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Differences between the conscious mind and the unconscious mind

THE MIND UNLEASHED (2014) mentioned, Sigmund Freud, the famous Austrian psychologist created a useful model of the mind, which he separated into 3 tiers – conscious mind, preconscious, and unconscious mind. Let’s discuss the difference between conscious mind and unconscious mind.

 Base on Hypnosis Training Academy (2015) the conscious mind is easy to understand. In fact, you’re using it right now. It’s contains aware of current moment. The awareness of things you can focus on. It’s able to deal with between 5-9 ideas or experiences at a time.It’s logical, analytical, limited and understand negative. Every conscious mind must also be in the unconscious mind is like iceberg visible in the ocean

The unconscious mind, though, is a different ball game. Compared to the conscious, it’s enormous. It holds all the memories, feeling and emotions, insight you’ve gained and don’t know negative. It runs everything that happens in your body and mind. And while the unconscious runs the show, it will take orders from the conscious mind. If they’re presented in the right way. Which is usually in the form of suggestions.

The client’s are living in a story. Now while they are the central character in that story, they have problems because they are creating the story unconsciously. In most cases clients use their conscious mind to wrestle control of the problems without explicitly including the unconscious mind in the change. Using hypnotherapy can change the way client think about and respond to the situation that affect client’s life can ultimately change the way of the react pattern. When we engage the unconscious mind, the change will be lasting. It’s all a matter of good communication between the conscious and unconscious mind Carroll (2008) mentioned.


conscious mind is a bit like the captain of a ship-(giving out orders). In reality it’s the crew in the engine room below deck (the subconscious and the deeper unconscious) that carry out the orders. The captain may be in charge of the ship and give the orders but its the crew that actually guides the ship, all according to what training they had been given over the years to best do so.

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THE MIND UNLEASHED (2014) The Conscious, Subconscious, And Unconscious Mind – How Does It All Work? (online) last accessed 26.4.2017 at

Hypnosis Training Academy (2015) What’s The Difference Between The Conscious And Unconscious Mind? (online) last accessed 26.4.2017 at

Michael Carroll (2008) Understanding your Mind; Conscious and Unconscious Processing. NLP ACADEMY (online) last accessed 26.4.2017 at

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