I am new to your website/newsletter, and am very interested in EFT/Meridian Tapping to change my early perceptions, and hopefully help me overcome several problems that have plagued me throughout my life. But what about past lives? I am also interested in past-life regression, as I have recently had some strange experiences which I believe are memories from another time. Can a person regress this far on their own, or would you recommend professional help with this? What are your thoughts on how helpful this would be?
You have to be careful about exploring past lives. It's easy to confuse yourself and lose perspective on what's real and what is imagination. A good professional with experience in this area can be helpful - but even they may have a biased view or inaccurate perception or you. If something is coming up strongly for you in your life that really seems to come from "way back" before this life, it can be useful to work on those issues. But if you get overly focused on past lives, it's easy to become overwhelmed and no longer be present in this moment. EFT/Meridian Tapping can be applied to any emotional issue - even ones that feel like past life issues. It's usually best to do that kind of work with a good support system helping you. I don't recommend trying to regress yourself without professional help.
Ben Schwarcz, MFT
Santa Rosa Psychotherapist