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Regression Therapy Research


Tourette Syndrome - Ronald van der Maesen, 1998
Tourette Syndrome is a condition in which the sufferer experiences sudden involuntary and uncontrollable motor and/or vocal tics. It usually begins in childhood and is considered to be a lifelong affliction. Of the ten participants who responded to the one-year follow-up questionnaire, five reported that their motor tics had for the most part largely disappeared or been greatly reduced in frequency. The same also applied to their vocal tics. Five also reported that they were free of medication. For the full article click.

Hallucinating Voices - Ronald van der Maesen, 1999
These are internal voices that become excessively disturbing. They may be heard constantly and give destructive commands for the person to cause harm to themselves or others. Many of the participants met the required criteria of auditory hallucinations in schizophrenia. The research was supervised by the Department of Clinical Psychology at the University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands. In the twenty-five post-treatment interviews conducted by the external psychiatrist six months after the conclusion of therapy, the voices of 6 participants disappeared or reduced in number, 8 learned how to cope with the voices and 11 showed no improvement in their hearing of voices. For the full article click.

Cortisol, Prolactin, Growth Hormones and Neurovegetative Responses to Emotions Elicited During a Hypnoidal State - Mario Simoes et al 2003
Cortisol, prolactin and growth hormones have been inconsistently observed during times of stress. This research was see if different types of emotions that could be elicited in a regression therapy session increased their levels. It found that cortisol responds consistently to shock and intimidation. Protactin surges are less frequent and behave as an alternative response, and may be associated with rage. Growth hormones surges are common and associated with the intensity but not the type of emotion. For the full article click.

Measuring the Therapeutic Effects of Past-Life Regression - Heather Rivera, 2013
This research used a survey of 180 past life therapy clients from around the world. It found that religious or cultural upbringing as well as age or gender did not appear to significantly influence the beneficial outcomes. There appeared to be remarkably few negative outcomes, approximately 3%. The most often reported beneficial outcome with an occurrence of 80% was that the respondent reported the death no longer held fear following the past life. For the full article click.

Current Research

Chronic Pain - Multi center Germany, Portugal, Brazil
The research is to investigate the effectiveness and efficacy of Regression Therapy on the treatment of chronic treatment-resistant pain syndromes. Evaluation will be made with the Colour Pain Scale, Visual Analog Scale, Quality of Life Scale, Hamilton’s Anxiety Scale and Depression Scale, and measures (optional, depending on availability) of basal Cortisol and Prostaglandin levels. Subjects will be evaluated in follow-up after six months and after one year of the end of the treatment phase. For the full protocol click.

Regression Therapy Articles

Altered States of Consciousness and Psychotherapy - Mario Simoes 2002
The phenomenology of altered states on consciousness is described and how it relates to psychopathology. Psychotherapies that use altered states on consciousness are discussed including hypnosis, holotropic breath work and past life/regression therapy. For the full article click.