Answering Your Questions
Listed below are the questions clients want answered in the first counseling session.
“Can you help me feel better?”
You contacted me because you are experiencing some level of distress or pain. In the first two sessions, we will talk about your history, and I will learn what lies beneath the symptoms. At that point, most clients experience a shift from helplessness towards hope. They open up and talk freely, knowing their journey to healing has begun.
“How many sessions will it take for me to feel better?”
Counseling is not an exact science and depends upon the path the client chooses. If coaching is your focus, people typically sign up for four 35-minute phone sessions per month and may receive all the guidance and motivation they need in a three-month period. Others like the accountability and inspiration coaching provides and choose to stay in touch for up to a year until they are launched fully into the goals that made them contact me initially.
Some come in to reduce anxiety for upcoming surgery, which can take two-to-three sessions of hypnotherapy. Some couples have had marital issues for years, and it may take six-to-twelve months of couple’s counseling to put them back on the road to harmony. I’ve had clients with histories of severe sexual abuse. Individual therapy may include traditional counseling, hypnotherapy, and thought field therapy. There have been clients that specifically wanted to know how they knew their spouse in a former lifetime. After one or two sessions of past-life regression, they have their answer.
“Can I have immediate relief?”
Yes. Many clients read Musings To Help The Soul Remember and use the metaphors as affirmations on a daily basis to provide immediate relief, inspiration, and peacefulness that flows through them as they work on their “stuff.” Everyday burdens seem to fall away, bringing a sense of serenity and the big picture.
When the body begins to relax, the mind also relaxes. Through deep relaxation and hypnotherapy, answers emerge. I facilitate you through this journey by using specially designed music and a series of suggestions designed around metaphors to help you reach the REM (rapid eye movement) stage. You are still aware of everything around you, but you can obtain information from a part of the brain only accessed in the REM state of sleep. The process is fascinating, relaxing, and informative. I’ve often had clients tell me that they have never accessed such a deep state of relaxation in their entire lives.
Life Regression Therapy
I was trained in past-life regression therapy by Dr. Brian Weiss, author of Many Lives, Many Masters. This work takes place in hypnotherapy, where the client goes back to a past life and speaks about his experiences in that lifetime. The theory of reincarnation is that the soul, upon the death of the body, comes back to earth in another body. Essentially, it is the belief that there is a rebirth of the soul in a new body. If negative events happened in a previous lifetime and left a harmful imprint on cell memories carried over into this lifetime, the event may have created symptoms that have clients seeking therapy today. I have written a book, Stepping Into My Happiest Lifetime, about a former client who found healing using this method. Clients do not have to believe in past lives to achieve healing from this experience. Dr. Carl Jung teaches us about the collective unconscious. He believes that each person can tap into their unconscious to access their stories as metaphors, and the metaphors will create healing for that person. I can guide clients through the dysfunction that took place and got stuck in their cell memories. Past-life regression work is a viable option even for clients who do not believe in past lives. The power of the process is you deciding whether or not this is an avenue of healing you want to explore.
Past-Life Regression Testimonials
“I have been interested in past lives for as long as I can remember. When my therapy seemed stalled and my reactions to a very deep emotional loss were in no way abating, Petey suggested I might want to try past life therapy. I jumped at the chance, as many years ago I had read the book Many Lives Many Masters and was totally fascinated. I wanted to explore the past.
My first journey was to a terrible life, as were all of the next 4 or 5 trips. Finally, we went to my happiest life and there I had a monumental breakthrough. I was married to my soul mate, the love of my life today, who had, unfortunately, committed suicide 5 yrs. earlier and for whom I could not get past the grief. Also, I had a daughter who was, in this life, my current man friend. My happy life brought great joy and ultimately many tears as my husband died early and I apparently grieved for the next 200 years. When it was time to jump to the resting place, I was asked if I was ready to forgive him for dying and 200 years later, I still said NO; very definitely and very definitely-NO. We went back there again another day and I finally agreed to forgive my husband of 200 years ago for dying in a riding accident. The most interesting thing about his was my therapy journal. Prior to that seminal moment of forgiveness, my journal was filled with anger, hurt, recriminations and blame to myself for not seeing what was happening.
After I forgave him, my journal was totally different. It no longer was filled with self-recrimination and anger but peace and sadness.
It was if a great weight had been lifted from my soul. There were so many other amazing experiences and they explained so much about how I felt about myself. Thank you.”
-Leslie Glogau, Altamonte Springs, FL
“For as long as I can remember I have wanted to learn and explore a past life regression. I read several books from Brian Weiss, found a wonderful therapist I could trust and finally got the courage to book an appointment. After two Past-life regressions, I must say that I wished I had done this a long time ago.
