Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Six step Reframe Technique

From the recorded lectures and workshops of John Grinder and Richard Bandler comes this enticing book Frogs into Princes (1979). Transcribed and translated by John O. Stevens and thereafter published, the book focused on helping therapists develop their craft in relation to their clients. This book contains techniques, anecdotes and everything else that you need to know about Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP).

The book speaks of reframing, modeling and changing one’s personal history. Like its core topic, the book focused on how an individual could let go of his negative experiences and nourish his newfound positive experiences. It mainly speaks of the difference and importance between the subconscious and unconscious mind in developing the self.

In one of the books’ chapter, it introduced the concept of a six (6)-step reframe technique that could easily be understood and applied in life. When you say reframing, it directly connotes the contact on the part of the brain that is responsible for one’s behavior and its outcome. To wit, reframing allows the unconscious part of the brain ample choices or variety of options in lieu of a certain scenario or setting.

The Six (6) Step Reframe Technique is used for any type and kind of behavioral change. In other words, the answer to a question or inquiry posted by the client would be answered by the client himself – with the aid of his unconscious mind. Indeed, the awakening and utilization of the unconscious mind forms an integral part in re-discovering the self. This particular technique is best utilized with behaviors that one cannot control – like vices.  This appertains to the things that we should not do but we still do.

The six (6) step reframe technique is one of the most rhythmic NLP techniques there is.

The following are the steps:
1.     Identify the pattern (behavior, trait, attitude) that wants to be changed;
2.     Establish communication with the person;
3.     Determine the intention responsible for the pattern;
4.     Create alternatives to accomplish the intention of the person;
5.     Ask the person if he is willing to try new things for a limited time; and
6.     Ensure that there are no objections to the choices made.

 Like Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), the steps aforementioned are aimed at bettering, furthering and nourishing an individual’s way of life. Try it. 

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