When to use
I use it to shift a client's view of a particular problem, event, or person. When clients are able to view a situation from another perspective, opportunities for finding alternative, acceptable solutions to their problems increase.
How to use it?
The reframing technique helps look at situations from a slightly different perspective.
When I watched the Olympics games in London in 2012, I realised all the journalists were always asking the same question to athletes: "Are you stressed?" Athletes would always answer the same thing: "I feel super excited.” What is incredible is that the symptoms for stress and excitement are the same: sweaty hands, short breath, accelerated
heart rate. The athletes reframed these symptoms positively. I personally
use this technique for myself or clients almost
every day. If you are scared talking in public, you
could reframe it as an "exciting challenge
to help you grow."
Where to find it?
You can find Reframing and many other coaching tools on the GoMasterCoach Toolbox.