How to Hack the Power of your Subconscious Mind

Jul 14, 2022 | Blog

How to Hack the Power of your Subconscious Mind
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Welcome to a transformative journey of unlocking the hidden potential within you.

Our unconscious mind holds the key to untapped reserves of calm, confidence, and resilience, waiting to be harnessed.

In this blog post, we’ll explore the art of hacking into the depths of your subconscious to create positive shifts in your thoughts, behaviours, and emotional well-being.

Imagine a life where anxiety and self-doubt no longer hold you back, where confidence and inner peace become your steadfast companions.

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Your subconscious mind is powerful

Through powerful techniques like hypnotherapy, affirmations, visualisation, and exposure therapy, we’ll delve into the realm of the unconscious mind, revealing how it influences every aspect of our lives.

It’s time to unlock the potential within and embrace a life of calm, confidence, and boundless possibilities.

95% of your thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and habits are thought to originate in your subconscious mind. 

Let that sink in for a moment! You actually have very little conscious control over most of your experience. 

If you’re not hacking your subconscious mind, you are seriously missing out.

What is the subconscious mind?

The subconscious mind is like the hidden powerhouse within us, quietly influencing our thoughts, emotions, and behaviours without us even realising it. The definition of the subconscious mind is the part of our mind that operates beneath the surface, storing memories, beliefs, and experiences that shape our perception of the world. The subconscious mind plays a crucial role in shaping our self-image, influencing our habits, and even guiding our decision-making process.

It’s the realm of our deepest desires, fears, and aspirations, often operating on autopilot to protect us and help us navigate life. Understanding the power of the subconscious mind allows us to tap into its potential and make positive changes in our lives. By working with the subconscious mind through practices like hypnotherapy and visualisation, we can reprogram limiting beliefs, overcome self-sabotage, and unlock our true potential.

Anxiety is also an unconscious process, things like a panic attack, anxiety attack or obsessive compulsive disorder
are not things we ‘consciously’ decide to do, they happen spontaneously from the unconscious. If we want to manage anxiety, it makes sense to work at it from the unconscious level by clearing your subconscious mind and instilling new, helpful ways of being.

Embracing the wisdom of the subconscious mind can be a transformative journey of self-discovery and empowerment.

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What is the difference between the subconscious and unconscious?

These words are used interchangeably and mean the same thing. The deeper part of your mind where all your thoughts, ideas and habits spring from. It’s the part of your mind that is not under your conscious control. For example, habits that you do without thinking, or even bodily functions like digestion and breathing, are controlled by the subconscious or unconscious mind.

The conscious mind

Many approaches to change make use of the conscious mind – things like CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), coaching, counselling and positive psychology. And although these can be great approaches, scientists now know that around 95% of our thoughts, feelings, habits and responses come from the subconscious mind, below our conscious awareness. We may be trying to change something with our conscious minds but find that we stay stuck and our conscious efforts fail.

We can try to change our negative thoughts with positive affirmations for example, but if our unconscious thoughts are still negative, it will be hard to change our own thought patterns.

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The difference between the conscious and subconscious mind

The conscious and subconscious mind are like two sides of the same coin, each playing a unique role in shaping our thoughts, beliefs, and actions.

The conscious mind is what we experience in our waking moments, the part of our mind that we’re aware of. It’s the realm of logical thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving. We use our conscious mind to analyse information, set goals, and make deliberate choices.

On the other hand, the subconscious mind operates beneath the surface, quietly influencing our thoughts and behaviours based on our past experiences, beliefs, and emotions. It’s the storehouse of our memories, habits, and ingrained patterns.

While the conscious mind represents the tip of the iceberg, the subconscious mind holds the vast depths of our beliefs, fears, and desires. Understanding the interplay between the conscious and subconscious mind allows us to harness their combined power for personal growth and transformation.

Bringing the subconscious mind into conscious awareness

By bringing awareness to our subconscious beliefs and actively reprogramming them, we can align our conscious desires with our underlying beliefs, creating an empowered mindset. Embracing the full potential of both the conscious and subconscious mind is the key to unlocking our true potential and living a fulfilling life.

It’s no wonder that things that you might have tried in the past to change have failed. You’re fighting a battle against the mightily powerful unconscious mind and all its out-of-date programming. 

Regain control of your mind

If you’re feeling out of control when you’re feeling anxious, it’s no wonder. The subconscious mind is responsible for things like the automatic thoughts where you’re beating yourself up, for the choices you make at Starbucks when you’re out and about and hungry, and the racing heart and dry mouth when you’re speaking up in a meeting. 

