According to the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), 90% of illness and disease is caused by stress! Dr. Bruce Lipton of Stanford University has shown that the real number is closer to 95%. This fact bears repeating: 90-95% of all illness and disease is caused by physiological stress, which is an accumulation of situational stress and other factors over time. The United Nations has called stress, “The 20th Century Disease” and it has become a global epidemic.
Scientists have proven that conditioning, beliefs, perceptions and stress play a large role in our emotional and physical makeup. Your body releases chemicals and hormones that cause you stress when you have conscious and unconscious negative thoughts. The cells in your body then save the negative information, like a computer saves a file on its hard drive. This negative information is then stored in a part of your brain called the Amigdala, where the nervous system can retrieve past memories and cause you to react in the present as if the past is happening all over again.
We all have perceptions of our environment that are stored in our cellular memory. If you have experienced repeated stressful situations in childhood, or at any time in your life, the nervous system and other organs within your body contain hormonal and chemical messages that support that negative internal reality. It is from these types of stressful experiences that subconscious negative perceptions and beliefs are born and then stored in the cells of your body. These subconscious beliefs affect your behavior and compete with your conscious beliefs and desires.
Examples of these types of subconscious negative beliefs are: feeling that you don’t deserve to be liked loved and accepted, feelings of inadequacy (not good enough, not smart enough, not attractive enough, etc.), feelings of over-responsibility (when things go wrong you always feel it is your fault), feeling that it is not okay for you to have negative feelings like anger, sadness, or fear.
This is just a small sampling of the negative irrational beliefs that many of us carry. Our mind accepts these beliefs as reality – unless we challenge them in a relaxed way while having a different experience within.
Our subconscious mind runs our body and responses to our environment on autopilot twenty-four hours a day – without us even having to think about it. This part of our mind does not know the difference between things that are true and things that are false, nor between things that are good for us and things that are not. The stored information may be triggered by an outside stimulus, or one from within. Sometimes there is simply a mandate by the subconscious to respond according to its program and fulfill the beliefs in our physical reality. In other words, you often get what you DON’T want by helping to create it subconsciously. You can use this same rule to get what you DO want by working on your subconscious programming.
Our conscious mind is just the tip of the iceberg, with 90% of our beliefs being run by the subconscious mind. Some of our expectations are conscious and positive and some are negative and unconscious. When we set goals or expectations for ourselves, our intention may be from a conscious perspective, but instead may be overruled and sabotaged by our subconscious program. It is therefore important to have a healthy subconscious program of expectations and beliefs from which to respond.
It is not necessary to relive or even remember all of the information stored in your subconscious data bank. You can delete and replace any negative program stored in the body and brain when deeply relaxed, while taking in a new and healthier reality. When you do this you are storing new and healthier chemical messages and replacing the old negative ones. Some of the most effective techniques and tools that can help to transform your thinking and behaviors are: Hypnosis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Energy Psychology, and repeated listening to transformational reprogramming recordings. These tools and techniques can help you make healthy changes and can be easily taught in a workshop, seminar, or private session.
When your subconscious mind is in balance and agreement with your conscious mind, then you will more easily achieve the health, happiness and success that you desire.