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Changing Behaviours Reframe

Changing Behaviours Reframe

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Changing behaviours: Self-reframing using a spatial format
Sometimes people have difficulty changing behaviours that no longer appealto them. Behaviours which are hard to change are often labelled 'habits'.Being able to change any behaviour you choose, when you choose, is aprerequisite to successful living. One effective way of changing behaviour,called reframing, is presented here in a spatial format.
Preparation
Mark out the following three 'positions' as circles on the floor, far enough apartto keep each one separate, and close enough to be able to move from one toanother with ease. Mark one circle for 'behaviour', one for 'intent' and one for the 'creative state'.
Build yourself a 'creative state'.
Begin by standing outside the 'creative state' circle and think of a time whenyou were performing creatively according to your own standards. Note whatyou saw, heard and felt while reliving that experience. When the memory of your choice is strongly present as if it were happening to you now, step intothe 'creative state' circle. Then step out of the space for the creative state, andleave the "creative state" that you have just re-lived, in that space. Keepadding other examples of creative states into the circle, one at a time, until thestate in the circle feels strongly creative.
 
The Process
1.Stand in the circle that represents 'behaviour' and think of a behaviour that you would like to change, or you find limiting or habitual. Makesure that the behaviour is represented in one or more of the senses, inother words, imagine and/or hear and/or feel the behaviour.2.Step back to the circle that represents 'intent', and as you do so ask thequestion, 'what is the intent, function or purpose of the behaviour?'.When you have a sense of the intent for the behaviour move into the'creative state' circle.3.Ask yourself 'how else can I fulfil the intent for the behaviour?'. Whilewithin the 'creative state' allow yourself to generate a range of alternative behaviours that fulfil the intent. When you have plenty of alternatives you can shift back to the circle for 'intent'.4.Now you can review the alternatives and select the best three options.Step back into the circle for 'behaviour'.5.Test out each of the three options one at a time by imagining usingeach new behaviour in the original context(s). Check are then anyobjections to any of the selected options? If so, step back into the circlefor 'intent' and repeat the entire process, until all objections aresatisfied.

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