Although we have free will to do anything we want to do, we base our decisions on the strength of our desires. And subconscious desires always outweigh conscious ones.
A woman may desire to remain in her warm bed on a cold winter morning instead of getting up and going to work. But if her subconscious mind has established a desire of wanting to get up to avoid losing her job, she will act seemingly against her will. She will get up in spite of the unpleasant weather.
The function of the conscious mind is to evaluate and compare each new idea with previously accepted ideas and in this manner determine its veracity before allowing it to enter the subconscious. Remember, once the new idea is there, it becomes absolute truth to the individual, who will use it to judge the acceptability of future ideas. Since ideas accepted early in life can be false, and many accepted later build upon those false premises, consider what an assortment of half-truths, false fears, and unreasonable hates and prejudices we may accumulate during, and even after our younger years.
Before the age of ten our uncritical minds may be programmed by misinterpretations of chance events and the opinions and superstitions of those around us, who in turn, may have been poorly programmed in their own formative years. It is obvious that we must change our subconscious minds if we are to achieve self-mastery. When this is accomplished, we can consciously direct our activity toward any goals we desire, including health, happiness, and financial success.
With the help of a professional hypnotherapist, the sessions on self-hypnosis teaches you ways in which you can work in tandem with your own subconscious.