Critical Moment Dialogue Worksheet
Derived from the worksheet developed by Gordon Watanabe and found at
, this worksheet is created so that I have a quick online place to process my critical moments. I haven't figured out how to make it private yet though, and as soon as the information at
is no longer public, this should be taken offline as it would probably break copyright.
Attending to Judgment
What is the positive or negative judgment I am having about myself, or the situation or person I am facing?
What positive or negative assumptions am I making about myself, the other, or the situation?
What was I expecting? What positive or negative motivations am I attributing to myself and any others involved?
Attending to Emotion
What is the emotion, positive or negative, that I am having in this situation? What are its qualities and characteristics?
What information is the emotion offering me?
Why do I care about this “critical moment” situation so much; which of my values are involved?
What is the physical sensation I’m experiencing in this “critical moment” situation; where is the sensation located?
What is the sensation about; what is it communicating to me?
What do I need to do to re-establish my feeling body balance?
What do I not know?
Revisit Informational Status
What more can I not know?
Informational Status Outcome
What can I do to get more comfortable with the ambiguity and/or to get some clariﬁcation?
What additional questions, focusing on any of the practices, do I need to ask myself?
Pause & Recollect
Taking a breath, what insight comes from the silence within?
What can I learn about myself from this “critical moment” situation?
Aligning with Vision
Is this my highest & best?
Where are the gaps between my current reality and my vision of myself at my highest and best?
What aspects of my vision are conﬁrmed by my reﬂection on this “critical moment” situation or interaction?
How, if at all, does this “critical moment” experience suggest I change/reﬁne my vision?
Discerning Right Action
Alignment with Vision
What might I do to bring my current reality into alignment with my vision?
Highest & Best
What action might best move me towards my highest hopes and enhance the creative potential of this interaction, relationship, or situation?
What, if anything, is the right thing to do? To say? To whom? How?
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