How Do Subliminal Messages Work?

Subliminal messages are a powerful and effective tool that deals directly with the subconscious mind. It helps us reprogram our belief system and speed up the manifestation of desired results.

In this article, I will explain what subliminal messages are, how subliminal messages work, and what the benefits of using them are.

Why don’t you have what you want?

According to neuroscientists, we are consciously aware of only about 5% of our cognitive activity, so most of our decisions, actions, emotions, and behavior depend on the 95% of brain activity that goes beyond our conscious awareness.

subconscious mindThe mind can work for us or against us, depending on what we are feeding it with.

The reason why we don’t have what we want is our own limiting beliefs, that are blocking our natural ability to manifest what we want.

In order to improve our relationships, physical well-being, career, finances, and make long-term change in our life, we must change beliefs and habits that are stored in our subconscious mind.

Those new beliefs will lead you to think, feel and behave differently, what will eventually change your results.

What are Subliminal Messages?

Subliminal messages are empowering hidden positive affirmations designed to pass below the threshold of conscious perception and transfer directly to the subconscious mind through audio or visual channels.

How do Subliminal Messages Work?

Subliminal programs contain hidden positive messages specific to a particular goal.

Whether you prefer using audio or visual tapes, you can reprogram your mind for success, health, wealth, better relationships, career, motivation, faster learning, losing weight… and many more.

Audio messages

The audio messages are embedded in the music, just below normal hearing level, so you can hear the music but cannot hear the messages.

girl listening to subliminal tapesSince you cannot fully hear and understand the messages, your conscious mind will not resist them and they will go directly to the subconscious mind.

The subconscious mind doesn’t have the ability to reject, so it will accept subliminal messages as facts. Therefore, your reality will reflect your new subconscious programming and will change your results.

Video messages

Video subliminal messages have the same basics as audio messages. The video messages appear as quick flashes of words, phrases, and images across the screen and disappear before conscious mind could catch them. That way the subconscious mind absorbs them right away without being blocked by the conscious mind.

How to use subliminal recordings?

You should listen to the subliminal messages every day for at least one hour.

The subliminal tapes are an ultimate time saver because they can be played while working, reading, sleeping or relaxing.

Although headphones are recommended to maximize your results, you don’t need to wear them when listening to subliminal messages.

To achieve better results let the audio with the subliminal messages play as much as possible.

man with headphonesYou will need to listen to them until you notice a change in your perceptions and results. It is usually needed between 30 and 90 days in a row. After you notice a change, you may want to continue listening to subliminal messages periodically to enhance results.

Even subliminal messages are safe, it is not recommended listening to them when driving, operating heavy equipment or doing tasks that require focus and attention.

Difference between positive affirmations and subliminal messages

To be effective, positive affirmations should be repeated with feelings in Alpha brainwave state, because in that state it is much easier to access subconscious mind.

Subliminal messages don’t require that because they are hidden, so they go directly to the subconscious mind without being resisted by the conscious mind.


In a study published in Current Biology, University College London researchers found that invisible subliminal images do attract the brain’s attention on a subconscious level. This discovery indicates that our brain recognizes and absorbs subliminal messages that we are not even aware of.

Subliminal Advertising

Did you know that subliminal messages have often been inserted in TV commercials and for political propaganda purposes?

There are many suggestions that well-known brands such as Disney Movies, KFC, McDonald’s, Coke, Marlboro, and Camel have been used subliminal advertising.

This kind of messaging aim to strengthen the persuasiveness of advertisements and to influence the purchase of the product through subtle effects that are not normally visible to the naked eye but help the suggestion sink into your subconscious mind.

Today, the use of subliminal messaging is banned in some countries. That could be a good reason for believing in their effectiveness, because why would they be banned if don’t have an effect on our mind?


Subliminal messages are a powerful tool for reprogramming your mind in order to manifest desired results.

Repetition is the only way to ensure a long-lasting subconscious mind shifting, so it is important that you use your audio or visual subliminal affirmations consistently every day. It takes time, practice and persistence but at the end, it will pay it forward.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Hi. Interesting article on subliminal messages. I tried this about 20 years ago, and didn’t really see any results. I didn’t do it for long periods, or consistently. Perhaps if I would have I would have seen some results. I suspect that the subliminal message delivery system is better now than 20 years ago. I always liked the idea of it, and now that I know it can work if done for the correct period, I may try it again. Thanks for the info. Tom

    1. Many thanks for your comment Tom. Yes, repetition and consistency are very important in order to get results from subliminal messages. Good luck!

  2. Ok, so I’m buying in to what you are saying about our subconscious mind. I would love to improve my life, who wouldn’t. My question now is where to find the RIGHT subliminal messages? Do you have any suggestions as to what type of messages are most effective? Very interesting post buy the way.

    1. Hi Jeff,

      Thanks for your comment. I would suggest you check Vortex Success or Brain Sync website, they have tons of subliminal programs, and I am sure you will find something for yourself.
      Regarding their effectiveness – it depends on your preferences. Some people claim that subliminal messages combined with binaural beat frequencies are even more effective but you should be listening to binaural beats with headphones in a relaxed or meditative state, and no more than one hour per day.

      1. Thanks for the info. I will check those out.

        Quick question, are there any negative side effects from listening to the binaural beats? You mentioned not to listen for more than an hour per day, why is that?

        1. There are no known side effects from listening to binaural beats when used as recommended in guidelines. Some people are more sensitive to bass frequencies than the others and might experience a headache or feel anxious if they’re exposed to them for a long period of time.
          Although there are no reported cases, most of the programs recommend not listening to binaural beats in the case of seizures, epilepsy, pregnancy or if a person is wearing a pacemaker. Hope this helps. Cheers!

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