Many people reject the idea of looking into a past lifetime for problems as they claim to have enough troubles in the present life. This sounds reasonable; however, in clinical practice, clients discover that present life conflicts and problems often stem from traumatic events in prior lifetimes. Past life memories may come to us in many guises: the déjà vu experience; recurrent dreams, either of a specific location, or of a frightening event; a crippling phobia or unexplained, groundless fear. People who fear water, public speaking, or heights (to name just a few common phobias) often uncover the memory of a death by drowning, hanging or burning at the stake before a crowd, or falling from a high place. As these past life traumas are explored and resolved in therapy, the phobias cease to exist for the clients. The process of past life therapy is being used effectively by mental health professionals in many countries. Through the emotional feelings and body sensations associated with an identified present life problem, the client is prompted to locate the source or cause of the problem. This leads to the discovery of a pain-filled memory in a past life. The client, in the personality of the past-life character, is guided through the traumatic episode in the lifetime, and finally through the death experience. The therapist assists the client in resolving any remaining emotional issues, any unfinished business in that life, and to integrate the experience into the present life situation. The past life character, as a spirit, moves away from the body and the death scene and fully into the Light. The narrative is similar to descriptions of the near death experience (NDE). Many emotional problems and conflicts are quickly and effectively resolved through past life regression therapy, usually in far fewer sessions than with conventional therapy. Many physical ailments are considered to be psychosomatic, and these conditions may begin to diminish or cease altogether through past life regression therapy.

In practice, the therapist trained in Past Life Therapy (PLT) and Spirit Releasement Therapy (SRT) will recognize that some of the past life scenarios are not those of the client, but of someone else, an attached spirit of a deceased human being. There are specific methods of differentiating between the two. This condition has historically been labeled spirit possession. A more accurate term is spirit attachment, indicating an interference, a much more common event than possession, which implies complete takeover. Our language reflects an inner knowledge of this condition: "What got into you?" "What possessed me to do that?" "I'm not myself today." Even the comedian, Flip Wilson, expressed the concept with the comic line: "The devil made me do it." The possibility of spirit possession, that is, full or partial takeover of a living human by a discarnate entity, has been recognized, or at least theorized, in every time and in every culture. A disembodied consciousness seems to attach itself and merge fully or partially with the subconscious mind of a living person, exerting some degree of control on the behavior, the mental functioning, and emotions, as well as producing sensations and symptoms in the physical body. Attachment to any given person may be completely random, even accidental. An attachment can be benevolent in nature, self serving to fulfill a personal need of the spirit, malevolent in intention, or completely neutral. Some
investigators in this field estimate that between 70% and 100% of the population are affected or influenced by one or more discarnate entities at some time in their lives.

The treatment for the condition of spirit attachment consists of six distinct steps. The first step is to discover and identify any and all (there is never just one) attached discarnate spirits or entities. There are many clues which assist the therapist in the discovery of an attached entity. The second step is differential diagnosis. Most of the attached entities fall into one of three categories: spirits of deceased humans, terminated pregnancies, and mind fragments of living people; the dark force entities, historically called demons; and aliens or ETs, that is, beings from other worlds, dimensions or densities.

There are others which defy classification. The third step is dialogue with the entity. Each type requires the precise treatment which will lead it to release willingly from the client and go to its own appropriate destination. The fourth step is the actual release of the attached entity; each different type requires a different releasement process. The fifth step is a specific guided imagery of Light for the client. It is important to metaphorically fill the space left by the departing beings. The sixth step entails ongoing therapy for the client. More entities may be found and released in subsequent sessions. Past life therapy and fragmentation recovery are vital to restore balance to the client. It is essential to resolve the conflict and to heal the emotional vulnerability which first
allowed the spirit attachment.

Recovery of Soul-Mind Fragmentation (RSF) is a clinical approach to soul retrieval, an age-old shamanic method of healing. Sickness was considered to be caused by loss of one's soul, or part of it. The shaman journeyed into the underworld to retrieve the soul and return it to the sick person, restoring wholeness and health. The client is passive during the shamanic work. In RSF, the client is guided to locate the original trauma, recover the lost fragment, and welcome it back into the body/mind space. This approach is empowering for the client who takes an active part in the process. This condition is also reflected in our language, indicating an inner awareness: "It was a shattering experience." "I'm just falling apart." "He's not all here today." "I left my heart in San Francisco." And the healing of the condition is also familiar to our inner knower: "Pull yourself together."

