Change emotion by changing your internal story
People can cultivate positive emotions by learning to change the stories they tell themselves about the events in their lives. This is what ABC of CBT does as well.
People can change a story by three lenses...
- reverse lens: "What would the other person in this conflict say and in what ways might that be true?"
- long lens: "How will I most likely view this situation in six months?"
- wide lens: "Regardless of the outcome of this issue, how can I grow and learn from it?"