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What is the difference between the Conscious Mind and the Subconscious Mind?
An iceberg is a great analogy that describes the connection between the conscious and the subconscious mind– with a small, visible part above the surface (conscious mind) and a huge part below (subconscious mind).
The conscious mind is responsible for our awareness in our everyday waking state. For instance, our analytical thinking, creating logical order, wondering about cause and effect and asking “why” are all characteristics of the conscious mind. The conscious mind is the place of cognitive learning and understanding and uses the intellect to come up with logical solutions for problems. It makes choices based on facts and moves the body deliberately.
The subconscious or unconscious mind (as it is also referred to), is the part of our mind which operates usually below the level of our normal conscious awareness. Like in the iceberg analogy, the subconscious mind is the vaster and more substantial part of our mind. It is the part of the mind that is in charge of our emotions, which explains why we can feel or behave in a certain way without really knowing why, or why we just can’t seem to master that “one” thing in life we so deeply wish for. The subconscious mind in part is like a storage space. However, not all memory is accessible to us; for example, one so called “protective aspect” of the subconscious mind, is to wall off painful memories and feelings. In addition, our deepest core beliefs, values and behaviors are “anchored” and programmed into our subconscious mind.
The subconscious mind is also responsible for all physiological functions of the body; our heart rate, breathing, digestion and healing; even our habitual behaviors and automatic movements, such as walking and driving a car are part of this system. Neuroscience suggests that more 80% of our daily activities are regulated by the subconscious mind. Considering the vast responsibilities of the subconscious mind, its power and enormous potential become very obvious.
Simply put, the subconscious mind is the Most Powerful factor in determining the sort of Life we experience. With the right leverage we can move mountains. Working directly with the subconscious mind provides this leverage, to effectively create profound and long-lasting changes on the mental, emotional and physical level.
How Long Does It Take?
An average hypnotherapy session lasts roughly an hour and a half to two hours. Hypnosis is not a panacea and everyone is different. Several sessions may be advised in order to achieve a high level of efficacy.
An average of three to five sessions is common for most clients.
Some clients find that between five to eight sessions were required for them to fully experience the solid lasting results they desired.
Because most clients experience great results with hypnotherapy, many choose to address further changes in their lives through ongoing hypnotherapy sessions.
About Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy
With Hypnosis You Can:
Change negative habitual behavior
Create useful and productive habits
Feel worthwhile, self-confident, zestful
Gain a happier home life; become a better husband, wife, parent, or friend
Acquire the ability to relax completely in any situation
Make better decisions
Increase the quality of your emotional expression.
Reduce conflict and stress
Promote health and well-being
Regain your natural ability to sleep easily
Sell yourself, your ideas, and your services with confidence and enthusiasm
Increase your income
Attract and maintain worthwhile friendships
Discover your negative mental patterns and how they affect you
Free yourself from hostility, resentment, fear of rejection
Select your goals in life; chart your course for their realization
Program your mind with positive mental concepts and success attitudes
Develop the ability to construct mental images easily
Develop and express awareness and intuition
What Is Clinical Hypnotherapy Used For?
Anything that the mind affects hypnosis can be used to address. Since the mind affects everything, everything is the answer.
The mind consists of the; Conscious, Subconscious and Super-conscious. In hypnosis communication is established directly with the subconscious mind. This is the same level of awareness that houses the mind’s “super computer” the autonomic nervous system and stores all of our experiences. This is where we store our belief systems, even beliefs that we are not consciously aware of.
Why Does It Work?
It is certainly in the client’s best interest to investigate the belief systems that may have created and/or fuel their idiopathic symptoms, discomforts or disease. Transformation of these beliefs and thought patterns on a subconscious level manifest healthier bodily function.
This is achieved by the client only when the client faces and chooses to change the beliefs or behaviors that fuel the problem on the subconscious level.
How Does Hypnotherapy Work?
Hypnosis is used to bypass the critical faculty and create selective thinking. The client can then decide how they choose to address the issue, so that the work they do is tailored to best fit their individual need. Selective thinking is what is believed wholeheartedly.
The underlying belief within the subconscious mind must be changed; in order to do that the conscious mind must be willing to step aside for the subconscious mind to accept the pre selected incoming programming.
Don’t be mistaken, this does not mean that the conscious mind is turned off; it is merely agreeing to get out of the way. If a suggestion is given that does not fit within the client’s scope of “acceptable suggestions”, the suggestion will be rejected.