On the latest episode of TLC’s, “I Am Jazz,” star Jazz Jennings underwent a “past life regression therapy” session.
According to People, past life regression therapy is “a form of hypnosis and attendant talk therapy that essentially suggests that we carry evidence — emotional, psychic and occasionally physical — of our past lives into our current one.”
Jazz attended the therapy session in order to better understand the underlying issue for her binge eating disorder.TLC
While under the hypnosis, Jazz began referring to herself as Cal, telling the therapist that he was standing in the middle of a “town center” and that people were selling food.
She went on to say that he was feeling hungry and that Cal didn’t have a home because he didn’t think his family wanted him.
When the therapist asked why he didn’t think his family wanted him, Jazz replied:
“I’m gay. They caught me with a guy. They kicked me out.” She added that it made him feel “rejected.” “My dream was to hold his hand in this market and now I’m just alone in the market. I’m hungry — I haven’t eaten.”
At this point, Jazz began to break down.
The therapist asked Jazz to “float” to the last day of Cal’s life. Here, Jazz envisioned him sitting in a rocking chair, saying that he “was never able to live the life that he wanted”:
“I don’t want to do this. I don’t want to live anymore.”
At the end of the session, the therapist asked Jazz what Cal was hungry for that day he was in the market. She said he was hungry for “acceptance.”Jazz Jennings/Instagram
Cal offered some advice to Jazz:
“She just got a little mixed up, that’s what happens with emotions, we get mixed up. That’s OK, that’s OK.”
Jazz said the therapy session helped her connect with that “past life”; she said there were a lot of “underlying themes that she is going through now.”
The therapy session, she said, helped her realize that it’s not selfish to make decisions that make her happy, even though she sometimes feels that it is selfish:
“I share a lot of similarities with Cal because he was looking for that acceptance, but faced intolerance and I have faced a lot of those struggles as well. I try to stay strong like I always seem like this mighty person who has no problems and who’s not vulnerable at all, but I binge eat to make myself happier. I feel like I finally understand why that is. I finally feel empowered to gain back control over my life. Yay.”
So far, Jazz is down 10 of the 30 pounds she has to lose before she can schedule her gender reassignment surgery.