Of course, many problems are caused in the present life. Even when the cause would lie in a apparent previous life, it has become interwoven with the present life. So, past-life therapists work in four fields of experience:

1. The present life, including the apparently forgotten first years of childhood.

2. The time between conception and birth. The birth experience is often the most consequential, but some pre-birth experiences can also have lifelong consequences, like a tentative abortion.

3. Previous lifetimes. Usually, traumatic death is the most penetrating experience. Then much remains undigested, especially when fear and pain, intense emotions or anesthesia narrow our mind.

4. The period between death and the next birth. When we remain strongly tied to our body, our home, our job, or our nearest, we can after death linger near our body or the place where we lived.