Do Subliminal Affirmations Really Work?
One of the common questions I usually get to hear from my readers is whether subliminal affirmations really work or not? So today I have decided to make a whole new post on it so that I could explain to you how these affirmations are created and what effects it has on our minds.
I have already created a post where I have explained in detail how does subliminal audio works and whether they are actually effective or not but here I will be giving a brief as well as a direct answer to this question.
Initially, when I was just discovering various mindtools for improving my life. I got too obsessed with brainwave entrainment and subliminal messages. I used to listen to them very frequently and I was too excited about the changes in life that I was expecting with the use of these methods.
Gradually such programs began to cause problems for me, you can read more about this in my harmful effects of brainwave entrainment audios blogpost.
With experience, I began to understand how this stuff works and the more I became informed about almost all hypnosis and mind development based tools, the more I began to understand what I can use for my betterment as well as what to avoid.
How Do Subliminal Affirmations Work?
According to various researchers, our conscious mind can process only 15 bits of information per second whereas our subconscious mind can process up to 11 million bits of information per second. Our subconscious mind is very powerful and when you want to see a change in your life you must find a way to make that idea reach your subconscious mind because then only you will be able to make the right decisions and take necessary actions since our inner mind controls all our natural reactions and behavior.
Affirmations have always been one of the best ways to pass a suggestion to one’s inner mind, you need to constantly use the affirmations over and over again with positive emotions in order to achieve this.
Now, what is well known to people who have good knowledge about workings of the subconscious mind and hypnotherapy is that our conscious mind acts as a barrier to whatever suggestions that is being given to us, it is a sort of protective mechanism that safeguards our mighty subconscious from receiving any idea easily. This is why hypnotists first relax a person’s mind before they begin to work on their clients.
Based on this fact subliminal affirmations were created, the mechanism here is that these affirmations are used in a way that a person cannot be aware of them consciously. It could be done by flashing affirmations at a speed that makes it impossible for the naked eye to discern the words being shown or by using audios that have hidden affirmations that one cannot detect on a conscious level.
For years subliminal suggestions have been used by many popular companies to advertise their products. Even in the movies where the actors wear accessories of a particular brand in a way that we can’t notice it consciously, that is an example of subliminal suggestion because that brand name goes into our subconscious and our decisions while buying stuff is influenced by it.
The popular self-development programs like “the 15-minute manifestation” and “Mindzoom software” are based on subliminal messages that are sent to your subconscious mind by making the suggestion invisible or inaudible to you so that the positive affirmations can surpass the barrier created by your conscious mind. Mindzoom software allows you to create your own affirmations so that you can know what’s going into your inner mind.
Effectiveness and Safety
Another set of emails that I receive ask me the questions related to the side effects of subliminal affirmations, I will soon make a post on it but for now I would like you to know that our subconscious mind has its own protective mechanism against negative information, when something that is not good for you is used in subliminal messages immediately you will start feeling a negative emotion which is a direct indication from your inner mind.
You don’t have to worry much about the hazards because if you are using subliminal based materials that are making you feel negative emotions continuously then only you need to be careful but ultimately no one can make you do something against your free will, even advertisements can try to manipulate you but the ultimate decision is always yours.
If a person continuously feeds you with certain types of information, they can affect your decisions but the moment you become aware of your choices you can stop yourself from listening to others, this process is also somewhat similar.
Talking about the effectiveness, I think if a program contains powerful positive affirmations that can alter the limiting beliefs in your subconscious mind then it can prove out to be very useful for you. Let’s say if someone is struggling financially and they use a program that uses subliminal affirmations that helps them to get rid of the subconscious beliefs that were stopping them from taking the right actions, then such a program can definitely change somebody’s life.
If you are wondering how you can know whether the subliminal affirmation program or tools that you are using is effective or not then again I would like to tell you “Your Emotions Are the Indicators”, so if an audio or visual is making you feel good then it is working perfectly alright otherwise it is of no use.
I don’t like subliminal based products much because I like to know the whole inner process when I opt for any program, that’s my point of view. So I never suggest people against such products because there are a lot of people who have been benefitted by subliminal messages based products like the ones I mentioned earlier.
What I like to do is to learn methods that I can use lifelong, I spend my money and time on quality based products that not only helps me to solve my life issues but also teaches me how to use those tools for any problem that I might face in the future.
Earlier I have used subliminal based products and I still use some of them for writing reviews but on a daily basis, I use programs like Uncompromised Life by Marisa Peers, this product has taught me her powerful transformational hypnotherapy which I can use on myself for any particular problem that I come across.
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