The last time I tried regression, I wasn’t searching for deeper understanding of my life. Rather, I’d gotten into a nasty car accident, and I just wanted the pain in my neck to go away.

Enter my mentor and regression expert, Dr. Coletta Long. Regression is the practice of remembering past experiences that help to illuminate our current condition, so when I sat down with Dr. Long for our appointment, we started with the car accident. She asked me to talk her through the crash, and from there, we talked back through life events that were contributing to the pain I felt.

As we talked, I found myself remembering a past lifetime as a young woman who had run away from her family after discovering that they wanted to sell her into prostitution. She struck out on her own and found safety working in a library. I could picture her perfectly, sitting there amongst the books, and I knew that she had found peace. Then my mind took me to the night she’d crept into the library in the dark to hunt for a particular title. She was climbing a ladder to search a high shelf when her foot slipped. She fell and her neck broke. She died, and she was immediately drawn into a bright, white light—as warm and inviting as an embrace.

I relayed this story to Dr. Long as she and I drew the connections between the young woman and myself. Her fear for her life that had motivated her to change and to pursue her dreams mirrored the patterns of my own life, and it convinced me to no longer settle for less than I deserved. It was time to recognize my worth and to use the talent and gifts that I was given to their full extent. On a physical level, by experiencing the woman’s death through the instant breaking of her neck followed by the soothing white light, the neck pain that I had incurred from the car accident disappeared. I have not felt pain in my neck since that session.

Because of the powerful release I had experienced under Dr. Long’s guidance, I realized that this was what I wanted to do with the rest of my life: master regression and help other people the way Dr. Long had helped me. This experience inspired my own program, which I practice today: the Emotional Reset Method.

I came to understand that soul healing happens by going into each of your emotional blocks, finding out why it is there and changing the energy.

When we are ready to be healed, we can go back into the past, experience the parts of ourselves that we are afraid of, recognize and then reclaim each of those parts. @RobinEmmerich (Click to Tweet!)

The conscious mind will say “I have forgiven,” for example, but the subconscious has not forgiven until you feel the love, joy, and abundance that flows from genuine forgiveness. As we release these fears, we begin to change our perception of past events, assisting us in the release of fears, limitations, conflicts, and false beliefs.

Regression is a powerful technique to access the subconscious mind, the part of us that accepts all information non-judgmentally. Our emotions—like our survival instinct of fear—are stored in the subconscious brain, which is stored much deeper in our mind than our conscious thoughts, explains Joseph E. LeDoux in his book The Emotional Brain. We can access information stored in our subconscious mind like a computer, without our emotions or fears getting in the way, allowing us to clear the barriers of pain and fear in our mind that are holding us back. Through regression, I have re-experienced several other traumatic events in my life, released the frozen blocks of fear, pain and shock in my body, and have gone back to the cause of the events that originated in the past—not just earlier in my life, but in other lifetimes.

After I experienced the power of Dr. Long’s methodology I used my training and experience to reframe her teachings to help even more people achieve the freedom from fear and trauma that I’ve also experienced. That’s what is at the heart of the Emotional Reset Method: Freedom. Freedom from past experiences, even the traumatic ones, and freedom from the fear of the future.

The Emotional Reset Method is the act of identifying emotional stumbling blocks from our past, learning to release our attachment to those emotions and experience, and reconnecting to our intuition.

I’m not here to focus on past lives or reincarnation. What I believe in is working with the subconscious mind and heart. Is there pain—whether physical or mental—in your life that’s holding you back? Let’s chat about it in the comments below.

Robin Emmerich has spent close to a decade coaching some of the most successful women in business. Even with their considerable success, the common denominator is that as much as they seemed to be cruising through life on the outside, they were melting on the inside. It’s why Robin just launched Beauty and the Mess—an athleisure brand creating a sisterhood who understands that life is messy and difficult and challenging, but together, can find the strength to prioritize passion over perfection and fearlessly seek beauty in their everyday lives. She currently offers the CIJourney online course, based on the famed Stanford Masters Degree Course, ‘Creativity in Business,’ individual coaching and worldwide retreats. Connect with Robin at on Instagram, or