"He's a real together guy." Physical and emotional traumas can cause fragmentation and formation of sub-personalities, some of which literally leave the premises. The trauma is processed to resolution, with no remaining emotional residue, and the fragment is recovered and reintegrated. With the fragment safely home, the client will report a feeling of warmth, peace, and a pleasant new sense of wholeness. Fragmentation as the source of illness is an important concept in the native healing traditions. It may prove to be an important thread in the rich tapestry of holistic healing. Results can often be seen immediately after using these three related modalities. Many emotional problems and some physical conditions are eased or eliminated through Past Life Therapy, Spirit Releasement Therapy and Recovery of Soul-Mind Fragmentation. Regression therapy is a profound experience for the therapist as well as the client. It is a gentle, loving, transpersonal

William and Judith Baldwin are available for private counseling sessions. The sessions are scheduled for a minimum of two hours and often last beyond that. We don't stop you if you are in the middle of something important. We continue until you are complete with the any issue that you bring up. You may want to have more than one session to explore more deeply on the issue, or focus on additional problem areas. The suggested donation is $160 per hour, counted in 1/4 hour increments. The material remains confidential, of course. We tape the sessions for you. The people who seek sessions often describe the following symptoms: Feelings of being blocked in life. Just when things are going right, it all falls apart. Hearing intrusive thoughts and voices. Recognition that some behavior is not consistent with your personality. The realization of "That wasn't me!" after something you've thought, said or done. Repeating dreams or nightmares. Problems following use of pendulum or ouija board.

Sexual problems.
Feelings of abandonment.
Feelings of not being alone in your body.
Feelings of being followed or stalked.
Relationship problems.
Phobias and irrational fear, anger, sadness, guilt or any other negative emotion.
Feelings of confusion, disconnection from life, "spacey" or "not all here."

Everyone has the answers to their own problems. It is our job to direct you to the discovery of your own solutions. In the safety of the session, we assist you in shifting your focus into that vastness of your own subconscious where there are no barriers of time and space. We use many approaches in guiding you to the source of the present life problems:

Guided recall of present life, birth and pre-natal memories, and past life incidents. Spirit releasement therapy for releasing non-physical intruders and attachments. Remote spirit releasement, healing of other people at a distance. Recovery of those fragments of your soul essence which have separated from you. Healing and integration of those fragments which can be of any age from embryo to adult.

Author's Bio: 

