Past Life Regression Therapy and Codependency
Codependency runs deep in unhealthy relationships and has strong, entangled roots. It runs so deep that often the source of codependency lies in a past life. If you’re curious about the connection between Past Life Regression Therapy and Codependency you can read all about it below.
What is Codependency?
Codependency has many definitions. The most common, agreed-upon definition in the mental health field is, “Codependency is a learned behavior that can be passed down from one generation to another. It is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects an individual’s ability to have a healthy, mutually satisfying relationship. It is also known as “relationship addiction” because people with codependency often form or maintain relationships that are one-sided, emotionally destructive and/or abusive. The disorder was first identified about ten years ago as the result of years of studying interpersonal relationships in families of alcoholics. Co-dependent behavior is learned by watching and imitating other family members who display this type of behavior.”
Another definition of codependency that I like to teach is abandoning yourself in order to make the relationship work.
Have you ever had to put yourself or your needs or your goals and dreams aside to make the relationship work? If so, you may be in a codependent relationship.
Let’s look at some of the different codependent roles people enact in their relationships.
The People Pleaser
The People Pleaser is someone who avoids conflict at all costs and will agree with others’ opinions even if they really don’t agree. Often their private self and public self are polar opposites. People Pleasers tend to keep quiet to avoid arguments. There is a constant worry about others’ opinions of them. People Pleasers will often deny their own needs, wants, and opinions in order to make the relationship work.
The rescuer personality is driven to help others. When someone has the need for help, the rescuer is there, just like a superhero, ready to save the day. … Rescuers are driven by a need to be needed. When they can help other people, they feel like they are helping themselves.
The term “enabler” generally describes someone whose behavior allows a loved one to continue self-destructive patterns of behavior. Enabling usually refers to patterns that appear in the context of drug or alcohol misuse and addiction. Often the enabler will help the addicted person by lying about, ignoring, or passively supporting the loved one’s substance abuse.
People Affected by Codependency Often…
- Have difficulty making decisions.
- Judge what they think, say, or do harshly, as never good enough.
- Are embarrassed to receive recognition, praise, or gifts.
- Value others’ approval of their thinking, feelings, and behavior over their own.
- Do not perceive themselves as lovable or worthwhile persons.
- Seek recognition and praise to overcome feeling less than.
- Have difficulty admitting a mistake.
- Need to appear to be right in the eyes of others and may even lie to look good.
- Are unable to identify or ask for what they need and want.
- Perceive themselves as superior to others.
- Look to others to provide their sense of safety.
- Have difficulty getting started, meeting deadlines, and completing projects.
- Have trouble setting healthy priorities and boundaries.
Break Free From the Chains of Codependency with Past Life Regression Therapy
In clinical hypnotherapy, we use age regression to go back to the source of our codependent behaviors to address the unhealthy relationship dynamics that are present in the client’s current life. It’s in the age regression where we discover the old conclusion the client made about themselves as well as the old decision and behavior they chose – the codependent behavior.
But what if the source of codependency and people-pleasing goes way, way back? Like all the back to a Past Life?
Codependency as Karmic Issues
What if our codependent behaviors aren’t just an issue from this life? What if the source of our codependent behaviors has deep roots in the past? Are we bringing these behaviors with us from lifetime to lifetime as lessons to learn around healthy boundaries and agreements to break with others? It’s very possible that you are dealing with karmic issues.
Karmic Issues are unresolved issues from our past lives and typically come in the form of lessons, or agreements and contracts with others. Have you ever wondered who your partner was in a past life? Perhaps your parent or child or uncle? These relationship issues could be Karmic Issues when looked at from the perspective of Spiritual Reality.
The best way to heal Karmic Issues is with Past Life Regression therapy. Nothing helps your client see their role and own their responsibility and behavior and consequences faster than Past Life Regression therapy.
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