Neurosolutions Newsletter
Getting more "Mind Power"! March 2007
In This Issue
Power of the Mind
Change your thinking and everything changes
Any of you who have heard me speak, know that the functioning of the human mind is a subject about which I am passionate. My interest began in childhood. I noticed that many people said things that were not congruent with the actions they took. In other words they didn't "walk their talk". These people, in most cases, were not conscious of the disconnect between their words and their actions. Their core beliefs are what formed their actions and could not be overcome simply by them wanting to be different. So how does this happen?
 
To understand behavior its important to understand how the behavior is formed. We all have a conscious and a subconscious mind. The conscious mind is where all linear analytical thought takes place and the subconscious mind is where all emotions, memories, daydreams, reactions, habits and patterns, images and pictures and the autonomic nervous system function. Fully 88% of the mind is "subconscious". The average person spends 50-80 percent of their waking day in their subconscious mind. Your memories and experiences in your past are what create who you are today. To change who you are its important to let go of the past which has essentially programmed you to behave in a certain way.
 
All behavioral change takes place at the subconscious level. So in order to change a behavior, your thinking about yourself must change first.



Anyone who has read or seen "The Secret" has now become more aware of this fact. So how does the average person go about changing their thinking? Obviously it would be nearly impossible to do this consciously.

The best ways to connect to the subconscious is by using the imagination. By creating an internal representation of the change you want to have in your life, visualizing it, verbalizing it and repeating it often, you will change your thoughts and beliefs about the object of your desire. You'll go from " I wish I could" to "I can"!

I see this happen with my clients everyday. Usually we start to make any change in behavior by first letting go of the past. Negative thoughts/beliefs, behaviors and habits are the first things to go. We are then free to create and integrate new more positive ways of thinking and behaving. This creates incredible energy for change.