The Computer Mind. Humans have designed and programmed computers to function in much the same way as the human mind.
- We can think of external computer inputs such as the key-board, USB thumb drives and CD’s as being like the external information we put into our mind’s, through sight, hearing, touch, smell, taste etc.
- Inside the computer case or tower is the motherboard which contains the central processing unit (CPU). This is the computer mind which is much like our unconscious mind,. This is where our beliefs and behaviours run like computer programs, deep in the back ground somewhere. Our unconscious mind stores memories in time order, while some are deleted into the ‘trash’.
- The computer mind screen and speakers display information and learning which is stored in the CPU, just as in our deep unconscious mind.
The Conscious Mind
Just as you are looking at your computer or device screen right now, your attention is focused upon what you are reading. If your speakers are playing music your attention may also focused upon what you hear.
The human conscious mind is logical and analytical. It understands the concepts of time (past, present and future) and it also understands reality.
Your computer or device has operating systems programs running in the background, which you are consciously unaware of and do not understand. Like most computer users you probably do not understand computer operating systems.
Much like a computer mind our consciousness is most efficient when focused upon one task at a time, although unconscious programs are running somewhere in the background. We cannot see them and we cannot hear them either, although we may feel them as emotions. That is because the ‘language’ of our unconscious (just as computers have a programming language) is emotion.
We only become aware we may have a computer virus or trogan when the computer or device is not operating correctly.
We would only allow a properly qualified and experienced computer programmer to access our computer’s programs to fix the errors and software conflicts.
Likewise we only become aware of our unconscious ‘viruses’ when we ‘feel’ something is wrong emotionally.
The Subconscious Mind
The terms subconscious and unconscious are often confused, So let us clear it up right now. The subconscious mind is the state of daydreaming and deep relaxation. Put simply, we are sub-aware of it. The sub-conscious is adjacent to consciousness and provides accessible information, such as memories and recall.
The Unconscious Mind
The unconscious is deeper, much deeper than the subconscious mind. You have perhaps heard of Sigmund Freud, the Austrian father of psychoanalysis? He wrote about ‘ads unbewusste’ (the unconscious mind, as all that takes place outside conscious awareness). He was talking about the UN known to the conscious (surface) mind.
The Unconscious is UN everything conscious. It is not logical or analytical. It does not understand the concepts of time and reality.
That is the same part of our computer mind that sorts our emotions, memories, beliefs and behaviours.
Our unconscious mind sometimes gets confused between what actually happened, and what we dreamed or imagined.
It can come to illogical conclusions about facts and reality. In some ways these can be much like computer viruses.
Unfortunately, sometimes the unconscious mind does things, which may be a threat to our own survival (such as addiction, panic attacks, trauma and depression) – these are in direct conflict with it’s own purpose.
Just like a computer programmer, Peter Zapfella uses Neuro (how we think) Linguistic (how we communicate) Programming (our patterns of behaviour and emotion) NLP, the Emotional Alignment Technique (formerly therapy) and advanced hypnosis to identify the unconscious errors and anomalies, and re-align them with survival.
In some ways, this is like running a computer anti-virus.
As a result he can assist us to delete faulty programs such as addiction, anxiety, trauma and depression, so that our mind and our lives run more smoothly.
Glitches and Viruses
Everything runs quite smoothly and seamlessly until, like a computer with a virus, glitches start to occur. With your computer you may realise this as you start to note flaws on your screen. In life, you may notice this in your behaviour or internal feelings. Of course, just like one would with a computer, you begin to consciously try to figure out wha the problem could be. Is the problem within you? You may notice it appears to have triggers – certain moments or situations, or perhaps somehow linked to certain people around you. You may notice you cannot control or stop feeling those feelings, even though you are consciously of them. Most people cannot consciously locate the root of of the problem, no matter how much they analyse themselves.
This struggle occurs because we usually attempt to figure these issues out by using our conscious mind. The problems are not in the conscious mind, they are deeper. Perhaps we could run an anti-virus program or use the keyboard and mouse in a specific way to access the CPU, to locate the affected program and the virus. In that way we can bring it up on to the screen before we can start the process of cleaning the virus out.
based upon their responses to his questions, Peter Zapfella assists his clients to delete faulty computer mind programs and then install new functional programs, which improve their daily lives.
Even though the conscious, subconscious and unconscious operate almost as different entities, you may already be able to appreciate how incredibly impressive and effective the whole computer mind really is.
(C) Copyright. 2017 Peter Zapfella.