The Secret Behind Subliminal Messages

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What makes subliminal messages so effective? The secret behind them is a fact that advertisers have known for decades; the more people are exposed to something, the easier it is to influence them.

Suppose, for example, that you want to give up smoking. You know it’s bad for your health, it’s expensive, and it’s becoming more and more anti-social. You have the desire to give up, for all the right reasons, but just can’t seem to take it to that final stage.

Believe it or not, your conscious mind is getting in the way. No matter what you really think, you don’t have the ability to put it into practice in the regular course of events. Your day is busy, you’ve got lots of other things on your mind, and you haven’t given the idea of quitting smoking enough priority.

The Subliminal Advantage

Subliminal messages are positive affirmations presented to your ears or eyes at a rate or volume that your conscious mind is unable to detect. Your subconscious mind, however, takes in everything. These messages bypass your logical conscious state and go directly to your subconscious. If messages are sent frequently enough they’ll start to change the way you think, and therefore the way you behave.

Someone who wants to give up smoking might be presented with subliminal messages similar to these:

• I am stronger than cigarettes
• I respect and nurture my body
• I am able to resist the temptation of smoking

Reading these three short affirmations on a page won’t produce any magical results within your subconscious mind. But imagine the impact if, instead of three messages, your subconscious was exposed to thousands – over and over again – for a couple of weeks. All the research shows the same thing: gradually your attitude changes, and then your behavior.

How Subliminal Messages Work

Some people argue that, if you can’t hear the sounds, or you can’t see the images, how can they possibly make any difference? The point is that you aren’t aware that you’re hearing or seeing the messages, but your subconscious mind still takes them in. That’s the reason why subliminal messages work in the first place – because they sneak into your head, bypassing your conscious rational mind, and getting at the core of your belief system.

You’re exposed to subliminal messages every day. You might have the radio on in the morning when you drive to work and keep hearing about a new film that’s just come out. The first time you hear it you give it your attention. As the days turn into weeks you’re no longer consciously listening to it, but the information flows into your subconscious mind. If it’s a film that interests you, this constant subtle reminder will probably be enough to get you to go to the cinema and watch it.

Now think how powerful that process would be if it was something you desperately wanted to achieve, like giving up smoking. Your determination combined with the mind-changing power of those positive affirmations makes a winning formula. Eventually you’ll think of smoking as a disgusting, destructive habit that you can’t believe you started in the first place.

If you really and truly want to make lasting changes in your behavior but can’t seem to find the impetus to get going, try subliminal messages. You’ve got nothing to lose and the chance to gain a new and more rewarding lifestyle.

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PTSD Treatment for Combat Veterans by Colin Harrison

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PTSD is a major problem for veterans today and is going to become a bigger problem over time. That’ s not speculation it’ s a fact, based on the enormous number of troops that have been in combat in recent years.

In fact , more than 2 . 0 million American and coalition troops have served in military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2003, with thousands deployed multiple times. Recent surveys found that 20% of soldiers who served in Afghanistan now suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or major depression.

However , alarming these figures may be, it’ s comforting to know that diagnosis for PTSD is getting better and numerous treatments are available. So what treatments are available for suffers of PTSD?

Medication

One of the most common symptoms of PTSD is difficulty sleeping, which can be a major problem and have a disruptive effect on one’ s ability to concentrate and focus. A drug called Prazosin is often prescribed for nightmares and has been used for a long time in the treament of hypertension.

Anxiety and depression is another common issue and many drugs are available to treat this symptom. The one thing to consider with any medication is that side-effects are often associated with their use and dependency can also become an issue. Working closely with your doctor should help you find the right medications and manage any side-effects that are experienced. Ideally, medication will help out in the short-term and provide a route into more sustainable and natural treatments.

Psychotherapy

A number of forms of therapy are available for suffers of PTSD, and whilst in the past many people have been reticent to consider ‘ seeing a shrink’, therapy is one of the most effective ways to tackle the condition.

