What is regression therapy?
Regression therapy involves going back to a person's past in order to find healing or to find reasons for current behaviour and thinking patterns. In counseling and psychotherapy therapists are always interested in a client's background. Where there are indications that the root of a problem is buried in the past, these memories will be taken out, discussed, and dealt with at a cognitive level. Hopefully the client is eventually able to move on with a different and more positive outlook.
However one thing that psychotherapy cannot do, is to find those memories which have been buried deep in the psyche and are no longer remembered by the client. The subconscious mind protects us in numerous ways. Firstly, it will protect us by burying a painful experience so that it's memory no longer causes conscious pain. Secondly, it protects us by helping us to avoid being hurt in the same way again. A problem occurs when this 'avoidance' is no longer appropriate and is preventing us from living whole, healthy lives, or from having fulfilling relationships.