Hyderabad : COVID-19 has brought permanent transformation to our day to day lives with online schooling, work from home and telemedicine bridging distances and making services available remotely to everyone. One of the deepest scars left by the pandemic is its impact on mental health of people across sections of society. Can we find an online solution to this? According to Dr. Natwar Sharma, a renowned paediatrician, it is possible. Regression therapy made available on-line can help people mitigate the stress caused by the pandemic, Dr. Sharma says in his new book ‘Metaphors of Memory.’
“People have gone through tough times personally staying in hospitals, ICUs and also from the trauma of losing the loved ones. Hence post traumatic stress disorder has increased during this pandemic and regression therapy can help people significantly in this regard,” says Dr. Sharma who is currently in India to be with his family and for promoting his book. His new book, Metaphors of Memory: Healing Through Past and Current Life Regression (Westland), offers a window into his 11-year journey. Dr. Sharma is a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) and has served and trained at the Apollo Hospitals, Chennai.
“Many doctors are not open to regression therapy and I don’t blame them because I come from the same mindset and the way we are trained to practise evidence based medicine. But there are some doctors who read my book and have said my books resonated well them since they had the same curiosity and unanswered questions,” says Dr Sharma. He further adds, “One doesn’t need to be a believer to undergo therapy,” His decision to start regression therapy was also to understand the reasons for certain chronic conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity, asthma, and even cancer, all of which, he believes, are not just genetic or lifestyle-related, but also a result of “an overflow of negative charge in our body, which has been accumulating bit by bit over a period of time”.
“Metaphors of Memory is an exhilarating read for those interested in health, hypnotism and spirituality. The book is a product of personal research by Dr. Natwar Sharma, and not at all spooky, even if it sounds that way at times,” said Mr. Kamlesh D Patel (Daaji), Guide of Heartfulness Institute.