The Human Experience

There are three aspects of the mind. There is the conscious, the subconscious and the unconscious mind. All three work together but are distinctly different.  They should be thought of as functions and not specific areas of the brain.

Conscious Mind
Subconscious Mind
Unconscious Mind
  • Your point of focus

  • Smallest part of your consciousness

  • Can only hold about 7 to 9 bits of information at a time

  • Logical and analytical

  • Short term memory

  • The sum of all of your experiences

  • Highly organized

  • Your beliefs

  • Your habits and behaviors

  • Long term memory

  • Characteristics of what makes up who you are

  • Creates emotions

  • Autonomic Nervous System

  • Your body's consciousness

  • Breathing, heart rate, etc.

  • Muscle responses

  • Immune system

  • Reflexes

  • Creates feelings

From the fetal age to around 5 years old the brain and body is in a hypnagogic state. It downloads every experience and establishes your core beliefs.

Belief systems are formed in the subconscious mind. You might not be aware of your core beliefs, but they are intrinsic in your ability to shape  life, or have life shape you.

A belief system focuses  thoughts and shapes  thinking, which effects behavior...both good and bad.

The subconscious mind  runs the show and most people aren't even aware of it.  

An iceberg can be a useful metaphor to understand the subconscious mind and its relationship to the conscious mind.  As an iceberg floats in the water, the largest mass of it remains below the surface.
 

"Whatever you determine to be true in your subconscious, becomes true to you"

                                        ~ Richard Hatch

So....if the subconscious mind is in charge of our behaviors, learning and change, then it would be imperative to know the subconscious mind. Hypnosis is about how to communicate with the subconscious. 

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