Did you know that 95% of our brain activity happens at an unconscious level. For those of us with mental health issues, BPD, addiction etc. this is HUGE. We are literally being run by a mind that we are not even aware of!
hi guys happy Wednesday I must warn you my children are about it's the summer holidays but hopefully they will station so I can do my video and today I'm talking about mental health for blind personality disorder addictions eating disorders anxiety depression etc and the unconscious mind did you know 95% of our brain activity is unconscious so only 5% of our brain activity is conscious something we're aware of the conscious part of our brain tends to be on the surface it's like the cortex the prefrontal cortex the unconscious part of our mind is deep within our brain and includes our cerebellum which is responsible for walking talking movement I mean we don't have to consciously think about it we can just quit it also includes our limbic system which includes our hypothalamus our hippocampus our amygdala for those of you who have seen my BPD and brain video you know that I discuss how studies have shown that people with borderline personality disorder have brains that differ from people without BPD two of the differences our limbic system our amygdala is hypersensitive that's the unconscious part of our mind the other difference is that our prefrontal cortex the conscious part of our mind tends to be under active so I'm going to look at what these two things and consciousness conscious do our conscious mind is responsible when we are making decisions when we are making judgment our short term memory any kind of planning or thinking critically and willpower that's all our conscious mind stuff we are aware of our unconscious mind that is our emotions our personality habits any beliefs that we have creativity and long-term memory so when we think of someone with BPD I've got the emotions we have personality hello it's a personality disorder habits beliefs this is all unconscious we are literally being run by our unconscious mind and here's the thing when you look at BPD our main thing is fear now fear can be conscious but a lot of the time in our case it's at an unconscious level we're not even aware of it we are literally running on fear we fear people are going to leave us we fear that we're gonna be stuck like this forever we fear that no one's gonna like us with it we're not good enough we fear our emotions we fear fear itself literally fear runs this show and it's at an unconscious level so we're not even aware of it the problem is for most of us the fear is not justified now we know fear is there for a reason back in prehistoric times if we were out in the jungle and we heard our fight-or-flight response would be kick-started unconsciously just happen because we don't need to consciously think about it but oh I wonder if that was a lion we just need to react and so quite a flight response reacts our heart rate goes up blood starts pumping ready for us true fat flight or fright flee or fight basically unfortunately whilst that was good there for our survival because if we didn't have it and we just hung around would probably get eaten now we don't have a big in Lyon after us we're in a relationship and our partners late home by five minutes that's not a risk to our survival but it kicks off that fear so where does that fear come from it's in that unconscious mind and I'm not there that fear is triggered from our beliefs again in our unconscious mind beliefs that we've grown up with that we believe to be true when actually a lot of time our beliefs are really unhealthy and they're not fact even though we take them to be fat so whether that is I am a bad person men about women are bad I will never amount to anything that's going on I'm consciously remembering that 95 percent for her brain activity happens at an unconscious level and all this stuff is being fed to us all these negative unhelpful unhealthy beliefs and it gets us caught in really dysfunctional cycle lots of us do I mask that fear and we do that we might use drugs alcohol shopping social media eating disorders gambling sex the list goes on it's no surprise because those that know me I had a cocaine addiction for years and I went through a rehab and I became part for 12-step fellowship most of you would have heard of Alcoholics Anonymous that was the first first step for sure now I've talked before rattling through the step step four is we have to take inventory of ourselves we have to look at our resentments we look at our sexual behavior we look at our homes that we've caused and we look at our fears and this is important because if we don't look at these fears and face up to them and see them from what they are we are very likely to relapse so we have to look at them and this is really important for those of us with BPD because these fears these unhelpful beliefs they're keeping us stuck in a really horrid place how many times do we just we might end a relationship for a relationship breaks down because of a fear that we've had an unjustified fear how many of us feel we can't go for that job because what's the point we'll never get it because we fear yeah and so we get stuck we can't move forward in our life we can't have a life worth living if we're so consumed by all these negative beliefs and fears that are happening at an unconscious level so what we need to do we have to consciously tap in to our unconscious we have to we have to make ourselves and look at those fears question those bleeps what are they what's helpful and what is not helpful what is holding me back from having the dream life because there is an amazing life waiting for you but unless we can conquer these demons we're gonna be stuck where we are and we don't want this like said we fear fear we fear being stuck here we don't want to be stuck here and we don't have to be stuck here we have to tap into our unconscious mind and that my lovelies is the video I'm gonna be discussing on Friday I hope you all enjoy the rest of your week and I love your loads
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