Can you subjugate your conditioning? Are you living/experiencing your conditioning?
Epictetus said; "It's not the facts that disturb us but our thoughts about them." He was absolutly right about conditioning and believing. He talked about the same level at which therapists 'work/intervene'. (I'm suggesting a different level). The placebo effect demonstrates reacting to believed thought per se. (unrecognized as such).
Lets call that level, first order frame of refernce/perspective. Humans can shift to second order frame of reference/perspective. At 2nd level, thoughts are thoughts and never other than thoughts.
Second order, higher perspective is the 'natural' means of intervening and subjugating conditioning of first order lower perspective.
'Beliefs' are the human version of Pavlovs bell. We experience 'believed' thoughts involuntarily. We 'can' shift above from the level of conditioning. If you don't shift/transmigrate to higher level perspective, you are subject to the 'laws' of the level your on/at.
If you understand/realize this, indicates you shifted, if you don't understand this, indicates you did not 'shift'. First level is analogous to caterpiller; second level, to butterfly. Butterfly cannot revert to caterpiller, but we 'can' shift back and forth. A example is 'moods', sometimes your in a good mood, sometimes in a bad mood.
If you can't shift, you can still benefit by trusting that a higher level exists in you from where you recognize you can override/sub jugate your conditioning. ( if you sincerely believe).
Some people call that higher perspective 'angel or spirit'; given the religious tradition, people interpret in terms of their current beliefs. There's nothing supernatural about the higher levels I refer to.*
( Does anyone have an inkling that my flow of ideas is not coming from my conditioned learnings, memory? Trust your higher level perspective or meta-perspective, even if you prefer to call it your angel.)
* opps, forgot to mention, we interpret too soon and too fast because people are uncomfortable in a "state of unknowing", that's why they interpret so fast, in safe situations that is.