FlipIt Workshop

Presented by Susan McCauley

How are you looking at your world?

The way we see the world can affect how you experience the world.

If your lens is negative, your view of life could lean towards unhappiness and discontent. If your lens is positive we are more likely to experience satisfaction, gratitude, happiness, confidence and pride.

Are you ready?

Let's move from where you are now to where you want to be; to transition from a current state to a desired future state.

 

Step 1: Choose your issue or challenge

Think about an issue or challenge that you are having in your life. It might be something new, or it could be a problem you have tried to solve a million times before.

Choose something you actively want to change, and that you are prepared to change.

Prompts

  • Choose 2 cards that resonate with your issue or challenge
  • What are they saying to you?
  • Is one photo more relevant than the other?
  • Do the images represent your current issue or your future reality?

Step 2: Work out how you feel about it

What feelings are occurring in relation to your problem?

Sometimes we jump straight into fix-it mode and skip the step of expressing feelings and connecting them to the issue.

Prompts

  • What feelings are associated with your challenge? Sadness? Frustration? Something else?
  • Where is the feeling in your body?
  • How intense is this feeling on a scale of 1 – 10?

Step 3: Identify Your Current Perspective

At any given time, we are looking at our world through our own personal 'frame'. How your world looks is very dependent on that frame. Change the frame and you change the perspective.

Prompts

  • Which card do you most connect with?
  • How do you feel about yourself when you come from this perspective?
  • How do you see the people in your world when you come from this perspective?
  • How do you feel about solving your problem when you come from this perspective?
  • What is the most likely outcome if you stay in this perspective?

Step 4: FlipIt for a Better Future

Trying on a new perspective is like trying on new shoes; you need to walk around in them for a bit and see how they feel.

So now, consider a new perspective, try it on and see how it feels.

Prompts

  • Flip your card
  • How do you feel about yourself when you come from this perspective?
  • How do you feel about solving your problem when you come from this perspective?
  • How does this new perspective shift your future behaviour?