What is subliminal priming?
The process of priming plays out the interaction between our unconscious tendencies and conscious decision making pathways. Each decision we make is informed by both the conscious and unconscious. Priming pulls those drives to the surface.
A subliminal mp3 is a package of subliminal messages to coax the desired attitudes and behaviors into your decision set. A decision set is those options from which you select, based upon their expected consequences.
Subliminal messaging and our conscious mind
Subliminal messaging does not really control one's thoughts as science fiction would have you believe. They only work to expand your decision set. The decision making process is still the purview of the conscious mind.
Subliminal messages cannot touch your decision making process, no more than a suggestion, affirmation or encouragement from family and friends.
Consequently, if you do not wish to give up smoking, no amount of subliminal audio will force you to quit smoking. You’ll be listening for the rest of your (probably shortened) life puffing away merrily. Hypnosis is no different in this respect. No one, no programme, or technique can force you or control you.
Fortunately, the fact that you will go so far to spend your hard earned money on a recording aimed at that which you want to change or improve upon, is a super indication that the original motivation pre-exists subliminal priming.
Should the motivation to give up smoking exist within you, subliminal audio will bring this to the surface, and within realistic grasp of your conscious decision making process: "Should I buy another packet?" "Can I cut down?" "Do I really need to light up another?" These questions become part of your everyday decision making set.
Subliminal messages are used in this way to make the idea more prominent within your decision set. It is still your conscious mind which ultimately determines your future behaviour. In this way, subliminal self-improvement supports your decision making process. Even to suggest that priming directs your decision is still too strong a description