Just Joking Around

I just read an article on Neuro-linguistics today and found out why I use jokes in my work. Joking is a way of re-framing.

By changing the way the event is perceived “responses and behaviors will also change. Reframing with language allows you to see the world in a different way and this changes the meaning. Reframing is the basis of jokes, myths, legends, fairy tales and most creative ways of thinking.”1

Ah ha!

  1. ^ Joseph O’Connor NLP: A Practical Guide to Achieving the Results You Want: Workbook Harper Collins 2001

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