Two Parts of The Mind

When you think of yourself, you think of your conscious mind. This is the mind that you are normally consciously aware of.

The conscious mind is the manager of your life, making all the decisions and directing your activity, according to the will of the ego.

But there is another part to your mind which you possibly are unaware of--this is your subconscious mind.

Getting to know the subconscious mind is getting to know your true self.

It is the real you beyond the ego and it is the real manager of your actions through its desires, which often remain hidden from the conscious mind.

Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy uses many therapeutic techniques of hypnosis.

Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapy requires in depth training as psychotherapist and clinical hypnotherapy.

About Clinical Hypnotherapy

Clinical hypnotherapy is a powerful natural tool for healing. Deep emotional states are accessed and healed. The energy for action comes from the subconscious mind.

The conscious mind is the part of your mind that analyzes information, discerning, discriminating, distinguishing and factoring. You can access another part of your mind.

The mind connects our brain and body into a whole.

Read more about the
mind/body connection.

Hypnosis can be used for healing mind and body integratively. The subconscious mind is the driver behind all decisions. Though the conscious mind thinks it makes and carries out plans, it needs the agreement of the subconscious. The energy for action comes form the subconscious mind. The conscious mind can exercise will power but if the subconscious does not agree, actions will not be strong. There are specific ways the subconscious mind responds to information. These are called laws of the mind.

Our subconscious mind acts the way it has been taught through our life experiences. The subconscious mind accepts information at a very early age and believes what the conscious mind tells it. Many of the negative messages, you received as a child , became programmed into your subconscious mind. If the conscious mind changes an opinion after attitudes have been programmed into the subconscious, the subconscious will not change with it. The early mind develops with many misperceptions, accepting ideas that are false. When we are adults, we have a mix of beliefs that might be distorted or half true based on our experience of childhood.

When we get to know our subconscious mind, we can consciously direct our activity toward the goals we desire.
The subconscious mind has 6 functions:
  • It serves a memory bank or computer.
  • It regulates the involuntary functions of the body, such as breathing, circulation, digestion, and elimination.
  • It is the seat of our emotions and controls the conscious mind.
  • It is responsible for imagination and fantasy.
  • It is the executor of all our habits.
  • It is the director behind the scenes when it comes to supporting our goals in life.
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