So the old man is driving you crazy? It's probably because it's not your first go 'round together — you've been in each other's hair for eons. At least that's what Christine Bartlett might say after a transpersonal hypnotherapy session (i.e., past life regression) at the Better Life Teaching and Counseling Center in Berkeley. A hypnotherapist since 1998, Bartlett specializes in addictions, career and life changes, dream analysis, spirituality, and connection with one's own inner guidance. Inside her softly lit, cozy office, clients can sink into the tweedy La-Z-Boy and pull a blanket onto their lap as Bartlett explains what she does clearly enough to put the inexperienced at ease. Even those who are convinced they will not succumb to hypnosis find themselves sinking into deeper levels of consciousness with no trouble. Sure, you may never be able to prove whether you and your beloved actually ran a farm together on the American frontier in the 1800s, but as metaphor, the "memory" may help you release some of those stuck emotions that make relationships feel, well, crazy sometimes.
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