According to quantum physics the brain processes 400 billion bits of information per second. Apparently we are only consciously aware of 2,000 of these, which are processed and filtered at a conscious level.
When someone recently said to me “I don’t know how you can sit and listen to people’s problems day in and day out” I was ferocious in defence that my work isn’t like that at all! To the contrary, I explained it’s positively joyous! I help people to establish what they want to change, get rid of, or improve in their lives I then facilitate that change. As a result it is the most privileged, rewarding work, that I liken to watching a flower grow.
So when a friend asked me to help her I jumped at the opportunity. She was bored with her job as a civil servant. To counter the boredom over the years, she had retrained in a number of different skills and was extremely well qualified to make a shift and change her career. There was one problem, she was scared! She lacked the confidence and belief in herself to take the leap of faith required.
We did a small piece of work and the next thing my friend had handed in her notice and moved on. A year down the line she feels fulfilled in her new career, has met lots of people and made many new friendships. I didn’t really do anything. She did it all, by allowing her subconscious mind to create a perfect solution, in a way that only she could know and understand, a solution that resonated elegantly with every part of her on every level.
As a Clean Language Metaphor Coach I played my part of course and facilitated her change by asking a series of highly pertinent questions, what in NLP we might term ‘good quality questions’.
I believe that the subconscious mind is a superior part of the brain when it comes to finding creative solutions to a variety of problems.
Working in the field of psychotherapy for many years I have worked with thousands of clients in hypnosis. When those clients learn how to relax and let go of the limiting, critical and judgemental part of their minds (ie; the conscious mind) and allow the subconscious to address issues, miracles happen!
The subconscious mind will come up with the most incredible solutions that the conscious mind would rarely have thought of.
I feel honoured to bear witness to this process on a daily basis in working with clients who present with a myriad of problems and I can honestly say that after all this time I am still in awe of the fascinating solutions the subconscious mind provides.
1 Simple Mind Hack
On this basis I created ‘Finding Solutions’ – a short hypnosis program that allows you to tap into the creativity and intelligence stored within the subconscious mind. By selecting what it is you want to change and listening (regularly in some cases) you prime your subconscious mind to create a perfect solution for you.
Did you know that when you give the subconscious mind a very clear directive it will act like a heat seeking missile, it will sear into the heart of the problem and sift through the billions of bits of information stored,in order to find the perfect solution to that particular issue?
Amazingly, it will also do this whilst taking into consideration what every other ‘part’ of you wants. Because it is a greater part of you it works respectfully of other ‘needs’ that may also exist within you.
By example, your desire may be to lose weight… Your subconscious mind is unlikely to ‘drive’ you to starve yourself, if you also happen to be diabetic and regular food is essential to balance your blood sugars.
You can buy Finding Solutions from the shop at www.thestresshacker.com
If you know of anyone looking for a great tool to facilitate change do pass this on please.
This program is unsuitable for people who suffer from depression.