Neural Reconditioning-Reprogramming Your Mind For Success

by karen on May 12, 2011

I have studied personal development and the subconscious mind for years now. To me, it is not only absolutely fascinating, but essential in learning to achieve your highest potential. I am amazed at how I can hear something I have heard somewhere else, but when it is put in a step by step process, it makes all the difference in the world.

A book I highly, highly recommend is “The Answer-Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life” by John Assaraf (featured in “The Secret”) and Murray Smith.

One of the many powerful techniques mentioned in this book is the concept of neural reconditioning.

So what is neural reconditioning? Neural reconditioning is used to reprogram your mind at the subconscious level, the same way you have created your current beliefs. Now you are using it to create new beliefs. You are training your reticular activation system to focus on what you want at a subconscious level. And we know by something so powerful as the placebo effect that when you strongly believe something will happen, even though there is no logical explanation for it to happen, it does. Now, the question is, how do you program your mind so that with absolute certainty, you WILL accomplish anything you set out to do?

Here is the neural reconditioning program, as outlined in “The Answer” in this order:

1) Meditation-trains your brain to focus. Sit somewhere quiet, close your eyes and focus on your breath as it enters your nose, at the bottom of your nostrils. If your mind wanders, don’t worry, just bring your attention back to your breathing. This connects you to Infinite Intelligence and the world of infinite possibilities. Do this for 6-7 minutes.

2) Visualize what you want. John Assaraf says he visualizes visiting his banker and she comments on how well his business is doing. He’s wearing the clothes he loves and wants, he’s driving the car he loves, and eating the food he wants, having the health he wants, in the relationship he wants, living the life he wants; he sees it as a movie with lots of EMOTION.

3) Read through the powerful affirmations you have already written for yourself. If you need some ideas of what to write, I personally use afformations; you can make these empowering questions into statements.

Now, since your mind might try to reject these statements as false, it’s important to condition your mind to accept your new beliefs. You do this by closing your eyes and remembering an event where you felt great accomplishment or triumph. When you are really feeling this emotion, then say your affirmations, really feeling the truth of them. This actually links the stored emotion for that accomplishment with what you want, so both are strongly linked together in your brain as something you have done to be very successful (even though one has not happened yet, but association, it already has).

It is recommended you start with 10 minutes to do the above and then after 2 weeks, extend it to 15 minutes and after another 2 weeks, extend it to 30 minutes. Even if you can’t extend the time, the most important thing is that you stay consistent every day. John Assaraf says in the book that after 30 days, you will see phenomenal results.

I would love to hear your comments below on taking this 30 day challenge and the results you achieve. And if you would share this information with others, I would appreciate it! Stay inspired!!!

To Your Success,

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Justine Simard May 24, 2011 at 5:57 am

Hi Karen,

Great post! I agree that neural reconditioning program is so important for personal growth.

Thanks for sharing some great advice here!


karen May 28, 2011 at 7:39 pm


Great to hear from you again. I am glad you found value in the information.
Have a great weekend and stay inspired!


Ryan Biddulph August 5, 2012 at 10:08 am

Hi Karen,

Sit persistently. Become aware of your thoughts and feelings. Re-align swiftly. Move into goal-achieving acts, like you note above. Excellent points here.

I meditate hourly for about 5 minutes. Powerful practice. I see how exactly I feel and shift my energies accordingly. How you feel determines how you act. So if you feel high energy you WILL follow these steps daily and create the life of your dreams.

Observe your results. See what your programming says? If you are happy, keep the same programming running. If not, meditate, visualize and step into powerful affirmations persistently. Wait till you see what happens!!

Thanks Karen :)

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karen August 5, 2012 at 4:14 pm


Yes, we must go inside often and realize the results we are seeing are a result of our thoughts and feelings. We must always think of how to keep in alignment with the things that make us feel good. Thanks for sharing your advice, Ryan!


Harris Haley August 6, 2012 at 10:16 am

Karen -

While I agree, and believe 100% in what you’re saying regarding NRC, and reprogamming the mind to use reference points of success rather then failure; you’re leaving out a great deal of information here. By just Mediation, Visualization, and Affirmations, you’re going to put yourself in the right frame of mind, but where is the commitment, scarafice, and action? By just doing the three steps you listed above, you’re not going to get anywhere but frustrated becauce sitting around thinking about money hasn’t gotten you “Rich”. You have to determine what your definetive goals are (where your passion lies), meausre your level of progress throughout (you’re not going to change the world in a day), and take massive action in what you want to do (get off your butt, and finally do something).
I didn’t click on your link, so if those steps, and the teaching of those IMPORTANT steps are there, I apologize for not reading. I hope this is just a feel better, and everything will be better… Because if you don’t realize why you do something, or why you’re seaching for something, it won’t every matter what you try and tell yourself.

karen August 7, 2012 at 12:46 am


I appreciate your input and agree with you. You must take action. In no way am I saying you just need to sit around and do the 3 steps I mentioned. If you noticed, I said it was a part of the book. In the book, he talks about all the action steps you would take.

Have a great day,


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