Ask "It sounds as if there might be a statement behind your question; do you want to raise another issue?"

This question asks session participants about unclear messages or possible self-deception. Questions of this sort should constitute a gentle challenge to support disclosure; they should not intimidate or irritate participants.

See Making Questions Work, Chapter 2, “Core Facilitation Values”, p 46.



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