CAN A PAST LIFE AFFECT A CURRENT LIFE? OH YES!

Some people will scoff at the headline and say that there’s no such thing as past lives. That’s their view. With more than 20 years of regression work under my belt, my view is that (a) past lives are real and that (b) they can and do affect many aspects of our current lives.

The most common issues are those irrational fears that hold us back – from flying off on holiday; from walking along the riverside; from clifftops or high-rise buildings; from making speeches or presentations. In addition, I have helped clients resolve issues with relationships; with money; with success.

One woman’s relationship with her mother transformed within a week when we uncovered an ancient life where the client (then a man) had beaten his mother (also his mother in that life) to death, and we resolved that “unfinished business”.
Another woman found her love life re-ignited once we had uncovered the life in which she had been abused as a child by a trusted relative and again, dealt with the outstanding issues. A young man got his life back on track when we explored two of his past lives, one of which was as a young woman who fell on hard times and became a prostitute who met a violent end in the back streets of London.
It is not uncommon for people holding onto excess weight to find past lives in which they have starved to death.
Tracing the issue back to where it started and dealing with it at source is hugely powerful. It allows the client to let go of all of that emotional “baggage” – the fears, phobias, addictive or obsessive behaviours, issues with wealth or poverty and so on – and to move forward with their lives.

If you know someone who might tick some of these boxes, why not pass on my contact details? I am always happy to have a chat about ways in which I may be able to help someone. My landline is 01444 459 433 and my mobile is 07597 020 512. My email is: judy@effective-hypnotherapy.co.uk.
I work from Vinings Natural Health Centre in Haywards Heath, West Sussex and from The Practice Rooms, Hove, East Sussex.

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Fear of Flying – is it keeping you grounded?

You’d really like to join your mates on a golfing trip to the Algarve. Your fear of flying holds you back.

You’d love to visit your first grandchild in Hong Kong. Your fear of flying holds you back.

You’d love to go for that promotion as European Sales Manager. Your fear of flying holds you back.

As the world gets smaller and travel (in theory at least!) gets easier, so fear of flying becomes more and more of an issue.
I’ve had clients coming to me with all of these scenarios and more – their partner is fed up with cruises; the family is threatening to leave them at home while they fly off on holiday; and their job is on the line if they can’t get to that board meeting in Spain or the States.

This particular phobia can take many forms – is it the take-off and landing? Or the idea of being so high, above the clouds? Is it the fact that you are strapped in? Confined to a small space? Not in control? It is complex, and often it may be more than one or all of these.

Sometimes, there is a logical reason in this lifetime for an extreme reluctance to fly. If, for instance, you were on a transatlantic flight as a child and the plane was caught in severe turbulence over the ocean, that would be enough to trigger anxiety. Or if there was once a technical problem on a flight, it had to turn back, an engine caught fire ….. then, for some people, that is enough to put them off for life. Or several lives …

In my many years of working with fears and phobias, I have found that the real root cause of fear of flying for many people lies not in this lifetime at all, but in a past life.  Recent cases have included a man who went back to a life as a fighter pilot in WWI, when the planes were little more than balsa wood and sticking plaster and the pilots had no parachutes. He was shot down on his third mission, aged just 19. A lady found a life as a man in India in the 1600s: after exploring a fascinating life, we found him buried under rubble during an earthquake in Calcutta. He was not found, and died there, trapped in that enclosed space.

If your fear of flying is holding you back, in your personal or professional life, get in touch. Let’s get it sorted – and watch your life take off!
Email me on:  judy@effective-hypnotherapy.co.uk  or call me on 01444 459 433 or 07597 020 512. I’m always happy to have a chat, totally free and totally confidential.
I work from Vinings Natural Health Centre in Haywards Heath, West Sussex and from The Practice Rooms in Hove, East Sussex.

 

Past Lives and Life between Lives

PAST LIVES AND LIVES BETWEEN LIVES

Past life work is my passion, because I understand how powerful it can be at resolving such a wide range of issues.

Over the years I have helped lots and lots of people to explore their past lives, either out of interest or because we were tracing back the root cause of a particular issue in this lifetime. I have had clients come to me with problems such as sleep disorder; a constant, nagging anxiety; and even infertility. None of these clients would have specifically come to me for a session of past life regression and yet, working back to find the root causes, we ended up in some very interesting situations in times gone by. The process of discovering what caused the pain or trauma in the first place, and dealing with any outstanding issues of course, almost inevitably resolves the problem in this current lifetime, allowing the client to move on knowing that the baggage has been dealt with.

LIFE BETWEEN LIVES 

Life between lives is a fascinating topic and, like past life regression, it’s a huge subject in itself.

