Neuro means neurology, but it also goes beyond that. We incorporate the mind (neurology), the body (physiology) and the emotional/spiritual self to communicate with your whole being. This allows us not only to affect the concious part of you, but also the unconscious.
Concious and Unconcious
The mind has been likened to an elephant and its rider. The rider being the concious, and the elephant being the unconcious. The rider can guide the elephant and give it commands, yet if the elephant really wants to do something different can the rider stop it? This works for us as humans, our concious mind can direct us and make the logical decisions, yet if our unconcious mind doesn’t agree it will do as it feels.
The concious part of us is the part of us that allows us to stand out within the animal kingdom, the logical side of ourselves. I’m sure you’ve sometime in the past made a “concious decision” to do, or not to do, something, or “thought about something” before you decide. That is the concious part of us making a decision and the part we can all communicate with to a certain level. When we start to learn something we use the concious mind, and have to “think about it”. For instance when you learnt to drive, if you drive, you would have had to think about how to make the car go, how to depress the clutch, how to make the car accelerate. Once you didn’t have to think about changing gear that had transferred to the habitual part of you, your unconcious.
The unconcious is what’s left, our habits, or the part of us that “just does it” without concious thought. This is by far the biggest part of us, and also the most powerful part. This is where our physiology plays a major role, as our body is programmed to respond in our personal habitual way. As we are now working with the “elephant” here we can make the change at a core unconcious level, and chnage the habits easily and effortlessly.