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Ask Thoughtful Questions

If we want to allow for a better expression of emotion, we need to move beyond basic questions such as, “How are you?”, “Are you ok?” or “What’s wrong?” While these are common phrases, they don’t allow people to express what they are truly feeling. Consider the following alternatives:

  • It seems you are (angry), what happened that led you to feel that way?
  • Tell me more about what is going on for you right now?
  • This project will bring up a lot of unknowns. Let’s talk about everyone’s fears if we move forward.

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