Our unconscious mind plays a fundamental role in our health, wellbeing and in the changes that sustain them.
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Sigmund Freud is definitively the greatest and one of the most famous psychologists of all time. According to Freudian psychoanalysts, the unconscious is the cornerstone of reality, it’s the true psychical reality, the innermost nature that is unknown to us, it is masked by the data of consciousness and the external world.
Repression is to push away from conscious mind any instinct or pleasure related with erotic drive or with destruction.
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Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising. A presentation for Truro College Foundation Degree in Integrated Counselling course on the unconscious mind and hypnosis. The Unconscious Mind A chance to take a look at your unconscious and talk about the feeling of what it is like to be in a trance now! That may be surprising to some, because most of what we hear and read about yoga does not treat the unconscious. But while our active American style dutifully focuses on posture improvement, meditation, physical health benefits or some other aspect of self-improvement, a great deal of psychological health and wisdom – the notion of the unconscious – is overlooked. Ever since Freud began exploring dreams at the turn of the 20th Century, most people have accepted that the unconscious is a factor in behavior. Some believe that those little ‘slips’ are really the truths of the unconscious trying to make their way into our consciousness. If you believe this notion, then think about how your yoga instructor’s comments, during your Savasana or during your practice, are taken in and stored deep down in your consciousness.
I believe one of the hidden benefits of a regular practice is how the affirmations and encouragements in class are taken in and stored in the deep consciousness.
In my training for Clinical Pastoral Education, we would call this reflection on a previous action a ‘didactic’ session.
This time, my (didactic) reflection lead me to believe that my yoga sessions have worked on my unconscious to such a strong degree that my behavior is literally changing (behind and within) me.
Carl Jung is famous for having stated repeatedly that the unconscious really is unconscious…that’s why Jung studied the dream life. I attend a Bikram studio in Kona, Hawaii, and I believe my instructor works powerfully on my unconscious. Frequently though, during Savasana or within the practice, my teacher will provide affirmations.
I believe the effect of these affirmations, through my consistent practice, is literally changing my unconscious structure.
They sink in, they dive deep into your psyche, they change the content of your unconscious; and that translates, I believe, into a changed waking behavior.
It is the part of the mind that proclaims wants, desires, and intentions, and consequently the part that makes God laugh. The subconscious mind is not a seat of reasoning or creative consciousness; it is strictly a stimulus-response mechanism. 10 Important Things About our SubConscious Mind Our subconscious mind exerts a powerful influence over our lives. Some artists and labels prefer certain tracks to be purchased as part of an entire release. While some doubt its existence for others the unconscious mind is considered to be a cornerstone of the psychoanalytic process.
Much of the current empirical research into the unconscious mind, or automatic thoughts strongly suggests that theorists such as Freud, Schelling, and Coleridge were on the mark in their inclusion of this phenomenon into the analytic lexicon. With the names of more modern era thinkers attached to its ideology it would be easy to overlook the importance of the idea of the unconscious mind on the views of the world held by much of humankind. Dating back to between 2500 and 600 BC the experience of the unconscious mind can be found in Hindu texts. In the 21st century any definition of the unconscious mind must rely on language, and in particular the metaphor to be valid.
Of equal importance is to distinguish between unconscious process (psychoanalytic stimuli) and the unconscious mind (the reaction to that stimuli). It is from this psychoanalytical model that Freud argued that these thoughts were not accessible using introspection, but required a more sophisticated and lengthy intervention – psychoanalysis.
Building further on Freud’s concept, Carl Jung introduced two distinct sources of the unconscious. Lucan seemed to be arguing that if we do not possess any symbols, words, or phrases to represent thought, there can be no thought. In today’s 21st century one of the keys to moving forward seems to be adaptability, or to coin an old phrase “Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water.” Our “baby” today is the unconscious mind.
In light of the advancements being continually made in psychoanalysis theory it is important that we do not lose sight of just how closely linked are the “pure” subconscious mind theories of Freud, the Archetypes of Jung, and Lucan’s linguistics to one another. With the modern thinking and forward-looking research capabilities available to today’s professionals there should be no reason for not advancing and improving the ability to assist people in achieving the highest level of functioning which they are capable.
Eric Fromm and the Social Unconscious The truth is often realized through balance, found in the middle ground between opposing extremes—a reality Fromm embraced when developing his theory of the unconscious. It is often shrouded in mystery when talked about because as it’s name implies it is out of our conscious awareness. This is proven by taking medication where a person consistently needs to take medication to deal with the problem. It is designed around your individual needs so is flexible enough to cater to your own insomnia issues. Hundreds of books were written by him just to set up the foundations of dynamic unconscious processes, which he describes in length through his works. The unconscious on Freud is a synonym of those events that we have forgotten, repressed from conscious memory recall, those events, feelings and or thoughts that are inhibited and suppressed. It is a defense mechanism (the most important) of the ego to avoid internal conflict and pain, because the superego is always striving for moral aims, censuring what the Id wants. In academic psychology you learn about social psychology, cognitive psychology, physiological psychology, and mental health conditions.


