The Subconscious is a Computer

The Subconscious is a Computer

by David Newman

David Newman photo



Dr. John G. Kappas, Ph.D., and certified Hypnotherapist discovered that the subconscious is identical to a modern computer; except the subconscious mind has absolutely no limits for the degree of success or failure.

Everything we experience in life is a direct result to the programming that has been placed into our subconscious mind.

Therefore, if we don’t like the program that a computer is running we simply change the program. If you aren’t happy with your life; don’t continue to pretend that you are a victim.

It is vital for everyone to understand that we are active participants and as active participants we either consciously or unconsciously make choices that directly lead us to the situation we find ourselves in.

Understanding the conscious and subconscious mind

The Theory of the Mind

A baby’s brain at birth is empty and both hemispheres of the brain are working in unison.

At birth the brain is blank and the child does not have the mental ability to form critical thought.

At this stage the child’s brain contains three items and all of them are specifically designed for self preservation.

The first is located at the back of the brainstem; it only controls one area and that is the Fight and Flight response.

The other two items that a baby is born with are phobias the first is a fear of loud noises and the second is a fear
of falling. Other than these three items everything else is learned and if something is learned, then it can be unlearned and replaced with something

Critical thought begins to manifest.

Between the ages of 7 and 9 years of age the brain begins to form filters. I call these filters the critical cortex. Throughout our lifetime we will form thousands if not hundreds of thousands, however; let’s focus on this first one. For those of us who have raised children we recognize the fact that before about age 7 an authority figure (mom, dad, older brother
or sister, aunts, uncles, and others) can tell the child the most wild and crazy story which the child at this point will accept as fact.

Somewhere, between the ages of 7 and 9 parents begin to hear the magic and sometimes maddening word “WHY?”
The child is not questing authority but is forming the ability to have critical thought.

The child is learning from all experiences and most importantly, is beginning to develop the ability to project outcomes based on previous experience. This process will continue
to be refined until at some point the individual dies.

The critical cortex also divides the mind and establishes a conscious mind, which is 12% and the subconscious mind which is 88% of the mind.

IMPORTANT: The subconscious mind controls everything in your body that you do not consciously think about.

This includes but is not limited to: breathing, hormone levels, immune system, digestive system, heart rate, pain, stress, depression, thought processes, cell regeneration,
blood sugar, and hundreds of thousands of functions that I haven’t listed

How the conscious and subconscious mind work together

The conscious mind is very limited in its ability to capture information, process that information, and then record that information.

This is specifically where the subconscious mind comes into play.

The conscious mind is only able to focus on one task at a time. I know, “What about multitasking? I can do several things at once, like listening to music and texting on my phone or computer.” Well, in reality you aren’t doing all of those things at once. The conscious mind does not have that ability, however; it does change focus very quickly. Let me give you an example.

Imagine that I take 6 ping pong balls and toss them all into the air at the same time. As the ping pong balls fall to the table they are not bouncing on the table at the same exact moment.

In reality they are bouncing at different rates. This is what is happening when humans multi task.

Our conscious mind is bouncing back and forth between tasks very quickly, however; we are missing certain pieces of information.

This is why when a student is day dreaming, they do not recall everything that a teacher instructs them to do. The information did come in though the ears, but it was ignored by the conscious mind.

The “missed information” is stored in the critical cortex. It is there, but the critical cortex is like a huge file cabinet, full of files but the problem is none of the files are labeled. The information is there but we really don’t know where to look so our perception is we never received the information.

Forty-five minutes before we go to bed at night our mind becomes highly suggestible and when we go to bed our critical cortex begin the download process to the subconscious mind. Sometimes we are aware of this download process because clients have told me that they have trouble sleeping because all of the days events are running though
their mind.

Mark Barrus

Mark Barrus is the Director of Healthy Life Centers. I have been in the Hypnosis industry for over 20 years, and have written many articles about the efficacy and effectiveness of Hypnotherapy to overcome unwanted habits and actions. Twenty years of Case Study research and examination have helped me to inform the industry on the results and be a leader in the field. I originally worked with Dr. Richard Neves, the former head of the American Board of Hypnotherapy, training other Hypnotherapists in Advanced Smoking Cessation protocols. In February 2005, we also started Healthy Life Centers, in Orange County, CA

3 comments on “The Subconscious is a Computer
  1. Wendy Merron says:

    Excellent description of how the mind works!

  2. Ak Rathod says:

    90% of of behaviour is almost automatic an running as per programme in the subconscious mind. Hypnosis is the proper tool to change or to re-write these programmes.