Proven Mind Power Techniques for Healing and Achieving Goals 

By Val Silver

Mind power techniques are tools for programming your subconscious mind to create new habits and ways of being. They prime your brain so that it is easier for you to achieve your life and wellness goals. Skilled users sometimes create stunning results.

In order to get your mind to work for you when you are trying to change or manifest, you have to overwrite hardwired subconscious programs designed to keep you safely within your comfort zone of familiar thoughts and actions. Otherwise, it will continue directing your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to the same old same old. Most of that was probably downloaded before you were seven years old!  

Much of that learning is positive, and serves you well. But some of it is outmoded. What served you well as a child may be holding the adult you back from being the person you want and need to be now.

When you are not able to follow through on new health and life goals because you slip back into familiar thought patterns and behaviors, chances are you have an old program holding you back.  If that is the case, then it is time to download new files and upgrade your operating system.

When your brain accepts the new programs, it will propel you toward the goals you desire. Using mind power techniques for achieving all kinds of goals - healing, stopping or starting habits, improving performance, and more - has been a topic of much interest and experimentation. 

Rewiring the neuro-circuits in your brain may sound complicated, but the techniques are surprisingly easy. The hard part is making your practice a daily habit. It takes knowledge, conscious awareness, belief in your new possibility, commitment to the process, and repetition with emotion. The more you practice, the more likely you are to change your circuitry. When you change your circuitry, you change your chemistry and genetic expression. That's what makes it possible for you to heal yourself with your mind. Sometimes, this can happen with amazing speed, as with the placebo effect. 

For example, top executives, athletes, prosperity gurus, public speakers, and musicians use mental rehearsal, a type of visualizing, to improve their skills. Disabled folks who only imagine exercising show improvement in muscle tone. These techniques work because using your imagination with emotion feels like the real thing to the brain. That is the mind body connection at work! 

Time-tested Mind Power Techniques

There are several time-tested mind power techniques, and new ones being developed all the time. Before learning the how-to of subconscious programming methods, it is a good idea to understand a bit about how your brain works so the methods makes sense. When you understand the why, you have a better chance of sticking with the process and achieving good results. One key point is that the nonconscious mind is the realm of images and symbols. That is why visualization is incorporated into most of the techniques. 

The Scientific Prayer Mind Power Technique

A major contributor in the field of subconscious mind power techniques was Dr. Joseph Murphy. In his bestselling book, The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, Dr. Murphy teaches the scientific prayer method to upgrade your programming so you can heal and manifest. He states, 

"...your habitual thinking and imagery mold, fashion and create your destiny. For as a person thinketh in his subconscious mind, so he is."

Dr. Murphy taught that scientific prayer and visualization practiced in a relaxed meditative state is a way to successfully heal from mental and physical ills and to attract what you desire. 

He shares this example of a prayer for guidance:

Infinite intelligence within me knows all things. The right decision is revealed to me in divine order. I will recognize the answer when it comes. 

Pointers for putting scientific prayer and visualization to work for you:

  • Your intention and consistency is more important than the terms you use to describe your mind processes and how you are affecting them. Much of what people think they know is still theory.
  • Enter a drowsy, relaxed, meditative state to slow your brainwaves and make your subconscious more receptive to your conscious input. Right before sleep and immediately upon awakening are times you are naturally at the very receptive theta level of deep hypnosis and meditation.  
  • While in this state, repeat your affirmation or statements several times throughout the day for a number of days or weeks. These affirmations can take the form of a scientific prayer. Include your request, related positive attributes of the divine (as you believe), the positive outcome you envision, and gratitude. Have faith. The words are much less important than your intention. Feel free to write it down and read it. 
  • Use creative visualization to vividly imagine the outcome as if it is real, along with repetition and emotion, to implant the suggestion and use the power of subconscious mind to achieve your conscious desires.
  • To this formula add believing, emoting, and behaving as if your affirmation and visualization is truth. Have confidence. Take at least one small action step every day. All this congruent thought and action will help your subconscious accept it as truth. Once you create a vibrational match to the new beliefs that are now stored in the subconscious, it will work to attract what you need to help you fulfill your desires.
  • Release your expectations and tight grip on your desire. Be open to how and when it may happen. Remember - believe, act as if, and give thanks.

Beware the tail-enders

Notice carefully if you have negative thoughts, beliefs, or feelings attached to your positive statements. When you are aware of  'tail-enders', it is important to address them. Otherwise, your subconscious mind will hear the affirmation, but it will also hear the 'tail-ender' - your real statement of belief that follows on the heels of your positive words. You cannot bully your mind  into submission. Pounding it with affirmations that you do not believe will probably make things worse. 

For example, you may be proclaiming that you are healthy and free with all the gusto you can muster, but if you really believe it will never happen, that belief is what you are reinforcing. Your subconscious will respond to your real belief and continue to draw more of that to you. 

Two options for dealing with tail-enders:

Additional Mind Power Techniques

Read this comprehensive article on rewiring your brain if you are serious about spiritual and conscious evolution, habit changes, and mental upgrades that lead to transformation in your life. 

The following methods are used alone or in tandem with other techniques to facilitate positive change and manifesting. 

  • Brainwave technology may be used with affirmations, meditations, and visualizing to get the brain into a relaxed, receptive state. 
  • Hypnosis incorporates suggestions or affirmations. It may also include visualization.
  • Visualization and affirmations may be used alone or together. Guided visualization, vision boards, and mind movies are aids to visualizing and act as physical reminders of what you want to achieve.

Learn more about these mind power techniques and sample some of them on the following pages. 

When you understand how your mind works, and you properly use mind power techniques to influence mind body and spirit to reprogram the subconscious, you are more likely to experience the wonders of manifesting what you want. The power of the subconscious mind will work for you instead of against you as you accomplish your health and life goals with greater ease.

Mind Power Techniques page updated 01/2021

For Educational Purposes Only. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult with your health provider before using natural remedies and/or complementary therapies if you are pregnant, nursing, or you are being treated for a medical condition. Be aware that certain herbs and supplements interact with medications.

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