Absolutely. There aren't any negative side effects of PLR and there isn't anything that can go wrong. Nothing foreign to a person's soul will be able to interfere with a session. Someone might experience resistance due to their ego's desire for control, but even if elements of trauma begin to surface the souls desire for healing is stronger than habits of self-sabotage, and I'm trained to assist and facilitate that healing.
It's a commitment in itself to decide to do a session, and as a guide in the unfolding of your life's path, the subconscious is on board with what you recognize to be of benefit for your journey. People sometimes experience resistance, but it's a choice to embrace the regression and acknowledge it consciously. I take you there. All you have to do it be present to it.
Usually. Sometimes people regress events in their current lifetime because they have things they want (or are guided) to work through to be able to acknowledge and process before making themselves available to other opportunities provided by PLR.
This is actually a very complicated question because human beings have multiple complementary aspects that come together for the evolutionary process of incarnation. The short answer is that a discarnate soul, led by spiritual beings, is brought into relationship with bloodlines that have an intrinsic kinship with its mission (short and long-term) culminating in the union of bloodlines through its parents. We share with our ancestors the history of humanity, with its sorrows, challenges, and triumphs, from the perspective of an alchemically elaborated and interwoven common ground we share with them as individual souls. We work closely with our ancestors and have an intimate connection with them in which our sense of self is manifestly elaborated, even though these deep relationships might not be conscious for us. A past life is something that, through its relationship to one's current personality, a direct spiritual evolutionary current is carried. That being said, sometimes very large scale cultural impulses are carried over in the most manifold ways through groups of varying size, but individual souls are products and vehicles of evolution whose context is not limited to their bloodlines alone because the seeds of the future that they contain are always cross fertilized between incarnations, resulting in threads of destiny intrinsically related to those, for example, who are not direct blood relations.
In past ages, reincarnation was a much more commonplace element in cosmology than it is today. It was even present in the Christian world until it was formally abolished during the Second Council of Constantinople in 553 A.D., for reasons including an apparent conflict with the doctrine of the "resurrection of the body" and to solidify the authority of the Church as the sole means of attaining salvation, needed in the immediate moment of a present lifetime, for the sake of one's eternal fate.
Past life regression as a therapeutic practice is related in some ways to ancient forms of Initiation into spiritual worlds practiced in schools of ancient Egypt and India. Through Initiation, candidates would be guided to experience a state of being that made their memories of former lives accessible to them so that they could be of service to the world in light of their expanded cosmic outlook. Past life regression has existed as a standalone modality for healing, insight and connection apart from Initiation but it has many similar benefits.
Past lives and reincarnation have become more popular in the world views of the West through the writings of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (c.a. 1831-1891), a clairvoyant medium who had ties to Eastern and Western esotericism and who played a large role in the popularization of Eastern teachings elsewhere. Rudolf Steiner (c.a. 1861-1923), a spiritual polymath who collaborated with Blavatsky, studied karma, cosmology and human destiny extensively, and outlined many cultural currents carried across repeated earthly lives. Nowadays, reincarnation is again becoming more commonly accepted as ground for understanding the depths of human experience.
As a therapeutic modality, Past Life Regression emerged unexpectedly within the realm of traditional psychotherapy when in 1980 a patient of Dr. Brian Weiss' made reference to past life experiences while in hypnosis. Dr. Weiss, a skeptic at the time, investigated further and his sessions with this patient resulted in the book Many Lives Many Masters (1988) in which he relays information on the nature of life, death and evolution which presented in sessions, and makes personal reflections for the benefit of the reader. Through his training as a psychotherapist and hypnotherapist, Dr. Weiss developed a method specifically for Past Life Regression and he continues to teach his methods to this day.
Deborah Skye King, a life long clairvoyant and founder of the Soul Therapy School®, experienced past lives and parallel realities from a young age and later trained with Brian Weiss. Her high level of awareness of the spiritual realities people experience on an ongoing basis allowed for her to make adjustments to the method and ultimately to develop her own. Hers is the method I'm trained in and she continues to guide my practice.