Tapping into the subconscious mind: step by step guideFeb 16, 2022
Affirmations are an amazingly effective way to install positive messages into your subconscious mind. There are a few ways that you can choose to use your affirmations. The gist is to simply concentrate on the things in your life that you want to change. Try to keep it simple by focusing on one change at a time.
You might already be familiar with the power of affirmations. They're short, positive statements that you can read, repeat to yourself, or listen to from recordings. With affirmations, you can reprogram your subconscious mind to help you think more positively about yourself.
An example of an affirmation is "I am calm and relaxed." It doesn't matter what your current state actually is, you can still achieve this state by repeating and believing the affirmation. Your subconscious mind will pick up on the statement and bring forth the new feelings.
Other common topics are usually health, wealth, and relationships. You might use affirmations such as "I feel energized" or "I enjoy my job." Write a few different ones that pertain to the same subject. Practice it now.
A Solution that Works Quickly
When it comes to the human world of change, the only requirement is to approach it with an open mind. After that, you simply allow the statements (aka affirmations) to wash over you and you can change your life all by yourself.
To speed up the process, hypnosis is proven to be an effective tool. The explanation will come in a moment. But for now, consider, the professional hypnotist gradually talks you into a more relaxed and receptive state and delivers empowering, positive messages to your subconscious mind. Hypnosis allows for big changes to happen because you visualize and then use affirmations (or ‘suggestions’ as they are often referred to in hypnosis) to reprogram your operating system. Essentially you are re-booting the computer - I am sure you’ve noticed how much smoother all the programs work after a “re-boot.”
Self-hypnosis is another popular option; you simply use a pre-recorded audio program or even record your own self-hypnosis. Oftentimes a hypnotist will record audio files specific to your desire to change - these work even better because they are tailored to you. You’ll hear the positive affirmations while you’re in a relaxed state making the change you desire happen quickly. The recordings are especially helpful in the morning and at night when you have a stronger link to your subconscious mind.
Reprogramming Can Change Your Life
It may seem difficult at first, but the key is to get the affirmation into your subconscious mind. This is easiest when you're relaxed. These are moments when your conscious mind is less likely to interfere. Therefore using hypnosis makes this happen quickly. Hypnosis is like daydreaming - a nice state of wakefulness that feels refreshing, like spring cleaning.
If you use the "I am calm and relaxed" example without an open mind, of course your conscious mind will say "Hey! I'm not calm and relaxed." Don't get frustrated if your conscious mind likes to jump in a lot; eventually the messages will make it to your unconscious mind. And again, relaxation tames that conscious mind, so it interrupts less frequently.
How Affirmations Work
If you pay close attention to how your mind really works, you'd be surprised at how often your mind slips into negativity about yourself and other situations. Using affirmations will allow you to communicate with your subconscious mind and change those thoughts.
Affirmations have the power to recode your mind in the same manner that a computer program can be written. You actively spend time saying and concentrating on these short positive statements and, eventually, your subconscious mind picks up on them.
It may take some time and practice for affirmations to work for you. Some people report that they see results from their efforts right away, while others find that it takes longer for them to reach the subconscious.
They work best if you follow a few simple rules:
- Word them positively, in the present tense. Say “I am confident and successful” rather than “I will be confident and successful” because focusing on a future condition does not compute with your subconscious mind – it knows only this moment. Also, use positive statements. Saying “I am not a failure” is computed as “I am a failure” since your subconscious cannot process negatives.
- Call up the corresponding feelings. Saying “I am wealthy” while feeling poor only sends conflicting messages to your subconscious mind! Whatever words you’re saying at the time, strive to feel the corresponding emotions because your subconscious will be more apt to believe it.
- Repeat, repeat, repeat. Affirmations don’t work if you say them just once or twice. Recite them many times throughout the day for the best results. The good thing about this is that you can say affirmations to yourself, so they can fit seamlessly into your routine.
How To Know If Your Reprogramming Efforts Are Working
One of the most challenging aspects of reprogramming your subconscious mind is that you can’t peek inside and see what’s still there that might need to be changed! This can be self-work you do or work with a hypnotist or coach.
Instead, you’ll have to develop a strong sense of self-awareness so you can catch self-sabotaging behavior before it gets out of hand. Even so, there are still some clear signs of progress that you may recognize:
✴ You begin feeling stronger, more confident, and happier.
✴ You find yourself more willing to take risks and face challenges.
✴ Your dreams and goals don’t seem overwhelming anymore – just exciting.
✴ You feel a deeper sense of inner peace, as if inner conflicts are dissolving.
✴ You attract more opportunities to expand and grow in every area of your life.
In short, you’ll know when changes are taking place in your subconscious mind because you’ll notice a shift in both your inner and outer being.
The evidence is usually undeniable!
Consistent, Persistent Reinforcement
It’s important to give this reprogramming process time to work. Don’t expect to see immediate changes (occasionally that can happen, but more often it takes time).
Be very consistent and persistent with the methods you choose to install more positive messages into your subconscious mind. As soon as these transformations become apparent, you’ll feel motivated to keep moving forward, but until that happens, stick with it and know that these changes are lifelong, powerful, and well worth waiting for!
Make sure you keep up with your affirmations. If you don't see results right away, try sticking with it for a while longer. Before you know it, you'll realize that these short simple sentences have improved your outlook, one thought at a time!
Don’t be shy about re-boosting your positivity with your favorite hypnotist. Oftentimes we can be too close to our own problem and working with someone offers more solutions.
Self-help for everyday anxiety.
As a human, it is likely that we have struggled with anxiety from time to time. Whenever we are facing a challenge, we can overcome much of our uncertainty of the outcome by encouraging ourselves. Reciting affirmations is a reliable way to squelch such anxieties.
To get rid of self-sabotaging thoughts, we can speak positive words to ourselves. Here is an example:
“I am my most reliable reminder of all that is good about me.
When I think back to my successes, I find many positive experiences to be proud of. Those are reassuring to me.”
Each morning, I repeat three different affirmations while I look at myself in the mirror.
As I recite these words, I start to believe in myself. I see a person who has the capability to achieve greatness. My face lights up with excitement because my words inspire me to persevere without worrying.
I ignite an inner joy as my words start to become my reality. I see the role that affirmations play in encouraging positive thinking.
Saying them at work results in the same outcome. I avoid feeling backed into a corner because I convince myself that I have what it takes. I know that I am capable of hitting important milestones.
My favorite affirmation reminds me that I am enough even without validation from others. I know that being happy with myself is the only validation that is important.
Today, I promise to love and support myself by repeating positive sentiments each morning. I reduce anxiety and feel peaceful because I am comfortable with who I am and what I can do.
Self-Reflection Questions for You to Consider. Bringing your feelings out into the light, helps you make sense of how thoughts either help you or are less helpful for you.
- What are some affirmations that I recite to myself?
- What are some things that I get anxious about? How can affirmations help?
- What impact do affirmations have on my mood?
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