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How to Make Your Own Subliminals

by Scott KnickelbineUpdated August 23, 2017

The human mind subconsciously registers and reacts to all kinds of sense data that the subconscious overlooks. There are hundreds of subliminal audio programs on the market today, but it's fairly simple to do your own subliminal audios using free multitrack recording software. Some research indicates that subliminal messages embedded in an audio file can plant powerful suggestions in your subconscious. These audios include various affirmations that are hidden in the audio at low volumes, sometimes sped up or played backward.

writing affirmations on paper

Write your affirmations. These should be about a dozen short statements about the new attitudes you'd like to internalize.

young woman with microphone headset

Record your affirmations. Open your multitrack recording software and record yourself reading the affirmations in a clear, deliberate, unhurried voice. Your affirmation track should be about 25 seconds long at this point.

Import your MP3 music file into your recording software as a new track.

Set the audio level on the affirmations track down to about -17.3 db. This should make the affirmations just barely audible.

Copy the audio affirmation section and paste multiple copies of it into the affirmation track, so that the affirmations repeat all through the music file. Visually, this means that the bar representing the affirmation track will be almost as long as the bar representing the music track.

Copy the audio affirmations track and paste it as a new track.

Select the entire second affirmations track.

Reverse the second affirmations track by selecting “Reverse” in the Effects menu.

Export the project as a new MP3 file.

Tips

The most effective subliminal affirmations are positive statements in the first person, present tense. For instance instead of saying “You will stop procrastinating,” say “I do it now.” Be sure to listen to your subliminal audio at least once a day, using headphones. It may take a few days before you begin to notice results in your attitude. If your audio editing software supports looping, you can simply loop your affirmation track rather than doing multiple pastes. You can also download or record a binaural beat track and add it as a fourth track to your subliminal audio, to make it even more effective. Speeding the tempo of the affirmation track will allow you to embed even more repetitions of the affirmations into the subliminal audio.

Warnings

If you're planning on sharing your subliminal MP3 with others, make sure your music track isn't subject to copyright laws. Using music that is explicitly offered for royalty-free use is the safest way to go. Even though your conscious mind may understand a negative statement like “I won't overeat,” as a positive change, your subconscious tends to cling to the emotional negativity. This just reinforces the negative feelings you probably already have about yourself. Instead, restate the affirmation as a positive: “I feel satisfied quickly when I eat.”

Items you will need

  • Paper

  • Pencil

  • Computer with audio card

  • Microphone

  • Multitrack recording software (e.g. Audacity, Sony Acid, etc.)

  • Music MP3 file

  • Headphones

Tips

  • The most effective subliminal affirmations are positive statements in the first person, present tense. For instance instead of saying "You will stop procrastinating," say "I do it now."
  • Be sure to listen to your subliminal audio at least once a day, using headphones. It may take a few days before you begin to notice results in your attitude.
  • If your audio editing software supports looping, you can simply loop your affirmation track rather than doing multiple pastes.
  • You can also download or record a binaural beat track and add it as a fourth track to your subliminal audio, to make it even more effective.
  • Speeding the tempo of the affirmation track will allow you to embed even more repetitions of the affirmations into the subliminal audio.

Warnings

  • If you're planning on sharing your subliminal MP3 with others, make sure your music track isn't subject to copyright laws. Using music that is explicitly offered for royalty-free use is the safest way to go.
  • Even though your conscious mind may understand a negative statement like "I won't overeat," as a positive change, your subconscious tends to cling to the emotional negativity. This just reinforces the negative feelings you probably already have about yourself. Instead, restate the affirmation as a positive: "I feel satisfied quickly when I eat."

Items you will need

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Computer with audio card
  • Microphone
  • Multitrack recording software (e.g. Audacity, Sony Acid, etc.)
  • Music MP3 file
  • Headphones

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