The exercise can be used in conversations with people of all ages.
Lay out a set of Pocket cards on the table in front of the person – child or adult.
Ask the person to choose three picture cards that say something about how he/she is feeling right now.
Then ask the person to choose three pictures that say something about what a good life would be like for him/her. Let the person talk freely. You may ask questions to his/her story.
Then you ask the person to find three pictures that say something about what it takes in order for the him/her to have a good life. Ask what the person him-/herself, you and others can do to help. Continue the conversation until the person has got a good grip of what she/he will need in order to thrive.
You may summarise by formulating a short statement to each of the last three pictures.
Agree to meet later to follow up.
By means of the pictures on his/her phone, the person can continue the conversation with his/her parents, partner or a trusted friend.
When you meet again, ask the person to choose a picture card that says something about what progress has been made since your first conversation.
Look at the three pictures on the mobile. And have the person choose and add new picture cards in order to keep moving forward towards the good life he /she is dreaming of.
Arrange to meet again if necessary.
Let participants take pictures of significant cards to help them remember important decisions or conclusions from a Dialoogle session.