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International Journal of Transpersonal Studies

Abstract

Reframing is presented as a psychological technique applicable to facilitating change leading to

conflict resolution and the achievement of peace. The current conflict in Fiji is discussed as a case

study of one such application. Fijian problems have been commonly attributed to racial and ethnic

divides that are not easily amenable to change. An intervention providing an alternative

understanding of these conflicts, namely that they are better seen as due to competing economic

models, is described. The scientific transpersonal perspective is presented as another alternative

framework, seen as especially applicable to religious conflicts, which potentially provides an inclusive

way to reconcile differences. It is concluded that reframing might be useful in a wide range

of conflicts through providing integrative frameworks that change the level and content of divisive

discourse.

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