“Hypnotic Age Regression”
By Larry Garrett
Hypnotic age regression is a phenomenon that exists when a person is
hypnotized and receives a suggestion or instruction while hypnotized to recall
an event from the past. Depending on the degree of relaxation or depth of
hypnosis, the person will recall this past event as though it were occurring now.
Anyone can achieve a successful regression, although each person may have a
different experience. By understanding the phenomena of hypnosis and
regression, you will have a better opportunity to regress well. There are a few
guidelines that will assist you being regressed. By following these instructions,
you will enjoy the experience of going back in time to relive your past as
though it existed again.
We might first explore the concept of using hypnosis to recall a memory. Obviously we recall events
from our past quite often, but like a fleeting moment, the memory is gone. When hypnosis is used, the
memory can be frozen and explored in detail. This would be much like viewing a video and as you
choose, slow it down or stop it at a certain place in time. Hypnosis has the ability to create a “Time
Distortion.” This phenomenon of time distortion has many positive applications. The main one would
be to slow time down as we approach a past event. Can you imagine the application for police
investigation when a witness is hypnotized and is able to slow down the crime and view every detail?
Time distortion exists whenever we are in an altered state. Time is measured by how we are feeling,
not what is true time. If we are at party and having a good time, then the time will go by much
quicker. If we are in a boring lecture, time will seem to drag. Both examples, we had altered our
Hypnosis is a communication to the mind that allows the mind to accept what is suggested with little
or no logic. During a regression under hypnosis, logic will be removed or reduced and the person
begins to believe that they are at that time in life.