Reflect on this experience. What have you discovered about yourself as an observer?
The facilitator asks the participants first of all to reflect on their experience with the Five Question Protocol:
- What was it like to be intentionally slowed down?
- What was it like to have judgment suspended?
- How did they respond when a colleague noticed something they had not seen?
- How did they respond when a colleague had a different interpretation?
The facilitator asks the participants to reflect on what they learned about themselves individually and as members of a group:
- The facilitator asks the participants to reflect on how their experience with the 5QP may have influenced their interpretation of the work of art.
- The facilitator finally asks the participants to reflect on ways that the experience might be applied to their professional work.
- Self-disclosure is invited but not mandated in this part of the practice. If the group is initially quiet, the facilitator invites the participants to answer these questions for themselves silently.
- By the end of these sessions the positive sense of community established by the non-judgmental quality of the practice often results in active self-reflection about the process and its impact on their interpretation on the artwork.
We are smarter and wiser together.