Any of us who offer tarot counselling, indeed ANY service of insight and discovery, have been tempted to blurt out some rather bossy and judgemental things. Let’s be honest, there are times when it would have felt good to give a client a verbal ding in the noggin. Those are the times I take a conscious breath, then reframe the blunt blurt as a constructive open-ended question so that the readee can come up with hir own response. Here are a couple of examples to get us going.
“Leave your loser husband!” in its reframed question form might become, “What courageous conversation might you and your husband need to have?”
“Your social life sucks because everyone thinks you’re tedious and depressing.” might be more helpful as, “When you reflect for a moment on social interactions of the past few weeks, what has been your general level of enthusiasm and participation?”
Feel free to share your own reframing ideas with us.