William J. Baldwin, D.D.S., Ph.D., Co-director of the Center for Human Relations, is an ordained minister, pastoral counselor, hypnotherapist, past lives therapist, lecturer and seminar facilitator. Since leaving the practice of dentistry in 1982, Dr. Baldwin has devoted his time to counseling, primarily in the area of past lives therapy. This work expanded to include spirit releasement. Dr. Baldwin, a modern pioneer in this field, authored the first technique manual on Regression Therapy and Spirit Releasement Therapy. Rev. Judith A. Baldwin, Co-director of the Center for Human Relations, is a lecturer, seminar facilitator, and long time teacher of A Course in Miracles. She is an ordained Minister of Spiritual Counseling through the New Seminary of New York, an Interfaith Seminary School. Judith, well known artist and writer, edited and contributed to the Technique Manual. She is clairvoyant, clairaudient, and clairsentient, and uses these spiritual gifts of discernment in the healing process during private sessions with clients. REMOTE SPIRIT RELEASEMENT THERAPY Remote sessions offer another option to people who live a distance away from us. The client is not required to be present for the healing work to be effective. The target person does not have to be aware of the session, as in the case of a child, a rebellious teenager, a person in a hospital or other institution, an aging parent, or anyone else. We do the work with permission from High Self. What we require is a letter of request of no more than one page describing the problems or conflicts, some history of how it began if this is known, and the name, age, and location of the person requiring the session. Include a check for $165 or a credit card number with expiration date. We will schedule the session usually within a week or two of receiving the request. The session is one hour in length, with 45 - 50 minutes devoted to the altered state work, leaving 10 - 15 minutes for questions by phone later, after you receive the tape of the session. During the session, Judith offers a beginning prayer and moves into an altered state of consciousness. She perceives energies and describes her clairvoyant assessment of attached entities of various types, past lives which are influencing the present experience, and the degree of soul fragmentation. She often sees and describes other energy patterns which are important to the client. When this is complete, Bill begins the process of spirit releasement by calling on the Beings of Light which assist us in the work. Usually, dark force entities are released first, followed by the earthbound souls of deceased humans, then the extraterrestrials which impinge on the energies of living humans. We seek to recover as much of the lost soul essence fragments as possible in the session, as this strengthens the spiritual immune system for the client. Judith works mostly on the inner planes, calling on assistance from her spiritual team to clear deeper levels of infestation. She works to recover and reintegrate soul essence fragments. She also perceives and describes the results of Bill's efforts. The work is very effective, though remote spirit releasement therapy has limitations. Over the years, we have found that remote work is often not as long-lasting as direct work with a client. Personal responsibility is an essential element in any healing process. A client who participates in the session experiences the validity of the work and takes an integral role in the releasement process as well as the soul fragment recovery. This personal involvement in the successful session is empowering for the client. Even as effective as it is, we consider a remote spirit releasement therapy session as the first step toward full participation, a temporary holding action, in some cases an emergency measure until more thorough work can be accomplished in person. The clairvoyant assessment by Judith also allows us to determine if this type of work is appropriate for a client. Serious mental disturbance eliminates the client as a candidate for direct clinical participation. This type of remote spirit releasement therapy session can bring welcome relief to almost anyone who is influenced by discarnate energies. It is an important part of any holistic healing work.

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William J. Baldwin, D.D.S., Ph.D., Co-director of the Center for Human Relations, resides in Enterprise, Florida with his wife, Judith. He received the Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1970 from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, the Doctor of Ministry degree from Western University Graduate College of Theology in August, 1982, and the Ph.D. in clinical psychology from American Commonwealth University, San Diego, in September, 1988. Practicing as a Pastoral Counselor, Dr. Baldwin is a certified Past Lives Therapist, hypnotherapist, and a trained rebirther. Dr. Baldwin, a modern pioneer in the field, has written Spirit Releasement Therapy: A Technique Manual, the first textbook on Regression Therapy, Past Life Therapy, Spirit Releasement Therapy and Recovery of Soul-Mind Fragmentation. Bill and his wife, Judith have co-authored the book: FROM MY HEART TO YOURS: A Transformational Guide to Unlocking the Power of Love. Bill has recently completed a new book titled: PAST LIFE THERAPY: A TRAINING MANUAL. His new book, CE-VI: Close Encounters of the Possession Kind, will be released in early Fall.

Rev. Judith A. Baldwin, Co-director of the Center for Human Relations, is a lecturer, seminar facilitator, and teacher of A Course in Miracles since 1980. Judith edited and contributed to the Spirit Releasement Therapy: A Technique Manual. She and her husband, Bill, are co-authors of the book. FROM MY HEART TO YOURS: A Transformational Guide to Unlocking the Power of Love. She recently published Let The Inner Knower Lead The Way. Judith is a graduate of The New Seminary, New York City, a two-year course of study culminating in ordination and licensing as an Interfaith Minister of Spiritual Counseling. She is a certified past lives therapist, a certified hypnotherapist, and a certified Time Line Therapist. Judith utilizes the spiritual gifts of discernment in private sessions with clients. In addition, she is a well known artist and writer. Judith’s poetry has been published by the National Library of Poetry. Her paintings have been exhibited across the country in galleries and museums, with solo exhibitions at the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the Brevard Art Museum. Her work was featured on the cover of Keep Florida Beautiful, the state environmental magazine; on the cover of Center Stage, Arts & Entertainment Magazine; and featured in ZELO Magazine, and published in numerous other catalogs and newspapers.