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.