2.6 THE UNCONSCIOUS MIND – WHO IS IN CHARGE?

‘A lot of moves are subconscious. I make them without realising my thought processes’

(Youngest ever competitor in World Chess Championships and ranked world #1 in 2010 at age of 18)

—Magnus Carlson

In NLP we view the mind and body as a holistic system; what affects one part influences the other. Our mental state, which is largely subconscious, affects our behaviours, and our physical state affects our emotions. Thus, if we are not performing we can address this by changing our physical state in order to change our mood.

Although we are by definition unconscious of our unconscious, we can have little doubt of its importance. Most obvious is the fact that this engine room runs our body for us, breathes ...

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