Gnosis Podcast: My conversation with Sarah Brown about Regression Therapy (and other things)

Truly good conversations are special. They are memorable. Each with its own timbre and feel, the best pique contemplation and evoke emotion. They both challenge and delight. For me, this conversation, recorded in April 2020 with Sarah Brown, host of the Gnosis Podcast, is one of the best discussions I’ve ever had about the work that I do. I am grateful to Sarah for her interest, her openness, and her thought-provoking questions. It was an honor to be her guest.

I have one clarification. During Regression Therapy, it is not the therapist that goes into trance, it is the client. For clearing work or long-distance energy healing, I do put myself into light trance or a state of connectedness.

Gnosis: Regression Therapy with Marit Fischer
Published September 27, 2020

If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below, or send me a private message through my contact page.

Thanks for listening!

New and different and good

UPDATE 1/9/2021: This post is outdated. My practice will be closed until further notice.

Well. Here we are together in the midst of a global pandemic and a formidable and omni-reaching shift in the way of the world.

How are you?

For me, watching the change in our world and witnessing people’s reaction to it has been an exercise in objectivity, humility, and way-finding. We’ve all heard the gross and sometimes comic generalization of “There are two kinds of people in this world…” and while it’s always an oversimplification, we can apply it here for example’s sake. What we are and what we see around us (though not necessarily across the board on everything) are those who deny and hang on and fight and yearn for what was, and those who see change and recognize the need to work with it, find opportunity, and seek the joy in what is now. We all know logically that it’s far more sustainable, ground-covering, and fun to swim with the current than to wear ourselves out fighting against it and going nowhere. But getting to the point where going with the flow or adapting to change is even an option often means freeing ourselves of habits and burdens and expectations and norms, and that can feel, if not impossible, then downright scary.

It’s not impossible, though. It is very possible.

Professionally, the way I worked before is not the way I can work now. It is also likely that the way it was will be out of the question for the foreseeable future. So I’ve made some changes that I’d love to share with you. While I am not meeting with anyone in person right now due to coronavirus and a deep responsibility to my clients, my family, and the community, I’d love to share with you what we can do together.


Because of the profound emotional nature of regression therapy, it is a service that I have made the ethical decision to only do live in person. I believe it is very important to be side-by-side with people as they journey to their deepest challenges to transform them and release the weight of them. I want to be able to do this without masks between us, while holding your hand and giving you as many tissues as you need. This kind of deep work is not distant work. 

Without exception, I will hold to this ethical stance for all new clients. If we have not met together before, we will meet together at some point in the future. I encourage you to please reach out to me through my contact page. I have been compiling a waiting list over the past few months and will get back in touch with each of you in turn when I am scheduling appointments again. The opportunity to schedule an appointment when the time comes will be on a first come, first served basis. I cannot predict when I will be seeing clients again.

I will consider a remote regression therapy session only for those of you for whom I have facilitated a regression therapy session before. We will speak extensively beforehand to identify the emotion at the heart of your current challenge (you know the process) and I will consult directly with Spirit on whether or not it is in your highest good to proceed with a distance session. If we get the go-ahead, we can set up a time to meet via Zoom. The cost for these sessions is $125/hour.

I will not be offering remote Life Between Lives sessions.


Some of my clients prefer energy healing to regression therapy. I invite you to please read about this option in depth here, and consider it as an alternative to regression therapy if you are among those whom I have not seen before. As with everything right now, this would be remote. The cost is $125/hour. For those of you interested in in-person energy healing, please contact me and I will add you to my waiting list.


I am still honoring my personal sabbatical from spirit release work. If we have worked together in the past, you are welcome to contact me, but I am not taking new clients at this time.


We may set up a time to meet via Zoom for a counseling or consultation session. This time is for you to ask in-depth and personalized questions about regression therapy or energy work, or for remote personal spiritual counseling. My hourly rate for counseling is $100/hour, prorated to the amount of time we spend together.


If you are not sure what you’d like to do or you have questions about energy healing or regression therapy, you are welcome to email me. If it would be helpful to you, I’d be happy to chat on the phone with you for a few minutes to help you in making a plan for yourself. 


In the meantime, following are some books that I highly recommend to my clients beginning their own spiritual journey of freedom and empowerment. If you’d like to learn more, these are wonderful. 

