Today I'm showing you a practical technique to help you enter the subconscious so you can get rid of anything that might hinder your best mental performance.
My intention with this blog is to give you the information you need to help yourself, and possibly others years into the future. I want you to feel different after reading these articles so you can change your life.
Today I'm showing you how to go from healthy meditative alpha brain waves to subconscious exploration.
First I want to explain why exploring the subconscious is essential. I can answer the question with two words, psychodynamic psychotherapy. This particular field of psychology deals with the depth of our thoughts and how they relate to our personality and behavior.
The primary focus is to reveal the subconscious content so we can alleviate mental tension. You can probably now see why it's so important to seek professional help when anxiety or depression is involved. Having a trained professional listen to you, diagnose the problem, and develop a personal solution is something article and audio programs can't do. Which is why I always recommend professional treatment over any approach.
What I'm sharing with you today is something I discovered while working on my own anxiety and shared with others. I suppose the reason why many of us felt relief exploring the subconscious or unconscious, depending on the field you're in, is because once we enter it we can let go and even change the quiet psychology that affects us.
If you feel an underlying nervous sensation or tension, chances are you have a subconscious glitch that's causing the subtle uneasiness. I remember after I thought I conquered anxiety having subtle feelings of fear, or that something was wrong.
The feelings were not overtly expressed. Instead, I was aware of them during my quiet times like while meditating, reading, driving, or just sitting watching TV. It seems the business of the day drowns out the subtle signals of the subconscious. It was at this time I learned that some of our listeners were getting limited results from some of our programs.
The picture became clear.
For a person to get optimum results with any training program glitches in the subconscious mind need to be addressed first. Once the subconscious is cleared we can work at promoting new ideology in the mind.
So I dug deeper in into the research. That's when I discovered the induction technique as a means to enter the subconscious. Induction is a relaxation technique that helps calm the mind. In other words, it's a type of meditation.
Now I need to explain a couple things about your brain and how it relates to your subconscious.
First, let me point out that no one really knows how the subconscious mind connects with the physical brain, but studies over the past 30-years demonstrate that the cerebellum is clearly involved in the emotional domain, and the emotional domain is the space of both the conscious and subconscious mind.
Significant amounts of evidence indicate that the cerebellum is the cerebral structure to process emotional intelligence.
The process between the ethereal world of subconscious thought and feeling, and the physical realm of the brain is still unclear. Some data even produces conflicting results, however, the cerebellum is still considered to be the mediator between subconscious thought-feelings and our physical environment.
So now you may be wondering, how do I get to the subconscious mind? Well, over the course of time a technique known as induction was developed. Induction is a method of relaxing the body through breathing and mental imagery.
It turns out that training yourself to breathe, along with some simple imagery, you can enter the subconscious to make changes.
How To Start Your Own Subconscious Meditation
The first thing you need to do is develop a rhythmic breathing habit, preferably with a 4 to 6 ratio. With eyes closed, your inhale should be as close as possible to 4 seconds long, and your exhale should be 6 seconds long.
As you practice your rhythmic breathing begin to mentally sense or feel the top of your head. Sense or feel the top of your head for 3 to 5 breaths. If you go longer you may get distracted.
Now repeat the exercise for every part of your body until you get to your feet. The entire process can take 20 to 30 minutes.
This is a more advanced technique than breathing rhythmically for 10 minutes so you may have to practice over a week or two until you can rhythmically breathe your way through the whole process.
One thing I want to mention is that because the breathing exercise is the most difficult part of the subconscious meditation we added soft audible tones as well as my verbal instruction in our meditations to keep you on track through the induction process. This minimizes distraction.
At the end of the 20 to 30-minute practice, you will feel very calm and relaxed. Some people even report a sensation of heaviness or complete stillness. Now you're ready to start exploring the subconscious.
I want to insert another important note here. You may not be able to completely relax at your first attempt because you feel jittery, jumpy, or nervous. More than likely your subconscious making itself known while you're trying to relax. It can also be something you ate. The best time to meditate is before you eat, and the best foods to eat are whole and organize with few preservatives or chemicals.
I feel the best time to meditate is first thing in the morning before you start your day or hit the gym.
No matter what happens, go through the induction process and then explore the nervous feelings.
Once you go through the induction process you can begin to explore the feelings that cause fear. Feeling the nervous energy is how you explore the subconscious. Exploring nervous feelings communicate information about why they exist.
Pay attention to any images and how you react to them. The practice provides valuable information about why you currently think the way you do.
The first step to change comes from accepting the things that make you feel uneasy with all its feelings. For me, this was the hardest part. I didn't think I could handle accepting all the fear and everything that causes it. I took the plunge and let the fear and its emotions flow through my mind and body. It was quite a rush.
My heart raced and felt my brainwaves were off the charts, but I didn't care because I wanted peace. It was one of the most interesting experiences of my life. Fear came in waves. First, they were about life responsibilities. Then there were a few things about how I viewed myself. Then it was some imaginary fears, and then a couple things about my childhood.
This lasted for 3 days. Every time I practiced the meditation I went through the same cycle, but I notice each time the fears diminished. By the fourth day, the subtle nervous tension was virtually gone. I also noticed that the induction part of the meditation was progressively improving.
After the fourth day, I felt a peace I hadn't felt in years. I also noticed my mind was extremely focused and calm after the meditation. That night I slept better and felt completely energized the next day.
There are two important things I want to say at this point.
First, the process is easy when someone guides you. It may be difficult if you're performing it by yourself. If you've never guided someone through a meditation you may find it difficult to be both the instructor and the patient. I am able to perform many different meditations because I've trained in mediation for more than ten years.
To reduce the level of difficulty, I personally guide you through the induction technique with tones and verbal queues with our subconscious meditation. Then I guide through the subconscious exploration process.
The second thing I want to say is that Dr. Steven Hayes, the 30th most influential psychologist in the world discovered that by viewing the activity of the mind through the personality of love patients make even greater progress.
So in the meditation, I guide you to embody the personality of love before you dive into the subconscious. If you're a Christian you know that God is love. What Dr. Hayes discovered is the age-old principle that when we embody love we're transformed by a higher power.
You learned principles in this article that you can use the rest of your life. It may take some time perfect, but you can do it. Anyone can.
God bless you.