Sunday, November 7, 2010


Reframing # 1: Labeling.
Learning to look at a negative (or even disastrous) situation from a positive point of view.
For example, let's say that you've been working on an important essay when your computer suddenly reboots itself. And of course, as disastrous events usually go, you forgot to save your file. The easiest thing to do at this point would be to succumb to anger, get mad and maybe even break a few things. But instead, you take the whole thing inm stride and treat it as a learning experience. Now you know that you must save your word file every now and then, especially if you're working on something very important. Everyday is a learning experience.
When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade.

Reframing # 2: Context.
Change the context by which you understand the situation, and understand how the said situation can be of use to you.
For example, you've just learned that you have an older sibling. Instead of brooding over the whole family drama, think of how cool it is to have someone you can ask advice from or to have someone who can add a little excitement to your otherwise dull life.

Reframing # 3: Content.
It's all about perception. One thing can mean another. It all depends on how you see a person, a thing or a situation.
For example, let's say you're a lady with a boyfriend who is too much of a cheapskate to buy you flowers and chocolates. Instead of seeing him as a cheapskate, see him as a person who knows that material things aren't the way to a woman's heart. Recognize he knows that there are far more important things in life than flowers and chocolates. Know that he would rather shower you with his utmost attention than to let something bought do the talking for him!

NLP reframing techniques have been known to have positive influences on anyone!
They can make you see things in a different light and can generally encourage you to be a better person.

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