Your conscious mind is your thinking mind, your awareness of the moment. It’s reason. It’s rationality. It’s logic. We love our conscious minds, and in our culture we worship our conscious minds. If only I could think clearly enough through a problem, that would change everything. WRONG. Thinking is only about 2% of your brain power. It’s limited!
You’ve got more going on for you than you know! You’ve got an unconscious mind. That’s 98% of your brain function. It takes in billions of pieces of information from your environment in any given moment, and processes it all for you. (Your conscious mind can only handle about 7-9 pieces of information in any given moment.) It’s running your body, breathing, blood flow, healing, growth, digestion, etc. It’s storing your life learning– understanding language and the ability to speak (you don’t think about the mechanics of speech once you’ve learned how), skills such as walking (you had to learn this), riding a bike, driving a car, typing. These and myriads more processes and skills become automatic and outside of conscious thought — moving into the realm of unconscious competence.
Your unconsious mind is power. It’s your intution. Your problem solving creativity. It’s resourceful, beyond thought. It’s limit-less! Hypnosis is the act of tapping into your unconscious mind. Hypnotherapy is directing that power to the attainment of specific goals.
Here in this video, which is also on my main web page, I explain this power differential. Watch! 🙂