Disclaimer: I do NOT use subliminal messaging in any of my blogs, on my website, or in my books.
Subliminal messages work and define and reinforce our perceived limitations in life. The bombardment of news, music, advertisement and comments by others on our conscious minds effects us. So, let’s fight back using positive subliminal messaging. Before I tell you how you can use it, let’s first understand it.
How subliminal messages work
Research shows that in order for subliminal messages to work, the desire must first be already planted in the mind. For example, if you are already deprived of water, having visual subliminal stimuli like a glass of water can be effective in getting you to think “thirsty” versus if you are not deprived of water.2 So, rest assured nobody’s going to be getting you to cluck like a chicken through subliminal messaging…unless that is something you already want to do.
It is the constant repetition over time at the subconscious level that makes subliminal messaging effective. The repetition of the word or phrase creates neural pathways and rewrites the long thought patterns to make us be more positive, or lose weight, or whatever the goal may be.
3 easy ways to use subliminal messaging
There are actually so many ways you can do this, but here are 3 things I find effective:
1. Display positive message queues in your daily path
Whether it’s just a message taped up on your mirror that you see every time you brush your teeth, or a framed picture on the wall in your daily path of something positive, seeing this again and again can be powerful. Maybe this is not so “subliminal” at first, but eventually, you will only subconsciously see them and not even think about them.
2. Add subliminal audio tracks to your favorite music
This is powerful because your subconscious mind will get audio queues in your own voice. This is actually easier than it sounds. I use Garageband which allows you to import music from iTunes. Add your own positive statements. You only need to record 3 to 5 positive ones, and then you can loop them to continue throughout the song or songs. Garageband or similar programs will allow you to lower the sound level on your recording. Lowering 17 dB below the music track should be enough.4 I recommend doing one song at a time because the recordings can get large in size otherwise.
I recommend doing one song at a time because the recordings can get large in size otherwise. Here’s a link to a 25 minute HIIT routine I put together (all music purchased on audioblocks.com, so I’m not violating any copyrights), so the file size is large. NOTE: the subliminal messages are simple motivational messages for in the moment of the workout: “you can do this…push, push”, etc. It’s 57 MB, so it could take a while. I also created some sleep white noise type music with subliminal tracks. Be creative with this.
3. Computer programs
I’m a digital nomad and on my computer usually 8 hours a day, so when I found this I was thrilled. I have this program called MindMaster. There are several on the market, but this one is the one I chose and only cost $39.95. You can use preselected messages create or custom words and/or custom graphics, set the amount of time they are displayed on your computer, the opacity in which they are displayed, and the frequency in which they are displayed.
With only a little investment of time and money, you can really produce a dramatic impact in any area of your life.
Good luck with this, and be sure to let me know how this works for you.
Good health to you,
- Psychology Today: Subliminal Messaging Can Fortify Inner Strength
- Science Daily: Subliminal Messages Motivate People to Actually Do Things They Already Wanted To Do
- VisualMeditation.com: Subliminal Messages: How They Work and How They affect Us
- Ask.audio: How to Create Subliminal Audio Messages