The Subconscious Mind
The subconscious mind determines who you are, what you are, what you believe in, and what your morals and values are. It is a level of awareness that you don’t have easy access to. It comprises 95% of your mind. It is the area where all your emotions, beliefs, values, habits, memories, traumas, and fears, from both this life and lives before it, are kept. Imagine your subconscious mind as if it is an organic computer. It is programmed in a similar way and must work according to the input it has been given from the moment you were born in this life and sometimes even from lives previous to it. You are the sum total of everything that has happened to you and everything you have ever done in your life. You are who you are because of all the unique life experiences you have been through. The subconscious mind does not make any judgment. It simply stores your beliefs. Once an idea or a thought gets into your subconscious mind, it becomes your reality and is reflected in your behaviour. If you believe you are inadequate, you will operate from that belief, making it difficult for you to live your life fully. If you believe that you are adequate and able, you will be able to accomplish whatever you set your mind to. The subconscious mind is the storehouse for your feelings and emotions. They are automatic responses; reactions to any ideas and concepts that you believe are true.
The subconscious mind is where all of your habits are stored. Habits are actions that have been ingrained and reinforced by way of your experiences and beliefs. Your subconscious mind is also responsible for your permanent memory. Anything that has happened to you in your life is never forgotten even though your conscious mind might not always have access to it. In hypnosis, the hypnotherapist can take you back and have you recall and even re-experience events very early in childhood. It is all stored in the permanent memory within your subconscious mind. When you allow yourself to relax, the conscious mind goes into neutral, allowing the hypnotist to bypass the critical mind. Therefore, the conscious mind does not analyze anything it receives through the five senses and all the suggestions, words, and imagery provided by the hypnotherapist enter directly into your subconscious mind, allowing resolution. Once we find the cause, the hypnotherapist and the client work together as a team to correct the problem and change the core belief within the subconscious mind.