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The subconscious mind is the most powerful part of our minds that runs almost everything in your life. When you learn how to communicate with your subconscious mind, you will be one of the most powerful people walking around.
It is the key to happiness and success. And this is because the subconscious mind is a database for everything which is not in your conscious mind.
The subconscious mind has homeostasis impulse which is a phenomena behind impulsive activities you are not in control of such as breathing, body temperature and the heart beating.
Homeostasis impulse maintains chemical balance within billions of your cells in the body. All these happens without you knowing or having control of.
The subconscious mind is also a guidance system. It is what constantly processes information from your senses. In this way, it is a survival mechanism tool.
It then communicates this information to the conscious mind. These two minds always have to be in constant communication, and the communication between them is bidirectional.
The minds are continuously filtering and alerting you of what is happening around you. When you are able to control your subconscious mind, you will be able to always pursue actions that bring wholeness to your life. The following are ways to train your subconscious mind to be your friend.
To start hypnosis, you first have to understand what exactly we are trying to do – to get access to the subconscious mind. For this access, we have to quiet down the conscious mind, or silence our never-ending thoughts. And to do this, the conscious mind has to be ‘distracted’ by something else.
Ways to reprogram your mind according to Bruce Lipton.
Body scan technique
This popular method is one of the best and most effective hypnosis induction methods. In this technique, you are required to close your eyes in a quiet environment and slowly scan your body with your mind from head to toe.
What we mean by scanning your body with your mind is, you should listen and feel every sensation on every part of your body.
Feel the chest cavity as it moves up and down as your breathe, feel the chair on your back, feel your arms against your thighs and feel your feet against the ground. Repeat the process, feeling everything until you enter a trance.
The body scan technique can be used with other technique to make it as effective as possible. It is usually combined with countdown breathing to make either technique more effective and increase the chance of it working.
Visualization is a very straightforward technique and one of the easiest to do on yourself. The hypnotist first asks the subject to recall a certain room they are very familiar with, for instance, their own rooms.
The hypnotist then asks the subject to imagine every detail in that room, from the windows, the curtains, and the floor to the color of the sheets to the painting on the wall and the sunlight every morning.
After this, the hypnotist should then ask the subject to imagine a less familiar room in the house and ask them to imagine the small details of that room. The subject will likely struggle to remember this small details and the mind will be open to new suggestions.
Visualization is used to recall positive moments and memories and link them to rewarding behavior. It is usually done to change the subject’s perception of a negative image.
Allow yourself permission to be successful
Allowing yourself to be successful seems like an easy thing to do but it isn’t for most of us. For instance, we keep telling ourselves that once we lose a certain amount of weight, once we get a promotion or once we get a spouse, we will be happy.
By doing this, you are telling yourself that you are not happy and will not be happy till you get whatever you want. This is self-destructive as this is how negative thoughts start creeping in. Instead, tell yourself that you allow your life to be happy and good at that moment.
Allow yourself to be happy without feeling guilty about it. By doing this, you reprogram your mind to be content, accepting, healthy and grounded which ultimately mean more happiness in your life.
Eliminate negative self-talk
To be able to harness the power of the subconscious mind, you have to eliminate all negative self-talk and negative thoughts.
This is important because communicating with the subconscious mind using the conscious mind solely depends on genuine emotion, and this is a difficult process to achieve.
You should train your mind to avoid negative thoughts or self-talk. Most times, what we believe of ourselves is what is real and what the subconscious mind believes.
And this is why negative self-talk has very bad effects on the self. Try to always counter the thoughts as soon as you think them, and more importantly believe it.
The first step to doing this is first eliminating all negative words when describing yourself. For instance, if you keep telling yourself I have a boring job, the subconscious mind will always believe this and the job will always drain you. Changing this awful though patterns will go a long way in living a truly happy life.
Do not allow people’s fear to cast doubt
More often than not, we find ourselves wrapped up in what someone else had to say about us. A good way to notice this is when people respond to some good news you have shared with them.
For instance, if you tell a group of people that you plan on getting engaged, the happily married people will likely be happy for you while the unhappily married will warn you against it.
People’s fears are a direct projections of their beliefs and their own situations. Most times, they have nothing to do with you. This is why it is so important to ignore other people’s fear and not take their suggestions or opinions too seriously.
Practice positive reinforcement
To be able to reprogram your subconscious mind, you need to always reassure yourself positively. Change the small elements of your life to positive statements.
You could change your alarm name to Congrats! You could even go as far as putting some celebratory champagne in the fridge.
Put a sticker with positive affirmations on your laptop. On social media, unfollow the accounts that make you feel bad about yourself and follow more positive accounts.
Read positive and motivational stories on blogs. This method involves filling up your life and daily mind consumption with positivity and motivation.
By doing this, your thinking will automatically start to change to more positive thoughts. The subconscious mind and perception of self will change to more positive thoughts ultimately leading to more happiness in your life.
These seven subconscious mind power techniques may be what you need to turn your life around. There is no doubt some methods will be difficult. All you need is practice and do them over and over until your self-beliefs start to change.
By experimenting with either or all of these techniques, you will find out what is best for you which ultimately means a happier and content life. They are also great practices in case you feel you’re stuck in life.