it feel like?
There is a general misconception that a hypnotherapist 'puts you
under a trance' or you go to sleep and have no control. This is so
wrong! You are in a dream like state, but in total control at all
times and will remain alert and aware, although the body feels very
heavy. It is similar to the state of relaxation you achieve
while meditating, listening to music, reading a book or lying
in the sun on the beach. You cannot get ‘stuck’ in this state and
there is no danger to you. Not everyone sees images, some
people sense, feel or just know what is happening. Have you ever
watched a movie/DVD and then some time later discussed it with your
friends? You are not consciously watching the movie, you are
recalling it from your subconscious mind. That is what hypnosis/past
life regression is like.
What happens during a session?
After a discussion about your issues and expectations, you sit in a
recliner chair and are then guided through deep relaxation
techniques and a guided meditation to relax your body and mind. Once
you are relaxed and your brainwaves have dropped into Alpha (similar to daydreaming or
meditating), you are guided back through your subconscious mind to
look at memories from your childhood and then from there into a past
life memory. You will be guided through that life to look at who you
were, what country/year it was, what sort of occupation you held,
your relationships, family members and to look for any
issues that may be hindering your current lifetime. Once we have
explored that life and looked at significant events, we move on to
the death scene (don't worry, you don't feel it) and from there into
the spiritual gateway to talk to your spirit guides/angels for some
clarity and you also receive a healing. I guide you all the
way and ask relevant questions. After your regression we will
discuss what you have experienced and I won't let you leave until
you are fully grounded.
Does it work for everyone?
Anyone can be hypnotised provided
they are willing, it is a simple matter of following instructions.
may be times when this therapy is not successful, e.g. anyone on medications for
anxiety or depression may find that their subconscious mind is not
responsive; regular users of recreational drugs may suffer with
depression, increased anxiety, stress or negative emotions; people who
are overly anxious/nervous or have control issues may find it difficult to
achieve the desired outcome in one session; or religious beliefs may
also affect the outcome.
I honestly don't know. I have been practicing since 2002
there have only been a few clients that have had a blank slate, so to
speak. Perhaps this was due to their age, or their current life may have
been their first incarnation. Some of us choose to
incarnate into human forms while others prefer to act as a spirit
guide, we do not incarnate as animals, dogs, cats,
fish, dolphins etc. There are many different types of souls that
co-exist as plants and animals.
Can my guides block
Yes, sometimes your guides or
self may not
want you to recall a past life, perhaps a major decision or career path
is imminent and they feel you need to make the choices without
advanced knowledge. Sometimes we have an agreement with our guides to
keep the amnesiac block in place for a lifetime because it serves our
If this happens, I take you into the spiritual dimension to contact
your spirit guides and guardian angels, usually they allow access to
some memories and you also receive a healing from them.
does it cost?
fee for a
Regression is $200 for 2 hours. All
sessions are recorded on a CD for you to take home or you can bring
a USB device.
(recordings available at Wahroonga office only).
When you make a booking we require a non-refundable deposit of $50.
Because a regression takes so long, we need to know for sure that
you will be there. You can change the time
as long as you give us 48 hours notice.
Do I have to
pay if it doesn't work?
Yes, you do.
Prior to the session I talk to you by phone to
discuss your reasons, medical history and assess your suitability
for this type of therapy, after which I will advise you whether I
feel a past life regression is suitable for you and if not, I
will suggest an alternative. During the past life regression, if for
any reason you can't access your memories, I will guide you into the
spiritual realms to contact your spirit guides and guardian angels
who will answer your questions and remove any blockages etc. Please
go to the
terms & conditions
page for more information.
How many sessions are
Normally one session is enough
to release any issues, blockages or fears, however, there may be
more than one issue to be dealt with. If you would like to release
these blockages and fears etc, but don't want another past life
regression, we offer a follow-up Hypnotherapy session at a special
rate of *$80 for a one hour session, or if you feel that the
experience has made you feel out of balance physically and
emotionally, a Reiki/Energy healing is available for $70 for a one hour session. (* offer valid within 14 days of
partner/friend and I have a double session?
No, Past Life
Regression is a one to one, in-person
process. As I use hypnosis & guided meditation to unlock the memories
from the subconscious mind there can be no distractions or noise. Some
people may find the experience quite emotional and knowing that another
person is there can affect the session. Also, I can inadvertently
hypnotise anyone else who is in the room.
What do I
need to do to prepare for the session?
Absolutely nothing! Forget
everything you have read or heard about past life regression.
Most of the client histories you read about are taken from on-going
sessions and edited for the book. Some people have been told by
psychics that they were a priest in Atlantis or something similar and
their expectations are high. While
I don't discredit this,
most of the lives experienced are much like we have now.
I have no
control over which life you go to, it is up to you, but be assured that
life you recall will benefit you right now.
Before your session
it would be advantageous for you to think about what questions you would
like answered e.g. your life’s purpose, lessons to be learned, if you
are on the right career path, or relationship issues. And please, don't
surround yourself with white light or use any other protection method.
All this does is block you from accessing your subconscious memories.
Apart from being a qualified, experienced hypnotist, Marlaine is also a
psychic-medium. You will be completely safe in her office during this
I work from my home/office in Wahroonga (Hornsby) Monday to Thursday
and alternate Saturdays and my Croydon office on Fridays.
Although you can make an inquiry by email, I will need to talk to
you prior to the session by phone or Skype to discuss your reasons
for the past life regression and also your whether you are/have had
any medical conditions e.g. bipolar, epilepsy, schizophrenia, or are
on medications or anti-depressants. If you do suffer with any of
these illnesses a referral letter from your doctor is required.
How long have you been practicing?
I completed my
Past Life Hypnotherapy qualification in 2002 from the Academy of Applied
Hypnosis in Sydney and have been in private practice since then.
I am also certified in Modern Hypnosis from the Tad
James Co, (who are associated with the American Board of Hypnotherapy). I
am also a member of the International Institute for Complimentary Therapists
and have full insurance.
Initially my practice was part-time but I became so
busy that in 2008 resigned my day job to focus on my business.
There are so many therapists around these days, some only doing a weekend workshop, so it is important to check
are professionally trained, insured, belong to an
association and are experienced in this field. Inexperienced therapists may only guide clients through
the past life omitting the healing and soul connection, which may
result in confusion or unresolved issues.
(Past life Regression does not pose any risk or
contraindications to the client with a trained professional or a
I'm not sure if this is a conflict with
My advice - if in doubt, don't.
This excerpt was taken from
a book entitled 'Guided by Angels' by Paddy McMahon.
"Reincarnation is a common belief
among Eastern religions and philosophies and it was an
integral part of Christian faith until removed by the Second Council
of Constantinople in 553 AD. Since then it has never been officially
recognised by the Catholic church or major Protestant churches although many Christians continue to believe in reincarnation."