Unconscious Mind

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People do have an unconscious mind. Although it isn’t a physical part of of the brain, like the parietal lobe or the hypothalamus, it never ceases to function which affects our thoughts, feelings, and behavior.
There are situations when you make no conscious thinking but still produce your emotions. For example, if someone threatens or insults you, chances are that you immediately feel at risk. The feeling arises with almost no considering. Your mind doesn’t waste time on a process to analyze, then synthesize and finally decide that you become anxious.
Believe it or not, psychoanalysis may impact your unconscious conflicts and help to change your thoughts. During the treatment, these conflicts are brought to consciousness. The patient gets to know the sources where his/her her behavior rooted. Once S/he realizes now that the environments nurturing his/her conflicts no longer exist, the conflicts may be solved, the patient’s thoughts need a change and the patient consequently adjusts his/her wrong behaviors.
What’s more, Psychotherapy can help to change a patient’s schemas, the most basic units of intellect, and the cognitive patterns of ideas. “ Schema-Focused Therapy has shown remarkable results in helping people to change negative ("maladaptive") patterns which they have lived with for a long time, even when other methods and efforts they have tried before have been largely unsuccessful.” ( http://www.schematherapy-nola.com/what-is-schema-therapy)
To summarize, there is no way to dispute that people have an unconscious mind which is always busy doing things with their thoughts, feelings, and…...

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