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Paula N's Experience

Experience description:   

As stated above, I had walked away from a damaging relationship and looked for help. Through my family doctor found a lady trained in counseling. After a few sessions she told me that besides the traumatic experience with my husband there was trauma in my childhood and I had matured beyond my years in many aspects but that emotionally I had stopped growing at a young age. She suggested that she help regress slowly to try to find the reason for this and resolve it. We talked about things I remembered, we did role playing, etc. One session we started as usual and the next thing I am aware of is this woman on her knees, next to me asking if I was ok and if she should call an ambulance. She told me that we were talking and all of a sudden I curled up in a fetal position and went very white. The whole thing lasted just a couple of minutes. From my perspective I remember seeing the whole room from the vantage point of the opposite corner of the room by the ceiling. I remember what the room, furniture looked like from a perspective I could not have from the normal sitting/standing areas in the room. We met one more time and she told me she did not feel that she had the expertise or felt comfortable with the situation.

Any associated medications or substances with the potential to affect the experience?     No      

Was the kind of experience difficult to express in words? No      

At the time of this experience, was there an associated life threatening event?          No      

What was your level of consciousness and alertness during the experience?           I was not physically conscious

Was the experience dream like in any way?   No

Did you experience a separation of your consciousness from your body?     No      

What emotions did you feel during the experience?            None, only worry after her panic. Afterwards I felt scarred that it would happen again and I would not be able to comeback

Did you hear any unusual sounds or noises?           No

LOCATION DESCRIPTION:  Did you recognize any familiar locations or any locations from familiar religious teachings or encounter any locations inhabited by incredible or amazing creatures?    I saw only the room I was in and the awareness that I was looking down

Did you observe or hear anything regarding people or events during your experience that could be verified later?          Yes     Just the scared look of the counsellor

How has the experience affected your relationships? Daily life? Religious practices? Career choices?       No, I always wanted to be in the Health field. However it did make ask my family lots of questions about my childhood to try to understand what could have been so traumatic

Has your life changed specifically as a result of your experience?         No      

Have you shared this experience with others?         No       Only a couple of times and I can not be certain they believed me

What emotions did you experience following your experience?  Fear, curiosity and a need to find out what happened

What was the best and worst part of your experience?      I allowed me to believe in things that I could not explain before, but the lack of control is not a pleasant experience for me

Is there anything else you would like to add concerning the experience?        I have from a young age had very vivid and colourfull dreams some that told me of an event happening at the time I was dreaming, others foretelling an event and most of them just making me feel comfortable with something I was struggling with

Following the experience, have you had any other events in your life, medications or substances which reproduced any part of the experience?         No      

Did the questions asked and information you provided accurately and comprehensively describe your experience?               Yes