People will often get stuck with beliefs that limit their choices or responses. Learning to reframe those beliefs will allow you to add flexibility to their view of the world and responses to it by loosening the old beliefs or even changing them. We will cover 5 of the approaches to this reframing, with examples of each.
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What are beliefs? They are filters or rules the person lives by.
- Prior Cause expands scope. It adds to the amount of information that a person is paying attention to. The larger the picture is the smaller the problem is.
- Positive Intention–Look to the positive intention you think the speaker is holding to bring about that belief.
- Reversing Mindset–“In what way, now that you think about it, will your having X actually HELP you achieve Y more than otherwise?”
- Counter-Example–Where is that not true?
- Apply to Self
Here are some pretty funny videos and images that illustrate some of the Meaning Maneuver we’ve discussed in this Podcast.
Skip to 3:20 to see references to Positive Intention