Emotions and Memories

Emotions and memories. As we experience life our unconscious mind stores those experiences as long-term memories, as learnings. At the same time, we are feeling emotions of one sort or another.

Our conscious mind labels those experiences as either ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Our unconscious mind interprets those feelings as either ‘pleasant’ or ‘painful’.

The purpose of the unconscious mind is to preserve life. To survive, at all costs. These gathered learnings are the tools it uses to achieve survival.

Therefore, the unconscious mind is ‘hardwired’ for the purposes of self-preservation, to move away from ‘pain’ toward ‘pleasure’. This is the fundamental law of survival. Emotions and memories exist for the purposes of survival.


Emotions and Memories

Our emotions give meaning to our memories, be they ‘good’ or ‘bad’. The meaning of those emotions is either ‘painful’ or ‘pleasurable’, and I guess a few are ‘neutral’ too.

This is all learned by the unconscious mind to preserve life. But like life itself, nothing is perfect.

The problem is that our conscious mind and the unconscious mind have almost opposite perceptions of reality.

The conscious mind deals with the here and now. It deals with detail. The conscious mind therefore understands the concept of time (past, present and future), it understands reality.

The unconscious mind deals with the BIG picture. Past, present and future are perceived as now. If it ever happened – it is happening. If it happened in the past it must happen again.

This is all part of the mechanism of survival. However, it can create as many problems as it solves, and for some people it creates massive problems.

Think about trauma. What is it?

Well, according to the American Psychological Association, trauma is “the emotional response someone has to an extremely negative event.”

To expand on that, ‘trauma is the unconscious response to a memory of a ‘shocking’ past event that is no longer reality.’ That is my definition, and I expect most, if not all professionals would agree.

So why is the unconscious mind reacting this way? It is preparing the body for another ‘shocking’ event because it thinks if it ever happened it will happen again. Or, in some cases, it is still happening now. Emotions and Memories

Let us expand that concept to include anxiety, depression etc etc. You will realise the unconscious mind has created all of these emotional states, not based upon reality, but upon memories.

When we distil that down to its basic components that means trauma, depression and anxiety etc etc are not reality. They are unconscious hallucinations. Emotions and Memories

That is how Peter Zapfella assists his clients to quickly and painlessly release those conditions from the past, because they are not real anymore.

You don’t need medication, prescribed or not, because it is all an unconscious illusion. All that stuff in the mind are just memories. None of them are real now, and some maybe never happened anyway.

But that is the subject of another blog.