It is now a well known fact that every outcome we achieve in life is created through the thoughts we have. Basically, you become who you are because of your subconscious thinking. Your subconscious mind is where you store all the messages you have received since the day you were born (often since conception) and those messages are ultimately what creates your belief system.
Research has shown that there is a strong mind-body connection and that your mind can help you to overcome health problems, decrease stress, stop overwhelm and change unwanted behaviors.
There are many ways to reprogram your mind: NLP, hypnosis, visualization, EFT affirmations, coaching and psychotherapy. The method you choose will depend on your mind-set and budget.
You may feel you can make positive changes on your own with a little knowledge and some resources however, part of making changes is being consistent and accountable so having someone in your corner, so to speak, can make it much easier and less stressful for you.
People often hire a professional practitioner to help them to stay focused, consistent and accountable because it can help to make positive changes more easily. Sometimes you will find that coaches are trained in all three modalities.
Whichever route you choose, one element that is crucial is your attitude. For any method to be successful in creating change on the subconscious level, you have to want the change and believe totally in its success. Without this belief it takes longer and becomes more challenging.
While every method is different there are three steps that make it easier to reprogram your mind.
- To achieve relaxation you have to take your brain to Alpha level. This is
the level where you are able to ‘speak’ directly with your subconscious. Alpha level brainwaves are experienced first thing in the morning when you first wake up and last thing at night just before you go to sleep. In Alpha level you are awake (conscious) and aware of your surroundings and your subconscious is also fully alert and you are most responsive to learning and accepting new ideas. You can achieve Alpha level by practising relaxation techniques.
2. Picture your goal as an image or movie with you ‘at the center!’ It must
be in the present as if you are already living it. Use all of your senses to make it as
real as possible. Tell a story and, if you can add some humor it’s even better.
Your subconscious loves stories and humor. By fully engaging your senses it
becomes more real. Make the scenes really bright and colorful. Hear the sounds,
Feel the emotions. Touch and taste things.
When visualizing always answer these questions:
What can you see?
What can you hear?
What can you feel? (Physical touch as well as emotions.)
What can you smell?
What can you taste?
- While visualizing yourself living your goal, it is also important to affirm this.
You can either say your affirmations out loud or just think them. To make them
even more powerful and effective you can write them down and post them
wherever you can see them regularly throughout your day. You can also record yourself saying them out loud and listen to them first thing in the morning and last thing at night.
Affirmations must be:
- In the present tense.
- Said with positive conviction.
- Include emotion.
For example: I am giving a presentation and am standing at the front of the room feeling confident and calm. I know my topic and am speaking with conviction. My presentation is interesting and the audience is listening intently. They are smiling and nodding their heads as I speak. My voice is easy to hear, even at the back of the room.
Using these three simple steps can help you successfully program your mind to make positive changes.
If you need support, I invite you to book a 30 minute complimentary, no obligation, call with me to chat about the changes you want to make. Just email Hazel@HazelPalache.com and you will receive a link to my calendar to set up a call.