Our thinking steers our action but often we are unconscious of our thinking. It is easy to have self-sabotaging thoughts or traumatic scenes repeatedly run through our head and as we are so practised in them the connection in our brain just gets stronger over time. In sessions, we deal with both the conscious and unconscious mind. Below are some of the techniques for accessing the unconscious.
To make more dramatic and quick changes, it is great to bring the conscious and unconscious mind into alignment. When our unconscious makes a belief it is to protect us. However, this view may be limiting in life and difficult to consciously act against.
The work I do with clients highlights subconscious beliefs and replaces them with supportive beliefs that allow them to achieve their desired life aspirations. However, it also helps to
have conscious practices to allow the whole of a person to be met.
Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT)
EFT is a form of counseling intervention that draws on various theories of alternative medicine, including acupuncture, neuro-linguistic programming, energy medicine, and Thought Field Therapy.
This technique is effective with mental blocks, emotional issues and physical symptoms. Over the years, there has been a growing awareness of how our thoughts influence our behaviours. Whether a mild physical symptom, chronic pain or a diagnosed condition, there is an associated emotional issue underlying them all.
In the past, we have not had the tools to find the unconscious issue. However, now we have several ways of accessing this. In EFT, the premise is that any area of your life needing improvement originated from a limiting emotion. EFT has a long and impressive history of resolving physical and emotional health issues.
This technique is derived from EFT but enables a person to find their limiting beliefs very quickly and transform these beliefs to empower them to be the best version of themselves.
Matrix allows your mind to find the unconscious belief attached to a memory that is restricting your life in some way. So rather than just taking away the negative emotion of a memory, Matrix finds the limiting belief and the person replaces this with a belief the person finds more enabling.
What you are then left with is the ability to recall your most traumatic and stressful life memories without any emotional disruption or stress, which is extremely useful, as negative memories keep the body in a state of stress and can contribute to disease.
Most people are unaware of how much our subconscious controls and steers our everyday behaviour. We would not be able to function without most tasks operating from there as the conscious mind can only hold 3-4 thoughts at a time while the unconscious more like 40,000. Our conscious mind is amazing as it can contemplate future and past and therefore is highly creative. The unconscious, by contrast, is not like this at all. It works only in the present. It has every moment in its present. However, it cannot discern when something is present, past or future. So we need beliefs laid down in the past to suit the present and future.
What is PSYCH-K?
PSYCK-K® is an easy and quick process that helps you change unconscious beliefs that limit how you feel, what you say and act. It allows you to rewrite negative, limiting beliefs into those that are positive and supportive.
Does this sound familiar?
You promise yourself you’re going to do something differently.
You recognise what needs to change and you’re all in!
But within a short time, you’ve fallen back into old patterns and habits. What on earth!? Why can’t you stick to and make the desired change?
Think of it this way; it is often the unconscious child-mind of yours that impacts your beliefs, behaviours and the way you live your life today! Behaviour is predominantly controlled by underlying emotions and beliefs and not by reason, even though we often put reason behind our behaviours or responses.
Neuroscience has proven that the beliefs that are held in our subconscious influence 95% of our mind. This part of our mind runs its “programs” on autopilot. It follows the beliefs and habits that you learned during your life like driving, walking, and the automatic functions of your body like your heartbeat, breathing, digestion, healing etc. But it also follows beliefs that were unconsciously put there by outside influences like caregivers, thoughts and experiences you often had before you were even seven years old! Although these beliefs aim to protect, they can limit how we experience and engage in the world.
Our conscious mind is the other half of our mind that comes up with ideas, is creative and makes plans to change…but often cannot change because the unconscious mind, is running the show. This is why willpower and conscious strategies are not enough to make the change you are looking for.
So try something new and watch the change.