If You Believe it, You Will See it.

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The Power of the Placebo Effect on Your Mindset.

Do you often feel like you’re not in control of your life? That you’re just a puppet on a string, dancing to someone else’s tune? If so, you’re not alone.

The truth is, the vast majority of us go through life without realizing our full potential because we’re not in touch with our subconscious mind

In medicine, there is a term known as the placebo effect.  This refers to spontaneous healing because of the power of belief.  This seemingly miraculous cure is not limited to medicine, it can change behavior and result in manifesting your deepest desires.

What do you think of when you hear the word “power?”  Most people might think of things like strength, control, or domination. But what if I told you that power isn’t just about those external factors?

What if I told you that power is actually an internal force – a state of mind? In this blog post, we’re going to explore the power of belief and the placebo effect.

We’ll discuss what these concepts mean and how they can be used to achieve success in both your professional and personal life. So, if you’re ready to learn about the incredible power of belief, keep reading!

The Power of Belief

Your beliefs are what limit you, and not your abilities? The mind is the most powerful tool you have at your disposal. It may be hard to believe at first, but with a little practice, you can start to change the way you think – and see amazing results. Learn how to harness the power of belief and the mind.

We all have beliefs. Some of them are small, like the belief that we need to brush our teeth every day. Others are much bigger and can dictate how we live our lives.

You have most likely heard of randomized controlled trials in medical parlance. When a drug or vaccine is being tested for safety, willing participants are enrolled in the trial and one group is given the real drug and the other group is given a sugar pill (placebo).

In 1955 Dr. Henry Beecher, a Harvard-educated surgeon, published a groundbreaking study.  Beecher had discovered the power of placebos while treating injured soldiers in World War II. 

During the war, there were periods when they ran out of morphine.  Beecher was preparing to perform surgery on a badly injured soldier but had no morphine. 

He was afraid to proceed without morphine because of the shock that could cause heart failure due to the pain. 

Beecher was stuck, not knowing how to proceed, but then a nurse injected the soldier with saline (saltwater).  Beecher continued with the surgery, without anesthesia. 

The surgery was successful, and the soldier didn’t experience much pain.  The soldier believed he had been injected with morphine and his mind produced the pain relief.

This is when Dr. Beecher discovered the power of the placebo effect. This is a prime example of how our beliefs can directly impact our reality.

The Power of the Placebo Effect

I experienced the power of the placebo effect about 10 years ago when I started having panic attacks.  At first I thought I was having a heart attack.  I’ve never enjoyed going to the doctor, but I decided I better go because I was afraid for my health. 

When I met with my doctor, he listened to my heart and ran some tests. He came back in the room and said your heart is healthy, no need to worry. 

I walked out of the clinic and felt great.  I’ve never had a panic attack since.  It was all in my mind.  My belief that the doctor’s words were true was the placebo effect.

So what difference can the power of the placebo effect have on our goals and aspirations? In order to achieve our goals, we must first visualize them.

We need to be clear on what it is we desire and have a plan to get there. However, if we’re not careful our subconscious can sabotage our efforts.

Years ago I didn’t believe I could succeed in sales and marketing. I doubted myself because I had always been a bit of an introvert.  I had a false belief that only outgoing extroverts could be any good in sales.

My friend from high school convinced me to apply for an insurance sales position.  To my surprise, I was hired.  I had a rough start. I hadn’t made any sales after a month or so. 

My manager at the time spent a day coaching me.  He caused a major change in my belief system by taking me to meet a salesperson who had a speech impediment, which one would think would hinder any sales ability.

It happened that this salesperson with the speech impediment was one of the top producers in his sales district. 

That meeting profoundly transformed my subconscious belief system.  It had the placebo effect on my mindset because after that I began to excel in sales.

Many years later I have been privileged to help others who have beliefs that are limiting them from reaching their goals and aspirations.

There are unlimited ways the placebo effect can transform a person.  It can be an event, a suggestion, or meeting someone who defies the odds like my meeting with a salesperson with a speech impediment.

I have witnessed people change just by removing the subconscious block that was preventing them from moving forward.

Dr. Joe Dispenza details in his bestselling book*  “You Are the Placebo”, the power of belief.

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“Your thoughts and feelings come from your past memories. If you think and feel a certain way, you begin to create an attitude. An attitude is a cycle of short-term thoughts and feelings experienced over and over again.

Attitudes are shortened states of being. If you string a series of attitudes together, you create a belief. Beliefs are more elongated states of being and tend to become subconscious. When you add beliefs together, you create a perception.

Your perceptions have everything to do with the choices you make, the behaviors you exhibit, the relationships you chose, and the realities you create.”

― Joe Dispenza, You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter

IF You Believe it, You Will See it

He states that 80 to 90 percent of people think the same thoughts every day.  The thoughts are repetitive and in the past.

So, if we know the past and we continue to think the same thoughts every day, then the future will be known.  Our lives will go on without any significant change.

The placebo effect is a real phenomenon that can have powerful effects on your mindset. By understanding how it works and learning to harness its power, you can start to see changes in your life for the better.

If you want to learn more about the placebo effect or are looking for ways to increase your own self-belief, be sure to check out Dr. Joe Dispenza’s work – he’s a master of helping people change their lives for the better. What have been some of your experiences with the placebo effect?

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