From as young as I can remember, I have been intrigued by the human spirit and
the strong connection between our mind and body.
Fascinated with how some people can withstand difficult times in their life, how some people are so disciplined when it comes to achieving personal and professional outcomes. What drives them? What do they do differently to others? Do they have more willpower than others, do they want it more? What abilities do they have that seem to elude others?
I have 21 years of training and experience with a degree in Clinical Hypnotherapy and I continually see in my clinic, that the answer to the above, is because the subconscious mind is where 90% of all of our programming, patterns, memories and past events are stored.
Willpower on the other hand, sits in our conscious mind – the 10%. So, when we only work on strengthening the 10%, naturally, the 90% remains unchanged. So, it doesn’t matter how strong our intentions, how strong our willpower and wants are, the 90%, our subconscious mind, will always win.
My clients will tell me, it is like they have little versions of themselves sitting on their shoulders. Like a good and bad, strong or weak version of them, fighting each other like a game of tug-a-war. They tell me it becomes exhausting and they become mentally and physically tired and don’t seem to progress in certain areas of their life. In fact, in some areas, they seem to go backwards.
They may start a weight loss journey or want to cut back on alcohol or become more confident, or no longer want to be anxious or stressed and the list goes on. I explain to them it is because when our minds are out of balance, we then experience the physical aspects, and we can become hyper-sensitive to what is going on around us.
I have also seen many clients, who have spent years going to ‘talk’ to someone and they still haven’t been able to turn-around their thoughts, feelings or outcomes. Overtime, they just don’t want to talk about it anymore.
I get them to see that they have been relying on the 10% alone and that is why they feel disheartened and wonder why they fall back into their bad, negative or unsuccessful habits.
Things happen to us; things happen to all of us, and it doesn’t have to be one big thing. It could be a culmination of lots of little things over time. Our current mindset is there because at some point, it served a purpose and worked for us.
When you work with me, you will get a clear understanding of how your subconscious mind keeps a diary of these things. It is because the subconscious mind’s goal is to keep us happy, healthy and safe. It wants to protect us in the only way it knows how and that can be to bring up thoughts which then instantly create feelings within us. For example, a dog bit you when you were five years old and now you are 25 years old, you are still really scared of dogs. So, every time you see a dog, you feel fearful.
I will clear past memories from your diary in your subconscious mind that have become stuck and embedded over time. And I don’t need to know what they are, and often my clients aren’t fully aware of what they are when they come to see me. I also don’t take you back into the problem or the pain. I don’t take you back in time. I don’t believe that is necessary or even a healthy way to approach any situation.
So, if you want to ultimately move forward, if you want to get rid of some ‘stuff’ your subconscious mind has put in your diary, if you want to achieve mind and body balance, I will work with you, so your mind and body become balanced and work in harmony once again.
I am so grateful and feel honoured every day that clients allow me to share their journey of healing mentally, emotionally and physically through mindfulness and simplified cognitive reprogramming.
I look forward to working with you so your subconscious mind can continue to keep you happy, healthy and safe.