“Don’t wish it away, because then later on you won’t be in those seasons of life—they’ll be gone.” Cotton
Context: Comment made after making progress with stress management.
“Everyone graduates into problems.” Tartan
Context: Comment made in learning to cope with major life transitions.
“It was worth the stress.” Aertex
Context: Client reframe for stress when it is necessary to a larger goal.
"I realize I've become a DV unto myself." Armure
Context: Survived years of DV and now was stopping cutting too.
“In the Native American culture, you show your wealth by giving it away to other people.” Jamdani
“Each time I look in the mirror I feel a little less worthless.” Acrylic
Context: Comment made after assessing how body dysphoria exposure work was doing.
“There is no door closing on art or when you go back to school.” Suede
Context: Reflection made in healing from a divorce.
“When I run I say, 'one step, one bite.'” Moire
Context: Comment made in terms of admitting something that was hard to let go of.
“On Being: Our Heart: Our true authentic, brave, painful selves is what the world needs and craves.” Jacquard
“What am I going to non-do about it.” Aertex
Context: Client came up with this re-frame to combat the need to feel constantly productive.
“You don’t have to satisfy everyone all the time, you just have to be there for one person.” Chevron
Context: Comment made in embracing self-acceptance.