It’ s possible to enter into a one-on-one or a group therapy programme. Group therapy has benefited many people facing challenging mental or physical situations and the power of connecting with people who have been through similar experiences should not be underestimated.

Some types of therapy used in PTSD treatment include:

Cognitive therapy. Talking about self-destructive thoughts and what causes this can help you develop strategies to change these notions.

Exposure therapy. This is a behavioral therapy technique to help you face up to the things that you find upsetting so you can learn to deal with it.

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). This seems like an unusual approach, but combining Exposure Therapy with a programme of guided eye movements can help sufferers deal with traumatic memories. This is because there is a strong connection between eye movement and the function of the memory.

A combination of these approaches will likely be the best route, and working with your healthcare professional should allow you to find the best approach for you. Just remember that there’ s no need to deal with the symptoms of PTSD on your own and effective treatment can have a massive difference on the quality of your life.

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What are the signs of PTSD?

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What are the signs of PTSD?

“Driving down the roads in my home town, I found myself noticing every piece of debris, avoiding every pothole.”

A wide variety of symptoms may be signs you are experiencing PTSD:

“When stress brought on flashbacks, I dealt with them by drinking them away. I considered it recreational drinking, but really I was self-medicating.”

It’s not just the symptoms of PTSD but also how you may react to them that can disrupt your life. You may:

What is the treatment for PTSD?

If you have PTSD, it doesn’t mean you just have to live with it. In recent years, researchers from around the world have dramatically increased our understanding of what causes PTSD and how to treat it. Hundreds of thousands of Veterans have gotten treatment for PTSD—and treatment works.

“In therapy I learned how to respond differently to the thoughts that used to get stuck in my head.”

Two types of treatment have been shown to be effective for treating PTSD: counseling and medication. Professional counseling can help you understand your thoughts and discover ways to cope with your feelings. Medications, called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, are used to help you feel less worried or sad.
In just a few months, these treatments can produce positive and meaningful changes in symptoms and quality of life. They can help you understand and change how you think about your trauma—and change how you react to stressful memories.
You may need to work with your doctor or counselor and try different types of treatment before finding the one that’s best for dealing with your PTSD symptoms.

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Find the Problem; Solve it, and have Fun

Find the Problem, Solve it, and have Fun. Life is one shot. Dr. Wayne Dyer says, “If you knew who walked beside you every day you would never be afraid again.” Do not ever say, “I’ll laugh at this someday,” why wait laugh at it now. Enjoy the journey, live in the now; look at what you can bring to the table. Receiving is contingent upon your generosity. Give, give, give, and you will receive in return.

Control your state and your emotions, one outburst of anger can destroy a beautiful day because it will snowball out of control.

The best advice I have received is from my brother Greg, he wrote it on the back of his senior picture he gave to me. It simply said, “Don’t walk in my footsteps, walk over them, and make your own path.” I still have that picture and have thought about that inscription over the years. Those were powerful words for an 18 year old to write to his younger brother. I stepped over his steps and made my own path, some wise and some unwise.

If you knew you could not fail, what would you do?

Hypnotize My Mind

 

 

