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Many of us struggle to make positive changes to our relationships, physical and mental health, and our career and finances.  The fact that majority of us are only using 5% of our conscious brain, makes that struggle even more difficult!

Your brain can be programmed for failure and you may not even know it.  If your subconscious is programmed for failure, your best efforts at making healthy choices and good plans can still be sabotaged.  This is because our subconscious mind controls 95% of our brain and is guiding our thoughts, feelings, choices, and behaviour without our even being aware of it.

How did this programming get there?  It got there through early childhood experiences and modeling from others, from the messages we receive in society, from our adult experiences, and even by means of genetic memory passed down through generations.  Our subconscious mind is constantly downloading information through all of our senses and not discriminating what is being downloaded.  This part of our brain is not concerned whether the information it is taking in is correct, healthy, or if it will support the reality we desire.  The programming we experience over our lifetime can leave us with a flight, fight, freeze or collapse nervous system condition that can have our body pumping stress hormones and leaving us in survival-only mode.  When the body and brain are in survival mode (even if we don’t realize this) our system is drained and there is little to no energy to enhance and grow the various areas of our life.

Eventually, our best-laid plans will snap back, like a rubber band being stretched to its limit, making us feel frustrated, hopeless, or full of shame.

Each time our programming sets us up to fail, or to have unpleasant outcomes, the programming is reinforced and hungry for more confirmation, looking for more evidence to support the negative beliefs and perceptions.  When this part of the brain doesn’t find negative evidence, it may create it so that it doesn’t become stressed and conflicted.  The programming has to match the experience in order to not feel confused.

So what can we do when our programming is sabotaging our best intentions?  We can use the conscious mind (the 5%) to observe what isn’t working in the various areas of our life, and employ techniques to re-program the subconscious mind (the 95%) to make it work for us.  Once there is a new program running in our brain, we can experience our outer environment in a way that supports what we want in life. The process and techniques used to do this are easy and don’t have to take us back into the difficult memories or areas of our life.  Rather, the process identifies unhealthy programming and then works to change this through simple and gentle techniques that can transform our thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

For a more in-depth understanding of the ways in which you can lower stress, improve relationships, and achieve your goals, contact Nicklas by phone:  604-990-1584, or email:

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By | 2017-06-14T16:28:16+00:00 December 9th, 2013|Brain Training, Counseling|0 Comments

About the Author:

Ms. Nicklas Ehrlich is the President and Founder of Vital Synergy Mind Fitness, Inc. and the visionary behind The Performance Enhancement Seminar series. She is a sought after psychotherapist, life coach, hypnotherapist, and inspiring seminar facilitator. Nicklas began her studies in the United States at UCLA and received her B.A. degree from Antioch University. She received her B.S.W. and M.S.W. from The University of British Columbia, Canada. Nicklas is a member of the Hypnotherapy Association of B.C., and is a licensed Registered Clinical Counsellor (R.C.C.).

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