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It’s almost as if you are filling up a well of positivity that will be arranging your new beliefs and behavior even when you are not aware of it. A few weeks ago, I was involved in a verbal confrontation where the other person swore at me (and two others), and raised his voice and anger to such a degree that he was actually shaking. I was aware of my feelings, but I did not react to them; nor did I react to the words other than to ask a couple questions. In these sessions, I met with colleagues and we discussed our approach to a patient in a hospital setting. These verbal affirmations, when repeated over and over, sink deeply into the conscious and unconscious of each and every yogi and yogini.
The evidence for me was in that conflict situation; yet there are also other clues that have been shining through many of my actions.
The joke is that that part of the mind imagines who we think we are, but it controls only 5 percent or less of our lives. Bruce speaks about is muscle testing to see if your program (subconscious) aligns with your wishes and desires (conscious).
The mind is like the driver of a vehicle; with good driving skills, a vehicle can be well maintained and provide good performance throughout its life.
When an environmental signal is perceived, the subconscious mind reflexively activates a previously stored behavioral response — no thinking required. The conscious mind includes all the things we are aware of or can easily bring into awareness.
For some cultures it has served as a way of explaining ancient ideas of temptation, divine inspiration, and the predominant role of the gods in affecting motives, actions. Whatever name is attached to it, the idea of unspoken thought as an integral part of the functions of the mind continues to be important in the psychoanalytical world.
There are so many words and phrases used interchangeably with the unconscious mind that one can easily lose track of what it is being must discussed. Recent studies seem to support that while unconscious processes occur as though they were in a vacuum the human reaction to them is measurable and real. His first, personal unconsciousness did not differ much from Freud’s views in that individually we all encounter evens that are removed from our individual conscious memory and placed into our unconscious. It is here that he postulated that humans were the repositories for what he called Archetypes; Innate, universal and hereditary messages about how we experience our world.
As is often the case with many far reaching issues, it seems that the discussions, research, and practices of psychoanalysis is circular.
And while on the surface the differences between the theories of Freud, Jung, and Lucan may seem herculean, they are not. The world famous NLP Trainer and coach Joseph O’Connor sums up the unconscious mind very well and helps the make the intangible more tangible. Your memory is stored in your unconscious, it runs your body, your habits are formed at an unconscious level, it preserves the body (eg.
This shows that the body has not returned to balance and resumed normal sleep patterns (without continued assistance). It is designed and packaged in a way which allows flexibility in dealing with your individual insomnia conditions. The unconscious cannot be brought to the forefront of consciousness voluntarily, it needs special paths because there are forces(defense mechanisms) that will not allow to reveal the unconscious because it is too painful and thus is rejected. He learned that through hypnosis that some of these repressed thoughts emerged to consciousness. He realized that interpretation of dreams through free association (he asked patients to say the first thing that come to their minds, even dumb or silly images) were a method to set free the traumas that are the essence of the unconscious.
It is closely related with shame, moral and repulsiveness working as motors of the unconscious.
The Id is related with primitive basic needs and feelings and its governed by pleasure principle( irrational, the Id is all unconscious and is seeking constantly to satisfy our two primitive instincts: pleasure or destruction). This repressed sexual drive cannot be destroyed because it is expressed in the form of energy, thus it is transformed into neurotic symptoms(anxiety, depression, psychosomatic illnesses). Psychology is the study of the brain and its functions and the science of the mind and human behavior. The inclusion of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or approval of those sites or their contents. I always came away with new and important insights that got me thinking through my behavior during emotionally charged events. Think of lying on your mat in complete relaxation while hearing these statements over and over. The subconscious mind is a programmable autopilot that can navigate our vehicular bodies without the observation or awareness of the pilot — the conscious mind. The memories will get buried, yet the beliefs and feelings associated with them will still control your reactions. The unconscious mind, on the other hand, includes all of the things outside of our awareness – all of the wishes, desires, hopes, urges and memories that lie outside of awareness yet continue to influence behavior. By definition the use of the term unconscious suspends introspection about them, while including related behaviors, thought processes, memory, affect, and motivation. While Freud and Jung along with their disciples continue in their approaches and practices the later introduction of Lucan’s Linguistic Unconsciousness has only increased the knowledge base of this area of psychology. They validate one another and even more importantly each one allows for increased interaction with the professional and the client during a therapy session. In other words it is the equivalent of putting continuous plasters on a wound that doesn’t heal as opposed to finding a way to get the  wound to heal properly and naturally.
He was not the first to discover the mechanisms of the unconscious, but he surely developed new methods for its verification. He promptly learned that the past events or experiences are the cause of present conduct and that some traumatic events in our childhood, emerge in present life as different symptoms. This way, dreams are some sort of metaphor, a figurative representation or dramatization of the unconscious.
Freud soon realized that the unconscious manifest itself not only through dreams but also through slips of the tongue or through neurotic symptoms (paralysis, obsessive behaviors, manias or nervous tics).
