NLP Technique used to help create a different way of looking at a situation, person, or relationship by changing its meaning
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."
How to use it ?
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.