Subconscious Mind 101: The Key to Health + VitalityDec 06, 2021
What is your subconscious?
The subconscious is the part of your brain that governs actions, beliefs, attitudes and perceptions; it's below the level of your conscious mind, and what drives all of our reactions and unfiltered responses to life.
Where does it come from?
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. The conscious mind cannot account for and integrate such a vast array of inputs at once. 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. So, your subconscious mind will activate fight or flight mode even if your conscious mind knows that your grumpy boss isn’t life-threatening.
Why does it matter for your health and wellness?
This is essential to understand because it shows that we are driven by our subconscious mind, and you likely adopted beliefs about yourself and the world that are limiting. If we believe or identify with a story of dis-ease, our subconscious is afraid of anything that steers us away from that reality. That’s why subconscious reprogramming work is an essential element to healing and wellbeing.
So now what?
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 Roman, here. Or dip a toe into the work with an at home, self-guided subconscious reprogramming exercise here.
Questions? Send me a message at [email protected]! I'd love to hear from you and help you forward on your journey to Living Forever Blooming.
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