June Staff Picks: The Power of Our Subconscious Minds

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"I am excited to announce the title for the June Month’s staff picks! – 'The Power of Our Subconscious Minds.' This is a topic close to my heart because I have been reading about the law of attraction, practicing mindfulness techniques, and exploring content about the importance of our subconscious minds for about 10+ years.


The subconscious mind is a mysterious but fascinating place -- it is said that our subconscious mind is like a huge memory bank. Its capacity is virtually unlimited, and it permanently stores everything that happens to you. The function of our subconscious minds is to store and retrieve data. Its job is to ensure that you respond exactly the way you are programmed. Your subconscious mind makes everything you say and do fit a pattern consistent with your self-concept, your “master program.” This is why repeating positive affirmations are so effective – you can reprogram your thought patterns by slipping in positive and success-oriented sound bites.


Our conscious mind commands and the subconscious mind obeys. The subconscious mind is an unquestioning servant that works day and night to make our behavior fit a pattern consistent with our emotionalized thoughts, hopes, and desires.


Through these concepts I find a lot of strength and intuitive knowledge, and I hope to provide Teachers College students, faculty and staff the same.


Feel free to explore the collection and help you understand yourself better."

-- Vanishka Ahuja, Library Associate


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Staff Picks is curated and designed each month by the Gottesman Libraries' staff to highlight resources on educational topics and themes of special interest.



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