The memories and life scenes that present themselves during the past-life regressions are meant to heal and to move you beyond past memories, which can be happy or difficult. With each session, I could immediately see correlations to issues with my marriage and/or other relationships. Being guided and later discussing the events with Petey are another bonus. Her healing voice, her impartial views and deep desire to discover your happiness is another rewarding gift.
I can’t wait to continue to explore more past-lives and to continue to develop the true, beautiful person that I can be. I would highly recommend a past-life regression with Petey to anyone wanting to discover their true self. She has truly found her calling as a healer in this lifetime.” Carly, Longwood, Fl
I Work With Clients Who Have Questions and Concerns, Such as
Taking a break from a relationship physically if the client is married is not recommended unless there is a form of abuse taking place. If feeling overwhelmed, one may break emotionally for a time to identify feelings, rediscover the importance of communication, regain perspective, and learn how to save the relationship. This can be done through introspection, coaching, counseling, or remembering the bigger picture after reading Musings to Help the Soul Remember.
Learning conflict resolution techniques, taking the others' perspective, healing emotional damage with words of understanding, and caring will transcend the most difficult of situations.
It is the cornerstone to showing signs of a committed relationship, identifying your thoughts on happiness, and the ability to find harmony in your life and the lives of those you love. Communicating self-love is crucial to achieve wholeness in one’s life.
Closure in relationships is achieved when memories of those issues leave no negative feelings attached to them. This can be accomplished through forgiveness exercises, journaling, hypnotherapy, personal growth training, emotional healing, counseling, coaching, or meditation that provides for self-reflection.
Yes. Given enough time and consistent healing behaviors towards the person that has been hurt, forgiveness and trust in relationships can be nurtured and brought back to their lives once again.
Yes. If the teen feels they are being heard, then trusting someone whether they are an adult or a peer is their choice. Good relationship advice comes from those that remember that truly have taken the time and effort to remember their past, both good and bad. For more information on this, read my article, Capturing The Essence of a Teen-ager and Loving Them Fiercely, to the Other Side on this web site.
It is more than possible. Quieting one’s mind through meditation techniques, hypnotherapy, or self-hypnosis instruction allows for reflection and translation of inspirational thoughts that are not as noticed by the conscious mind. The benefits of meditation provide thought-provoking questions and insight to bring one closer to their higher self, spirit guide, or any other term that secures inner wisdom.
Healing emotional damage and the physical manifestations that are frequently taking place can be reversed. By learning techniques for effective communication, the body does not have to take on the burden of suppressed feelings, denial, or the fantasy thinking of those that have decided to avoid any type of conflict in their life.
It is helping you to achieve balance in this journey of life. You are then able to hear your inner messages, take action, and realize the vision that has now become crystal clear. I help you find inner guidance through coaching, teaching you meditation techniques, self-hypnosis, or you may attend one of my Musing to Help the Soul Remember workshops.
Happiness is found when the body, mind, and soul remember in the stillness our true essence. It is found when you’re ready to go within and center yourself on your feelings and thoughts. It needs nothing more.
Clients do recall their past lives once they have chosen this path to healing. The interesting part of past-life regression is that it doesn’t matter if they believe in past lives or not. Whether it is the unconscious supplying the metaphor for healing or truly their past life that needed to be accessed to heal their negative cell memories, the results are the same. Feelings of peace and closure follow angst and discontent. You may read some past life stories in the testimonies from clients that experienced past-life regression on this web site or in my soon to be published book, Stepping Into my Happiest Lifetime. You may also read more about Jung’s theory on the unconscious producing just the metaphor you need for healing from his book, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, cited on this web site.
The right path for you is the one you choose to go down. Healing comes about in a variety of ways. If reading Musings to Help the Soul Remember brings the level of harmony and peace needed in life, it is your path. If wanting someone to guide and inspire resonates with you, then coaching may be better suited. Understanding family dynamics and patterns from childhood may call to you on your path to healing. Hypnotherapy, past-life regression, and Thought Field Therapy are also avenues to your place of peace and harmony. “Follow your heart, and you will meet your destiny.” I find much happiness in helping you dance down the path of life, whatever the route we take.
Musings to Help the Soul Remember
These are metaphors related to various subjects such as trust, peace, love, abundance, life, and many more. I am inspired to write them after spending time in meditation. Clients and others who read them voice the same response over and over again – an immediate feeling of peacefulness and centeredness, and burdens lose significance. Immediate relief from their symptoms is the commonality of all who read them. Book of Musings.