Unleashing the Power of the 9yr old Within

Unleashing the power of the 9yr old within Jonathan Chase the hypnotist

Unleashing the Power of the 9 yr old within

Imagine a human being was a car…

In this case it’s being driven by Peter, it could be being driven by Petunia or Pauline but in this case it’s Peter.

The car is pointed where Peter wants to go and he has learnt the skills to drive it there.

Peter is the conscious brain, and is mature enough to understand that there’s social rules, and he’s had enough experience to know how far to bend those and not get into trouble or to cause a smash or a crash.

The car is pretty much where Peter wants it to be on the road surrounded by slower, faster, bigger and smaller vehicles, and it’s a not too expensive, not too cheap car, that doesn’t do too much damage to the world, or to Peter’s pocket, and it can go faster if he chooses.

Peter knows where his car is pointed.

He’s not absolutely positive what will be there when he gets there, but he’s checked the internet site and brochures. He’s spoken to a few people who’ve been there, admittedly a few years ago and for varying reasons from different directions, however, he’s got a pretty good idea that the trip will be worth it, and, according to google maps, without too many holdups or diversions.

If you were passing Peter and glanced across you’d see a pretty much peaceful and passive Peter


Peter’s car has back seats.

In one of those back seats, behind Peter’s, behind the privacy glass, which is why you didn’t see the nose thumbing, tongue out, sits Paul.

Meet Your Subconscious

Paul or Penny or Pat, but in this case Paul, is somewhere between 9 and 10 years old.

Paul may want to go where Peter’s going because he likes the car, sometimes.

He really likes it when he’s allowed to sit in the front seat next to Peter pressing buttons and turning the radio up – or down, or on to his favourite shows, and opening the window and twiddling with…

But mostly, he’s in the back seat.

Now unlike the radio Paul didn’t come with a volume control or off switch.

Paul did however come with loads of attention getting skills designed to help Paul get what Paul wants and needs.

Sometimes those give Peter what he wants and needs, and then everything is perfect, and a lot of the time… it’s not really.

Are We There Yet?

Paul doesn’t really see where the car is pointed, even when he’s in the front because he isn’t looking forwards or backwards.

Paul is pointed at a place Paul imagines is the place he wants to be, and Paul doesn’t get why he isn’t ‘there yet’.

“Are we there yet?” is Paul’s main mantra and, ‘are we there yet?’, is often punctuated by, “Will there be ice-cream? I want ice-cream! Is that a rabbit? Can we play Eye-Spy? I need a pee… Can we have a rabbit? Will there be ice-cream? I think I feel sick… Are we there yet?” 

And unfortunately the back-seat isn’t soundproofed or in a different parallel universe so Peter is always aware of Paul no matter what.

And, sooner or later Peter will stop to buy ice-cream, play eye-spy, buy a rabbit or take that short cut or put the pedal to the metal to get there faster; even though Peter knows if he gets caught he’ll end up with points on his licence and a longer trip overall. . . or even worse…

A Process That Affects All Our Decisions

Inside all of us there is a ‘Paul’ process that affects all of our decisions and dictates most of our responses, relationships, reactions, beliefs and behaviours.

It’s emotional, playful, imaginative, and the basis of our personality and the home of our natural talents, tendencies, traits and tastes.

Probably based around our oldest paleo-mammalian brain the limbic system, what some people call a monkey brain or even way more off the truth, the reptilian brain, it’s pretty much set up by the time we hit pre-puberty around 9 years six months old.

And although, like any 9 year old, it can be influenced, it isn’t going to do anything we want it to, if we try to force it.

We call this process, or entity if you prefer, our Mind or Subconscious.

The 9 yr old Inside

It really is who we are, and why we are us.

The world is protected from it most of the time because our social, logical, reasonable and constantly maturing cerebral cortex brain, our conscious, is a little like an adult driving a car.

And just like the adult and child, the brain’s main job is to direct and drive while at the same time trying to tell the child why it’s not there yet, and to be quiet please, and to explain to the world why that didn’t work. . .

Emilé Coué, author of the line, ‘every day and every way I’m getting better and better’, called them the Imagination (child), and Intellect (adult), and in his 1921 short and insightful book on how to master the subconscious he said, “If there’s a conflict between the imagination and intellect, the imagination always wins.”

Anyone who’s ever been a parent of a bright 9-year-old, knows that the pre-pubescent child is pretty much why they do what they do and the child usually wins.

Oh yes they do – go on – be honest.

Your subconscious has built-in skills…

…to get what it wants. Survival and communication skills that go beyond and before mere logical language, they are hard-wired in at birth.

The child will execute natural techniques to wheedle the ice-cream, and its happiness expressed in chemicals like dopamine and endorphins, noradrenaline, serotonin, is the adults reward, even if it makes the kid explode.

Maturing and growing up, learning to drive, overrides those simple skills with more complex social rules and regulations, so you forget how to just get what you want and need, and we also forget how to just give what others want and need. 

Of course, your subconscious skills are still there, and when you let Paul in the front seat, and this time make everything a game and allow Paul to press the right buttons and twiddle the best knobs, then the results are the best rewards.

Brain – Mind

Obviously that’s a metaphor to explain the relationship with the conscious and subconscious process.

Actually the subconscious – and this is lay science so if you’re a neurologist you’ll have to forgive me – is a collection of thought processes. A web of response and reaction and recall mechanisms in our brain we can better think of as our minds.

