The human mind has evolved to achieve feats that can be considered simply awe-inspiring by observers of any other species.
From our ability to feel complex emotions to our higher-order problem solving abilities, our brains are the world’s most powerful computers.
A Bit about the Subconscious Mind
We might think that our conscious mind is in charge—but in reality, our subconscious is the captain of the ship.
It is a great reservoir that contains massive information about the person. Everything—from childhood unpleasant experiences to current habits and beliefs—all is stored in the subconscious.
All our decisions for action come from the subconscious mind—the conscious mind only helps execute them.
With such incredible power, the subconscious mind can be employed to your advantage for a successful and happy life.
Ways to Reprogram the Subconscious Mind
The good news is that your subconscious can be reprogrammed to change for the better. Here are some ways you can do that:
Forming a Habit of Positive Self-Talk
Constant positive affirmations can be a great way to override negative thoughts and alter the counterproductive mindset.
Positive self-talk refers to a linguistic shift that will take some time and effort on your part. Identify negative thoughts that are preventing your mental wellbeing. Also, make sure that you stop the pessimistic thought pattern in its tracks.
Becoming Good at Visualization
Visualization refers to mentally rehearsing the achievement of a specific goal. Many professional athletes and performers around the world practice it.
Employing one or two of your senses, you can vividly imagine yourself succeeding in a particular scene. This sends the subconscious mind a positive message and sets it on the right path.
Self-hypnosis is quite an effective subconscious-altering technique. Inducing a trance-like state, it involves achieving a deeply relaxed state first.
Once under the state of hypnosis, one can easily give adaptive suggestions to one’s mind. Since this state makes the mind more receptive, self-hypnosis has proved quite successful in reprogramming the subconscious mind.
Practicing Stream of Consciousness Writing
Stream of consciousness writing is also an exceptional strategy for bringing about positive changes in the subconscious mind.
The idea is to write with a natural flow, whatever comes to mind. Following a specific agenda will kill the purpose.
When writing like this, your conscious mind has minimum of involvement. Since it is the subconscious mind’s voice on paper, you will be able to analyze a few patterns. Repeating this exercise for a few days and reading your previous writings will give you great insights into your subconscious.
With a thorough understanding of the nitty-gritty of the subconscious mind, Rekha Shrivastava at Blossom Hypnotherapy offers hypnosis services in Pittsford, New York for a variety of psychological ailments. Her services include weight loss, pain management, stress management, anxiety relief and smoking cessation among others.