by Keli Raymond-Pescatore, CHT

“The conscious mind may be compared to a fountain playing in the sun and falling back into the great subterranean pool of subconscious from which it rises.” — Sigmund Freud

Feeling stuck? Feeling uncertain about your life’s direction or purpose? Feeling unfulfilled? If so, rest assured that you are not alone. These are common issues many of us struggle with, and there is a good reason why. If it were as simple as merely having the will for change, we’d have gotten unstuck long ago. After all, we experience success in many areas of our lives. We put forth so much effort day to day, so why are we left feeling so unsatisfied?

The answer is surprisingly simple. We are looking in the wrong place for the answers. What is the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. The same applies here. We simply need to look for the answers where they live: the subconscious.

Your subconscious mind holds the key to releasing you from being stuck in your old patterns, ushering in a newfound sense of self-empowerment that leads to a life of fulfillment. Your subconscious mind seats all emotions and holds a belief system about you that you unknowingly took on as a young child. Therefore, all of your day to day interactions are viewed and filtered through a lens of those past experiences, and you probably don’t even realize it. Knowledge of where to go to get your answer is the first step in changing your life forever.

It’s common knowledge that we use only a small percentage of our brain. You may be surprised to learn that when we experience a life event, our subconscious is filtering 85 percent of that experience whereas our conscious mind is taking in only 15 percent. Your subconscious is taking in all the nuances of that event and filtering it through all your past life events. So, if you’ve ever wondered, “I don’t know why I (fill in the blank)”, your subconscious is directing your actions. Essentially, it is a misalignment of your conscious mind and your emotions/subconscious belief system.

 “Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.” — Earl Nightingale

So, now that you have this information you can begin to effect a change in your life. To begin that change, start being kinder to yourself. How could you possibly have changed something you did not know existed? Also, embrace where you are now, which is beginning a new process.

The next step is to really decide that you are sick and tired of being sick and tired…you want real change. Then, seek a true professional, a certified hypnotherapist well experienced in working within the subconscious. With their help you will be able to uncover the subconscious belief system you established in your early childhood, re-educate it and then transform the emotions that drive the behaviors that keep you stuck in unwanted patterns. Once that happens, the symptoms and behaviors simply go away. Here are some interesting statistics*:

Hypnotherapy is 93 percent successful and its effectiveness is long lasting. Over 90 percent of people can successfully be placed into hypnosis!

Psychoanalysis: 35 percent recovery after 600 sessions

Behavior Therapy: 72 percent recovery after 22 sessions

Hypnotherapy: 93 percent recovery after 6 sessions

You become unstuck, gain a wonderful sense of clarity of what you really want for your life, now that the roadblocks have been moved aside. You become more empowered through this process as you begin to respond and act more in alignment with the higher vision you have for your life. Finally, setting course and taking sail for a life that is more reflective of who you are, authentically. No longer being anchored down with limitations and, at long last, living a life at peace, purposeful and fulfilled.

Medical and mental health conditions are only treated by a referral from the appropriate licensed practitioner of the healing arts.

Keli Raymond-Pescatore, Certified Clinical & Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, has practices at Pathway Hypnotherapy & Intuitive Counseling, 9381 W. Sample Road, Suite 200, Coral Springs; 2021 E. Commercial Blvd., Suite 305, Fort Lauderdale, and is available by phone 754-484-4492, online, and email [email protected] See ad page 13.

*Alfred Barrios, Ph.D.,