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Life Between Lives Regression: A Journey to the Afterlife

Oct 27, 2011 01:44PM ● By Maria C. Castillo

Hypnosis is a healing modality in which the conscious mind can get quiet so that individuals can access their subconscious mind. It is a state similar to relaxation or meditation. A special application of hypnosis, called Hypnotic Regression, helps individuals recover memories that can influence behaviors or feelings but are locked within the mind and difficult to recall during waking consciousness. Have you experienced a feeling of “déjà vu” about a place or a person? Do you have recurring dreams, unexplained fears or phobias? Are there parts of your childhood or past events that you cannot recall? Have you ever been curious about your past lives? Hypnotic regression can transport you to previous times, whether in this or a past life, for the purposes of self-discovery, transformation, and meaningful behavioral, emotional, or psychological change.

 Life Between Lives (LBL) spiritual regression, a hypnotherapy method developed by Dr. Michael Newton, aims to enhance the knowledge that one can gain through Past Life Regression. In this approach, individuals go into an even deeper hypnotic trance, in which many are said to be able to access a fuller, more complete understanding of themselves as a spiritual entity, an immortal soul occupying a body. While regressing clients back in time to access their memories of past lives, Dr. Newton inadvertently discovered that it is possible for subjects who are in a hypnotized or super conscious state to "see" (through the “mind’s eye”) into the spirit world. Upon the death of the physical body individuals return to spirit form and it is that time, between lives, that many have been able to describe in this regression. LBL is not a religious belief or dogma, it is simply a way to access that part of us which transcends time and connects us all.  

 In this regression, after the individual reaches the super conscious state, they move “backward in time:” first to childhood memories; next to memories of being in the womb; then to memories of a past life; and, finally, into the spiritual realm or afterlife. When recollecting the soul state in this realm, one can connect with spiritual guides and soul mates. It sometimes happens that master guides offer counsel for the client’s current life and provide universal messages of peace and love for all of humanity. LBL reveals the characteristics of one’s soul and its mission in this life and past lives.

 Finding one's place in the spirit world initiates a deep process of healing. It provides an understanding of the purpose behind significant life choices, and how and why our souls live eternally. One session can carry a person through the remainder of their current life with renewed energy, strength, direction, and courage since the healing continues long after the session. The strength of this type of session lies in the individual learning through their own memories instead of having someone else give them the information. A therapist only functions as a companion on the journey. Usually a recording of these sessions is made thereby ensuring long-term access to the information that emerges. Additionally, each person can learn how to contact their primary guide on their own and tap into the wisdom of the masters for continued guidance long after the session is over.

 Dr. Newton, a certified master hypnotherapist, clinical psychologist, and author of the best-selling books Journey of Souls, Destiny of Souls and Memories of the Afterlife, founded The Newton Institute ( and facebook) to expand this work. He has since trained other hypnotherapists in LBL and, through the institute, there are now certified practitioners all over the world (and in various languages) providing the experience of this hypnotherapy to individuals who wish to discover more about their immortal soul. 

Maria C. Castillo, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in Monroe, CT. She is certified in hypnosis and Past Life Regression (trained by Brian Weiss, MD -, was trained by Dr. Newton and The Newton Institute in LBL, and is a member of the institute and a mentor to students in the institute’s certification process. Ms. Castillo’s past life cases will be featured in an upcoming book by Brian Weiss. She can be contacted at 203.445.8966, or

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