Your Subconscious Mind

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Your conscious and subconscious mind is like an iceberg.

Your conscious mind is  powerful but…..

It is creative,  yet it is often ponderous, easily overloaded and gets tired.

Your true power comes from your subconscious – the part of your brain that can do things automatically.  It is there running all the time.   Often this relationship between the conscious and the subconscious is referred to as being like an iceberg.

Your subconscious looks after you – it will prevent you from harm.   It helps you get on with stuff without really having to think about it.  (This could also be referred to as mindlessness)   This is often productive and useful.

Your subconscious learns things and accepts that this is the way things are done. If you develop a habit that you find it extremely difficult to break then it has become rooted in your subconscious.  Your subconscious mind does what it thinks is serving you well.   Your conscious mind still likes to think it is in control and will rationalise your subconsciously driven behaviour.

A smoker will be compelled to smoke another cigarette by certain triggers (Tea Break etc)  and when their nicotine level or blood sugar declines.  They may consciously rationalise that they like smoking, that it gives them a break that it takes the edge off their stress.  When these same smokers decide to stop smoking they find that their subconscious is still running the show and they find themselves lighting up anyway.  This is when hypnotherapy is very useful.

This pattern applies to lots of issues with behaviour.  Certain situations may cause you to get very stressed or anxious without you really understanding why.   You may find yourself doing things that you have consciously resolved not to do.  You may find your sleep pattern is all over the place – again your subconscious is running the show.

Hypnotherapy harnesses the power of your subconscious mind and helps you better understand how you can influence it yourself.

If you have questions then please ask away .

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