Partial List of What Your Unconscious Mind Might Sabotage
Feelings of self-worth, self-esteem, self-confidence
Peace of mind
Sense of Well-being
Feelings of recognition
Feelings of independence
Feelings of intimacy
It is not that the Unconscious Mind is some kind of evil force whose purpose is to hurt or harm. The Unconscious Mind is more a repository of old thoughts, attitudes, actions, feelings, behaviors made memories by passage of time when the conscious mind thinks that it is discarding them because it is replacing them with more current ways of thinking or doing. The problem is that these old thoughts and emotions can be triggered by current events into taking control of the mind, overpowering the conscious mind as it were. An example is that when the person currently becomes determined to run faster to win a race that thought can trigger an old feeling of discouragement that came earlier in life when the child did not have the energy or desire to run faster. It is the old memory becoming more real than the present thought of running faster. These old beliefs, attitudes, actions, feelings, behaviors and memories can be discovered by a therapist trained to do so and eradicated or controlled so they never can be triggered again. Because the stigma that counseling is only for the weak or sick continues to prevent people from calling on the experts in the fields of psychology, psychiatry and counseling to do what they alone have been trained to do—disengage the old from being triggered.
Lane A Stokes, L.P.C., S.M.H.C., M.Div., M.S., C.P.E.