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Edmonton Hypnotherapy CEO Mindset Daily Newsletter-44
subconscious mind review

Before we move forward in this series I would like to again commend you for sticking with me. My intention continues to be to offer you bite size pieces that will help you incrementally close the GAP between where you are and where you want to be. Gaining a better understanding of how your subconscious mind operates and how to begin gently nudging it into accepting new ways of being is a process for most people, but critical if we are to be the CEO of our lives.

You may remember I said that we tend to make lasting changes either through an incremental learning process, or we are forced to make abrupt changes through crisis. The challenge with abrupt changes is that they often do not last. They have not been fully accepted by the stubborn subconscious mind, and at the first opportunity, the internal robot will compel us to go back to more familiar ways of being.
In the last email (see email 43) we began to play with the example of Nancy and her coffee consumption. I suggested that you analyze her chances of being successful based on what we have covered so far in this email series.

 I hope you took the time to do that. If not, please go back now and spend some time on that exercise. In your analysis of Nancy’s situation, you may have asked yourself the following:

  1. is her decision internally or externally influenced?
  2. will she be more successful in cutting back the behavior or suddenly ceasing it all together?

I hope that these two questions are obvious to you by this point in the series. I suggest that they are excellent starting points. There are a range of other factors that will play an important role in Nancy being successful, and I encourage you to continue with your analysis. We are playing the role of budding social scientist here (refer to workbook pg 34).

A couple more questions you might begin to ask are:

  1. would it be beneficial for Nancy go back to the s.m.a.r.t. acronym and do a little more planning?
  2. has she taken the learning needs of her subconscious mind into consideration?

We will continue to play with the Nancy example in the next email. As always, I encourage you to review past emails.

Terri Lee Cooper MSc. RSW

The majority of individuals who access services at Hypnosis for Life have, at one time or another: 1) made good use of traditional clinical psychology services  2) made good use of needed medication  3) attended community funded support programs (community counselling, 12 step programs and/or treatment centers).

These options provide initial needed relief, however, relapse is common. Challenges tend to re-occur until the subconscious mind has fully accepted and absorbed new paths of least resistance (aka cow paths).



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