Reflecting questions for individuals
Good questions can help participants reflect upon their statements. Here are some examples of questions that encourage reflection:
- What feelings arise when you say …? (explores the feelings behind a statement)
- Why is that important to you? (explores underlying values)
- What belief or conviction is your statement based upon? (exploring the beliefs behind a statement)
- What do people say who hold another view on this? (allowing the opposite to be expressed)
These need to be open questions – that is they do not have a yes or no answer. As the question with an attitude of curiosity rather than in a confrontative way.
These questions are aimed at an individual speaker. There are even reflecting questions for groups.