Saturday, March 22, 2014

Reframing from reframing? Unlikely.

 “Spoken words are the symbols of mental experience and written words are the symbols of spoken words. Just as all men have not the same writing, so all men have not the same speech sounds, but the mental experiences, which these directly symbolize, are the same for all, as also are those things of which our experiences are the images.” ~ Aristotle

Words can both reflect and shape mental processes.

Alfred Korzybski stated “no two persons or situations, or stages of processes are the same in all details.” His “Science and Sanity (1933)” asserts humans use symbolic representations or maps based on their nervous systems. Hence, the term “the map is not the territory”.

Milton H. Erickson ~ “It is important to have a sense of security; a sense of readiness; a full knowledge that come what may, you can meet it and handle it – and enjoy doing it. It’s also a nice learning to come up against the situation that you can’t handle – and then later think it over, and realize that, too, was a learning that’s useful in many, many different ways. It allows you to access your strength. It also allows you to discover the areas in which you need to use some more of your own security, which rests within yourself . . . Reacting to the good and the bad, dealing with it adequately – that’s the real joy in life.”

Reframing involves helping people to reinterpret problems and find solutions by changing the frame in which the problems are being perceived. Reframing literally means to put a new frame around some image or experience. Psychologically, to “reframe” something means to transform its meaning by putting it into a different framework or context than it has previously been perceived.
Do we see that we often have great force with the human eyes, that a simple look can almost kill or give life? That they can slow the flow of the blood and return it back to normal? That they can remove and impose forces? And what is more, they can corrupt the judgment of human minds? "
(Sonnet of Lorenzo de ' Medici, called The Magnifico or Lorenzo the Magnificent (Lorenzo il Magnifico))
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