Six Step Reframing
Six Step Reframing can be used for any habit or behaviour change. I find it a gentle technique that will either provide a solution or give us enough information to know what to do next. I’ve extended the technique from the original six steps, as I find this more effective.
Ask your client what habit or behavior they want to change.
Ask your client to go inside and ask themselves: “Will the part within them that causes that behaviour communicate with us in consciousness?”
Ask your client to notice any internal changes in body sensations, sounds or images that the client is confident represents a yes.
When your client is confident they’ve received a yes response ask your client to respectfully thank that part for communicating in consciousness.
Now ask your client to ask that part to let you know what it wants to achieve for you by exhibiting that habit or behaviour. What is the part’s positive intention for you? Ask your client to listen carefully, and when they have an answer that satisfies them, to let you know what it is.
When your client let’s you know the positive intention, repeat it back to them, so they can confirm that you’ve heard it correctly. Ask your client to thank that part for having that positive intention and for letting you know.
Now ask your client to ask their creative part, the part that throughout their lives has helped them find solutions to opportunities and challenges, to communicate with them in consciousness. Again ask your client to notice any signals that they’re happy to accept as a yes signal.
When your client responds ‘yes’, ask them to thank their creative part and then ask that part to come up with at least three alternative habits or behaviours that will satisfy the positive intention and be better overall for them. When your client has at least three, ask your client client ask to thank their creative part and to choose the best for them.
Now ask your client to ask the original part that caused the habit or behaviour, if they would be happy for you to test the new habit or behaviour initially for no more than a week. If the part says yes, ask your client to future pace the new habit or behaviour. If the part says no, ask them to go back to their creative part to come out with more suggestions and repeat.
Ask your client to thank the parts involved and to remember that the parts may simply a useful metaphor that are useful to access from time to time, and they’ll work best as a fully integrated individual.
Ask your client what they can do to encourage the new habit or behaviour.
KEY NLP Techniques Section Index
NLP Techniques 1: Introduction
NLP Techniques 2: Beliefs
NLP Techniques 3: Values
NLP Techniques 4: Perceptual positions
NLP Techniques 5: Senses ans Sub-modalities
NLP Techniques 6: Strategies
NLP Techniques 7: Profiles
NLP techniques 8: Time and timeline
NLP Techniques 9: Hypnosis and meditation
NLP Techniques 10: Storytelling
NLP Techniques 11: Modelling
NLP Techniques 12: Fast phobia cure
NLP Techniques 13. Progressive dissociation
NLP Techniques 14. Six step re-framing
NLP Techniques 15. Swish
NLP Techniques 16. Visual Squash
NLP Techniques 17. Summary