The Difference Between Conscious and Subconscious Minds

When it comes to understanding the human mind, it's important to recognize the difference between conscious and subconscious. Consciousness is the part of our mind that is aware of our thoughts, actions, and environment. The subconscious, on the other hand, is the part of our mind that controls our reactions and behaviors without us even being aware of it. Hypnotherapy is a technique used to access the subconscious in order to uncover and address any underlying trauma or negative feelings from childhood or past events.

The subconscious can be thought of as a biological hard drive or a recorded database that stores all information related to us. Our conscious mind may know that we need to make changes in our lives such as quitting an unhealthy habit or exercising more often. However, it is the subconscious that needs to be reprogrammed in order for us to achieve our goals. This is because our subconscious beliefs can often sabotage our conscious efforts.

The more aware we are of our subconscious beliefs, the better we can access them. The term “subconscious” was first used interchangeably with “unconscious” by Sigmund Freud. However, he later rejected this idea. Examples of things stored in the subconscious include fears, beliefs, desires, and memories that we may not be aware of.

We can often access the subconscious when we have a “gut instinct” or intuition. Many people are unaware of the power of connecting their conscious and subconscious minds. Our subconscious also plays a huge role in creating our dreams. Through powerful words from hypnotherapists like Marisa Peer, we can directly address our subconscious in order to overcome addictions, achieve goals, improve personal traits, or attract relationships.

Information stored in the subconscious or preconscious mind may not be on the surface but it is accessible. While the conscious mind has abstract thinking, the subconscious mind is very literal and requires us to be very specific when communicating with it.