An increasingly popular way of discovering past lives, is hypnotic regressions. There are many therapists working in this field all over the world, and a few who are famous for their work on past lives in a therapeutic context. Some of them assert that it is not necessary to believe in the possibility of reincarnation to benefit from the process, and they maintain that it may be only some part of the symbolism of the subconscious which is talking when a person appears to be describing a past life under hypnosis.
Michael Newton is a therapist who was a sceptic before his first experience of having a client describe a past life. In his case, he had explored all the avenues available in adulthood and childhood to try to ameliorate the client's problem, and then instructed him to go back to the time when the problem first arose. To his surprise, the client described a past life and what is more was helped by the revelation.
Newton now specialises in life between life regressions, as he says that people have much to learn from remembering what they are in this life to achieve and why. Some of his interviews are available on YouTube, and his website has a lot of information. He appears to have a lot of challenging information from his cases, which include information about alien lives and predictions of the future.
Brian Weiss is the other psychiatrist famously working in this field, who had a similar start to his career as one of the most famous of past life regression therapists. A client who didn't seem to be able to find the beginning of her problem, suddenly recounted a past life. He is unusually eminent for someone working in this field, which is usually a career killer of the most effective kind. He is the Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami.
He seems a gentle and lovely man, who posts answers to his readers questions as gentle videos, and has published a number of books. He impresses as an honest and kind person who speaks from his heart. I'm not casting aspersions upon the veracity of other therapists, but this is a striking element of his pieces to camera on YouTube. He trains psychiatrists and other therapists to use past life regression in the course of therapy, and points to the very effectiveness of the therapy in dealing with people with phobias or problems that haven't responded to other therapies, including hypnosis rooted in the current life.
There are a lot of videos on YouTube for Brian Weiss, including a guided meditation for discovering your own past lives without hypnosis. It is a very relaxing meditation.