3rd Dec 2015 | Article
The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind And How To Use It
Imagine that your subconscious mind is like the software on your computer. It controls how you feel and how you react to situations, your views about yourself, what and when you eat, even down to the colours of the clothes you chose to wear. In short, it is the operating system of your life.
It works the way it does because it has been ‘programmed’ by our life experiences and memories. It does not have its own agenda, it simply processes the information the way it goes in – good or bad. Unfortunately, if the latter is the case, this will influence our experience of daily life – rubbish in means rubbish out.
However, we are not helpless and are able to change our subconscious reactions, if we really want to.
A part of the process of our subconscious mind is to look after all the automotive body responses, like walking to the bathroom or the way you stand in the shower. You don’t have to think about it – it happens automatically – but it also determines how you feel as you stand there, happy, sad or anxious, for example.
A lot of the learnt programming which influences our subconscious comes from our childhood, but it continues to develop as we grow up. We tend to absorb negative conditioning – you’re no good; you’re fat; your brother is cleverer than you; you are stupid; you don’t deserve anything nice.
Negative conditioning produces negative attitudes and impacts on the way we live our lives. We find ourselves believing that ‘the only important thing in life is money’; ‘my relationships always fail’; ‘I feel better when I eat’; ‘smoking relaxes me’; ‘drink makes me feel more confident’. They become habits – a way of living – they become who we are, and influence how we think, feel and perceive ourselves.
Over time, this grows to be more than a habit, and becomes our ‘writing on the wall’, which effectively defines us and what we believe about ourselves.
The good news is that we can change by using the power of our own subconscious minds. Hypnosis works with your subconscious mind to rewrite the software programme to achieve a new positive outcome. By going back to the initial programming from childhood onwards, a qualified hypnotherapist can negate the influence of the past on the way you live your life. The effects can be life changing. Hypnosis has been proven to help with a huge range of complaints including stress, anxiety, depression, phobias such as fear of flying, stopping smoking, weight control, drug/alcohol abuse and insomnia.
Hypnosis will help you to change your old habitual responses as long as this is what you really want. Unlike what stage hypnotists would like you to believe, hypnosis cannot make you do anything you do not want to do. It is safe and drugfree. When our subconscious mind is not acting in our best interests, we can turn this around by using its own power with the help of hypnosis and rewrite the negative programming in a more positive way.
WE CAN THINK WHAT WE WANT TO THINK
WE CAN FEEL WHAT WE WANT TO FEEL
WE CAN BE WHO WE WANT TO BE