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90% of our functioning is Unconscious

90% of our functioning is Unconscious

90% of Your Functioning is Unconscious

It’s an interesting and useful fact for all NLP Practitioners to be aware of, that 90% of a human beings functioning is Unconscious.

You’ll know from previous articles posted on the site, that your Unconscious Mind is a powerful piece of kit! well let’s face it, it’s main job is to preserve and run your body! And there’s no way you could possibly do that consciously when we take into account just a few of the vast and complicated functions of the body. Eg, breathing, keeping the heart beating, blinking, regulation of hormones, digestion etc etc Click on the link to find out more about your Unconscious Mind.

So we can recognise that our Unconscious Mind does a lot for us in terms of running and maintaining our physical form, but let’s now take a look at how this translates into how we learn, how behave and how we change.

All Learning, Behaviour and Change are Unconscious

This is a vital premise, so let’s see how this works:

Do remember the things you learned in school? How many degrees are in a right angle?

Did you get the answer?

The correct answer is 90 degrees.

Now assuming you got an answer, where did that information come from? Where was that answer before I asked you? Someone stored in your unconscious was the answer, then when you were asked the question you became consciously aware of it.

What’s your home phone number or your cell phone number? Say it to yourself in your head now? Where was that before I asked you? You certainly did start reading this article with a conscious thought of, “I bet they are going to ask me to recall my phone number!” Your phone number is stored unconsciously, then when I asked you to recall it, it came into your conscious awareness.

Everything that you have learned ends up being stored at the unconscious level. Everything we learn ends up being relegated to the unconscious to store and take care of. First of all you learn it consciously, like driving a car and now you drive. You don’t think about it you just drive. Driving of course is a behaviour.

All behaviour that we do is also unconscious.

Moving your arm is an unconscious process (starts with conscious volition) but we have 159 muscles in the arm and we couldn’t possibly try to control all of them consciously. That’s according to Dr Janet Travell’s  in her book  “Myofascial pain and dysfunction” where she says that there are over 600 muscle pairs in the body so over 1200 muscles. You couldn’t possibly move them all consciously.

So ALL of our behaviour is relegated to the unconscious. The way we respond to people, the way we create things or don’t create things and how we interfere in the process called life is using behaviour. AND our behaviour is unconscious.

Change is also Unconscious. Have you ever tried to change a habit consciously?? How long did it take?? Normally trying to create a change consciously is a long, hard, difficult process, it takes lots of effort that generates inconsistent results.

However, when a change happens that the unconscious level, it happens instantly and can last forever. Maybe you’ve had a situation like that happen, or you’ve heard of someone who has. Something changed and then life was never the same after that.

Using NLP, Time Line Therapy®, Hypnosis and NLP Coaching we pre-suppose the co-operation of the Unconscious Mind which makes it easy to let go of negative emotions and self imposed limitations in an instant – thus creating life changing results.


NLP Practitioner – The Blame Game

It’s interesting that we live in a society where lots of people are playing the blame game. They have lots of reasons why they “could have been”, “should have been”, “would have been” if it wasn’t for “X” and they point the finger at that person or situation to validate their reasons. The consequence of doing that though is that people aren’t getting great results in life.

Think about people you know. How’s it going for them? Are they living their dream life? Are they enjoying loving and supportive relationships? Are they actualised in their career? Are they 100% happy and healthy? Or are they blaming others for things not going so well?

It’s easy to blame others when things aren’t going well but in the process of blaming something or someone else you give away control of your life. That’s the truth of it. You hand over your personal power and your sense of personal self determination.

As long as you blame others you can’t learn anything. There’s no resources available to you. If I say “it’s not me!” – then I can’t change it. In fact when you do that, all you can do is “hope” that someone will help you or “hope” that things might be different in the future. There’s no guarantees when all you have is hope.

Blaming others is not empowering, in fact, it’s extremely Dis-empowering.

Now’s the time to give up blaming other people. Now is the time to hold yourself accountable for your own happiness and for your reactions to other people and circumstances around you. If you are feeling unhappy, remind yourself that YOU CAN make yourself happy. If you blame other people for your unhappiness you have handed over the control of your life to them.

When you stop blaming other people, you regain control over your life, you recover your Personal POWER. You step up to becoming the Creator of Your Life because you become the decision maker.

Life is a great deal more enjoyable, fun, satisfying and easier when you stop blaming others.

In fact it’s one of the significant differences between those people that achieve results and those people that don’t. And that has no relationship between your age, gender, education or background.

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NLP Practitioner – Top Tips For Great Communication

1. Invest your time and energy in perfecting your communication skills as it leads to more opportunities in your life.

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Communication NLP Practitioner

2. Learning about communication is vital because you’ll discover how to convey your message and your ideas more effectively.

3. Enhancing your knowledge of communication means you will have a greater understanding of information that is being communicated to you.

4. Be responsible for your communication and that your message is being conveyed accurately. A NLP Practitioner will look out for key pointers including, listening to words, observing body language and by asking questions. This will provide you with information about whether your message is being received and understood.

5. Address problems immediately instead of burying your head in the sand overlooking an issue. Take action and address them. All too often people look to blame other people, attempt to justify themselves or deny a difficult situation instead of realising they have the power to change it.

Take charge and look for a solution to move things to a move positive plane. A problem gives you an opportunity to learn something and also to change something which assist your personal growth and development and that of others who are involved too.

Are there any outstanding problems or issues in your life that need to be addressed?

What are you willing to do to resolve them now?

If you want to become masterful and an expert in communication, you need to have an solid understanding of the process of communication. Communicating is more than just the content. It is more than talking and listening; it’s more than the words we speak.

Communicating is the combination of three important elements which make up the communication process. These elements are:

1. The words we speak
2. How we speak them – our voice tone, tempo and volume
3. Our non-verbal body language, gestures and facial expressions.

Communication Fact
Approximately, 93% of your communication has nothing to do with your words you use! It takes more than just words to express yourself, build rapport and be influential.

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