In order to practice using the power of the subconscious mind, one must first become aware of the subconscious thoughts that are happening in his mind. This is often accomplished by activities such as meditation, affirmations and visualization, according to the Agenda of Life Foundation.
As Mindful magazine notes, there is so much external stimulation in the world that the human brain processes an extremely large amount of thoughts each day. This kind of busy brain activity often causes the average person to lose touch with the thoughts, feelings and abilities that are happening below the surface at a subconscious level. Accessing the subconscious requires the ability to shut out the external noise and focus on inner thoughts. Some people find that they are able to do this effectively with meditation, but others find meditation difficult to sustain.
For those who want a deeper connection to their subconscious mind than meditative methods provide, hypnosis may offer some help. According to Mayo Clinic, hypnotic suggestion induces a trance-like state in which a person becomes much more receptive to suggestions and mental images. In this state, a person experiences heightened mental focus and concentration, aiding the ability to gain control over unwanted subconscious behaviors and to create desired habits.