How Your Subconscious Mind Works

Your subconscious mind is a part of your brain that contains internal blueprints, which is rather like how a computer runs software & they are driving your behaviour at the subconscious level.

Whether you realise it or not, every decision, thought or action you take is formed from long term habitual programming & whilst you are consciously aware in the moment of deciding to take action or not to do something or to think something specific……there is more going on deep inside your subconscious mind.

If I asked you………“Do you know WHY you are not achieving the results you really want in a particular area of your life?”

To answer that question, you have to think about the answer & to do that you begin to access your data banks of positive & negative memories deep inside your subconscious mind.

You will recall previous decisions you made, you will analyse evidence of previous successes & failures, you access how you even felt in related scenarios, you sort through all your beliefs & values on successes & failures & then process all that information in a split second & come to a conclusion.

Wow… might think………there is such a lot is going on here!


Your brain is a super-fast processing machine & will have been making pictures as you recall things, talking to yourself whilst doing so, perhaps having a feeling of certainty in your body & maybe a subtle shift in your physiology & it all happens in an instant & you won’t even notice this is happening.

This complex combination of factors is determining the decision you came up with.

Now, in a real situation, when you decide to take some particular action to get a particular result, the same thing occurs……..all these processes happen.

The problems occur in our life’s when you find yourself repeatedly avoiding actions which consciously you know will get you the results & yet you just can’t get yourself to do them.

Or you do them reluctantly & feel so bad in the process, you do a half-hearted job don’t get the result you really wanted & end up feeling more annoyed or disappointed in yourself.


You will always be happily motivated towards taking action if there is no negative attachment in that unconscious process.

If there is unresolved negative emotions from the past these will act like blocks as they will stop you in your tracks & you will always avoid taking the necessary action or feel bad whilst doing so.

You won’t consciously know in that moment, why you are procrastinating or talking yourself out of doing the thing you know you need to do.

Without realising it, you will be unconsciously sabotaging yourself, your productivity & your results, because you are still operating from your past-conditioning & negative emotional baggage from the past.

As mentioned earlier, behind every decision, action or behaviour is a whole heap of history & life experience.

This comes in the form of feelings, positive & negative emotions, beliefs about your capabilities, any fears you have, certain memories of previous situations of success & failure, your core values & even your self-identity- how you perceive yourself. 


Significant emotional events occur in our childhood which is when we form imprints about the World around us especially between 3 – 14 years of age, usually from our parents or guardians & at school. We try to make sense of these emotional situations with our intellect at that age & so we attach certain meanings to these events. This is how we learn & our brain stores this behaviour & it prioritises perceived survival at all costs.  

Everyday, its job is to keep you ‘safe” & it does that by repeating what worked yesterday & the day before that, all the things that ensured your survival & this forms a blueprint deep with your subconscious mind that drives your decisions & actions in the present.

For example- its why as an adult, we don’t touch a hot stove as we learnt as a child that it burns & it causes pain. This is how we learn.

Everything we do, eventually becomes a pattern of behaviour that become entrenched so that we don’t even notice it. Most of these patterns are helpful & lead us to live fulfilling, safe, happy life’s, relationships & careers.

Some-times, these blueprints are no longer helpful as you grow up, start a career or build a business & they can hold you back from being truly successful in many different areas of your life, without you even realising it…….you just know that you now feel STUCK & FRUSTRATED!

FOR EXAMPLE: If you were bullied at school- you may in that moment decide that “I must be a horrid person”  or ” All people are mean”  or “Im not lovable”. This becomes your habitual way of thinking & feeling over time & patterns of behaviour are formed.

As an adult, you may start to avoid situations without realising why you are doing them, such as “not speaking your mind & standing up for yourself” or “pushing people away” or “picking unsuitable relationship partners, so proving to yourself you are “not lovable”. This becomes your blueprint, your character, your identity & it’s how you now think & yet its causing you unhappiness & most likely costing you your long term goals & the success you really want.



Well, one of the most effective ways is to access the subconscious mind & recode the ineffective programs that are running on automatic.

This is one of the areas that I help my clients with, as I identify unhelpful subconscious patterns & mental obstacles that are holding people back.

I identify the unique subconscious internal strategies & rewire the neural networks inside the subconscious mind & detach the negative emotional connection. So the memory is still there for the client, but the negative emotional charge has disappeared & this means they no longer need to avoid any situations which would have caused them previously to either sabotage themselves or struggle to get results in that particular area.

This create rapid change because from that point onwards they react, feel & behave differently.

By accessing the subconscious mind directly we create permanent results for the client & then adding bespoke strategic actions to take advantage of the new energy & momentum that comes with releasing the issue.

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