of which resemble previous unresolved experiences
In therapy we work through the roots and sources of the most important aspects of actualisation so thoroughly that they no longer inhibit your ability to function well.
The Bridge Method (MES) – This is a standard technique in reincarnation therapy to bring about re-experiencing of past events. As a client you concentrate on mental (M), emotional (E) and physical/ somatic (S) symptoms that you experience in relation to a complaint or problem. This way you make direct contact with an unresolved experience as if you were building a connecting MES bridge. By concentrating on the symptoms a mild trance is induced so that primary trance inducement is not necessary.
Mental entries are words, images or sounds. Emotional entries are to do with emotions that you undergo like fear, rage and sorrow. In the case of somatic (physical) entries we may be dealing with smell, taste, itchiness, tiredness, lack of feelings, or certain pain you may feel somewhere in your body.
Catharsis – Greek for purifying, cleansing, purification. Mental, emotional and physical liberation from a problem that leaves you feeling renewed and revitalised.
Elliptic consciousness or ‘double consciousness’ – This is the state in which your consciousness is found during a session as if in a mild trance. This state of mind remains for the most part in the here and now – you remain conscious of where you are, with which person you are and which issues you want to work on. Simultaneously you experience all manner of feelings, thoughts and physical impressions concerning an event from the past that is related to your present-day problem or complaint. It is precisely through this process of observing and reliving past events that insight arises into how certain experiences have an effect on your life.
Reliving/re-experiencing – The process of becoming completely at one with a memory or recollection during a therapeutic session that most impressions of the past event, especially feelings and thoughts, come right to the fore.
Hypnosis – Inducing a trance. Nevertheless trance and hypnosis are not synonymous. Classic indirect methods of hypnosis to induce a trance involve gradual relaxation or visualisation. The mild state of trance involved in reincarnation therapy is not the same as a hypnotic state of trance.
Induction – The bringing about of a trance.
Postulation – A personal, often restrictive conviction or preconception which has its origins in an often profound and traumatic experience. That these convictions are formed at the time of a difficult experience is often of course quite logical. However in the here and now these convictions can limit and hinder ones ability to function normally. Preconceptions often make up a large part of a persons self image and the way they view the world. Examples of postulations are:
‘I am stuck’
‘No-one loves me’
‘Men are not to be trusted’
‘Women are not to be trusted’
‘Every time something goes right for me it always goes wrong again’
The therapy places emphasis on discarding restrictive postulation as quickly as possible, finding the sources of postulation and removing the power they have over our behaviour and thought.
Psychosomatic – Every physical disorder that is mentally determined for example insufficient energy or poor immune system, tension, over-sensitivity, physical complaints with no medical explanation.
Regression – Literally: return to an earlier stage. In therapy: reliving earlier experiences that lie at the root of our present-day problems.
Reincarnation – Literally coming back into the flesh or body.
By reincarnation we mean to say that the soul survives physical death and after a short time or sometimes later it returns to a new body (incarnation). The incarnating soul carries many experiences with it from previous lives and these all have an effect on personality. Problems are seen as signals or invitations from the soul to the personality to still keep working on unresolved issues.
Thematic chain – A complex series of experiences in which one and the same theme plays a crucial role. The origin of this theme can often be traced back in a previous life to an unresolved, profound experience. The result is that in this life you tend to go looking for comparable situations and experiences.
In therapy we work through a series of unresolved and related traumas and experiences in order to neutralise the theme that is relevant to each individual client.
Trance – A state of shifted consciousness. We are more immersed in ourselves or in a subject that focuses our attention and we are less awake and aware of our immediate surroundings. Our perception of time changes. We can become more conscious but also less conscious of our bodies. Our powers of imagination become intensified. Our physical reactions also undergo change: our brain waves slow down, we become stiller and take our time. Trance is actually something very natural that a lot of people experience on a daily basis; anyone who is truly absorbed in a book, film or concert is in a mild state of trance.
Trauma, traumatic – A trauma is a mental or emotional wound that has not been healed. The initial experience that caused the wound is referred to as traumatic or traumatising.
Visualisation – A guided exercise in the powers of imagination. By use of a text the therapist asks the client to imagine something. This conjures up images by which the client can let himself be guided effortlessly and in so doing he will pay no more attention to his direct surroundings. By becoming absorbed in the inner images that emerge consciousness is changed and the door, as it were, to the subconscious is opened.
By means of visualisation, experiences and feelings that have been hidden away deep down can once again resurface.