Unconscious Mind

its role in Learning, Success & Happiness

The human Unconscious Mind is the most powerful supercomputer on the planet. All memories, habits, feelings, emotions and body processes such as breathing and digestion are taken care of by your unconscious mind. Your ability to learn and retain information are unconscious processes. A simple understanding of how this works can change your life dramatically. This is why it is pillar No5 within the 9 pillar framework. This page explains why it plays such a critical role as a human and this academic life coaching framework.

What is your unconscious mind

To simplify, as a human being we are made up of two types of mind: The conscious and unconscious mind.

The conscious mind: This is what we are aware of when we are not asleep, ie: awake. To use a metaphor it is the pilot of a passenger aeroplane. The pilot decides when and how the plane takes off and where it goes. The pilot communicates with the passengers, staff and control tower.

If you are reading this then you are conscious of these words. Your conscious mind is where you choose and act from when you are in a resourceful state. Resourceful means you are hopefully in the green or yellow traffic lights, as described on the State Awareness page. This is where you choose to have an apple or a banana. This is where you think and converse with others, or talk to yourself in your mind.
As you develop emotional intelligence you can master being resourceful and responsive when in yellow and red traffic light states.

The unconscious mind: This operates below our conscious awareness. The unconscious takes care of all our memories, emotions, behaviours and body processes. You do not tell your body to breathe in and out twenty-four hours a day do you? With regards to learning if you use techniques and processes that work with your unconscious mind then learning is fast, easy and the memory lasts much longer. You will feel confident and be more motivated if you work with your unconscious mind, rather than against how it works. It is easier to walk down a hill using whole-brain learning techniques than walking up a hill using traditional wrote learning techniques.

Furthermore, your unconscious mind takes care of all those things that make you feel good or bad. It naturally dictates how motivated you are, or not, and what resources you have available for a task.

The unconscious mind will run you when you are in the red traffic light. You will still be awake and conscious but your behaviours will be running you like a robot. People who are very angry or traumatised are usually acting unconsciously. This is related to our survival instinct. As animals don't have a conscious mind they operate from this place all the time, they don't have much of a choosing capacity compared to humans. To use the metaphor above the aeroplane pilot has fallen asleep and the plane is on auto-pilot while flying.

To learn the basic life skills of knowing how to use your unconscious mind and relate to it is extremely important. To work with and nurture your unconscious mind to do the right things easily for you will lead to better learning, motivation and success. What is even better than that is you will relate to friends, family and others in a way they will get along better with you. This is because your emotional intelligence will increase as you can monitor your state and change it. You will learn to choose how you feel and behave. Life becomes much more fun and enjoyable.
These simple skills will transform not only your grades and enjoyment of education, but it will also impact your whole life in a good way.

Your unconscious mind

is your Key to Happiness in life!

The unconscious mind is the super key to learning, but also the key to joy and happiness in life. This video is a must watch. The birds act out and it's great fun to see it and understand why they behave that way. There is a lot to learn in this video if the dynamics are understood. It contains many of the principles we will discuss in coaching. For those of you who are in coaching we will cover many of these aspects as you master how you study and operate.

This video demonstrates how I can give a coherent video, on the topic and use the bird's behaviours to discuss how the unconscious mind runs. This sort of task can only be done with the assistance of unconsciously mastered skills. When you use these skill sets of State Awareness, and the state traffic lights, to gauge your resourcefulness then properly enter the Learning State it changes everything. It does take practice and feedback. It's great fun seeing your life get better and better.

The worlds most powerful supercomputer

is your unconscious mind

Your unconscious mind has massive potential. The question then becomes do you want to have a better life? If yes, then how do you use this massive potential?

Here is a quote and meme from Nassim Haramein at the Resonance Science Foundation (Feb 2019) "We are the most advanced technology in the universe...
Using the 4th most powerful computer in the world: "The computer has 705,024 processor cores and 1.4 million GB of RAM, but still took 40 minutes to crunch the data for just one second of brain activity."

The answer is simple. Monitor your state then maximise your state and follow the rules that this powerful supercomputer uses. This is what you learn to do here, I'll coach you through that. Your academic studies will be the focus by which we will measure the results.

Humans are habit machines

the role of unconscious mind

A simple way to understand human behaviour and performance is to know the importance that habits play. The unconscious mind always takes the path of least resistance. That path of least resistance is usually the strongest habit that has been repeated many times. Which habit is used depends on several factors by the unconscious mind. The unconscious mind runs under a set of rules called the prime directives. Based on these it will choose a behaviour.  The prime directives are discussed below.

