Victoria Martin MBACP (Registered) BA Phil. Dip. TA

About me

I am a BACP Registered Counsellor and Psychotherapist in private practice at Looking-Glass Counselling on the Great Orme in Llandudno since February 2014. I'm a qualified and experienced Hypnotherapist and Regression Therapist.

I’m a bit of a pragmatist when it comes to what might help my clients and appreciate that there are many ways to help people. I have experienced for myself and with many of my clients the transformational power of Regression Therapy in resolving long-standing issues and problems that counselling would have taken years to resolve. And I was intrigued by what I had learnt about the astonishing therapeutic impact that past-life therapy can potentially have, too.

Self-awareness is key

We can gain insights into our patterns of thinking and behaviour by considering the impact our past has had on us, what we learnt from our parents’ example, the impact on us of being the middle child, perhaps, the influence our friends and culture had on us, or the scars we bear from old wounds and trauma. This understanding and awareness can help us to make positive changes. The same can apply to the understanding and awareness gained from exploring past lives, as well.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

- George Santayana, Writer and Philosopher.

I am a fairly confirmed sceptic when it comes to the truth of reincarnation, but I thought it would be interesting to experience something outside of my comfort zone, so I gave it a try. I found that, for me, it turned out to be a profound and powerful therapeutic experience, which helped me to finally resolve long-standing relational issues that I had been struggling to resolve for years.

I might not be convinced about the truth of reincarnation, or even of the truth of memories recovered in regression therapy, but I am convinced that, regardless, Regression Therapies are valid and profoundly powerful therapeutically. So I studied the literature and put myself through training to become a Certified Regression and Past Life Therapist and, since then, have witnessed, over and over again, rapid and astonishing transformations in clients who've been open to this approach to therapy.

Are Regression Therapies right for you?

Do you ever get the feeling that there's something in your past that's holding you back from living the way you want, but you’re just not sure what it is? If so, regression therapies might make sense for you.

Regression Therapies are essentially guided hypnosis with attendant talk therapy, where you’re put into a deeply relaxed but still conscious state and asked questions about what you see and feel. Every session of Regression Therapy or Past-Life Therapy includes Hypnotherapy. While you’re in a state of hypnosis, you are highly suggestible and receptive to positive, powerful, personalised suggestions directed at your subconscious, instructing your mind to create the change you want.

Benefits of Regression Therapies

  • Experience relief from symptoms- Symptoms such as stress, anxiety, fear and phobias often simply dissolve.
  • Alleviate deep seated physical and emotional pain- Relief from musculoskeletal pain can occur quite rapidly when the past-life roots of the trauma are uncovered.
  • Release limiting thoughts and behaviours- The experience is powerfully liberating and results in more positive thinking and behaviours.
  • Get to the root of your problems- The past is where the root and cause of most problems lie. Self-understanding and self-knowledge leads to self-healing.
  • Free yourself from the past – Letting go of the past allows you to live fully in the present.
  • Release fear of the future - You discover there is little point in worrying about the future and are more likely to be able to focus on the here and now.
  • Increase self-esteem and self-worth – the transformational benefits include developing a new awareness of your abilities and natural strengths giving you renewed confidence.
  • Recalibrate values- The experience of yourself as eternal ignites deep-rooted changes leading you to value qualities such as love, compassion and positive relationships more. You are able to discern more clearly the things that are really important to you and the things that aren’t.
  • Transform life’s challenges - Your problems and the challenges you face become viewed as opportunities for important lessons to be learnt.
  • Renew your motivation and willpower to make the changes you desire - You will gain understanding of the meaning and purpose of the challenges you are facing, resulting in increased self-determination to lose those extra pounds, give up your addictions, or make any other changes you so desire.
  • Create healthier relationships- Experiencing the past life connections with people in your current life gives a greater understanding of your relationships and allows you to create healthier relationship patterns instead of repeating old ones.
  • Transform grief and loss - The nature of mourning loved ones you’ve lost transforms as you become aware that, even though you have lost physical contact with them, you will meet them again ‘on the other side’ or in another life.
  • Dissolve the fear of death - Experiencing past lives helps you recognise that you never truly die. Death is simply a part of every life you’ve ever lived and will ever live.
  • Discover the guidance available to you- Everything you need to know is available to you when you tap into the power of the superconscious and the guidance of your higher self.
  • Unleash the healing power of your mind- Realise the power of the subconscious to both create and to heal physical and mental dis-ease.

How the Past impacts on the Present

Regression Therapies recognise three levels of consciousness: the subconscious, the conscious, and the superconscious. Each level of consciousness represents a differing degree of intensity of awareness.

The conscious represents the individual’s present awareness and faculty for dividing and separating the world into objects and categories of objects, or “things” to be aware of. The conscious is the “objective”, rational, thinking, judging, logical, problem-oriented, decision-making level of awareness.

The subconscious represents the repository of impressions left on the mind by every “thing” the individual has ever encountered in this life and in all past lives, as well as tendencies, in the form of the behavioural and emotional patterns and beliefs constructed from and reinforced by those recorded impressions. Every experience we’ve ever had, every thought, every impression of loss or gain, both in our present and past lives resides in the subconscious and determines our patterns of thought and behaviour far more than we realize.

Unrestricted by the rigid demands of logic which limit the conscious, the subconscious permits the free flow of ideas into the conscious, known as the “stream of consciousness”. The subconscious is the seat of creativity and the creative power of the subconscious is, in theory, limitless. In practice, however, the subconscious is limited by the suggestions it’s given. The “subjective” nature of the subconscious means that it relies on suggestion in order to exert its power in any particular direction. The subconscious merely records and reproduces impressions without any evaluation or judgement. It is only when an impression is made conscious that judgement is applied. In other words, the subconscious makes no decision about whether any given suggestion is helpful or not.

We are giving suggestions to the subconscious mind all the time through our self-talk. And, while it’s within the control of the conscious to choose helpful and positive ways of talking to ourselves, all too often we don’t take conscious control, but rather allow the “stream of consciousness” which flows from the subconscious, unfettered by judgement, to take us in a direction we have not consciously chosen. We all too often talk to ourselves in unhelpful ways and, as a consequence, feel or act out in ways that we don’t feel in control of.

Rather than taking control and consciously choosing helpful and positive suggestions to harness the power of the subconscious to work for us, we can end up feeling that we’re at war with ourselves, with the subconscious working against us.

The superconscious represents the higher self, or the eternal self. Intuition and heightened mental clarity flow from the superconscious into conscious awareness.

While the conscious mind is limited by its analytical and judging nature and sees all things as separate and distinct, the superconscious level of consciousness sees all things as part of a whole. It does not analyse, but rather sees the problem and the solution as one, as though the solution was a natural outgrowth from the problem.

When we make decisions based on intuition, we often can’t say how we know we’ve made the right decision, only that we do know. We get “that feeling”.

However, if we’re not careful, the subconscious mind can all too easily intrude itself on our conscious and trick us into thinking we’re getting intuitive guidance, when actually we’re merely being influenced by past impressions and unfulfilled desires. Calamitous decisions can be made in the belief that one is drawing on higher guidance, when in fact one is responding only to subconscious preconditioning.

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