Contradicting the benefits of positive thinking, and this touches affirmations and visualizations, its detractors claim it does not help with the real problems of people because of the denial of the negative aspects of reality up to even extreme limits, which is something that can indeed be true for some people.
Whoever uses affirmations based on positive thinking can have its own understanding of positive thinking based on the results achieved while adopting its principles.
Those affirmations can be used to solve the emotional negativity brought by a biased balance between positive and negative understandings at conscious and subconscious levels.
Some people can easily take all negatives and positive aspects to solve whatever situations are thrown at them. Their emotional understanding toward situations usually helps them. This has little to do with intellectual ability. What counts here is their emotional balance while confronting situations. Their chances for success and happiness are definitely helped by this trait.
Others may overvalue negative aspects as a way to protect themselves against feared situations. Their intellectual understanding may tell it does not make full sense or not at all, but for some unknown reason they act and feel upon unreal negativity. For them the dominant part of their mind make up is negativity towards certain situations. Of course, the use of positive thinking affirmations helps them for a more healthy balance between their negative and positive way to understand life at conscious and emotional levels. Very seldom this way to look at life will make them to replace all negative understandings for positive ones. They just learn to open up to more positive situations that can be expected for them. The large majority of them will never deny evident negative experiences of real practice for the sake of it alone.
Working with your Subconscious Levels
Positive affirmations to influence the subconscious can be necessary to achieve a more healthy balance in your inner mind. When someone's way to understand situations, real and emotional ones, is heavily biased towards negativity because of an inner mind conflict, the positive affirmations contradicting the implied negativity have the effect of achieving a more balanced understanding of positives and negatives, thus allowing the person to adapt to situations in a more realistic way.
If you are not satisfied with your success in personal relationships, job, career, finances, social activities or any other area of your life, you can influence your subconscious to change its failure patterns. Let's see how.
Making positive affirmations causes a healing that is called by psychologists as a rewiring process. After you repeat positive affirmations to influence your subconscious, it occurs as a healing process making the positives-negatives balance (upon your emotional understanding) more consistent with reality. You might even use "unrealistic affirmations" and the effect will be the same: a more healthy balance of positives and negatives. If the affirmations are repeated for a long enough time, this balance is likely to develop to a much more healthy level, where the emotional conflict is totally rewired freeing the person from its negative effects, and also of what causes those effects. The inner mind rewiring gradually changes the perceived negative effects for the positives in a way consistent with reality, thus depleting the source or cause of unhealthy negativity coming from imagined negative results.
A very effective help to influence the subconscious is by fully understanding how the mind rewiring healing works with the use of positive affirmations and without them. I can teach you this and the psychic methods to use in your individual case going well beyond the use of positive phrases and visualizations.