Obviously if we look at it purely bio-mechanically then one thought looks pretty much like any other. All processes appear the same. Love, hate, anger, fear, lust, are all just chemical and electrical connections between cells.

I think it’s a useful model to think of the conscious and subconscious as the Brain and the Mind and when we do that we get this…


The Conscious organised organ used to think with. It is logical and serious and matures with age. Is reality based Organic organ.


The Subconscious. The process of thinking which is creative, emotive, illogical and often childlike in its simplicity. It may be a separate entity or the produce of a functioning cognitive system. Decides and judges from an internalised perception of reality.

Emile Coué, author of the mantra-like conscious autosuggestion, “Every day, in every way, I’m getting better and better”, called them the Intellect and the Imagination, and went on to make the observation that when in conflict, the Imagination always wins.

He wasn’t wrong.

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Finding Your Flow

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In personal development and corporate leadership…

… we have been told that to achieve greater success we must, “Step outside our comfort zone”, to obtain any real change and be at our most productive. We believe the opposite is true.

People are often stressed and uncomfortable and achieve less than they could when operating outside of their Comfort Zone. In fact most people are in their discomfort zone and haven’t found where they are most comfortable and excited. But it does need a radical step to turn this kind of thinking on its head.

It took a Hypnotist

Developed created and founded by Jonathan ChaseBritain’s leading hypnotist” an author with several bestselling books and an award winning worldwide reputation has made a breakthrough and given a new take on the comfort zone principle, which helps you discover where you work best, where you will be most suited and most comfortable and how to work in areas where you will thrive.

With over 30 years of studying the way people’s subconscious minds work, Jon realised that people perform best when they are most at ease, and not when they are in any way stressed or anxious.

Sports people have always known this

Sports people realised this a long time ago, they call it flow or being in the zone. No sportsman performs at his best when his life is in turmoil. We understand this, yet we expect our business men and women to perform in places of personal stress and discomfort every day and still give their best.

“A lot of people complete tasks the way they are told to. Successful people do things the way they feel right doing it and do them that way all the time.” – Jonathan Chase

After years in personal development Jon realised that nearly every profiling method out there is missing something, a huge point, that if we could change our essential nature wouldn’t we have done so already?

If simply stealing ourselves and being uncomfortable for a short space of time was the real answer then surely everyone would have done so by now and all the guru’s and testing would be useless. Except most systems, only work for 20% of any audience that listens. Jon asked Why?

The 80-20 rule

Any one system will only appeal to 20% because, for them, it is their comfort zone to follow the particular concept that gets the thing going. For the remaining 80% it is too far out of reach for their subconscious and after a short time they will revert to what is comfortable.

In most cases, this is what they were doing before, not necessarily because they were comfortable, but because they don’t have anything better to choose to do. Or as Jonathan puts it doing what they could do and not what they should do.

To read more about why this is the case and why we can stop the stress resulting from feeling bored, blocked or just unproductive, go to the MindSTYLEapp and take our quick and easy test for yourself!

How does this help?

What the test shows is where you are naturally hardwired and why you make the same mistakes time and time again, it points you towards your subconscious Stress Points.

Stress kills Profit, Pleasure and People.

Often burnout creeps up on you without you even knowing or realising you’re stressed, but know where your subconscious Stress Points are and you can harness the stress you can’t avoid and control the stress you can.

This knowledge is a revelation to some after years of failing to model successfully, as NLP will tell you to do.

Understanding that it isn’t your nature to necessarily ‘Take massive action‘ as Tony Robbins will tell you to do, to transform your life. But that you’d be better following Bob Proctor for instance, who says you must ‘Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time.

It can be a huge relief to realise why you have such difficulty in setting and sticking to goals, or why you need to research and review everything before making critical decisions, and critically why taking action is often careless and leads to nothing, time and time again.

Take the MindSTYLE Stress Test

Jonathan for the last 10 years has used his Mind STYLE psychometric test to help him know how to discuss his clients sticking points, from how they will react to his suggestions and the language he might use to talk to them, to whether they will stick to and follow his guidance.

Sometimes the direction to take is not always clear, and needs a sensitive and informed outside source.

If you need help to unravel your Mind STYLE results and control your Professional Stress, the test will give you a clear understanding, focus and strategy of how to take those next vital steps.

Find out now take the Test Today

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Do You Need To Keep Growing?

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Personal and Business Growth

A word on the idea of continuing human and business “growth”.

It’s often said that without ‘growth’ there is just stagnation and a lack of value. Growth apparently is the way of all things in nature according to most of the  personal development and success gurus and evangelists.

A mighty oak grows to its full size in around 20 years then, apart from replacing the odd bit that drops off, gets attacked or eaten, it stays much the same; mighty, beautiful, remarkable and awe inspiring for several centuries.

To do that of course it has to be in its comfort zone. And its natural comfort zone is where it will only need to grow for 20 years or so and then spend most of the rest of its existence producing fruit, or rather nuts called acorns. It also sustains whole communities of ‘clients’ in the form of insects, birds, animals and other plants. Generation after generation, tribe after tribe and it never needs to get bigger than big enough.

Never once does the oak need to move outside of its Comfort Zone and natural series of ‘behaviours’. Why do we think we should work outside of nature all the time? It’s a myth. What we need to do is find how we do what we do to live our nature and grow, just enough so that we become sustainable.

You can find out how to START Subconscious Talents You leverage Easily, in  your natural Comfort Zone by taking the free MindSTYLEapp

The Hypnotist Jonathan Chase. Founder Mind STYLE – Subconscious Techniques Achieve Results Today.
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