This is one name that I give to our Subconscious Mind: The Great Eavesdropper. I use it because this is a part of us that never sleeps but is always working for us in many ways, attending to all of the minute details that our body needs but also processing and digesting our thoughts and impressions about our life experiences. As it does so, it takes in a daily “feed” of information from a variety of sources. Some examples of this might be the things we read on social media, the news, advertising, books we read, music we listen to, along with the interactions with others that we have.

Much of this input filters into that Great Eavesdropper, our subconscious, gradually becoming part of our thoughts and beliefs, which influences our emotions and our behavior. This part of our mind doesn’t really have the discerning, judgement abilities of our conscious thought process, though, and it can be vulnerable to ideas and beliefs without considering whether they are helpful to us, especially if they come from places of influence. Those may be people of authority, for example, or media, which is hypnotic in nature and reduces our ability to filter fact from fiction.

But the most important source of that feed comes from our own thoughts, our inner dialogue. I like using this “Two Wolves” story to further enlighten a client about the “feed” they are exposing their own mind to:

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life:

“A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy.

“It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil – he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

He continued, “The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you – and inside every other person, too.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: “Which wolf will win?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

Hypnosis can help change not only a person’s self-talk, it can change limiting beliefs, imprints and impressions that are keeping them from achieving their goals.

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