What gets your attention gets you

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There is no fire if it doesn’t inspire.
What exactly do I mean by this?
Are you straining and frustrated to achieve a certain objective.
If your passion is lacking you must try a new approach
For many years I played guitar.
It was fun and a magnificent escape for me.
Then something happened.
It stopped being fun. So I stopped playing.
Many people ask me why I never play my guitar that much
anymore.
I could never give an answer.
The truth is I am a very accomplished guitar player.
It just became a chore and did not move me emotionally.
Most of us live our lives trying to recapture that old flame that has long since burned out.
This has always led me to frustration and being unfulfilled.
Writers that I know worry about blank spells and other such nonsense.
Sports Entertainers I know never quit until they die or choose to leave because they love what they do.
Some perform well into their 70’s.
So what is the point?
The only point is following your bliss.
If what you are doing now is a struggle maybe you want to reevaluate your motives behind doing it.
Is it because this is all you have done and you think this is all you know or can do.
Maybe peer pressure won’t let you move on to follow your bliss. There is absolutely nothing wrong with changing your goals and dreams as long as it is congruent with your lifestyle and it brings you fulfillment.
Remember Happiness is a choice and so are your actions.
I have a friend here in Tampa that worked in the Sports Entertainment industry for several years.
He was a good worker and successful. I ask him why did you leave when you did.
He did not give me any excuses he just said
“It stopped being fun and I wanted other things in my life.”
He is a very successful businessman in the community and is always optimistic and upbeat.
The same scenario with an acquaintance in the same business.
I ask him why he stays in the business. He gave me excuses about politics, money, blah
blah blah. all negative.
Example number one is at peace in his life. He has a passion for his new profession while
example number 2 just muddles from place to place and is not very happy. Why? Because he hit a brick wall. His lifestyle was no longer congruent with his vision of himself. If he still had passion he would’ve persisted without exception.
When you have a fire for something. Nothing gets in your way.
When or if the fire burns out you must find the spark for what you truly wish to do next.
Know your new outcome and change your approach.
The life you live must be congruent with your goals and aspirations.
If there is conflict in your mind there will definitely be conflict in your world.
Only you can decide what is best for you to do in this world.
Only you can decide what your contribution will be.
Only you know what gets you passionate and filled with a burning desire to execute at
your greatest potential.
When is now a good time to look at your life and decide once and for all. Is this what I
want? Is this who I am?
Follow your bliss and the money will come to you almost without effort like the oxygen
that your breath.
Yes, following your bliss still means you must take action.

Things I learned this year so far..

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1. Quality questions create a quality life.

Don’t ask “why” questions, ask “what” questions.

Examples:
What is most important to me in my life?
What is most important to me in my relationships?
What do I enjoy most in life?
What is good about this situation?
What is perfect about this situation?
What can I do to contribute more tomorrow?

Or

Who do I love?
Who loves me?

2. It’s the moments of our lives that shape us.
3. Expand your references and immediately expand your life (seek wisdom)
4. As I developed new beliefs about who I am my behavior changed to support my new identity
5. Make sure labels I put on myself or enhancers not limiters. (They must add to the good that is within me)
6. There is no true success without emotional success
7. I succeed when I run out of things that fail (persist without exception).
8. Consistency is established by my habits
9. It is important that my environment reinforces my identity.
10. Nothing has to happen in order for me to feel good (it is a choice).

Happiness, joy, laughter and prosperity to all.

 

From Best Selling Author Timothy Kendrick

Solitude


This is a subject that is one of perception. Think if you will the last time you actually did not have any distractions from the radio or TV or the telephone and you just set still closed your eyes and let the world come to you.
A great philosopher said “don’t do something, just sit and let the world come to you”. After all of these years I realize this person meant to let the world come to my inner self, or as Napoleon Hill puts it “your other self”.
Your other self consist of those things and dreams that have been buried inside of you because of all the external input that we allow to come at us on a daily basis. The other self is the dreamer who has goals and a vivid imagination of how his or her future will be. The other self directs the subconscious by the words and physiology that we use to maximize our strengths and minimize our weaknesses. To know that the only limits we have are self imposed by us and our references. Be still and know that the inner voice will guide you and when you have an intuitive thought ACT ON IT!!! Don’t hesitate.
Remember when you where a child you always could play “make believe”. Well, I am here to tell you that you can have make believe now and by believing you will receive. The subconscious mind cannot distinguish between what is real or imagined. This is one of the greatest secrets that I have learned. Any mistakes I have made in the past I go to my memory bank and relive them in solitude by visualizing the way I wanted them to come out. Then I can feel that emotion of happiness, joy, laughter, or prosperity.
The choice is yours Pain or Pleasure. I think we all have experienced enough pain in our lives to want pleasure. It is human nature to move from pain to pleasure don’t fight it when you fight it this only leads to frustration.
Remember Imagination without eventual mobilization leads to massive frustration. So act your way into right thinking only after you have looked inside for that beautiful creative “other self”

Things to remember


Things to remember
by Timothy Kendrick

All wealth begins in the mind.

