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Spirit Release Therapy - Fact or Fiction?

Andy Tomlinson is a psychologist psychotherapist and has been training therapists in spirit release since 2002.


When we die can our consciousness become earthbound and attach to other people and affect their health? Some people believe they can and spirit release therapy has been developed to release this energy and bring a therapeutic benefit to the person holding this energy.

Case Study

Heather was a client of mine who worked as a Reflexologist, a Shiatsu practitioner and healer. She felt there was something not quite right and could not put her finger on what it was. As I scanned Heather's energy field she became aware of an area around her lower body that felt different. As she focused on that area the thought, ‘Baby’ came into her mind. Baby talked through Heather's voice and in the dialogue it turned out that Baby had been very distressed to discover that its life had been cut short before it had properly started. Baby had been so desperate to experience the Earth plane it did not go to the light, and was drawn to Heather because she was warm, loving and her thoughts about having her own baby.

I invited a nanny from one of the nurseries in the spirit world to join them. Baby was shown how warm and loving a nanny could be and how it would be taken care of until it was time to incarnate into a new body. Baby left Heather's energy system willingly. A week after the session Heather said she felt that "Something had been put to rest" and had a wonderful feeling of inner peace. In fact she couldn't stop smiling!

Was this a spirit release or was it an imaginary dialogue by the client?

Spirit Release – Fact or Fiction?

There is a debate about the reality of spirit attachments. Michael Newton, who introduced the amazing spiritual world of between lives in his book Journey of Souls, has the view that spirit attachments do not exist. This was based on the accounts of thousands of clients who in their between lives regression never mentioned they had a spirit attachment. Indeed, I witnessed many discussions between his graduates on the internet on this subject. Some followed Newton’s reasoning and others found the amazing reduction in client symptoms after releasing what appeared to be a spirit attachment.

This controversy extends in other areas of psychotherapy and a number of schools don’t teach the subject, taking the view that the professional acceptance of their therapy is threatened by merely mentioning this name. Also Hollywood seems to be playing its part to terrify people with their horror films on the subject so it is perhaps understandable the need to be careful when this subject is discussed.

So what is the evidence for spirit attachments? William Baldwin in his book Spirit Releasement Therapy in 1992 documented many of his case studies and techniques that could be used with spirit release. Medical doctor Louise Ireland-Frey in her book Freeing the Captives gives examples of her client’s symptoms of unwanted thoughts, low energy, negative emotions and unwanted behaviours dramatically changing. However, just because a client has an improvement of health does not constitute proof of what caused it.

Spirit Release Video

Spirit Release New Information

The work I did with Ian Lawton in my book Exploring the Eternal Soul made a small contribution in untangling this subject. The information from evolved Spirits of Light beyond the need to reincarnate was that after death some souls do not immediately return to the light realms and remain earthbound for a variety of reasons. Perhaps they are not aware they are dead, or wanting to stay with loved ones on the earth plane, fear of going to the light, or the attraction of staying in the material world.

When a person with a spirit attachment dies some attachments may leave of their own accord. Others remain attached until the soul has crossed over and gone for energy healing. At that time they are removed by a lattice work of energy filters and given a choice of continuing to be earthbound or going to the light. This happens without the client’s soul being aware of the process. It is worth remembering that following physical death consciousness is often in a confused state and in physical life most people are unaware they have a spirit attachment. So it is not surprising that between lives clients do not mention they have had a spirit attachment removed.

My research with Ian confirmed that spirit attachments can either be lightly attached at the edges of a client’s energy field, or are deep inside and have more affect on the person.

The subject of what Baldwin referred to as demonic possession was clarified in the research. The Elders advice was that demonic forces are just in the minds of people. If they expect to encounter them they will. It reminds me of a spirit attachment that had all the appearance of being demonic and after gently asking what it was feeling, through floods of tears a young boy answered and was gently returned to the light.

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Spirit Release

Some people who are psychically aware can detect and communicate with spirit attachments telepathically.

Therapists without those abilities can detect spirit attachments using a pendulum or kinesiology arm tests. Some spirt attachments do not realise they are dead and can be quickly taken away with the help of spirit guides. When communication is needed it is often done with clients in light trance and the spirit attachment encouraged to enter clients throat and communicate with their voice. The clients conscious mind then becomes an observer.

Communication is initially aimed at reminding the spirit attachment it is dead and that it is not in its own body. Then to find out what is needed to leave the client and return to the spirit realms. Often this can be as simple as being reunited with a loved one from the attachment's life. My book Healing the Eternal Soul goes into these techniques in more detail.

Some Last Comments

Unlike exorcism that is confrontational, a spirit attachment can be shown the same concern as a person. What Heathers case and the video demonstrates is that a spirit attachment responds to loving and compassionate treatment.

Spirit release therapy does not resolve all of a person’s problems and other therapies will be needed for remaining symptoms that truly belong to the client. However, it is a therapeutic approach that can accomplish a lot in one session.

As for is it real, as the saying goes, “If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck … it probably is a duck”.

References and Follow up Reading

Healing the Eternal Soul - Andy Tomlinson

Exploring the Eternal Soul - Andy Tomlinson

Freeing the Captives - Louise Ireland Frey

Spirit Releasement Therapy - William Baldwin

© 2014 Andy Tomlinson


Doris Lebrón on June 10, 2014:

Very interesting! Very useful too!

Mackenzie Sage Wright on January 15, 2014:

Interesting topic. I'd never heard of this before. You're clearly very knowledgeable and have organized the info well here. Thanks so much for sharing.

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