Give me a child until he is seven years old and I will show you the man.
-St Ignatius de Loyola, founder of the Jesuit brotherhood
Five hundred years later, the new science of psychoneuroimmunology has proved that St. Ignatius was spot-on: the way our neural networks wire and fire as adults, is under the control of the programmes we downloaded into our subconscious mind during our first seven years.
The role of our subconscious programming is greatly under-appreciated; the latest research tells us that up to 95% of our self-talk is heavily influenced by the subconscious programmes we unconsciously download in those first years. Until we are around eight years old, we only have access to the subconscious part of our mind; the conscious -rational- part has not yet formed in the early years. As a result, our young minds form beliefs, based on the emotional impact events have on us, even though there may be no rational basis for the beliefs.
If our beliefs are mostly empowering, our subconscious programming will also be mostly empowering. Unfortunately, it’s estimated that in early childhood, many of the beliefs we form about ourselves and the world around us, are disempowering, limiting and self-sabotaging. Our beliefs form our subconscious programming, and our subconscious programming forms our self-talk.
The average person has between 60 – 80,000 – subconscious – thoughts per day. The majority are disempowering and the same as the previous day’s thoughts.
-The National Science Foundation
Apart from recording and playing back the memory of every event which had an emotional impact on us, the main job of our subconscious mind is to keep us alive: it oversees our autonomic nervous system; oversees that our heart maintains a steady rhythm, that we take in the right amount of oxygen and that our 23 trillion cells carry out the billions of trillions of chemical reactions they perform, in the right amounts, at the right time.
While we may not have conscious recall of what happened to us when we were very young, our subconscious mind stores the memory of how every event which had an emotional impact on us, made us feel. Then throughout our lives, anytime the vibration of a stored feeling matches the vibration of our predominant thoughts and feelings, our subconscious mind plays the memory of stored, mirror-feelings back to us, often with flash-backs to actual events.
Many of our subconscious programmes were influenced by our observation of the influential adults in our lives, mostly our parents. But there is no point blaming your parents. Most parents do their best, but their behaviour is influenced by their subconscious programming. Also, as many of the beliefs we formed about ourselves and the world we live in were based on the perception of our 3, 4 or 5 year-old self -not reality- I believe we owe it to ourselves to rewrite any subconscious programmes which limit, or disempower us in any way.
Your subconscious programmes are not yours. They belong to other people.
-Bruce Lipton, Stem Cell researcher and author of ‘The Biology of Belief’
Most people don’t need months, or years of psychotherapy to unravel the complexities of their subconscious mind. All most people need, is to be able to release the trapped energy that keeps them stuck in unresourceful, repetitive patterns of thinking. Once the trapped energy has been released, most people will have the clarity they need to shift their perception and solve their problems by themselves.
This realisation is not before time. Mental health issues are front-page news, and sales of self-help books are at a record high; more than 3 million self-help books were sold in the UK last year, which is an increase of 20% on 2017. Millions of people feel fired-up after attending empowering seminars and / or reading self-help books. But when they leave the seminar, or put the book down…they usually fall under the control of their habitual subconscious programming, and soon go back to their habitual ways of doing things. Unless we change our subconscious programming, we will need Herculean willpower to change unresourceful behaviour, or ‘bad habits’.
I developed Hypno-Sensing with the aim of enabling people to rewrite the disempowering, self-sabotaging programmes in their subconscious mind. I am happy to say Hypno-Sensing is proving to be very effective. Once your subconscious programmes are aligned with your conscious intention, the effects can be ‘life-transforming’ as those who have experienced Hypno-Sensing assert.
Hypno-Sensing has proved so effective, I am confident you will feel significantly better by the end of your first session. If you don’t, I don’t expect payment.
NB: It’s important to realise that Self-Love is not selfish. If you want to receive love, you must learn to feel it for yourself first. Look at yourself in the mirror -regularly- with deep love and appreciation for the person you see, who has been through so much and is still standing.