Learn to like the difficult (surprises). When you were a child didn’t you like surprises?

Learn to like the unusual.

Learn to like the unknown.

Be grateful. Wallace Wattles said “Many people order their lives rightly. In all other ways are kept in poverty by their lack of gratitude.” It’s impossible to bring more into your life if you are feeling ungrateful about what you have. WHY? Because the thoughts and feelings you emit are negative emotions and negative emotions block the good coming to you.

Most of all DARE TO TAKE A CHANCE!!! Mistakes aren’t mistakes, they are education. It’s all how you are programmed to look at it. We are the source of all of our emotions. The body will always show what the mind is thinking.

Soundtrack That Plays in our Mind

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Someone once said that we all have a musical soundtrack that plays in our mind. Where did this come from? My guess is years of programming from everything from commercials to music. Everything we have ever seen or heard is in our brain somewhere. Have you ever wondered why a song is in your head and you cannot seem to get rid of it?
My research and questions to people have found that it may pertain to our emotional and psychological state at the time. I wake up and hear a song that may be a “trigger” or an “anchor” to something from my past. Sometimes it is about a girl, other times it will take me to places I do not wish to go.

Remembering things and forgetting them constitute two ways that our subconscious protects us. For some reason Veterans like us find ourselves vividly remembering incidents, people, places, and things that may have warped our thinking and judgment. Sometimes this will manifest itself negative ways, we may become isolated, have panic attacks or bouts of confusion. The practice that works for me is replacing those old songs with something new and different until I can handle them. Sometimes it takes leverage (pain) to take action on these situations. If we are in enough pain, we will respond with whatever action is needed for change to take place.

Create new memories with these songs or replace the words with something that makes you feel good. My neighbor burns his trash on his farm, I can smell it a mile away, and it takes me back to Somalia just about every time. Alternatively, another personal favorite of mine is when he shoots one of his cows in the head when he sells one. Just the gunshot makes my mind move into fight or flight mode. The other day I opened my truck door to let my dog out when we went to the park. Just the way the handle “popped” put a ringing in my ears and I was instantly back to a place I did not want to be. By practice, taking action and using trial and error I have learned to change my state in a split second and move to a more comfortable place.

I have become a firm believer in “garbage in, garbage out.” I replace those songs (old ways of thinking) with other motivational material or with new songs (new ways of thinking) and I create a peaceful fun environment for my subconscious. Remember that our subconscious cannot distinguish between reality and fiction. It will only do what our conscious mind tells it to do.

If we say, “I can’t” the conscious mind tells the subconscious “okay boys; he says he can’t do it so let’s prove him right.” If we say, “I can” the conscious mind says “okay boys he says he can so let’s make it happen.”

Gratitude Lifts The Weight of Anxiety

Let me tell you why the art of gratitude is such a great tool for ending anxious thoughts.

A lot of people write telling me how their anxiety makes them feel very cut off or removed from the world around them. This sensation can be distressing as people fear that they will never be able to feel normal again.
This feeling is common and in my experience is mainly fueled by a cycle of anxious thinking.
A person with a panic disorder or a generalized anxiety disorder will spend much of their day mentally “checking in”.
Checking in is a term I use to refer to how people with anxiety constantly monitor their mind and body.

“Am I feeling ok?” “How are my thoughts ?”
“Am I feeling secure or on edge right now?”

