is the only non-profit independent examining and certifying board for Past Life Therapists, Past Life Researchers, and Training Programs in Regression Therapy.
Regression Therapy, also called Past Life Therapy or Past Life Regression Therapy, is client-centered. It focuses on the discovery of the origins of a client's problem in a past life “story.”
The Specific Goals of the International Board for Regression Therapy are:
1. To enact an appropriate set of standards or guiding principles for the practice of PLT/PLR, and to seek adherence to these standards by all PLT/PLR therapists and practitioners.
2. To establish the minimum criteria for individual board certification by IBRT, to encourage qualified practitioners to undergo the certification process and, upon meeting these criteria, to issue documentation attesting to the individual's certification by the Board.
3. To evaluate schools and programs that provide training in PLT/PLR to ensure that:
4. To support the professional growth and development of PLT/PLR.
5. To promote the understanding and acceptance of PLT/PLR by the public and other helping professions as an effective and legitimate healing modality.
We offer workshops, gatherings, training and certification.
The International Board for Regression Therapy was founded in New York in 1999, to establish professional standards and practices in the field of Past Life Therapy (PLT), Past Life Research (PLR), and Past Life Regression Training Programs.
For more than 20 years, we have used these standards to evaluate the qualifications of practitioners and the quality of training programs in Regression Therapy.
Individuals who meet the high standards and practices in a professional and ethical manner are recognized as IBRT Board Certified. Past Life Training Programs that comply with the criteria receive accreditation from the International Board for Regression Therapy.
In addition, we promote the growth and development of the field of Regression Therapy.
Plus we educate the public and other helping professions about Past Life Therapy as an effective and legitimate healing modality.
IBRT offers three membership categories: two for individual members and one for training programs in Regression Therapy:
For Schools and Training Programs in Past Life Regression
Past Life Therapy, together with its companion area of Past Life Research, is a rapidly evolving and dynamic field. It embraces many disciplines, both traditional and non-traditional. It is becoming more and more accepted by both the clientele it serves and the other helping professions, as well.
One of the most important hallmarks of a true profession is the establishment of ethical standards for its practice and the recognition of practitioners who have met those standards through an objective evaluative process.
Recognition may take many forms: letters of reference or recommendation attesting to an individual's skills and competencies, certificates of completion of a course of study, state or national registration or licensure, or the attainment of certification through meeting the requirements of a professional Board of Examiners which sets certain criteria and requirements which, when met, lead to the issuance of certification.
The field of Past Life Therapy/Past Life Research is entering the mainstream of the helping professions and its practitioners now need to take those steps which signify that it has, indeed, become a legitimate therapeutic modality. Practitioners of PLT/PLR need to demonstrate that they have met a set of standards for its practice and have undertaken to provide appropriate documentation of their preparation, and to adhere to an acceptable set of ethical standards of practice.
Holly Holmes-Meredith, DMin, MFT, President
Virginia Waldron, CH, CI, Secretary
Georgina Cannon, BCH, CI, NLP Instructor
Valerie J. Deveraux, JD, CHT, PLR, QCF
Greg McHugh, CCHT
Peter Wright, CPLT, CHT, LBLT
Disclaimer -- IBRT assumes no liability for the individual professional actions of IBRT-certified therapists or researchers.