If we work from the assumption that the soul survives death – what happens to it? Where does it go? Why does it come back – or doesn’t it? It would take a book to answer all of those questions in depth, and people such as Roger Woolger have produced books that do just that.

But in brief, the soul “goes home” to that other reality, that other dimension, where it is met by its soul group. This is a bit like meeting up with old friends after years of being away: a time for celebration and renewing those links, and of telling stories about that time away. What did you do, what was good, what was not so good; what you learned; all those experiences!

After a period of settling in and resting, the soul meets with what is generally called “The Council of Elders” for a more formal de-briefing of the time on earth. Each soul comes to earth with a “to do” list, lessons to be learned, challenges to be undertaken. This de-briefing is the time to go through that list and discuss how well the life lived matched the original objectives. It is not done in a judgmental way, rather with love and compassion, helping the soul to understand where the challenges were not met, as well as acknowledging the progress the soul has made in other areas. That leads to the preparation of the script for the next life, and in a session with a client I ensure that we check on the script for this life.

The purpose of the soul’s interval on earth is to make spiritual progress but it is not that easy to rattle through the “to do” list and cross things off, for it is erased from the conscious memory of the baby at birth. So how do souls know what they are meant to achieve? By linking with that inner, unconscious knowing – or by going back to that time between lives when the new contracts were agreed and the “to do” list drawn up.

Going back to the time before birth, to that period between lives, allows us to meet our soul group, those other souls who are usually with us life after life, in one way or another. A mother or brother in this life may have been a lover or a rival or a sworn enemy before. Inevitably there are reasons why they keep turning up in our lives and these threads weave their own stories across eternity. It is always fascinating to recognise people from the soul group: that in itself frequently explains relationship issues (for better or worse!) or instant attraction or that feeling of “I’ve only just met you but I feel as though I’ve known you for years”.

But the real issue is, usually, “why am I here? What is on my “to do” list this time round?” Re-playing that discussion with the “council”; re-reading the contract and reminding yourself consciously of your life’s purpose, is a very powerful exercise. I have been told, for instance, that I am in the last of a linked trilogy of lives dedicated to exploring and practising Grace. It was enormously humbling to try and understand that I had made a contract not for one, but for three lifetimes, in order to make the necessary progress along my spiritual pathway. And even more humbling to assess this current life and realise how much work there still is to be done!

It is an honour and a privilege to work with clients on this type of journey. A typical session takes a couple of hours and can be very emotional, but it is also beautiful to make that connection and to feel the unconditional love that always comes from “home”.

If you would like to know more, please do not hesitate to give me a call on  07597 020 512 or email me on:  judy@effective-hypnotherapy.co.uk .
I’m always happy to have a chat – totally free and totally confidential.
I work from Vinings Natural Health Centre, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, and from The Practice Rooms, Hove, East Sussex.

Past Lives Workshop was just great!

It was a pleasure for me to spend the day with such a great bunch of people last Sunday, 13th September, for a workshop on Past Lives, Life between Lives and Soul Groups at Haywards Heath Town Hall. There were ten of us – a really nice number, I don’t work with more than 12 for these workshops. There were questions, answers – and then more questions … discussions, sharing of stories and opinions …. We meandered “off piste” into life on other planets, Karma .v. free will, holographic theory and the vibrational changes affecting the planet as a whole and each of us as individuals – nothing if not all-encompassing!

sunset with silhouette manAfter lunch there was a group regression and – apart from the one inevitable gentle snorer (there’s always one!) – everyone experienced a past life. Some were right there in the thick of it, smelling a dank prison cell or heather on the moors; feeling the texture of rough walls and soft fur; while others said they were “observers”, watching the story unfold in front of them. We found a colourful collection of personalities including a dashing young Scottish clan leader and a Maori warrior; a young Victorian lady and a man who fiddled the financial books and ended up on the streets as a result – who needs reality TV!

Seems everyone there enjoyed the day as much as I did, so my thanks to everyone who came along. And if you missed it, and would like to come along to a similar workshop in the future – let me know, I’ll put you on the list!

College of Psychic Studies magazine feature about my work

The Spring 2015 edition of “Light”, the magazine of the College of Psychic Studies, included an article written by me about the way in which I mix elements of hypnotherapy, past lives and spirit release therapy when I am working with clients.

The magazine surfaced recently from under a pile of papers, and I thought I would share the article with you – click on the link below.

Judy’s article in Light magazine

Written testimonials

Sometimes clients will write me a letter – or, more commonly nowadays, send me an email – to let me know what changes have come about in their lives as a result of their sessions with me. It is always a pleasure to receive such feedback. A handful are reproduced here, to give a flavour of the wide range of issues that have been resolved.
Names have been  removed to maintain client confidentiality. First, a selection of “one-liners” and then a few slightly longer explanations.

