I’m going to share with you some simple ways to help you change the way you think. There are many different ways to overwrite the limit and self-sabotaging beliefs in your subconscious mind.
You could use all of these methods simultaneously to help you achieve the reprogramming process. It would be more effective though, if you just pick one or two to start with. Later once you feel you can handle more, you can always integrate additional techniques.
Your subconscious mind never tires and never sleeps, it’s like a sponge, absorbing information every second of every day, it forms conclusions and creates beliefs based on that flow of information. Of course, it goes without saying, that if your environment is negative, and filled with strife and unhappiness, what kind of messages are being formed in your subconscious mind.
The very first thing I would advise, is to limit your daily exposure to negatively charged messages from the media, from people and from any other source that would influence you negatively. Try not to watch the news on TV or spend too much time around negative people, limit your newspaper and magazine reading to things that will uplift and motivate rather than instil a sense of horror, fear and doom.
Don’t deliberately look out for the newspaper headlines on the way to and from work, the majority of these headlines are skilfully put together to heighten one’s curiosity so that you buy their newspaper. The majority of all the headlines you’ll see add no value to creating a more positive, vibrant and enthusiastic you. You can LIVE without it!
Affirmations are another effective way of reprogramming your subconscious mind. Affirmations are commands or statements of truth about something; they are a powerful ingredient in positive thinking.
They are not statements that you wish to be true; they are statements that you must believe are true.
Affirmations are positive statements that describe a desired condition in your life. Although this condition may not exist yet, it must be spoken as though it does. A typical example of a positive affirmation in the present tense may be: “I am healthy and successful”.
In order for affirmations to be effective, they must be spoken in the present tense and be sincerely felt, they must be said with conviction and with enthusiasm and be repeated several times on a daily basis for at least 21 – 60 days.
Positive affirmations help you become more aware of how your subconscious mind works, and why you may respond poorly in certain circumstances. As you program your mind more and more with the positive affirmations, you will be able to recognise negative thought patterns and delete them before they can materialize.
The language of the subconscious is images and emotions. The subconscious responds well to this type of language, in fact 80% of everything we’ve learned in life has been through the visual cortex of our minds. Visualization is a great way to reprogram our subconscious minds using powerful positively charge images.
It has been said that visualization is a movie played in our minds of the ‘forth coming’ attractions in our life. It has been said that “if you can see it in your mind, you can achieve it in your body”.
Set some time aside for at least 10-15 minutes a day to visualize positive scenes and images that feature you and your life at the center of the experiences.
If you do this on a consistent basis, you will begin to replace the old images and negative pictures that have been stored from your past experiences, fears, worries and insecurities.
Because your subconscious does not discern between what is real and what is not, it’s really important that you allow feelings of love, joy, peace, enthusiasm and gratitude to flow through you, just as if you were there experiencing it.
Your subconscious mind will absorb these experiences and images as though they are real! The power of visualization is to be able to bypass the limiting beliefs and messages and focus on empowering ones. All of these images and feelings will be recorded by your subconscious mind for replay at a later date.
Another way of reprogramming your subconscious is with the use of BWE Brainwave Entrainment, these are audio recordings that have been designed to deliberately alter the frequency of your brainwaves, and they are called binaural beats, monaural beats and isochronic tones.
It sounds a bit far-fetched and science fiction like, but there is ample scientific proof as well as testimonials that report they work. Read more about the scientific evidence about brainwave entrainment.
Depending on the type of activity you are engaged in, your brainwaves will be in one of four dominant states:
A binaural beat is the result of two independent and different frequencies being played into each ear, triggering your brainwaves to follow a different pattern. For example if you wanted to move from alert and awake to relaxed and chilled, you would listen to an audio pattern that triggers that state.
This is called (FFR) Frequency Following Response. You can read more about Frequency Following Response here.
These audio programs are very good at helping you reprogram your subconscious mind, as they create a more receptive state for embedding positive messages. Research has shown that your subconscious is much more receptive to new programming when you are relaxed, such as when you are in alpha or theta states.
Using a combination of affirmations and/or visualization with brainwave entrainment, can have a powerful effect in the reprogramming of your subconscious mind, this is because as you become relaxed, the urge to resist and analyze everything that comes into your mind is not there, and so the subconscious mind is open to receive and absorb new positive and empowering information. All you have to do is relax and visualize positive images that create good emotions and enjoy the journey.
Developing a strong sense of self-awareness will help you become more sensitive to negative and self-sabotaging behaviour before it becomes too much of a problem.
This part of the reprogramming process is important; as it helps you identify, change and maintain the newly developed programming, as well as lessen the infiltration of negative input, which could cause you relapsing.
Normally once new positive affirmations and beliefs have been formed, they are accepted long term, that doesn’t mean you must stop reprogramming your subconscious, remember, you are receiving data every single second, most of which is negative in nature. So you should continue to use affirmations, visualization and BWE’s.
Here are some signs you may notice that indicate clear signs that subconscious reprogramming is working:
You will be aware that changes are taking place within your mind, as they will directly influence your physical body as well as behaviour.
Please give the process of change time to work, do not expect to see immediate changes – it takes time.
Persistency and a strong will to continue will bring great dividends. As you continue in your quest for a better life, you will become stronger and more committed to the changes within.
As you begin to overcome one obstacle at a time, you start to feel more motivated to move on to the next one, and the next one and the next one, and before you know it, what felt like a giant mountain to overcome, has been reduced to a mere mole hill.
So, sit back, relax and enjoy the journey of self discovery.