How The Mind Works
The mind consists of two parts: the Conscious and the Unconscious Mind. The Conscious Mind (probably the one we’re most aware of), is very logical and rational; you think and work things out and solve problems with your Conscious Mind. We’re not really aware of our Unconscious Mind; it’s just ‘there’ in the background somewhere, even though scientists, have estimated that the Unconscious Mind has approximately 91% of the total mind share!
Because we’re rational beings we like to think that we’re consciously in control of our lives: our Conscious Mind is in the driving seat. But if this was the case our lives would be very different: we’d simply tell ourselves to stop smoking, stop overeating, stop being depressed or stressed and we would, just like that – that’s if we were conciously in control!
But we’re not completely consciously in control of our lives. This is why we can’t stop smoking, lose weight or change our emotions just by talking to ourselves. Emotions and habits are held in the Unconscious part of the Mind, the part which we don’t normally have access to. It holds those parts we’re not consciously in control of – not only our emotions and habits but our memories, imagination and beliefs.
So much of what we do in our lives is automatic: imagine now what would your life be like if you had to continuously tell yourself to breathe in, breathe out, or to blink?
Thankfully your Unconscious Mind takes care of all that for you – but sadly it also takes care of all those ‘bad’ habits, such as smoking, over-eating, drinking too much and so on.
Our Unconscious Mind is a bit like the hard drive on a computer – it processes information and stores it away, the program used influenced by our emotions and perception of the world at that time. Because it is not logical or rational it can’t automatically change or update it’s programming, which explains why so many of us are still affected by childhood experiences later on in life. Many phobias stem from a traumatic incident experienced as a child, often forgotten by the adult Concious Mind.
So how can we change what’s in our Unconscious Mind? How can we get inside? Hypnosis gives us access to our Unconscious Mind.