Begin to challenge the brainwashing by reading, listening to or discussing new ideas. Once the awareness is clear that you are conditioned, begin to focus on restoring your mind by ridding it of its false ideas and conditioning. It is not that important, usually, that you know just how you were conditioned. It is much more important to expose the lies you were taught and release them.
The essential procedure at this stage is to entertain new thoughts and attitudes that will necessarily conflict with the conditioned ideas. You do this by reading this article, for instance, and perhaps others on this website. By learning new things, it will help bring perspective and this, in turn, makes it easier to challenge long-held beliefs that may be false, and to move forward with your healing.
Step 3. Know that anxiety, shame, and other VERY uncomfortable feelings and thoughts will arise when you challenge your programming or conditioning. Reading new ideas that challenge your programming will cause intense anxiety or pain that is designed to stop you from continuing the de-programming process. The anxiety is designed to hold you in your brainwashed state.