what is the subconscious mind?

It is a part of our ‘inner self’ that is in charge of our automatic responses, our ability to heal, and our ability to experience every kind of emotion.  

While our conscious mind is the rational, decision-making part of our mind, there are also many things that we do subconsciously – things we are not consciously aware of.  The subconscious is the part that is in control of all that is subconsciously initiated, whether it is mental, emotional or physical.

The subconscious is that more intuitive, creative part of us that holds the key to all of our life experiences.  It controls all our emotional feelings, our creative imagination, and our ability to meditate and dream.  It allows us to walk down the street, dance, or drive a car safely, while our conscious mind is thinking about something else entirely.

Although no one has ever seen one (the same applies to the conscious mind for that matter), we know it is the part of us that automatically feels and responds, without us consciously making it happen.  It has an imprinted memory or impression of every feeling from when we first begin to feel – even in the womb, before we learn to speak.

 When a person is unable to change unwanted feelings, responses or behaviours through conscious effort or will power, it is usually an indication of subconscious conflicts.  While they remain, they can, and often do, lead to unwanted symptoms. Consciously, we are usually only aware of the symptoms, not the inner conflicts.

With the appropriate help, the subconscious has the ability to make changes to many everyday emotional and physical problems.

With permission and endorsed by I.C.S.T.R. (QLD)