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1. Perceptual position: Viewing a situation from different points of views expands our minds and allows us to understand what other might be thinking.
The NLP technique of Perceptual Positions is an effective tool in enabling us to evaluate our own point of view, appreciate others’ points of view and also disassociate to gain further insight. Through this exercise, the ecology of the situation is also analyzed to ensure that consequences or impacts for all aspects and key personnel are considered when deciding on outcomes.

2. Re-frame: If we change the frame of an experience, we can have a influence on our perceptions and subsequently, our reactions, as we change the meaning of that experience.
Changing the meaning of an experience is easily done by changing a negative statement into a positive statement. We can do this with ourselves as well as when talking with others.
For example, you may reframe by looking at a weakness as strength or a problem as an opportunity (for improvement).

3. Cause and effect: Once we realize that we, ourselves are ‘at cause’, it empowers us to make changes to our own behaviors. We are each ‘at cause’ for how we react to things that happen. Once we take responsibility for things that happen in our lives and the way we react to them, once we truly take full ownership, we are then able to make changes.


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