Don’t leave your unconscious mind up to chance, take control of it, learn to programme it, and send it some positive messages!


How to reprogram your subconscious mind

We can think of the unconscious mind as being like a computer, where old, out-of-date programmes are running the show. 

Much of our unconscious mind gets programmed in childhood. When we’re young, our minds are in download mode, learning about the world and how to exist in it. We’re very receptive to things we’re told, things we see. Past events programme our mind and the unconscious memories can run the show.

The coping strategies we create at the time can stay with us for a lifetime if left unchecked. 

Coping strategies that you created at age 6 which still dominate your life at age 36. It might not even relate to things you have conscious recall of. For example, you learned to be clingy because you didn’t get enough love – and that same pattern continues into adulthood. Or you learned to stay busy and be constantly productive as a way to numb your feelings because you never learned to feel and process them.

As a hypnotherapist of more than 12 years, I’ve seen this time and time again. 

Here are my five ways to hack your subconscious mind for more calm and confidence (or any change you’d like to make).

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Your imagination is the language of your unconscious mind. We can use our imagination to send messages to the unconscious and it’s a tool I often use within hypnotherapy. 

Visualisation is a powerful technique that can create profound changes in the unconscious mind. When we engage in vivid and detailed mental imagery, we stimulate the same neural pathways in the brain as if we were experiencing the situation in real life.

By repeatedly visualising positive outcomes, achievements, and desired behaviours, we send a clear message to the unconscious mind about our intentions and aspirations. This process helps to strengthen neural connections associated with these positive thoughts and embed them in the subconscious.

As a result, the unconscious mind begins to align with our visualised reality, influencing our beliefs, behaviours, and perceptions. Through consistent visualisation, we can reprogram old thought patterns and fears, build confidence, and enhance our ability to manifest our goals and dreams. Visualisation taps into the creative power of the mind, empowering us to shape our reality from within and achieve our fullest potential.

What’s interesting about your imagination is that your body doesn’t know the difference between something that you vividly imagine and something that is happening for real.

Let’s try something for a minute. Close your eyes and imagine a big, juicy lemon. Roll it between your hands, feel its texture, see its colour, and give it a good sniff. Next, imagine yourself putting it onto a chopping board and with a sharp knife, slicing the lemon in two. See the juice squirting out as you slice it. Now take a piece of lemon and bring it to your mouth, squeezing in some of the juice.

What do you notice? maybe your mouth started to water, or you even winced in anticipation of the sour taste of lemon? This is your imagination at work, creating an experience that your unconscious mind interprets as real. 

We can therefore use visualisation to create real experiences and practise feeling more calm and confident in situations. To help us to change our self-image – to one of confidence and calm, for example, to help us to feel safe in certain situations, such as when setting boundaries or when public speaking and to start to think and feel more positively about the future, rather than dreading it and expecting the worst.


Using affirmations is a powerful tool to reprogram the unconscious mind and foster positive changes in our thoughts and beliefs. Affirmations are like gentle whispers of encouragement that we speak to ourselves, guiding us towards a more empowering and optimistic mindset.

By repeating positive statements daily, we can gradually overwrite negative or limiting beliefs stored in the unconscious mind. The key to effective affirmations lies in their authenticity and emotional resonance.

Instead of merely reciting words, we infuse our affirmations with genuine belief and emotion. When we consistently affirm our worthiness, capabilities, and potential, we create new neural pathways in the brain, reinforcing positive thought patterns.

Affirmations can help us challenge self-doubt, cultivate self-compassion, and embrace a mindset of growth and possibility. As we align our conscious intentions with the language of the unconscious mind, we can harness the full power of affirmations to create lasting and positive change in our lives.

It’s likely that you’ve unconsciously been telling yourself negative things for many years. Repetition is one way to change our unconscious thought patterns, and affirmations are a great way to do that. While affirmations may not work as well if you’re feeling very low or down on yourself, they can be helpful to give yourself a boost and work best when alongside hypnotherapy.

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Recalibrate your unconscious with ‘exposure therapy’

Exposure therapy is a powerful technique used to reprogram the unconscious mind and alleviate anxiety or fear-based responses. In this therapeutic approach, individuals are gently and gradually exposed to the source of their anxiety in a safe and controlled environment.

