Changing and reframing perspectives are important tools in coaching, and I would say in life.
It helps to consider different possibilities for any situation we deal with. It supports us to move forward, to get unstuck, to flow.
What is this about?
Simple, it is just about considering other points of view for a situation, so we can reframe it.
I like to use the metaphor of the forest to explain the “Reframing” tool.
First of all, close your eyes, breathe deeply and relax yourself.
Now, imagine you are in a forest. What do you see from where you are?
You may see big trees and squirrels. Perhaps your forest is reflecting beautiful green lights.
What would you see if you turn back? Would you see the same perspective of the forest that you saw before?
Maybe, when turning back you could see little bushes, some flowers and even a deer.
What are the differences? Are you seeing the image of a forest in both cases?
You will agree with me that yes, although the two images are not the same, you are seeing a forest in both cases, but your perspective of the forest is simply different. None of them is better than the other, but both are complementary, both can be useful and both can leave us stuck in a situation we need to reconsider.
Moreover, if we ask the same questions to another person, I am sure that they could imagine a different forest. They might get different information from the same perspective and realize details that we are not conscious of, at the same time we are realizing things they are not conscious of.
Now apply this learning to a real situation, especially those ones you are stuck in..
Can you consider a different point of view?
Can you reframe your perspective?
If so and it is helping you, congratulations!
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Expand your world, reframe your perspective, there is always more than one point of view.