Reframing as bypassing

Reframing is a very good first step. It helps us see ourselves, our situation, life, and the world, in a more helpful way.

Reframing can also be used to bypass. Instead of directly meeting our painful images, words, and sensations, we go to our reframing interpretation for safety.

It’s good to notice.

If all we want is reorganizing our conscious view, then reframing may appear sufficient. If we want to be more thorough, then reframing is a first step and directly meeting our experience is the next.

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