1. ‘Gut Feeling’
Your mind is located at the pit of your stomach and is made up of two parts, the conscious and the subconscious. Whenever you feel fear, nervousness, butterflies in your stomach or any primal emotion you sense it in your gut or the pit of your stomach.
2. The subconscious mind makes up 88-90% of your mind and is therefore 9 times larger than your conscious mind according Dr. John G. Kappas (Professional Hypnotism Manual)
It has all the logical answers for life’s illogical questions. Many times we know the logical answer e.g. I should trust people but due to certain experiences the subconscious has concluded that people cannot be trusted. So no matter how much logic makes sense we cannot bring ourselves to follow it. As a result there is a conflict in the mind.
3. The subconscious mind is 6,000 times more powerful according to Dr. John G. Kappas
The weight of any belief or emotion outweighs all logic. So when someone wants to quit smoking and they have some 5,672 positive memories associated to smoking it is more powerful than their logical beliefs.
Hypnotherapy works by tapping into the subconscious to heal the toxicity of an experience so that the conscious and the subconscious are saying the same thing.