Subconscious Mind 101: What You Need to Know

Dec 06, 2021


Did you know that your subconscious mind is responsible for 88-95% of your brain's processing power? Think about it. You don't have to think about walking, breathing, or controlling your body's numerous systems every day. Wild isn't it?

But it is much more than that. Your subconscious plays a huge role in your daily life, your goals and dreams, success, failure, health and wealth. In fact, your subconscious says a lot about you. You might have wondered, what exactly is this magical machine we carry around with us? How is it so powerful? This article enlightens you on what the subconscious is and how it impacts your life. 

What is the subconscious?

The subconscious is a part of the mind that governs actions, beliefs, attitudes, and perceptions. It's below your conscious mind--which means you aren't aware of it unless you are in a heightened state of awareness or being mindful. Because it's the storehouse for all your past memories and emotions that filter how you experience the world now, it's an important part of who you are (without you even knowing about it). 

How does it work? 

By age 8, the majority (near 95%) of your subconscious is formed by the ideas, experiences, and surroundings that you are taught and have observed in your young life. These impressions form your foundational beliefs and can come from family, caretakers, friends, media, culture, music, society or any other life experience. All of these experiences become the filters in how you perceive the world around you and how you interact with it, a filter which you don’t perceive with your conscious mind.

What does it do?

The subconscious mind will process vast amounts of information beyond the 5 senses - it's the true multitasker attending to our most primal needs. It allows you to receive information from the external experiences of everyday life, evaluate those experiences (in the context of your beliefs), and form a reaction in response that then governs how you engage with the world. The subconscious also manages homeostatic impulses in the body, such as stress responses and hormone production. 

How does it impact your life?  

The subconscious mind is a powerful force that influences our lives more than we realize. It's the part of you that feels, thinks, and acts without your conscious awareness-- and because we operate from here most of the time, it motivates us to act in ways that aren't always logical or reasonable.

And while most of the time our subconscious minds help us get through life without too much trouble, sometimes they can hold us back from doing things we really want to do, or even make us do things we don't want to do! This is why it's so important to learn about how your subconscious mind works and how to control it when necessary.


Our subconscious mind is deeply ingrained with all the beliefs and patterns that shape our lives. Unfortunately, sometimes we don't even realize what has affected us most. But by paying attention and working with it, there's no limit to the positive influence we can have on ourselves and others.

Are there patterns in your life, or stubborn challenges, that you want to move beyond? This is a great indicator that you would benefit from work on the subconscious level. Learn more about 1:1 consultation services with Allison, here. 


Send me a message at [email protected] I'd love to hear from you and help you forward on your journey. 

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