Cartesian Questions is a method for defining and loosening boundaries by using questions derived from Cartesian Logic.
The purpose of Cartesian questions is not only to notice what answers the client gives you, it is also to begin to loosen up their model of the world as they begin to examine the limits of their boundaries.

Cartesian Questions

The questions are as follows:

Client: I can’t lose weight.

What would happen if you did? What would happen if you didn’t? What wouldn’t happen if you did? What wouldn’t happen if you didn’t?

Client: I can’t lose weight because I don’t have willpower.

Possible Cartesian Question:

What would happen if you lost weight without willpower? What would happen if you remain the same weight even with willpower? What would happen if you lost weight with willpower? What would happen if you remain the same weight without willpower? What wouldn’t happen if you lost weight without willpower? What wouldn’t happen if you remain the same weight even with willpower?

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