The reason regular checking in happens is because anxiety has such a powerful effect on the mind and body.
People tell me that they can deal with the anxious bodily sensations but it is the anxious mind that causes them most distress. That is what I want to address today.
Anxiety can often feel like a thick fog has surrounded your mind. Nothing really seems enjoyable as you are always looking out at the world through this haze of anxious thoughts and feelings. This fog steals the joy out of life and can make you feel removed or cut off from the world.
The anxious thoughts act as a barrier to experiencing the world and this sensation of separation then leads to feeling even more upset as you fear losing touch with yourself.
So how do you get this anxious fog to lift from your mind?
When someone is very caught up in anxious thoughts they are top heavy so to speak. The constant mental activity they are engaged in has caused an imbalance where all of their focus is on their mental anxieties.
A powerful way to move out of this anxious mental fog is to switch your focus from your head to your heart.
By simply making a deliberate shift of attention to your heart you will find the anxious thoughts dissipate more easily and the mental fog starts to gradually clear.
You can make this switch by practicing the art of gratitude.
I am sure you have heard of people speaking about the art of gratitude and the benefits it can bring to you.
Did you know that it has now been scientifically proven that regular practice of gratitude can dramatically change your bodies chemistry giving way to a more peaceful body and mind.
The Heart Math Institute has 15 years of scientific research proving that a simple tool like the art of gratitude can dramatically reduce stress and improve performance for individuals and organizations.
Many Fortune 500 companies are now starting to use this technique to reduce work related stress.
I am going to outline the technique briefly in a very straight forward exercise so you can start practicing right now.
When you practice this exercise you will feel a lightness and greater sense of perspective on any matter that has been troubling you. This activation of your heart emotion will lift the sensation that anxious thoughts create.
This is a very simple exercise but it is really powerful. Print it off and try it someplace where you can be alone.
Are you ready?

-Begin by closing your eyes and moving your attention to your heart area.
-Imagine a feeling of warmth emanating from the center of your chest.

If appropriate place your right hand there. If you are around people or driving etc. simply imagine your right hand resting on your heart area.
Imagine this area glowing warmly for one to two minutes.

-Now, begin to focus on something in your life that you feel a genuine sense of appreciation for.

This can be one or more things that you really appreciate having in your life (e.g., family, health, friends, work, your home, a beautiful day etc).
It is important to focus on things that spark a real sense of gratitude and appreciation. If you really appreciate the thing you are thinking about, you will immediately feel a response from that area by way of a light warm sensation in your chest or an involuntary smile (remember those).
It does not really matter what you think about as long as it evokes this feeling of warm appreciation from your heart area.
Don’t struggle with this exercise. Everyone has something they can be grateful for. (Remember, the cemetery is full of people who would love to have your problems!)
Do not worry if you are thinking of your partner/family and you do not feel this. Some days it will be people close to you that will spark the heart feeling, other days it may be gratitude for very simple things like the fresh air you breath. It depends on the mood you are in, -remember it is the feeling you after.
The feeling we are looking to achieve is unmistakable, it is a positive change in your emotional state.
I say it is best to do this exercise alone because you will need to stay with this feeling for as long as you can.
Then, when you feel you have taken it as far as you can, open your eyes.
There is no time frame on this exercise, it can be a few minutes to half an hour. Again it is about establishing a heart/mind connection and getting your awareness out of the anxious thoughts and more into your body.
After a few attempts you can incorporate this into your daily routine.
Do it in the car. Do it sitting at your desk. Do it before you sleep at night.
You have to practice it frequently. Just like a muscle your heart will get more accustomed to this state and you will be able to switch into that feeling in seconds.
With practice you can also use this exercise in the middle of any stressful situation. You will be surprised at the positive outcome in terms of your own stress levels and the change in others around you.
This simple exercise can completely transform the outcome of interacting with other people, be it work or personal relationships.
This is especially true where there is conflict or misunderstanding between you and other people. Try it out, see what happens!
Be creative with it and make it your own daily ritual for yourself.
I am sure you agree that it is a worthwhile exercise to incorporate into your daily life. It is my experience that most people do not have the patience or time to make major lifestyle changes. By using this one simple exercise you can make a dramatic improvement to the quality of your life.
The simplest things in life are free and this is one of those gems.
Don’t pass it up
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