“I’m more present, more awake.”

“I left (the session) not knowing up or down …. There was lots of processing, and now I am lighter, happier and more joyful.”

“I haven’t felt this good in my life.       I’ve turned the corner.”

“The work you’ve done so far has been an enormous help, thank you very much!”

“It’s easier for me to accept who I am. I’m happy with who I am, and I’m easier to get on with.”

 

screen-shot-2016-10-06-at-20-04-44“I really enjoyed the session, and did indeed feel the benefit of it. With regards my back, it felt very much improved straight away as you know, with a feeling of freeness that I had not experienced for years. ….. Also re the food issue, that seems to be improving too. Initially there didn’t seem to be any difference in the way I felt about food, but maybe a week or so later, it was like a switch had been flicked in my head, and I just felt all of a sudden that I ‘didn’t need to be fat anymore’ ….. It would be lovely for this to be something that I can leave behind in the past. Or perhaps more usefully, something that can be consigned to the mental rubbish bin as it is something that is now no longer required in my life.”

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“I’m calmer, more relaxed. I’m able to let go, I’m finding it easier to make decisions.
My back is feeling much better. I have had problems with my right wrist for years, it is now loosening up and becoming more flexible.”

 

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“Food portion sizes are now smaller, I’m feeling fuller sooner. I’ve definitely got more energy, and I’m doing more. I’m sleeping well at night. I’ve moved on from guilt and anger.
“I’m good enough for myself.”

 

 

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“I just wanted to drop you an email to let you know how successful my sessions were.
I don’t think I will ever enjoy flying but at least I am able to fly. It was so nice to visit my son (and new grandchild) and this was made possible because of your help.”

 

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“It’s been several weeks since I last saw you and, as promised, I thought I’d let you know how things are with me.      
I have used the relaxation disc you gave me most days and I have gained great benefit from it.  
 I still suffer with pain in my back but I do have days when it is much less painful and I feel my health has benefited with relaxing more and listening to your words.
So, I am grateful for your help and send my best wishes, hoping all is well with you.”

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“I just wanted to thank you and let you know how I was getting on after that amazing session with you last Wednesday.
I felt truly unburdened and free, as well as powerful and glorious. I  feel I’ve reached a point I’ve been straining towards for years – a point where I have full confidence in who I am and full faith in all that is. And unexpectedly an enormous amount of joy and fun came from it too!
Everyone around me noticed – my interactions with others has changed a lot – no more neediness towards others, just a desire to empower and love them.
So I was on a real high for several days. No more sleeping pills – I just don’t want or need them anymore – and I’m now slowly cutting back on the other medication too.”

 

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“I thought I’d send you a quick email to let you know how I’m doing after our 3 sessions recently.
I started the ( ) Weight Plan shortly after our sessions and I’ve lost 2 stone in 7 weeks!
It’s a very low calorie diet (600 per day everyday) but I have stuck to it religiously and not strayed once! People around me can’t believe I haven’t binged or had a ‘treat’ but I truly have not strayed and reaped the rewards!
I’ve got another 2 and half stone to lose but feel very positive and cannot believe how well this is going for me.
It’s all down to our sessions so I’d like to thank you very much.”

 

 

 

We talked about fears and phobias

Overcoming fears and phobias 

My “home base” for my professional work is Vinings Natural Health Centre in Haywards Heath. It’s a nice place with four light, spacious, well-equipped treatment rooms in a peaceful setting with its own parking – not bad for Haywards Heath!

Once a month one of the Vinings therapists gives a talk on a Sunday morning, giving people the opportunity to meet the therapist, learn a bit more about the therapy and ask questions. All with coffee and biscuits too!

Last Sunday it was my turn, and I talked about how hypnotherapy can help people who are struggling with fears and phobias. It was an interesting, enjoyable morning and we covered a lot of ground, from defining what a phobia is – “an irrational fear, literally a fear without good reason, or a fear of something that may not happen.” – to talking about some of the more unusual phobias.
Screen shot 2015-06-24 at 3.55.41 PMThere are lots of them including, for instance, Gephyrophobia (fear of crossing bridges over rivers) and Ablutophobia (fear of taking a bath or shower, or cleaning yourself) to Trypophobia (fear of clustered holes, especially on plants, but also on watering cans, showers etc) and even Phobophobia (fear of phobias).

More specifically we talked about the phobias of those who were there, and who were open enough to share their fears. One lady, for instance, had a fear of cats which came, she felt, from a time when she was a child, ill in bed with a fever. She was gazing out of the window at clouds when one of the clouds seemed to morph into a big, threatening cat that was coming to get her – enough to scare the wits out of any little person, and certainly enough to set up a habit of fear. Another lady was petrified of being a passenger in a car. A bit of gentle prodding elicited an incident many years ago when the lady had been a passenger in a car involved in an accident when the driver of the other car was killed. Again, plenty traumatic enough to leave an imprint at an emotional level.

