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.
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.