We reprogram, to some degree, our subconscious minds every single day due to our various emotional responses to people, situations, and events.
Very simply put, if we experience something we like we program our subconscious in such a way that we are encouraged to repeat it, and, if we experience something we do not like, we program our subconscious in such a way that we are encouraged to avoid it in future.
Unfortunately, if we have experienced difficult childhoods, it is likely our subconscious has been programmed in a negative way. This programming may well have helped us to survive our childhoods, but, as adults in a different situation, the programming is very likely now to be holding us back in life.
Most people do not realize that their day-to-day behavior is massively influenced by experiences held below the level of conscious awareness, and, because of this, are not aware of how much their childhood experiences may be influencing, in a very negative way, how they currently experience their lives and how they function (or fail to function).
Indeed, childhood trauma may program our subconscious to form very negative beliefs such as:
– all people are a danger to me, I must attack them before they attack me
For most of us, such negative programming will have its roots in our relationship with our parents/primary caregivers as they tend to have the most influence over how we come to perceive ourselves. However, other influences include friends, other relatives, and the culture/wider environment in which we grew up.
Fortunately, we can reprogram our subconscious minds through various techniques such as self-hypnosis. Doing this is so useful because it is much easier for us to change our behavior and how we feel about life by re-programming our subconscious than it is to use effortful, conscious willpower (although, of course, the latter should also be used).
A COMPUTER ANALOGY:
If we have experienced a traumatic childhood, it is likely our ‘software’ (i.e. our subconscious’) has been programmed in such a way that it is now dysfunctional. Essentially, we need to put in new ‘software’ (i.e. reprogram our subconscious).
This can be achieved by implanting new ideas and new ways of viewing things into our subconscious, in a consistent fashion, so that they take root in our minds and grow to such an extent that we find our lives significantly, even dramatically, improved.
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David Hosier BSc Hons; MSc; PGDE(FAHE).