Typically the strongest habit will be repeated in a similar circumstance or context. Factors such as the emotional state and old unprocessed trauma (emotional baggage) can take over a useful habit that would operate under normal circumstances. In a stressed state it is replaced with an undesired behaviour. The colloquial term for that is a knee jerk reaction. When others know this they can push that person's buttons to get the known uncontrolled behaviour to occur.

To change habits takes conscious effort, hence State Awareness being the initial key life skill taught here at Student Success Tutor. If the automatic operation can be changed to a conscious choice then a better habit or action can be chosen. If repeated enough this can become the default habit. Hence the importance of the State Awareness exercise mentioned in this website.

Rules of the unconscious mind

Prime Directives: Our Operating System Protocol

The prime directives of the unconscious mind are the rule book of how you operate, behave, think and feel. Understanding these gives you the opportunity to understand how, why and who you are. Observe this for yourself and you will see people are habit machines and these prime directives are the rules for how the software of our behaviours, emotions, memory and body functions work. The unconscious mind is the operating software of you. Your neurology (brain and body) is the hardware.

Below the 20 prime directives of the unconscious mind listed with short explanations as to why they apply to study. These do not need to be known as I have summarised all these by repeatedly saying and demonstrating it in the many animal videos. The simple key is the unconscious mind is like a 5 year old.

To get along with the greater you, which is your unconscious mind, hopefully you treat him/her like a 5 year old. Treat him or her like your best friend that you care for deeply [directives 11, 12 and 13, and avoid directives 8, 9 and 10]. There is then a greater chance it will respond the way you consciously want [directive 12]. When you learn and understand these processes and you treat your unconsciously nicely and in accordance with these prime directives you get more of the outcomes that you consciously want. Life can become very enjoyable, and when it gets tough the below can indicate where to look.

If you are keen on a better life then pick one prime directive for a week and put your daily insights into how this applies into your success journal. Or another home study method would be to allocate 20 pages, and add insights as they happen. To carry out this task is in alignment with a number of the prime directives. Your unconscious mind will certainly get the message it is no longer alone and that it is about working as a team for your life to be more enjoyable.

This is why in many videos I can play with wild animals in a way that overrides their natural survival instincts. By being kind, talking to them like a 5 year old best friend, giving them what they want I can get close or even hold them and they remain relaxed and peaceful. The unconscious mind's prime directives for animals would be very similar to our own just more simplified. Animals don’t have much of a conscious mind, their thinking processes are very minimal.

For successful study and academic pursuits whole-brain techniques teamed with the Learning State will maximise your grades and learning. Once you understand how your neurology (the physical processes) and the unconscious mind (the software processes in the neurology) works you can maximize your grades, motivation, and feeling states. Then you can then transfer these skills into any area of your life. This is why pillar No7 in the framework is structure, like the prime directives, this applies in many contexts and situations. Then it is confirmed by pillar No9 common sense as it is usable in many life contexts and situations.

It's quite difficult to separate out the core life skills of State Awareness, Learning State, emotional intelligence and some of the motivational aspects away from the academic study process. These core life skills have a life-wide application not just learning. If you master your studies effectively you are also learning how to master your entire life. Studying well is the testing ground for how to live your whole life better. This will help you to become future-proof as the rate of artificial intelligence (AI) and change accelerates.

Feeling Bad = unconscious mind

The Unconscious is the source of all things good & not nice

When issues, conflict or motivational problems arise it is usually an outcome of one or more of the below prime directives being in conflict or out of alignment. When you understand these prime directives and how your unconscious mind works you can literally go in and rewire how you operate. It’s like upgrading your phone’s operating system from version 11.0 to 12.0.

The result is you are faster, smarter and more motivated. There will be more resources to face the same situation again. You may still have fear or some other emotion happening if it was a negative situation (red or yellow traffic light), but these emotions will hopefully be reduced. If the situation was a 'yellow traffic light state' then next time you may notice you will be more peaceful or even happy! If the situation was a red traffic light for you it may then shift to a yellow traffic light. With more practice it will shift to green. Often red traffic light triggers are more complex, sometimes they take expert help by myself or other professionals. Also, support from your family and community (pillar No6) can really assist. Repeated work by yourself on these may resolve it.

Persistence, practice and feedback are the formula to taking any issue to the green awareness traffic light in your life. You will learn here the skills to do this yourself. Use your success journal every day to track the progress on the big issues that take you to red. The other option is we work one-on-one to help change this faster.