By facing their fears head-on, they begin to challenge the automatic negative associations stored in the unconscious mind. Through repeated exposure, the brain learns that the feared stimuli are not as threatening as initially perceived, leading to a process called “extinction.”

As a result, new neural connections form, replacing the old fear-based pathways with more adaptive and calmer responses. Exposure therapy empowers individuals to break free from the grip of anxiety, helping them build resilience and confidence.

With the support of a skilled therapist or mental health professional, this transformative process can lead to lasting positive changes in the unconscious mind, paving the way for a more fulfilling and anxiety-free life.

In a step-by-step way, go and face your fears. Teach your body and your nervous system that speaking in public, going in elevators, or being around dogs is actually safe by going into the situation and staying with any uncomfortable feelings of fear or anxiety.

Instead of running away or avoiding these situations, stay with them. Breathe through the feelings. The next time, it will be easier as your nervous system recalibrates and learns that it’s not a life or death situation.

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Hypnotherapy is the ultimate way to hack our subconscious mind. During a hypnotherapy session, you find yourself getting into a deep state where the unconscious mind becomes more open and receptive to making changes.

In a relaxed state of focused attention, the hypnotherapist guides the individual into a state of heightened suggestibility, allowing access to the deeper layers of the mind.

During this state, the unconscious mind becomes more receptive to positive suggestions and affirmations. The hypnotherapist uses carefully crafted language and imagery to instil new beliefs, break free from limiting thought patterns, and address unresolved emotions or traumas.

By working directly with the unconscious mind, hypnotherapy can bypass conscious resistance and facilitate profound changes in thoughts, behaviours, and beliefs.

It helps create new neural pathways, reinforcing positive associations and promoting healthier responses to triggers and challenges.

As a result, hypnotherapy empowers you to release emotional blockages, build self-confidence, and achieve lasting transformation in various aspects of their lives.

We can get ourselves back into ‘download mode’ so the changes that we want to make get through to the unconscious mind and stay there. Change the way you think and feel about yourself, how you respond, and your habits and behaviours in a way that is gentle and feels incredibly relaxing.

Side effects of hypnotherapy include having better self-talk, feeling more relaxed and present, feeling lighter and other people noticing a change in you. Download my ultimate hypnotherapy collection at www.calmer-you.com/collection and start your transformation today

Sleep Solutions

Ask your unconscious mind to solve a problem while you sleep. Think about a problem or something you’d like clarity or a solution on. Ask your subconscious mind to work on this while you sleep. Your unconscious mind is a problem-solving machine! When you wake up, you may well have the answers you need. 

Emotional Freedom Technique

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as “tapping,” is a holistic healing approach that combines elements of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and psychology.

It involves tapping on specific meridian points on the body while verbalising affirmations and acknowledging negative emotions or limiting beliefs. By doing so, EFT aims to release energy blockages and restore balance in the body’s energy system.

This gentle and non-invasive technique is believed to address emotional and physical issues, such as stress, anxiety, trauma, and pain.

EFT harnesses the power of the mind-body connection to promote emotional healing and create positive changes in thought patterns and behaviours. With its easy accessibility and potential for self-use, EFT has gained popularity as a valuable tool for individuals seeking to manage emotions and enhance overall well-being.

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Frequently asked questions

Unconscious mind vs subconscious mind – what’s the difference?

The unconscious and subconscious minds, while often used interchangeably, have distinct roles in psychology. The unconscious mind refers to the deep-seated, often inaccessible part of our mind that governs instincts and repressed memories. It’s the reservoir of feelings, thoughts, urges, and memories outside of our conscious awareness. The subconscious mind, on the other hand, acts as a bridge between the conscious and unconscious layers. It contains information that we can become aware of if necessary, like ingrained beliefs and automated skills. It’s more accessible than the unconscious and influences our conscious decision-making and behaviors.

How to cope with subconscious anxiety?

Coping with subconscious anxiety involves bringing those underlying fears to the surface and addressing them. Techniques like mindfulness and meditation can help in becoming more aware of subconscious thoughts and feelings. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is particularly effective in identifying and changing negative thought patterns that fuel anxiety. Journaling can also be a useful tool for uncovering and processing subconscious anxieties. Additionally, practices like yoga and deep breathing exercises can help in managing the physical symptoms of anxiety. In some cases, working with a therapist can provide deeper insight and more targeted strategies to cope with subconscious anxiety.

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  1. Adam Fattori

    Thank you god bless


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