Reframing your life

How to think differently and act differently
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1hr 10min of on-demand video

Change your behaviour by changing your perspective
Turn irritation, frustration or pain into the feeling of being in charge of your life
Understand how assumptions rule your thinking and behaviour
How to change how you act by changing what you think


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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.

This course is part of a series:

  • 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.

Who this course is for:

  • 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


Philosopher and author
Karim Benammar, Ph.D.
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        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). 

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