If specific work is required to remove conflict between these prime directives then this will be mentioned. The motivation and learning issue page describes that process if we want to look at some specific issue.

You can live predominantly in the green traffic light state when you practice the skill set mentioned in this website. It is then a matter of practice to form the habit [directives 17 to 20].

The initial 8 session package aims to teach and help a person use these skill sets. This starts the new habits to improve motivation and grades. After these core modules have been learned if tutoring continues we hone these into being the natural default behaviour [directives 17 to 19 with directive 20 being the hopeful outcome].

I have been actively engaged in using and testing the prime directives since 1995. I have been certified to the NLP international trainer level if specific assistance is required. Please contact me to discuss if you have any queries. These sorts of issues are discussed more on the motivation improvement and learning issue page.

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Unconscious mind Prime Directives

The Unconscious is the source of all things bad & not nice

There are about 20 prime directives, as some authors classify them differently. Below they have been split into three main categories. Each will be briefly explained in relation to the study and the learning process.

A: Basic Organism Functions
Your unconscious mind is responsible for all functions to keep you alive from breathing, digesting food to how cells reproduce and your survival instinct. Your unconscious mind is responsible also for your emotions and some of the basic filters with how you perceive things. All these have an impact on some aspects of learning and study.

1 Preserve the body (ie: Keep you safe!).
The uppermost concern of your unconscious mind is for you to be safe. This is the core aspect of our survival instinct. If we feel threatened it's very difficult to learn. Having a safe environment to learn is important. As mentioned in the school crisis page where school principals report the impact of bullying is certainly true as it activates the survival mechanism. Learning is a long way down the list of priorities when safety is the primary concern. The State Awareness exercise and changing the traffic light state from Red to Green is critical for learning and performing in education. Then this applies to all of life, as the red traffic light is not enjoyable to experience or live in. This is why in the red state bad behaviours that are destructive tend to happen.

These bad or destructive red traffic light behaviours happen when an aspect of the inner psychology has split off and it is operating independently from the whole. This is called a ‘part’, or a gestalt, in therapeutic and counseling methodologies.
To metaphorically illustrate: As a newborn baby the psychology is born whole. A bundle of baby joy. This whole psychology can be represented as a birthday cake. Trauma acts like a knife and cuts a slice of the cake and assigns it a specific task and behaviour pattern to help keep you safe. These slices can act independently of the rest of the cake, as it is now independent as it is cut away. This slice (part) has limited behaviours, unlike the whole cake which has access to all your neurology and unconscious memory. Thus the behaviour may be a bad habit, but the unconscious slice (part or gestalt) only intends to do its best for you. It wants to keep you safe or give you the best.

2 Runs the body.
The unconscious mind runs the body according to DNA and the blueprint of health. When there are no conflicts the body will maintain good health and equilibrium.

3 Generates, stores, distributes and transmits “energy”.
In regards to learning if you use whole brain learning techniques with the Learning State that means the energies are directed correctly and proper neurological function is maximized.

4 Control, maintain perceptions and transmit them to consciousness.
Our perceptions are how we see and experience the world. This directly impacts how we behave and function. The saying ‘seeing the world through rose-tinted glasses’ illustrates how our perceptions and filters can make a false representation of reality. Techniques and skills used in coaching to assist this directive to function properly include goal setting, success journal and applying the 9 pillar framework. 

The State Awareness traffic lights also tune oneself to be sensitive to how one is perceiving. If this perception doesn't seem pleasant (ie: yellow traffic light may result). If this can be caught in conscious awareness it means it can be changed. The habit of perceiving things in a different and empowered way can then be undertaken. Tools shared in this website and coaching include the feedback loop through being coached, comfort zone busting where one tries new things rather than be held back by fear, success journal and emotional intelligence development.

5 Is the domain of the emotions.
This one is very important. Your unconscious mind is the domain of your emotions. If your emotions are not in the green traffic light state then neurological function, motivation and performance are decreased. This is why emotional intelligence is included as a life skill. It is taught so students can moderate, manage and change emotions to supportive feeling states.

The animal videos demonstrate how an animal operates. The animals can be observed flicking between settled (green traffic light) to caution (yellow) to back to green instantaneously. This happens as animals have no conscious mind and a simplified unconscious so they behave more instinctually than humans. They tend not to hold onto past events. The exception to this is a traumatised animal. The traumatic event is added to their directive No 1 as a trigger to keep them safe. This is to be expected as it helps their survival instinct to be improved.
This can also be observed in young children. A child under 5 can go from smiling to crying loudly in an instant. Then they stop crying instantly once a parent is there to reassure them. These young children are still unconscious, thus reflecting the dynamics of the unconscious mind. Notice the difference with a teenager, the unconscious build-up can mean months of moods and behavioural changes over something minor.