He states that sexual energy(libido) and tanatos(anhiliation and destruction of the self, for example through drugs or risky behaviors) are the real motivations of human behavior.
Repression is necessary and normal at some degree in any individual, someone who doest have defense mechanisms will behave as a psychopath and will be a harm to society, however there are degrees of repression.
However, most of our society are poorly educated about the applications of these studies in their daily life.


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The dual-mind system’s effectiveness is defined by the quality of the programs carried in the subconscious mind.
This God force, Soul energy, or whatever you want to call it, supports your evolution towards love, unity, beauty, and truth. Just below its surface lie two additional aspects of the mind the Id (one’s instincts) and the Super Ego. For example you don’t have to consciously tell your heart to beat, a wound to form a scab and heal, your sweat glands to activate when you are too hot or indeed for you to shiver if you are too cold.
That’s not to say that medication is bad only that a natural, non-invasive solution in the long term is preferable.
He also learned that when patients where under hypnotic-type states they tend to enter in cathartic(liberation) states where they revived forgotten traumatic states that had a corrective emotional experience through involuntary discharge acts such as tears or movement of paralyzed limbs (cure of the symptoms). He explains that the individuals are driven from birth by the desired to acquire and enhance bodily pleasures. Freud defines the human nature as essentially sexual, thus, through child development repression arises and constricts this impulses into constructive ways such as education and work.
Those who visit or use this web site, links, or any other information assume all risks associated therewith. Over 95% of what we do, think, and say comes from old programming in our subconscious mind. Know that the past affects you NOW, as the subconscious replays past programming in the present.
The tip of the iceberg that is actually visible above the water represents just a tiny portion of the mind, while the huge expanse of ice hidden underneath the water represents the much larger unconscious.
It is in the latter two realms that negative events are converted into unconscious thought with both symbolic and actual significance. Even those actions which you have some conscious control over are (such as breathing or blinking) are generally operated at an unconscious level. Therefore, psychoanalysis became an art on transforming the unconscious into consciousness.
The ego, is governed by reality principle(the need to postpone or inhibit pleasure principle).
For example, if you were taught to drive with one foot on the gas and the other on the brake, no matter how many vehicles you owned, each will inevitably express premature brake and engine failure. Unless you make a conscious effort to direct the immense power of your subconscious, its robotic and limited programs will run your life. If we had to consciously (24 hours a day) think about our breathing, blinking and so on we would not have the mental bandwidth to be able to function properly in the world. The ego is related with consciousness processes such as attention, memory, perception or will. And understand that you have the power right now to rewrite sabotaging programs from the past so you can claim a better future.
Finally the superego are all the moral, values and mandates that were thought to us since childhood as a norm to behave(the way we are supposed to behave, interiorized by most humans). For example, cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death, is directly attributable to behavioral programs that mismanage the body’s response to stress. All civilization arises from a compromise between the Id(pleasure and destruction wishes) and repression of the superego, creating a balanced Ego. Some programs are derived from genetics; these are our instincts, and they represent nature. In our conscious creative mind we may consider ourselves as good drivers; however, self-sabotaging or limiting behavioral programs in our subconscious unobservably undermine our efforts. How to rewrite your program: first, you must create a statement that a six year old can understand. However, the vast majority of the subconscious programs are acquired through our developmental learning experiences, and they represent nurture.
We are generally consciously unaware of our fundamental subconscious perceptions or beliefs about life.
The reason is that the prenatal and neonatal brain is predominately operating in delta and theta EEG frequencies through the first six years of our lives. While in this hypnotic trance, a child does not have to be actively coached by its parents, for children obtain their behavioral programs simply by observing their parents, siblings, peers, and teachers. Did your early developmental experiences provide you with good models of behavior to use in the unfoldment of your own life? Now you will need to imprint this message into your subconscious, where it will override the old belief. During the first six years of life, a child unconsciously acquires the behavioral repertoire needed to become a functional member of society.
Although the conscious mind may hold one’s self in high regard, the more powerful unconscious mind may simultaneously engage in self-destructive behavior. The insidious part of the autopilot mechanism is that subconscious behaviors are programmed to engage without the control of, or the observation by, the conscious self. Most importantly, neuroscience now reveals that the subconscious mind, which is an information processor one million times more powerful than the conscious mind, runs our behavior from 95 to 99 percent of the time. The powerful meaning of this reality is that we only move toward our wishes and desires from 1 to 5 percent of the day. In the remaining time, our lives are controlled by the habit-programs downloaded into the subconscious mind. The most fundamental of these programs were downloaded by observing other people, such as our parents, siblings, teachers, and community. As we become more conscious, we rely less on automated subconscious programs, and also have the ability to rewrite limiting, disempowering beliefs formerly downloaded into the subconscious mind.
Through this process we become the masters of our fates rather than the victims of our programs. Conscious awareness can actively transform the character of our lives into ones filled with love, health, and prosperity by its ability to rewrite limiting perceptions (beliefs) and self-sabotaging behaviors.



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