Robert Schwartz
Your Soul’s Plan: Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born
Your Soul’s Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born

Michael Newton
Journey of Souls
Destiny of Souls
Memories of the Afterlife

If you are interested in recommendations for informative and inspiring reading on spiritual awakening or kundalini, please let me know.

Finally, I’m excited to share the news that I closed my downtown Spokane office and have moved my work into my home. It’s a beautiful, calm, bright space, made even lovelier by the urban grove of Ponderosa and cedars just outside the windows. We can all say a happy farewell to city street noise and paid parking. I look forward to welcoming you into this new space when we meet or when we meet again. I’ll share the address with you when we confirm our in-person appointment.

Our world now is a new world. And it will be new again tomorrow. Let’s move into it bravely together and make it good. And let’s find the joy in the change.

With that, I’ll leave you with Nina Simone’s Feeling Good. When Nina sings, she sings hope and she sings “Yes!” And whether we’ve embraced change or it’s something we know we’d like to free ourselves to be able to do, we all can benefit from a little more hope, and we all can benefit from a little more “yes.”

Empowerment in Spokane

Susan Hurley and I just completed our first-ever Transforming Past Lives workshop in Spokane and it couldn’t have been a more incredible experience. Spending four days with remarkable women, focusing intensely on empowerment, inspiration, expansion, exploration, and profound healing was a true honor for us. We are invigorated and are so looking forward to more. Please take a minute to learn more about these workshops. The next will most likely be in Winnipeg this Fall, but we may just be inspired before then. Stay tuned!

Join me in January: 4-day Transforming Past Lives Workshop in Spokane


Spokane in January? Yes!
Join me inside for a 4-day Transforming Past Lives Workshop.


I’m excited to announce that I’ll be co-hosting another in a new series of 4-day Soul Evolution Workshops presented by the Past Life Regression Academy: Transforming Past Lives. This time it will be right here in Spokane. My friend and fellow regression therapist, Susan Hurley, and I will lead this workshop in January, guiding you in exploring, healing, and transforming the root of emotional challenges in past lives.
Those of you who’ve met with me for regression therapy may be interested in a deeper understanding and more healing, or perhaps you’re feeling inspired to share this transformative experience with friends and family. Please come join us, and feel free to pass along the invitation. The workshop is limited to 8 people.

Transforming Past Lives: A Past Life Regression Academy Soul Evolution Workshop

With Marit Fischer and Susan Hurley
January 17-20, 2019
Spokane, Washington
Four-day workshop tuition: $825
Group accommodations if you are coming from out of town or would like to stay: $300 single occupancy ($60/night), $200 double occupancy ($40/night)


What to expect:

• Daily discussions on how past life regression heals, the power of positive past lives, and connecting with your Spirit Guides and inner divine.
• A group intrusive energy clearance and lessons in energy management
• Exercises to improve intuition
• Your own past life regression and transformation session
• A group past life regression
• A group regression for personal Spirit Guide advice
• A guided group connection to your personal inner divine
• A channeled question/answer session with the Council of Elders who have a loving, vested interest in these workshops
• Guided journaling and artistic expression exercises


This workshop may be for you if you are experiencing:

• Reoccurring relationship issues
• Feeling spiritually stuck
• An intuitive awareness that current life issues have roots in past lives
• A life that is lacking in joy


Meet Susan:

Susan Hurley is an incredibly intuitive spiritual regression therapist and energy healer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Learn more about her on her website:



Where we’ll be:

Soul Evolution Workshop Housing, Transforming Past Lives, Spokane
We’ll meet daily at Canary House, a sunny haven in Spokane’s Perry District. Members of the group will stay at this lovely neighborhood home that offers comfort, location, and charm.

Spokane Transforming Past Lives Workshop Jan 17-20, 2019
Spokane is a river city at the heart of the Inland Northwest. It is small, uncrowded, and brimming with trees, which make an urban forest setting for its neighborhoods, including the Perry District, where we’ll be for our retreat.


Come spend four days with us to heal, connect, and learn in love. Register now.


Pervasive Powerlessness. Ubiquitous Unworthiness.