The human unconscious mind is like a 5 year old and is still quite simplistic in some respects. It responds to being treated well and spoken to in a language it understands. It cannot rationalize like adults, hence it takes everything personally and all events are its fault [see directive 13]. So if we feel good that means we relax which helps us enter the Learning State more easily and maintain it.

B: Memory & recall
This category has a direct impact on study and learning because it is related to your memory being formed, processed and recalled for assessments and exams.

6 Stores memories.
Using the unconscious mind the way it is designed to work helps memory storage. With the addition of techniques that assist the body's biology and neurology will further boost the memory and processing capacity. The whole-brain learning study techniques and the life skills taught here are designed for this purpose.

7 Organizes all your memories.
Whole-brain learning techniques in combination with State Awareness helps the memories to be stored appropriately. Using the correct context, the Learning State and use of symbols, colours, music and mindmaps (etc) creates synesthesias. Synesthesia gives more neural connections thus assisting memory and recall.

It's worth noting again that all memory and learning are state-dependent. By implication, if you master your state you then go a long way to mastering your memory. The classic example to illustrate the point is an old favourite song. If a new song is learned and loved at a particular period in one’s life a decade later when that song plays we recall those times with clarity. Personally, I often buy a new album before a big holiday and listen to it when away. Years later that album will reactivate the memories of that holiday.

8 Represses memories with unresolved negative emotions.
This function does not really impact learning unless the memories that are repressed are so destructive that is scrambles the memory processes inside the brain. Severe trauma can do this. I have worked with some students that have had this issue. Their unconscious mind scrambled their memory storage system so they would not remember the traumatic events. Luckily due to directives 11, 12 18 and 19 a solution was found to restore the memory system. Jumbling their memory was no longer needed to help keep the perception of safety [directive No 1], so normal learning and function were restored.

9 Presents repressed memories for resolution.
Our unconscious mind really does want us to have a good life [directives 1, 11, 12, 19 and 20]. So the things that are repressed will resurface so they can be processed and released. The reason for this is to relieve stress in the mental, emotional and physical body. Therefore directive No 1 to be safe, which is the most important directive to ensure survival, is the reason for this directive.

This can be why cycles of good and bad (the downtimes) happen in our lives. This is why we go from good motivation to bad. There may be something repressed that is ready for review and release and life may trigger it to be remembered. This is mentioned here for the sake of completeness because when issues arise they change the emotional state (thus the awareness traffic light). If something big crops up then the specific assistance can be given as mentioned in the motivation improvement and learning issue page.

10 May keep the repressed emotions repressed for protection.
This is a subset of the above No 9 and helps the most important prime directive No 1 of keeping you safe and functional. If you are pro-actively working on a behaviour pattern and it does not shift, this may be why. Habits and behaviours will not shift just because they are not wanted. All habits result for a reason. The unconscious mind and its protection mechanisms are truly amazing, even if some are in conflict with what we consciously say we want. To bust these psychological mechanisms by force may result in insanity. The key is to improve in a way that the unconscious keeps its balance. It will present only what you are capable of dealing with, your unconscious really is your most loyal and loving friend and guardian angel.

C: Style of Operation

This category gives insights as to how we behave the way we do. It explains our core drivers, motivation and usually our ethical guidelines of being a human (unless traumatised).

11 Is a highly moral being.
Yes, our humanity is naturally one of good morals. To be a good person and to be treated nicely is natural. If a behaviour or personality aspects are not highly moral it's because there is something that has caused a disruption.

The animal videos demonstrate this fact over and over. The animals that operate unconsciously are finely tuned at sensing danger. When they are close to me they sense this high morality and my Learning State. The animals feel safe. Then when I stroke or even hold them their survival instincts usually never trigger. They may struggle a little bit at times, but they are only in the yellow traffic light state (or they would bite me hard!). Hence in many of my videos the birds will eat while being held. If they were in fear or fight flight they would stop eating. This is clear evidence of them being in the green traffic light. If they escape my grasp they usually compose themselves (go back to green) before they fly away, or they stay on me.

