What are PSYCH-K affirmations?
CHANGE THE SELF DEFEATING INTERNAL TALK WITH PSYCH-K AFFIRMATIONS
What are PSYCH-K affirmations?
Affirmation statements are a key component of the PSYCH-K methodology. Developed by psychotherapist Robert M. Williams in the late 1980s, PSYCH-K is a comprehensive method that aims to change a person’s beliefs at a subconscious level. PSYCH-K stands for Psychological Kinesiology, and along with these two modalities (psychology and kinesiology),
In describing how PYSCH-K and other affirmation statements work, it’s helpful to use the analogy of the computer. With a computer, you put in an input, the computer processes it, and then you get back your output. The output is based on what you enter into the computer. Like a computer, your subconscious takes input (your thoughts), processes them, and outputs those thoughts. So if you are constantly feeding your subconscious with negative thoughts (garbage in- garbage out GiGo), it will lead to negative actions and negative results. But if you can replace those negative thoughts with positive ones, you will get positive actions that lead to positive results.
In general, the more times you can read and vocalize an affirmation during the day and visualize the result, the better. You can also write affirmation statements down several times a day to impress them upon your subconscious mind.
PSYCH-K includes several affirmation statements used to help remove subconscious roadblocks that can negatively affect all aspects of one’s life, from financial success to relationships to health. Based on years of brain research, these statements paired with the PSYCH-K system have been found to be particularly effective when it comes to helping individuals achieve success in life. PSYCH-K statements embody the key characteristics of correct affirmation statements in that they are:
Used in the present tense
Another technique is to get in front of a mirror and look yourself in the eyes while saying an affirmation statement with feeling. This method helps you connect with your subconscious mind. Alternatively, you may want to consider using the technique illustrated here by Dr. Henry Grayson.
Achieving your goals with affirmation statement support
While it’s certainly possible to reach your goals without affirmation statements, you can increase your odds of success and gain longer-lasting results when you implement them into your life. The statement was simply, “I am ___ pounds,” which is similar to the PSYCH-K statement, “I am so happy and grateful now that I weigh ___ pounds.”
Along with helping you reach goals, affirmation statements help you to be more optimistic, which correlates positively with your overall health. For instance, a 2012 study found that optimistic people have a reduced risk of cardiovascular events such as heart attack and stroke. In addition, affirmations also encourage you to live a life of gratitude, which can be particularly beneficial to your financial health and relationship satisfaction.
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