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6 Interesting Facts About The Subconscious Mind

#hypnosis #hypnotherapy #socialanxiety #therapy Dec 27, 2023

At some point, you’ve probably heard about your subconscious mind. However, you might not know much about how this part of your mind works and how it affects you. Understanding more about your subconscious mind will help you understand why you think and act the way you do.

Your subconscious mind is simply an aspect of your mind. The conscious mind is when you’re able to focus on something. For example, speaking directly with someone is using your conscious mind. Your subconscious mind is commonly referred to as the back of your mind. It causes you to do things automatically and can be difficult to access.

While your subconscious mind is there to help you, it can be a detriment at times. Accessing your subconscious mind will allow you to make changes in your life that otherwise would be very difficult. With that being said, here are six interesting facts that you should know about your subconscious mind.


6 Facts About Your Subconscious Mind

1. It serves as a memory bank.

Have you ever had a memory pop into your head for no reason? This is your subconscious coming into play. Your mind is designed like a bio-computer. When something significant happens in your life, it gets stored in your subconscious mind. There might not be enough room in your conscious mind but it still sits in your subconscious mind. It can be difficult to access but it remains there.


2. It’s the seat of our emotions.

Similar to long-term memories, our emotions are stored in our subconscious mind. There might be times when you feel sad but you don’t know why. This is an effect of your subconscious mind. Many of your beliefs are stored in this part of your mind so while you might think that you’re confident, there might be underlying insecurity. That’s in your subconscious mind.


3. It doesn’t know the difference between real and make-believe.

Have you ever watched a scary movie and been scared, even though you know it’s fake? Your subconscious is not able to decipher between what is real and what is make-believe. This is why visualization is so important in achieving your goals or creating confidence. When you visualize yourself achieving a goal, your subconscious mind thinks that you’ve achieved it. That provides a belief and confidence that you can reach that goal.


4. It is our creative imagination.

A lot of people are under the impression that they don’t dream. Everyone has dreams, sometimes we just don’t remember them in our conscious mind. When you’re awake, you’re using beta brainwaves. Your subconscious mind works on delta brainwaves. These are free to roam your head when you’re asleep. This is why some of the most creative decisions can be made when we’re asleep. They’re being made by your subconscious mind.


5. It carries out our habits.

One of the most well-known aspects of the subconscious mind is that it carries out habits. You function on autopilot about 95% of the day. The actions you carry out during this time are based on the habits you’ve created. When you’re running on autopilot, your subconscious has taken over.

These habits can range from driving directions to biting your nails. If you drive to work or school and don’t remember the trip, your subconscious got you there based on your daily habits. If you have trouble stopping biting your nails, it’s because your subconscious says you need something to bite on. Your subconscious loves repetition so it’s important to replace a bad habit with something else.


6. It loves what’s going on right now.

Your subconscious mind directs you away from pain and toward pleasure. It’s designed to keep you safe. When you set a new goal, your subconscious mind will see this as potential pain. So how do you set goals without having your subconscious mind dissuade you from achieving them?

Your subconscious mind makes you scared of long-term goals because it seems like a lot. If you have the goal of becoming a millionaire, focusing on the overall goal will scare your subconscious mind. You can avoid this problem by focusing on steps to achieving that goal. Your subconscious mind will see these individual goals as achievable.

Accessing your subconscious mind can be difficult and that’s where hypnotherapy comes in. The process involves entering a state where you’re able to access this deep part of your mind to discover why you might be struggling with anxiety, fear, or something else. Accessing this part of your mind will allow you to eliminate coping mechanisms and make important changes in your life.

If you’re looking to access your subconscious mind to create a better overall mindset, book a free consultation through my website. You can also watch my weekly show, The Well-Balanced Mind, where I’ll provide insights into understanding your mind and behavior.

Do you find that you have anger, stress, or sadness and are looking for a change? Hypnotherapy might be a good fit for you. To schedule a consultation call, click here.


Disclaimer: Hypnosis and MER® are collaborative techniques for positive mental change, not substitutes for medical or psychological care. Although these services frequently lead to significant healing and transformative experiences, users of these services should not consider them as alternatives to seeking appropriate medical or psychological care for any condition.