"The mind is like an iceberg, it floats with one-seventh of its bulk above water."
Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
Similar to the iceberg, the conscious mind occupies 5% of your mind.
Thinks and plans,
Accesses short-term memories.
On the other hand, the unconscious mind occupies 95% of your mind.
Emotions and feelings,
Habit patterns, relationship patterns, addictions,
Involuntary bodily functions,
Hypnosis is a treatment where the client becomes relaxed and slips into a much deeper, more pervasive level of awareness.
Hypnosis then provides access to a unique state of consciousness where emotional learning takes place. In that relaxed state, material from the unconscious will emerge.
Examples of When You Experienced Hypnosis Without Your Awareness
When you are driving in a snowstorm and you become mesmerized with the snowflakes on your windshield.
When you are absorbed in reading a great book or involved in watching a movie and you lose track of time.
When you drive home from work, turn into your driveway, and you don't remember driving there.
Most of us enter hypnotic states everyday--whenever we've been on automatic pilot.