We all have two minds…

Did you know that your mind has two parts? The conscious and the subconscious. The conscious mind could be called the more rational. It makes decisions based on logic and chooses our behaviour. Most of the time in day to day life we operate in a conscious state. The conscious part of our brain is  the smaller less powerful part (although still very powerful!). The conscious part lets us work, study, operate on a daily basis.

The dominant part of the mind is the subconscious. We access the subconscious naturally when we ‘daydream’, drift off to sleep or feel strong instinct.  The subconscious is powerful when we dream. It tries to make sense of all the information it has absorbed or is processing.

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The subconscious is like a blank canvas when we are born. We take in around 2 million pieces of information a day, which is far too much for the conscious mind to process. So the subconscious stores in using sight, smell, taste, sound and feelings. It codes our life experiences in this way which is why both good and bad experiences can have smells or noises attached to them. All this goes on automatically so we don’t really have much control about our built in ‘coding’.

So the phrase ‘in two minds’ is literally that. When we are making a decision we might use the conscious mind to think about it logically but the subconscious mind will be the more feeling part. Kind of like head and heart centred thinking.  

How you can harness the power of your subconscious mind….

The subconscious is there to protect us and always acts in the way it thinks is best for us. This can become a problem if its ‘coding’ is not helpful. For example, it has learnt that when you are scared or worried you should have a panic attack, or when you are sad you should eat for comfort.  People get confused about why they are behaving in a way that is not helpful or they can’t control. This is because the subconscious is the more powerful force and is leading behaviour.

You can use will power to try and beat an issue, but will power comes from the conscious mind so may only be temporary. Long lasting change needs to be made in the subconscious.

To access the subconscious mind and make changes you need to relax the conscious mind. You can do this with Hypnotherapy (trance hypnosis) or NLP (waking hypnosis). Once the conscious mind is relaxed, the subconscious is present and changes can be made. Sort of like recoding (in a safe and pleasant way).

You will experience wonderful relaxing feelings and connect to the subconscious part of your mind. The part that seems to be on a whole different level and you experience different thoughts that sometimes you can’t even put into words.

Change your life….

People often live with issues that make them seriously unhappy or make their lives less enjoyable. Panic attacks, weight issues, anxiety, smoking, confidence, depression, self-esteem, sleep, stress can all be changed for the better. A good Hypnotherapist or NLP Practitioner will work with you to make the changes that are necessary for you. It isn’t as simple as saying to the subconscious ‘change this’. The subconscious is like a child. It needs to believe what is being said, it needs to feel its the right thing to do.

Children operate in the subconscious a lot! They have wonderful imagination and intuition. They respond to stories which appeal to the subconscious and significant changes can be made to their lives meaning happier childhoods and lasting change through to adulthood.

The subconscious is also like a sponge for storing positivity as well as negativity. So accessing your subconscious for confidence to help with presentations, interviews, exams and sporting situations is really cool. This is what successful people do regularly! Just ask Tony Robbins 🙂

Get in touch so I can help you or your child.

I use Hypnotherapy, NLP, Reiki and life coaching to help children over 5 and adults overcome problems and issues. I work face to face in Lancing, Worthing, Shoreham and Brighton and worldwide on Skype. I love talking to people and would happy to have a chat with you about how I could help you or your child.

There is lots of information on my website.

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