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5 Key Principles Of Reframing Problems

August 18, 2008

It was amazing today with whatever we’ve shared. I conducted 2 runs of trainings back-to-back within one day, all with full number of participants. It was most enriching and the pace was exhilarating.

I’ve designed this training, Reframing Problems into Opportunities, specifically as a means to assist people to see their world or ‘problems’ differently, gaining new insights and opportunities in the process. The process is purposefully created to empower the individuals to perceive things in a more productive and purposeful manner as well as improve their skills to better guide others in their lives.

Here are some of the key principles that affect how we can reframe problems:

Principle of Subjective Reality: We don’t know reality. We only perceive our own subjective versions in our mind.

Principle of Self Empowerment: You must be able to see beyond first before you can help others to see further.

Principle of Rapport: You must gain and maintain rapport, trust and credibility in order to reframe the problem in others.

Principle of Limited Perception: This limitation causes mere situations to be viewed as problems because people are unable to perceive beyond.

Principle of Inherent Assumption: The assumptions within us create plenty of misunderstandings and relationship issues, leading to an escalation of problems. A vicious cycle of problem is hence formed.