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Understanding the difference between the conscious and the unconscious mind and how they shape our behaviour and emotions…

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“The conscious mind determines the actions, the unconscious mind determines the reactions; and the reactions are just as important as the actions…”

There are two parts to the mind – the conscious and the unconscious mind. Most people try to change their behaviour using just the willpower in the conscious mind – however, they don’t change the programmed habits and beliefs that are stored in the unconscious mind. This is where the Wisdom Room is different.

When your conscious mind thinks you want something but deep down in your subconscious mind you don’t really believe you can achieve it – you can  create an internal conflict that holds you back. It is more than likely that, even as you read this, your subconscious is impressed with doubts of your ability to succeed and it is exactly these underlying self-limiting thoughts that we need to help you address. If you feel like you have an internal battle going on in your mind – you probably have. In order to attract what you’d really prefer in life and help you grow and move forward your conscious and unconscious should be at peace not at war.

The techniques I use here at the Wisdom Room are fast and effective in helping change unwanted behaviour patterns because I am able to access the deeper (unconscious) level of the mind directly via hypnotherapy and other integrative therapy techniques. This allows us to treat the root cause of the issue (where the problem has often been created) rather than just treating the symptoms.  

This kind of therapy is safe and natural and can also be extremely relaxing and enjoyable. People often refer to it as a ‘massage for the mind’. The benefits also tend to be lasting and issues can often be resolved quickly. So why not give it a try?

An iceberg can serve as a useful metaphor to understand the two different parts of our mind. Only a small percentage of the whole iceberg is ever visible above the surface and this represents the conscious mind. This is the part of the mind that we ordinarily think of when we say ‘my mind.’ It’s associated with thinking, analysing and making judgments and decisions.

The largest and most powerful part of the iceberg, however, remains unseen below the surface of the water and this represents our unconscious mind. This part of the mind is the source of your emotions and feelings and contains all your beliefs, habits and learnt behaviour patterns. It is also the part of your mind that is in action when you use your imagination, creativity or dream.

Critically, the unconscious mind is also responsible for maintaining the body in good health by regulating all the autonomic processes including controlling breathing, blood circulation, heart rate, blood pressure, digestion and control of the nervous system, just to name a few.

“It’s interesting to be aware that our conscious mind can only process about 10-20 pieces of information at any one time whereas our subconscious mind can be aware of millions of things in any given moment…”

When you look at it from this perspective you can understand why it makes sense to converse with the unconscious mind during therapy.

The unconscious mind is the part of you that’s like your ‘automatic pilot’ ensuring that you continue to do the things that you’ve learnt. The problem is: sometimes we learn to do things that we later want to change! And this can be anything from physical habits to emotional responses. This is where the Wisdom Room can help.


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