The Power of Subconscious

Phyllis Krystal Method A dear friend of mine got a project at work, where he is required to speak German. He was learning German in primary school for 8 years and in high school for 4 years. But he has not spoken or read German for almost 20 years now. He was afraid that he could not speak it anymore at all. We tried together. The first sentence he built wrong at least ten times. I told him the right version later. He had to make about 5 attempts at repeating it, before he did it right.

Nevertheless, we were not discouraged. We went on, trying to make casual conversation in German. We also tried to translate some sentences from a work report from his office. After an hour or so, he was able to make his own sentences and I was only making corrections.

How is this possible? Psychologists claim that we do not forget anything. That everything is stored in our subconscious. And it comes back to our ‘working memory’, when we need it. It just needs some revival. This sounds great, when we are trying to remember a foreign language after 20 years of not using it. But what about the memory of a trauma? That is a totally different thing.

Phyllis Krystal said in one of her seminars that some traumas are not supposed to be remembered again, especially child abuse. She also said that we can cut the ties to a child trauma without remembering it. Bringing it back to memory would only cause much pain. That is one of the reasons, why I like the Phyllis Krystal method so much. It is so practical and built on common sense. I remember a lady in one of her seminars, who said that in meditation it was revealed to her that she had been abused as a child and that she should cut the ties to this trauma. She asked Phyllis: “How can I cut the ties to something I don’t even remember?” Phyllis answered: “Some child abuse traumas are supposed to remain forgotten. Just cut the ties to the idea of it. It will do.”

Our subconscious is a powerful thing. We ought to be careful with it, but we can also rely on its resources to a great deal. If one has mental health problems, one should always consult a psychiatrist before trying out any method that deals with subconscious, including the Phyllis Krystal method.

Take care,

Helena Smole, author of:

– a fantasy novel with romance Vivvy and Izzy the Dwarf: A series about relationships

Balancing the Beast, a book offering a bright view of schizoaffective disorder ˗ bipolar or manic-depressive type

2 Responses to “ “The Power of Subconscious”

  1. Nick Stokes says:

    Some people even say that our subconscious mind, our hidden desires are much stronger that the things that we think of. Your article only confirms that. Thank you for post Helena.

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