How long does it take to reprogram your subconscious mind?
You might be wondering how long does it take to reprogram your mind. You are currently developing a conscious awareness of your subconscious mind and as a result, you have found limiting beliefs that you might have been carrying your entire life. Now you want to know how long does it take to reprogram your subconscious mind.
In short, it could take as short as 3 weeks or 21 days or it could take as long as a few months. It really depends on what beliefs you are trying to change, how long have you believed such, and how much self-awareness you consistently practice. Those three factors will play a role in the length of time it takes to infiltrate your subconscious mind with new positive thinking.
Subconscious Mind Programming (Power of the Subconscious Mind)
Childhood Subconscious Programming
In the book “The Biology of Belief,” developmental biologist Bruce Lipton claims that we create our reality through our interpretation of our environment. Resultingly, everything, from hormones to our immune system, is affected by our habitual thoughts.
The craziest claim he argues is that we spend most of our life (95% of it) influenced by subconscious programs adopted from early childhood. Such subconscious belief is firmly ingrained around 6 or 7 years of age.
The beliefs are embedded into our subconscious minds because before the age of 7, children are in a more receptive brain wave state.
Joe Dispenza Summary (Brain Waves: Theta, Beta, Alpha, Delta)
Understanding the different brain wave states is necessary to rewire the subconscious mind. In his book “Becoming Supernatural,” Joe Dispenza outlines the different brain waves we experience and what each state entails.
Beta Brain Waves
Beta brain waves occur during your regular state of awakeness and there are different ranges.
- Low-range beta waves are when you are alert but relatively relaxed.
- Mid-range beta waves are in a more alert state, such as aroused but not necessarily stressed. For example, when you are trying out something new or exploring somewhere for the first time.
- High-range beta waves are when your stress levels are elevated.
Alpha Brain Waves
Alpha brain waves occur during your calm and relaxed state. Through creative engagements or meditation, you may slip into this “flow” state.
Theta Brain Waves
Theta brain waves occur as you are falling asleep or as you are waking up, the sleepiness transition. You also may experience this state through deep meditation practice.
Delta Brain Waves
Delta brain waves occur during sleep, but they also can be accessed via very advanced meditation techniques and control.
Gamma Brain Waves
Gamma brain waves are associated with a “superconscious” state of intense focus. It is the highest-frequency brain wave and most people experience it for less than a second, such as in a moment of pleasant surprise.
Reprogramming of Subconscious Mind
Our subconscious mind controls the habits of negative thoughts and limiting beliefs, so you must change subconscious beliefs through intentional subconscious reprogramming efforts. You can reprogram your subconscious mind through self-awareness, self-hypnosis, and gratitude practice.
Past experiences may have shaped our subconscious minds, but now you can use your conscious mind to plan ways to resolve and rewire any inner conflicts preventing you from accomplishing your goals and enjoying your happiness.
Your Subconscious Mind Attempts to Protect You
Negative thoughts and worries serve a purpose in your subconscious mind. Previous life experiences can produce a strong sense of fear to prevent the past from reoccurring. Your subconscious mind is attempting to protect you from a perceived threat.
Your subconscious mind has a homeostatic impulse that wants to maintain the status quo, even if that is actually not what is best for you or contradicts your personal goals. Fear keeps a person in their comfort zone because change can be scary.
However, you must create a different pattern for your subconscious mind to follow moving forward. With your conscious mind, you can find many powerful tools for reprogramming your subconscious mind. Some people imagine visualizations and others use affirmations, but here are a few other different techniques.
3 Ways to Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind
Use these three ways to reprogram yourself at the subconscious level.
- Experiencing Positive Emotions – Feel good as often as possible and focus on happiness being your reality. Repetition will teach your subconscious mind that habitually you experience joy.
- Gratitude Practice – By paying attention to positive things you appreciate, you teach your conscious mind to actively look for good things. You train yourself to be grateful in the present tense.
- Meditation – A meditative practice helps you to tune into your own voice with full awareness. Mindfulness helps to start reprogramming the automatic scripts of reactive responding so that you can have better success in conscious control. Try not to judge yourself for things you become aware of. Instead, just try to notice or listen without judgment and rather with acceptance.
Perhaps in the future, I will release a step-by-step guide to help you with different techniques I have found to be effective personally. (For example, binaural beats are a great hack to get into a deep meditative state easily.) Get on my email list if that sounds interesting to you!
Bruce Lipton Hypnosis
Learn Self-Hypnosis to Reprogram Your Subconscious Mind
Understanding the different frequencies of brain waves is important to achieve success in reprogramming your subconscious mind. The subconscious mind responds best during the theta brain wave state, which as previously mentioned is when we are drifting in between sleep and wakefulness.
Put headphones on (you can add in binaural beats) and listen to audio recordings that focus on what you want, such as positive affirmations. You can find many free audio programs on Youtube that have certain types of affirmations. Try typing your goal + “affirmations” to find a good audio recording to listen to in your sleepy transition.
Conclusion on Subconscious Mind Reprogramming
With your conscious mind, you can explore your unconscious mind to figure out which negative thoughts need to be released. Then you use subconscious reprogramming through self-hypnosis to retrain your subconscious mind. Your conscious mind will learn through habitual repetition, so use positive thinking and gratitude for all the wonderful things in your life to invite more joy in your experiences.
Through repetition and consistency, you will reprogram your subconscious mind and experience success. For example, use positive affirmations.
Over time, you will have a greater sense of control to stay positive as your reprogramming efforts start working to influence your conscious thoughts.
Your subconscious mind may have been formed in early childhood, but you do have the power to control in the present tense what subconscious beliefs you want to live out and focus on.
This topic is definitely something I will focus on this year, so I will be sharing what I am learning currently to achieve such in my upcoming podcast episodes.
Stay tuned if you also are trying to reprogram yourself at the subconscious level for a better sense of habitual positivity despite challenging past programming.