Ask the Seeker some of these questions
Help the Seeker gain clarity, evaluate their situations, brainstorm ideas and find solutions.
Use these at the start of a PRISM session.
Understanding the situation or context:
- Could you tell me more about that please?
- Can you give me more detail about what you did specifically?
- What did [x] say or do?
- How did others see it?
- What happened after that?
- What exactly did you say?
- Is that all? Is there anything you have missed out?
- What have you tried so far? What worked? What didn’t work?
- What else can you remember about…[x]…?
- What led you to believe …
- What eventually happened?
- What kind of feedback did you get?
- What was the outcome?
Defining the issue:
- What do you think the problem is?
- What are your assumptions about…?
- How much do you assume to be true?
- How do you know that is true?
- What are the facts?
- What is the evidence?
- What is the connection between…..and…..?
- What if the opposite were true? Then what?
- How might your assumptions about… have influenced how you are thinking about…?
Understanding the intention:
- What was your intention when…?
- What did you hope for?
- What did you wish for?
Understanding how the Seeker feels about themselves:
- And how did you feel about that?
- What was your role in the outcome?
- How much of a problem is this really for you?
Brainstorming for options:
- What are options for meeting your outcome?
- What else? And, then what else?
- What other alternatives are there?
- What might others suggest you can do?
- What seems too ridiculous to try?