Happy Friday, All.
I had a cracking coaching session yesterday with a lovely Canadian client who found one technique, in particular, really transformative.
This will be helpful to any Gazers who want to reframe a negative emotion into a positive one. In Keara’s case this was reframing her anxiety, quietening over-thinking and that self-critical inner voice to something more productive, invigorating and self-loving.
How Does Reframing Work?
Let’s say you put yourself down as over-sensitive. How could you reframe that into a more positive statement? How about reframing yourself as a compassionate soul who is highly perceptive, noticing things that go over others’ heads? I’m guessing you can think of at least 2 occasions in your life when this has been massively helpful, whether in relationships, work or other areas.
Or maybe you think you’re too analytical, finding yourself entrenched in thoughts 24/7 and far from the zen you truly crave. How could you reframe that into something more liberating? How about trying to think of yourself as a pro-risk assessor, gifted at weighing up the pros and cons of life’s complexities? I’ll bet this has brought real value to your life in vital areas, whether attention to detail at work or the ability to see situations from different perspectives.
So for any Gazers bogged down in negative self-talk, try this today – write it on a note in your phone and look at it every time your negative inner voice becomes too loud. It really does work.
Want To Know More Where That Came From?
And for any Gazers out there wanting to know more about the transformative effects of coaching, here’s what my lovely client in question kindly shared:
“I am so glad that I had the opportunity to have a coaching session with Melanie. I couldn’t believe how much I got out of our one session! I had many ‘a-ha’ moments and Melanie really helped me to pin down what I wanted to work on and enabled me to see how I could shift my perspective on challenges I was facing. I left the session with clarity and inspiration and actionable steps that I could take to help me achieve my goals. I would highly recommend Melanie as a coach!”
Keara, Qualified Accountant / Trainee Naturopathic Doctor, Canada