In a few special videos you can actually observe the animals like the Koala and birds seem a little confused at being stroked. This is way outside their normal reality. Unless they have spent time with me or other humans and accept it as OK. You can in some videos see their brains being confused (especially the Koalas) as their eyes roll in their heads. Their behavior says I like this, but I should run, climb the tree or fly away (the survival instinct response).

Even fish can sense this. When snorkeling without a spear gun, the bigger wiser fish of any species will often approach closely. When I have a speargun or sling, the same big fish will stay out of firing range, only the young and small fish will be curious and approach.

12 Enjoys serving, needs clear orders to follow.
This prime directive is really important. Our unconscious mind wants to help us and others therefore it needs to be given clear directions in a way it understands. Then the unconscious can carry the instructions out. Goal setting, planning, success journal and other techniques are used to help direct your attention, focus and outcomes. These techniques are an integral part of the coaching process.

Hence in the animal videos I speak to the birds or animals as though they are a 5 year old best friend. I explain, I talk and use gestures and tonality to communicate to them. Note my tonality and actions if the bird bites me for example. I tell it off and then I come back to being a nice person I tell them what I want. In my mind I picture what I want them to do, and as I am usually in the Learning State they can sense it. The big Sulphur Crested Cockatoo videos exemplify this beautifully as they are smarter and live longer. In the LearnWhispering 101 course I discuss how animals will pick up on unpleasant feelings or discussing unpleasant topics. The result is they are more likely to act aggressively and bite me. You can't hide your emotional state from wild animals.
As you watch the animal videos notice how the bird often responds to what I say, and these are 100% wild birds. Sometimes when I say something to a bird it acts on it almost instantly. Hence the Whispering State is the same as the Learning State, and nature offers an alternative way to master this same skill set.

A metaphor for this directive is: When using navigation apps to get from point A to point B if you don't tell it where you want to go it's simply can't help you get to the destination.

13 Takes everything personally. 'It's my fault'.
Have you noticed you take everything personally, until your adult-conscious mind overrides it with the sense of ‘me’? With the unconscious mind truly being like a five year old it doesn't have an individualised sense of identity. Therefore everything is my fault. Hence in the videos I say talk to it like she or he is a 5 year old friend. The State Awareness and motivational tools taught with this service work with this principle to help outcomes being achieved.

14 Is symbolic, uses and works with symbols and pictures.
The unconscious mind and neurology operate in pictures and symbols. Hence the saying a picture is worth a thousand words. This is why the traffic light system is used in this website as it conveys meaning. The use of the traffic light to monitor yourself gives you an instantaneous readout and sense of what to do. Many of the whole brain learning techniques taught here revolve around the use of pictures and symbols. The use of mind maps (Tony Buzan is the acknowledged inventor of these) is a unique picture/symbol. Mindmaps are a very effective whole brain study technique.

As an aside; writing mindmaps (or normal notes) by hand is preferable, which activates the body neurology more than using a device. Computer notes are not as effective at activating our neurology. This is especially the case for learners who are predominately kinaesthetic (they are the doers, the hands-on types).

This is why wrote learning (the main method used to teach subjects) is a very ineffective method of learning since it only uses a small part of the brain (left neocortex). Wrote learning does not trigger the Learning State. Wrote learning only triggers the Beta brainwave state which are effectively yellow and red traffic lights for learning effectiveness. The right side of the brain is a lot more holistic and is based in symbols, pictures and music. Hence whole brain learning techniques are a requirement for effective learning.

15 Does not process negatives.
Don’t think of a pink elephant! What did you see when you read that sentence? The unconscious mind can only see what is represented therefore cannot process a negative. This has implications in terms of goal setting and seeing the correct outcomes. It can also improve how you speak to yourself and others if you keep the imagery positive. For example, saying “Don’t fall over” conveys the picture of falling over. The unconscious may follow that command [directive 12] and fall over as it runs on symbols and pictures [directive 13]. If the picture is to fall over, it may well act it out - ouch!

16 Maintains instincts and generate habits.
Instincts are hard-wired and are difficult to change. However, habits can override instinct with practice. A strong habit can override what is natural [directives 18 and 20]. For example, a soldier is trained to be fully functional in a deadly firefight, rather than go into (red traffic light state) survival mode or go into trauma (the dysfunctional extreme red).
This is demonstrated in the animal videos where I hold the wild birds. They do not go into their survival instincts and remain at peace. My Learning State (the Whispering State) is sensed by the animals and they remain at peace.

This directive also means that bad habits can be formed and may become predominant, especially in yellow and red traffic light states. The aim of the service is to help install good habits for learning, state control, success as well as having a good life.

