Subliminal Messages for Positive Thinking
Using subliminal messages for positive thinking is a very smart
approach. Why? Because you are by passing the subconscious part of your mind and programming your
unconscious mind for positive thinking rather than negativity.
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Norman Vincent Peal and his power of positive thinking are global brands
today. In stark contrast, few people have heard of the psychoanalyst Smiley Blanton, who collaborated with Peale in
the initial stage of the Methodist minister's career. The two men had established a religio-psychiatric outpatient
clinic adjacent to the Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan, where Peale began his 52-year tenure as one of New
York City's most famous preachers.
Smiley and Peale also collaborated on a book called Faith is the Answer. But Smiley
had second thoughts on the collaboration when his partner's solo essay, The Power of Positive Thinking, ran into
controversy. The psychoanalyst distanced himself from Peale's evangelism and refused to endorse the
He also declined to defend Peale publicly when he came under criticism: the book was
attacked for being "full of anecdotes that are hard to substantiate". Almost all of the experts and many of the
testimonials that Peale quoted as supporting his philosophy were alleged to be "unnamed, unknown and
Some therapists compared Peale's techniques to those used by hypnotists. Others
attacked his description of the workings of the mind and the unconscious mind as being deceptively simplistic and
But all this did not affect Peale's prospects - his paean to positivity stayed put on
The New York Times' bestseller for 186 consecutive weeks. How did one resist someone who said, "if life hands you a
lemon, make lemonade"? In his funereal eulogy, President Bill Clinton described Peale as an optimist who lifted the
spirits of millions and millions of people with his simple message of hope and faith.
This article illustrates the ongoing debate on positive thinking and its
The majority of evidence however still supports the effectiveness of using
subliminal messages for positive thinking.
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