Reframing your life
- No requirements
Reframing personal questions: this course.
Reframing work, organisations, leadership, and business models: see my Innovation Mindset course.
Reframing societal change: see my Paradigm Shifts course.
Reframing is a technique to change the way you look at the world, and to change the way you act in the world. Changing your thinking, and changing your behaviour. It's a five-step technique to turn the things that irritate you, that frustrate you, or that cause you pain, into new situations where you are in control, and which you enjoy. It's a way to design your own way of acting in the world.
I use real-life examples of people who have use Reframing to change the way they look at themselves, to get a new perspective on their environment, or to become less fearful. They have used these new perspectives to make lasting changes in their lives.
Reframing is not difficult, though you should really follow the steps closely for it to give you a truly exciting and liberating perspective. It can also be a lot of fun.
I started developing this specific Reframing technique in 2004, and have taught it to thousands of people in workshops and lectures all over the world since then. I published the book Reframing - the art of thinking differently in 2012.
- Anyone who wants to think and act differently
- Anyone who wants to get a new perspective on a situation
- Anyone who wants to change their behaviour
- The course in 1 minute00:57
- Reframing in times of Corona - special introduction15:10
- Frames and glasses02:35
- Introduction to Personal Reframing01:28
- Phones in public transport02:06
- Setting the bar too high03:21
- Afraid of everybody01:50
- Computer games04:36
- Reframing step 1: choose a topic02:12
- Reframing step 2: mapping your assumptions03:30
- Reframing step 3: overcoming resistance02:08
- Reframing step 3: constructing opposites08:33
- Reframing step 4: your new frame02:25
- Step 5: designing an experiment03:07
- Reframing Handout00:41
- Your inner Terminator02:06
- Changing the world and changing yourself01:54
- Offline and online Reframing02:52
- Elements of work04:20
- Reframing work04:27
Karim Benammar is a philosopher specialized in Thinking Techniques and the Philosophy of Abundance. His vision is to help people think about the paradigm shift from scarcity to abundance, about giving meaning to their life, and about creating value.
Of mixed Dutch-Algerian ancestry, Benammar grew up in Holland before going to study philosophy in England (BA, Sussex University, 1987) and the United States (Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 1993). Fascinated by Japan, he continued his philosophy studies at the University of Kyoto. He was Associate Professor at Kobe University from 1996-2002 and at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences from 2003 to 2007.
Since 2002, he has focused on public philosophy, giving lectures and workshops to organisations and companies.
He is author of Abundance (2005), Reframing - the art of Thinking Differently (2013) and editor of the collection Thinking about Money and Value (2014, in Dutch).