Pervasive Powerlessness Ubiquitous Unworthiness

There is no one type of person who walks through my door. Men and women. Twenty-somethings and the longtime retired. Hedge fund managers and doctors and lawyers and farmers and artists and the not-yet- or currently unemployed. Spiritual seekers and those who don’t know or understand spirituality but who want help and can’t find it anywhere else. Those who have “served time” for hurting others and those who have served a different kind of time after being hurt by them. The religious and the adamantly non.

And people come for countless reasons.

When we begin, you talk and I listen. Together we pinpoint the most challenging emotion in your life right now. Often what we find is the emotion under the emotion. It’s what’s there, sometimes stealthy, under the surface. Maybe you can’t sleep. You can’t commit. You are stuck in your job, your relationships, your habits. Maybe you desperately want to know what you should be doing — as if someone else is the boss of you and you just can’t quite hear your orders. These are just a few examples, but I share them here because they represent common themes that I see so often. Unworthiness and Powerlessness.

During this process, so often, “I can’t find a good partner” becomes “I feel unworthy” of love. “I am stuck” in this relationship or this job or this habit becomes “I feel powerless” to change or be or do different. It is the moment of truth and it is beautiful.

Surprisingly, it is in the realization, and in coming to say the words yourself, that you begin to let go. More often than not, this is not a time of despair but of almost visceral relief. Somehow, the moment you own it, you become ready to change it.

Even though Powerlessness and Worthlessness are emotions that I encounter weekly, if not several times a week, the experience that you have when we go together back to the source of the challenge is never the same as anyone else’s. No two lives are the same. No two past lives are either. And in the history of the Earth (and elsewhere too), think about how many past lives there have been. We are an interconnected beautiful web of consciousness and cause and effect and then and now. We are the current manifestation of history unfolding. We are made up of all that we have been and all that we are, and in so many and far deeper ways than most people ever attempt to imagine.

When we choose to, we carry with us emotions from the past that we wish to learn from in this go round at life. And there is no one type of grievance worthy of re-address.

A deep sense of Powerlessness can stem just as directly from being tortured to death or raped repeatedly to being falsely accused and remanded for a crime you didn’t commit. The same effects may be felt from being abused as a child (in current or past life) or being born blind, deaf, and mute and living an entire lifetime isolated and alone. No matter how one chooses to experience Powerlessness, it can and often does stay with you for a long time. Powerlessness is powerful.

Interestingly, Worthlessness often derives from similar experiences, with a slightly different reaction from the experiencer. Worthlessness is an internalization, a taking on of blame or guilt or responsibility, whether or not you actually were responsible. Sometimes a sense of Worthlessness comes when a perpetrator reviews his or her actions and then finds him or herself unworthy of X, where X can be forgiveness, love, respect, or any number of other things that we as humans need and crave.

To find Power through powerlessness and Worth through unworthiness, no matter the scenario we find at the source, you must first release the energy of the emotion. You do this by reliving it and, in some cases, physically pushing back against it through body therapy. Then you come to understand it. You review your actions and come to understand the motives and actions of others. You review the major lessons of the life you are looking into: What is it that you hoped to learn in that life? How did what happened help you learn what you wanted to learn? Did you plan it? Once you understand, you forgive (others and/or yourself) and let go. Then, in your newly empowered self, you move forward, now free and without the burden.

You are Powerful. You are Worthy.

Then, miraculously, you have the power to break habits and patterns. You have the power to stand up for yourself and speak your truth. You have the power to finish what you begin. Then, suddenly, you are worthy of love and respect and acceptance. You are worthy of success.

You become the driver of your life. You are no longer the passenger. You make things happen, they don’t just happen to you. You are strong and radiant and free.

But know this: many more people don’t come to me or other regression therapists than do. If such a small microcosm of people can show such a remarkable commonality, just think of all the people in all the world that, in all likelihood, are experiencing some version of the same thing. This makes me think. When I’m out in the world — when I’m interacting with people or just watching them around me — I often find myself seeing traces of Powerlessness and Worthlessness, in the way that people act or react, in the way they speak or don’t speak. I recognize it. I see them.

Maybe when we understand this commonality, we can bring ourselves to acknowledge in those around us exactly what we feel or have felt. Maybe this is what will help us choose to be open instead of judgmental, loving instead of cruel. Maybe it’s not in understanding our positive similarities, but our vulnerable ones, that will encourage us to be kinder.

This is what I hope.