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Conscious access is a mechanism that raises awareness of unconscious information around you.

Updated: May 29, 2022

(Cognitive science) In coaching, rewriting the unconscious is a powerful means of achieving the goal.

By studying "Study of Consciousness", I would like to think about my method and the coaching theory, such as unconscious rewriting.

This series of blog posts is my study note.


The word consciousness has multiple meanings in everyday usage.

As we understand Stanislas Duanne's theory, it is necessary to consider the concept of "conscious access".

Even if I commute by car every morning, I always pass in front of the same house, and I do not notice the colour of the house's roof or the number of windows.

When I'm writing a sentence at my desk, my eyes contain information such as stationery, photos, and pictures, but I hardly notice it.

When you're driving a car or paying attention to writing, you won't notice any other information in your eyes.

But if you switch your attention,

You can also notice colours, smells, sounds, lack of memory, emotions, strategies, mistakes and more.

Cognitive science coaching also teaches that awareness of the unconscious's information has raised our consciousness, but here we dig deeper into this mechanism.

Your emotions, strategies, mistakes, and regrets will rise to your consciousness if you make a mistake.

However, the information that can be conscious is minimal at any given time.

We can only think one consciously at a time.

Consciousness has limited abilities, so you must move away from the previously conscious item to focus on another item.

When I stop reading, I become aware of where my feet are, and I feel that it hurts here and is itchy.

But a few seconds ago, I was paying attention to the preconscious state of the act of reading, not my feet.

The surrounding information was unconscious but not conscious.

We are constantly changing our posture unknowingly in response to signals such as "one side of the buttocks hurts" sent from our body.

However, "conscious access" is the state in which the mind makes those signals and information available.

Duanne has clarified through experiments how "conscious access" becomes conscious.

From now on, by clarifying the concept of "conscious access" and the mechanism by which it occurs, we will sort out "consciousness" and study "unconsciousness" for it.

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