Subliminal communication works at the subconscious level because the subsconscious mind seems to accept things without judgement.
This is different from the conscious mind which judges everything.
So if I communicated to your conscious mind that you are holding a juicy apple you would know immediately that I was talking rubbish because you would see that it's an onion.
Your subconscious mind, however, might just believe it's an apple and you might just bite into it and taste it as an apple.
That is subliminal communication and it can be very powerful. Just watch Mentalists (people who create the illusion of mindreading or psychic ability) on TV. They are very adept at subliminal communication by keeping your conscious mind busy and 'planting' messages into your subsconscious mind.
This is also the basis for the many self-hypnosis and self-help CDs on the market today. Many of them very good.
The story goes that in the 1960s a cinema in the US spliced a frame or two over the face of a famous actress giving the command 'go buy some coke and popcorn. According to the cinema owner sales of coke and popcorn went up by some 60%.
Not long afterward 'subliminal advertising' such as this was made illegal in the US. You can buy many books on the market today that write about subliminal advertising and how big companies are still using it.
Anyhow this is not our focus. Our focus is on how to use subliminal communication in an ethical way. In a way that will help young people move forward in a positive way and achieve.
If our subconscious mind accepts and stores everything without discrimination then it would be possible to load it with positive thoughts which would in turn lead to positive beliefs. This would lead to positive actions and then to positive results.
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Here are some ideas.
If need be, change the way you act, talk, teach, communicate with your students. From today, communicate positively with every single one of them in a way that tells them that you have total confidence in them and their abilities(even though you might not have). Your body language and tone of voice makes up more than 90% of your overall communication. The subconscious can pick up the incongruencies between your body language and your words.
Cover the walls of your classroom with everything that is positive. Posters with motivational pictures and words. Inspirational quotations from great people. Positive paintings, drawings, prose and poems created by your students.
Create stereograms that have hidden positive words. See the one below for a hidden positive word.
Embed positive words in everything that you write and talk about.
Create a positive word for the day and start a discussion on it. Apply it to positive case studies, role models. For example - 'Winning' - Lance Armstrong, won against cancer, won the Tour de France Race 7 times and lastly, won the hearts and minds of charities and young people with his coloured rubber wrist bands.
Create a class dictionary of positive words. Start with an A - Z template and get your students to add positive words starting with each letter. No matter what your subject you can relate a positive story to every positive word. Make it big and put it on the wall.
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