What Are The Benefits Of Working With The Subconscious?
I was honoured to be asked to join Happiful’s panel of experts. They asked me to explain what are the benefits of working with the subconscious. I first needed to explain the difference between the conscious and subconscious.
Happiful Magazine was founded to raise awareness of mental health. They connect experts in mental health to the public.
Happiful is the owner of the biggest therapy directories in the UK. This includes the Hypnotherapy Directory.
They also own the Counselling Directory and Therapy Directory.
They have helped around 5 million people find the therapists they need. This helps the public find support through personal change.
It was obviously a great privilege to write this article!
This is a summary of what I shared with their readers:
Happiful Expert Panel Guest Writer
What is the Role of the Conscious Mind?
The conscious mind is the logical and rational part of the brain. It helps us make decisions. It houses our short-term memory and monitors our environment. Operating with linear logic, it makes sense of data and facts. It prefers reasoning and deduction. This allows us to respond to any of life’s problems. In fact, It is the part of the brain reading these very words!
We use this logical thinking when engaging in problem-solving. This helps organise our day or makes sense of the world around us.
However, when it is left to run the show it may backfire and begin to overthink. This means that we are not engaging with our emotions healthily which causes heightened anxiety and stress.
We need to use use the deeper levels of our mind to bring things back into balance.
What is the Role of the Subconscious and Unconscious Mind?
The subconscious mind lies below our conscious awareness. Its job is to regulate our emotions and short-term memories.
When doing this successfully, the subconscious mind protects us from danger. It warns us of potential harm. By triggering our fight or flight response we respond to any perceived threats.
The unconscious mind is the deepest and least accessible part of our mind. It is the archive of our most primitive instincts and emotional drives.
The unconscious accommodates memories and experiences. Some of these have been repressed or forgotten. They still influence our behaviour and emotional states. These include traumatic experiences, fears, and anxieties. Pretty much the things we would rather not think about consciously.
It is necessary to explore these deeper levels of the mind. It helps us resolve hidden conflicts. These conflicts may be preventing us from living how we would like.
How Does Hypnosis Heal Our Mind?
During hypnosis, the therapist guides the client into a trance. Trance is a state of deep relaxation and heightened focus.
In this state, the client is receptive to suggestions. They can access the unconscious or subconscious mind. This can be helpful in identifying and releasing negative emotions. We can also examine patterns of thinking. These may be ingrained and difficult to access.
Addressing these underlying issues, hypnosis can facilitate healing. It will also promote positive change. This means replacing negative patterns with positive ones.
Hypnosis is a powerful tool for accessing and impacting the mind. This allows deeper healing and personal change.
What Kind of Problems Can Benefit From Hypnosis?
There is no limit to the issues that can be addressed by working with hypnosis. Hidden parts of ourselves can help reveal underlying factors behind our issues. You can also uncover unmet needs that need to be addressed.
So, What Kind Of Problems Can Benefit From Hypnotherapy?
Anxiety and stress
Trauma and PTSD
Phobias and fears
Working through mental blocks or repressed emotions can give us clarity. This allows us to proceed towards healthy change. Clarity will lead to better-coping strategies and better perspectives. We will feel better prepared when faced with life’s challenges.
The conscious, subconscious and unconscious minds can be thought of as an orchestra. A union of psychic and emotional well-being. By resolving inner conflict we can conduct our lives like a symphony. This allows us to live with a more harmonious flow.
How Can Hypnotherapy Help Me?
If you would like to know about how hypnotherapy can help, please feel welcome to call me at 0208 789 0992, or contact me HERE.