17 Needs repetition until a habit is installed.
Learning to use these life skills and whole brain learning techniques taught here requires new habits to be formed. The old and inefficient habits need to be undone. The old habits that tend to run in the yellow and red traffic light states need to be changed. These are switched to the new habits, that support the green light state, for maximum resourcefulness and neurological function for learning.

This academic life coaching not only teaches these skills but helps them be applied so they become a natural habit. Because these techniques are designed to work with your unconscious mind and neurology they do become the preferred habit because they are easy for your system to run them [directive 20]. This then sets up a life that is a lot more successful in all areas because good habits have been installed that match how the unconscious and neurology work.

18 Functions best as a whole integrated unit.
To be whole and functional is the ideal outcome. This is represented in this website by the Learning State where you are in the green State Awareness traffic light. The unconscious mind due to the above prime directives means that psychologically separated parts can override the entire system. This tends to happen more when in the red traffic light. This is easily observable when people are in extreme emotional states (or drunk, drugged) by how they will act out. They will be lost in behaviour patterns that are not desirable. They are literally not in control of their consciousness. They are literally being run by an unconscious pattern that is not integrated with the wholeness of their being.

19 Is programmed to continually seek more and more.
This explains why motivation should naturally be high. Notice three to five year old children are always keen to learn more and help unless they have been traumatized to stay safe thus try to keep a low profile [directive No 1].

If motivation is not naturally good then there is a conflict happening somewhere within the unconscious. This directive also explains why we want to grow as a person and why we always want more security, more money etc. Success is a natural drive, if missing then conflicts are present in the unconscious mind. This academic life coaching is designed to help improvement. When these are experienced the person naturally feels good. Feeling good then helps further positive shifts and new habit formation.

This is the secret to the spiral of improvement. The positive feedback loop has started. As more positive improvements and experiences happen the tough stuff is tackled with a different attitude. Learning is taken from the tough and negative stuff to make further improvements. This is the key aim of ongoing coaching. The participant is taken through this process to install a better way of operating to support learning and happier life.

20 Works on the principle of least effort.
Yes, we are inherently lazy and will take the easiest option. The easiest option is typically the strongest habit and those neurological pathways backed with experience and repetition [directive 17]. The question to ask is this habit one that was installed unconsciously or a habit you have chosen and worked on so it's been mastered by conscious choice?

The motivational tools taught here help install the new habits consciously. The traffic light awareness and the comfort zone busting exercises assist in going beyond the prior ineffective habit, to help form better habits. Learning new habits takes effort and it can also mean feeling uncomfortable until one has mastered these things so they are easy. Once they are easy and the benefits are known from experience they then can take predominance as the natural behaviour pattern.

This is explained on the emergency response and pain page. This is where I explain how even in emergency situations my natural instinct now is to go into the Learning State. My system has learned that it can be fully functional via the Learning State. This helps me the most in any situation. This is because the Learning State is where all my resources are available.
In my case, it does literally mean it is now the path of least effort. My system has also learned that the Learning State is in accordance with prime directive No 1, of keeping me safe because more resourcefulness equals I am safer. My unconscious has learned that I can act to the best of my abilities consciously and my unconscious will support me in that.

Summary: unconscious mind's importance

The unconscious mind is undoubtedly the most important aspect of being human. It does everything for us like a faithful servant so we can live life. It wants us to have a good and easy life. This topic is extremely complex but having a simple understanding of how it works and a couple of basic skills can result in significant shifts in education, social interactions, moods, life achievements and having a life that has a lot more joy and happiness.

The contents of this page has some simple concepts that will help a student start to build a relationship with themselves. To talk to one's own unconscious mind in a way that it listens and will help is truly one of the most important skills a person can ever learn in their lifetime.

The simple concepts and skills are:

1. State Awareness. Using the State Awareness traffic lights.
2. Entering the Learning State.
3. To talk to your unconscious mind like it is a 5 year old best friend, sister or brother that you deeply care for.
4. To use the feedback process to show it is important so it develops as a habit. This can be done by yourself (success journal), in coaching or discussing it with someone.

In the summary above it was briefly mentioned how each one of these applies to the learning process. It proves the basis upon which this specialist educational service is undertaken. At the core of Student Success Tutoring is the foundation of how we operate as human beings.

These few simple concepts lay the concrete foundation to help students succeed at study. These same principles and habits can then be taken into all the areas of life so success and feeling good lasts a lifetime. Learning the keys to how you tick, so you can have the good stuff in life, is certainly something worth investing time and attention into.

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