I shared a few stories from my own case files, including a lady with a complete fear of rivers, lakes and the sea. We found a past life where she had been a young urchin boy in London centuries ago. He fell foul of the gang he was working for and his punishment was to be bound hand and foot and thrown into the Thames. No wonder the client didn’t like water!

Lots of questions, doubts and anxieties were addressed – and then we adjourned for refreshments!

If you feel that your life is being hampered or affected in some way by an irrational fear or a phobia, whatever it may be – give me a call on 01444 459 433 or 07597 020 512.

When a client in a past life is dumb and blind . . .

Working with past lives

. . . it makes for an interesting session!

Screen shot 2015-06-23 at 3.28.08 PMThis happened recently with a client with whom I had been working on a number of issues. The client – who is able to talk and see normally in this lifetime – slid beautifully into a lovely deep state of relaxation, and I guided her to the door that would lead to the most relevant past life. So far, so good.

She went through the door, closing it gently behind her – and then the challenge began.
I asked her what she was wearing: silence.
I asked if she was indoors or outdoors: silence.
I asked if she was alone: silence.

Usually when a client is in a past life, he or she is able to talk, and all of the senses are fully engaged, so they can touch, smell, see and hear what is going on around them, and tell me all about it. This time there was clearly an issue.

I asked the client to indicate by blinking if she could hear me – blink.
I asked if, in that lifetime, she was dumb – big blink.
Now it became a game of 20 questions with complications. As the therapist – the “question master” – my questions have to be totally open, and not lead or influence the client in any way. But here, the questions also had to be phrased in such a way that the answer was a simple yes or no, indicated by a blink.

Slowly, patiently – and with considerable guidance from my helpers I have to say – the picture emerged. Here was a woman in her 60s, a princess who was unable to speak (and, we understood later, was unable to see either). Her father the king had recently conquered neighbouring land and, as a means of “legitimising” his land grab, married his spinster daughter to the young king whose lands had been taken. The day after the wedding, the young king killed his bride by hanging her with a noose and stabbing her with a large knife. Not a happy ending to what must have been a tough life back in the 1300s.
However, the princess had found some joy with horses, with whom she clearly had a special affinity. She had had a child by the man who looked after the horses, a daughter who saw her mother being killed in such a brutal way.

The story resonated at so many levels: the affinity with horses has been carried forward to this lifetime: the mother / daughter relationship has been reversed; and much more.

When the client came back from her experience – and was once more able to talk – she was astonished. “How did you know what questions to ask?” she asked. “It’s to do with 25 years’ experience, a mass of grey hair and a lot of help from my unseen friends,” I said . . .

From the client’s point of view, despite the handicap, it was an illuminating experience in many ways. It explained her fear of having anything around her neck – scarves, ties etc – and nightmares about a noose; ditto her fear of knives. She said that even in her kitchen she can only have out the one knife she is working with, and is wary of that! In addition, family dynamics, her love of horses, learning to speak her truth – the list went on.

As the client discovered, being in a past life that has restrictions of any kind can be very frustrating. The person in that lifetime wants to say, “no, silly, you’re barking up the wrong tree, you’re asking all the wrong questions!” – but can’t, even if she could have spoken because the person in the past lifetime can only answer questions and give descriptions – responsive rather than proactive.

I love past life work, especially when it brings such a big bucketful of insights and “ah ha” moments – even if it does mean pulling out all the stops to get there!

If you feel that you, or someone you know, might benefit from some past life work, get in touch. Call me on 07597 020 512 or email me on:
judy@effective-hypnotherapy.co.uk . I’m always happy to have a chat, totally free and totally confidential.
I work from Vinings Natural Health Centre in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, and from The Practice Rooms in Hove, East Sussex.

Full House for Past Lives Talk at Chequer Mead

Well, OK, it was only a small room, but even so, I was delighted to see some brand new faces mingling with regular Indigos for my talk at Chequer Mead last week.

It was just two hours, so there was only time to skim across the surface of this vast, fascinating topic that is a passion of mine.

The good news is that I shall be arranging a full-day workshop, similar to the one I ran at the College of Psychic Studies last October, so that we can go into more detail about Past Lives, Life between Lives and Soul Groups. There will lots of case studies, including some recorded extracts, time for questions and discussions – and time too for a group regression, so everyone has the opportunity to experience a past life for themselves.

If you would like to put your name down for this workshop, please let me know. I am aiming at either June or September, depending on venue availability – so let me know which works best for you.