Terri Lee Cooper MSc. RSW, NLP_M DCH  

Edmonton, Alberta, St. Albert Medical Center

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True lasting change requires a shift that is accepted, at the subconscious level.

Unless the subconscious mind absorbs and accepts a new way of being, a new patterned response, change will not be permanent. The subconscious mind will stubbornly hold on the thoughts, feelings and behaviors of anger, anxiety, depression and addiction states until it is properly re-educated. There is a realistic systematic process of habituation that occurs whether we are looking at patterns that serve us or ones that infringe on the quality of our lives.

We can hope for change, pray for change, cross our fingers, and fool ourselves into believing that sheer will power alone will create the life circumstances we desperately hope for. The subconscious mind is a servo-mechanism and it will continue to "succeed" whether the programmed goals are in our best interest or not. And so, until the subconscious mind is –re-educated we will continue to experience the same challenges over and over again.

The subconscious mind:

  • stores our history and is the seat of our identity
  • runs outdated programs based on beliefs installed during times of vulnerability
  • serves up the same thoughts, feelings and behaviors over and over again
  • has a robotic stubborn nature which requires an understanding of brain waves and programming 
  • has the job of maintaining all paths of least resistance aka “cow paths"
  • resists half hearted attempts to create new programming


Without a keen understanding of how the subconscious mind operates all change efforts are wasted.

Time and time again traditional therapeutic processes fail to support deep meaningful lasting change that can be comfortably maintained. Traditional psychology depletes motivation for many individuals and fails to consider the needs of the subconscious mind. In addition, the chronic regurgitation of the past is debilitating for most people and often builds or intensifies the victim mindset.

We must understand the primitive automatic subconscious need to preserve what is. Often “what is” does not serve us. The self-image, deeply embedded within the subconscious mind is either a useful or a debilitating guiding force.

At the core, most individuals do not believe that they are capable of creating the life they truly want. Most people do not believe that they have the capacity to be the CEO of their lives and be in charge of their thought, feeling and behavior habits. This work supports people to move beyond beliefs that support complacency and restructure the subconscious mind for permanent change.

This work is founded on the belief that most people have worked hard to create changes that never last. Through sheer frustration and fatigue people succumb to a victim mindset that perpetuates the ongoing sabotage of change efforts.

This victim mentality is the result of a life time of social programming that encourages the masses to think, feel and behave in prescribed manners. Children learn early to tow the line or risk the fear of shame, rejection and emotional abandonment. Adults continue to be influenced in a multitude of ways that serves to strengthen dis-empowered subconscious programming. 


These two opposing forces create the internal chaos...

  • We are meant to grow, expand, learn and thrive.
  • This innate desire is as strong as is the primitive desire to preserve "what is."

These two opposing forces create the internal chaos that leads people down the path of frustrated expectations and paves the way to anger, depression, anxiety and addiction. These unhealthy responses, to the challenges of fighting ones tendencies, become habitual ways of being. Once negative patterns are developed the job of the subconscious mind is to resist new ways of being, to maintain "cow paths" aka paths of least resistance, and exert as little energy as possible.

The subconscious mind will accept new ways of being and a new self-image only once its needs are met. Moving away from the victim mentality that accepts oneself as angry, anxious, depressed or addicted means supporting the subconscious mind to accept an identity of oneself being capable of learning new ways of being, including a shift in thoughts, feelings and behaviours. In this work this is referred to as becoming the CEO of one’s life.

We have the option to program a persona that is in keeping with our potential, our dreams and visions of what we would like our lives to be like. Current goal setting is crucial in this work and so success planning is critical. Many people struggle their whole lives trying to fulfill the dream or ideal that early programmers (aka parents) had for them. Yet, with the right tools and strategies, life can be very different. Life isn't meant to be hard. A major premise of the work here is that our challenges are learned and accepted by the subconscious mind.

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