Techniques to Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind For Success
If you are seeking the benefits of more success, health, and happiness in your life, look no further than your own subconscious mind. Your subconscious holds the keys to both success and failure, and can be one of the most powerful influences on human experience. Your subconscious mind can keep you in misery or lead you to joy.
Your mind, and how you use it, can be the single characteristic that can propels you not only to the top of your profession but to the most satisfying of personal relationships as well. There are many methods of subconscious mind programming; we will examine just a few.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming, also known as NLP, is a breakthrough system of behavioral change that was discovered back in the 1970s by a student and a faculty member at the University of California, Santa Cruz. It is a method of challenging a person’s way of looking at the world to find better answers to life’s problems. It is also a way of programming a person’s perception to better reflect his or her true feelings about events, and arrive at a more productive use of thought power.
One of the processes of NLP involves reframing an unpleasant event, actually visualizing it in detail and seeing it as if it was a movie, from a distance, running the film front to back, back to front, and in triple speed. This has the effect of lessening the emotional charge that the event had for you when it happened, therefore lessening its effect on you going forward.
Another NLP process, ‘anchoring,’ calls for visualizing a pleasant experience and using it as a mental anchor when facing an unpleasant experience. You can also use NLP to determine if the person you are talking to is telling the truth, by learning the meaning of the movements a person’s eyes make when they communicate. You can use the same method to persuade others that you can be trusted.
The master of self-help, Earl Nightingale, says it simply: “You become what you think about.” Writers and teachers like Shakti Gawain have capitalized on the idea that your thoughts create reality. The idea of using affirmations, or positive statements intended to influence one’s life, has taken off since Emil Coué’s often parodied statement, “Every day in every way I am getting better and better.” Today, affirmations are liberally used either in forms given us by our teachers, or written by an individual to specifically create the conditions she desires in life.
Other techniques include treasure maps or vision boards, where an individual creatively expresses the object of desire in pictures (perhaps cut from a magazine), artwork, or poetic descriptions. The point of such an exercise is to give the seeker a focal point to meditate on or to flash the energy of the desire into the present moment whenever they look at it. The treasure map or vision board serves as a reminder for their affirmations and helps to clarify exactly what they want.
Visualization works for many people. It’s a great way to program your mind. Simply get into a relaxed, meditative state and visualize a future event you feel some trepidation about. See yourself succeeding and exceeding your expectations in the event, everyone congratulating you and appreciating your efforts. When the actual event comes around, your performance will be top rate!
You might choose something like the Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT. The basic premise uses a system of tapping on different parts of the body to dissipate any negative emotion that is holding you back. Using techniques similar to NLP, EFT also seeks to reframe reprogram negative emotions or memories embedded in the subconscious mind.
The Power of Feeling
Emotional investment is a very important part of changing your brain to change your experience. It has frequently been shown that a powerful emotion behind a desire leads more often to its fulfillment than an I-don’t-care attitude. Whatever you choose to create in your life, add the all-important component of feeling; it will astound you what your powerful desire will create.