I'm sure many of you know the statement: if you can't change the situation — change your attitude. Of course, in the case of any global personal disaster such an approach could not be saved, but in many everyday situations it will save you a lot of nerves. This technique is called reframing.

Reframing is a term that comes to us from NLP, it is derived from the English verb to reframe. Frame is frame, and to reframe is to place the picture or photo in a new frame{!LANG-09e53ad1e015090afa98ca508bd3fa5e!}

In the third book Professor Lupin taught children to cope with a boggart — a creature, embodying in itself the most terrible fear of man. To defeat the boggart, you had "monster to turn into ridicule" — submit your own funny and harmless. For example, one of the students presented a harsh Professor Snape dressed as his grandmother. And so it works reframing: seeing your fear in a different light, man ceases to be afraid of .

By the way, reframing can really use to combat various kinds of phobias (although it does not guarantee a persistent effect if the phobia is deep and running). But the phobias is not the only scope, reframing can be used in almost any situation. Its essence lies in the fact that everything has its positive aspects, only need to be able to see them and use them .

Reframing is traditionally divided into two main types: context reframing and content reframing. In the case of by reframing the context have in mind that in different situations one and the same event may be both beneficial and harmful. If we change the context ("but it could be worse"), we will change the attitude to the event. Reframing content{!LANG-2d0e3aa483bc084e063a629190f34f8d!}

{!LANG-a244dcf547333bbb5a24f2c9e9469418!}Chistiakova reframing. gradual process, consisting, as the name implies, of six sequential steps. But we will not go into such a jungle, and talk about five basic ways of reframing. you can use in everyday life.

Reframing the context{!LANG-90c51d6ab83213e5f6584633ab422f5b!}

Showing the other side{!LANG-b75b1305989a0da15abe33967e2ecc2c!}

Reframing with the use of the word "but"{!LANG-fd1cb9a31aa55de848a56ed2b6a60dd5!}

Reframing with connotations. Almost every word has a connotation — emotional, evaluative component. It is the connotation of many different synonyms. One word connotation can be positive, and its synonym is negative. For example, the word "ass" may be associated with stupidity, stubbornness, and its synonym "ass" — a willingness to work hard. Reframing with connotations is that instead of words with negative connotations to use more positive wording. For example, the word "have" is replaced by "must" (see, the debt is not so depressing as hopelessness and coercion).

Reframing by the word "or"{!LANG-2f6386d88f5786297f857a76fe09a0c4!}

Of course, reframing is not a panacea for all occasions{!LANG-d049ef77e0a9812727e79674625f2016!}