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Draw your Dialogue - challenging behavior and fear of failure 

​A three day course for all who work with children (7+), adolescents and adults. 

More information? Please contact us at:
Phone: 0031 65896 7445
Adinda de Vreede, the Netherlands

The course includes:

Training materials - readers, template instruction sheets, felt-tip pens, drawing paper, 1 set of Helping Thoughts Cards and Feelings Cards. You will receive a certificate of completion

Learning Draw your Dialogue

The course is mainly practice-oriented. There is a lot of practicing , both of the required attitude and in drawing dialogues. It is very valuable to experience for yourself the effect of the basic attitude. 

Videos will be shown of Draw your Dialogue sessions, and you will be able to observe the effect of the dialogue drawing on the explorer. 

Draw Your Dialogue templates will be explained step by step. You will learn how the templates are constructed. They are simple and logical, but in practice it is often pleasant to receive immediate feedback and help the first couple of times you draw the templates. 

Though the course contents are not specifically designed for working with people with an ADHD diagnosis, slight mental disabilities or for gifted individuals, the tools and visual dialogues offered in the course often prove to be helpful for these target groups. 


  • After the course you will be able, with the attitude,  to make dialogue
    drawings about daily problems, challenges and successes. 

  • You will receive a certificate of completion. 


Day 1: Draw your Dialogue – basic principles. 

How do you start the first dialogue? How do you help someone to take responsibility and reflect about his own situation or about the problem? 

The attitude: try and experience it for yourself, as a coach and as an explorer. 


The principles of Draw your Dialogue: the use of words, symbols and colors. 

The first session: inventorying and acknowledging what is going well and what is not. 

Template: The Spider. 

What is going well? What isn’t going well? 

What would the problem bearer like to explore first? 

Exploring and visualizing a concrete situation. 

Template:  The Chain of Events. 

The exploration phase: what did he say, think, do and feel in the situation? 

The reflection phase: where would the problem bearer have preferred to do something different?

The action: what could he have done differently? 

Day 2: Learning new behavior, reinforcing and coaching the process of change. 

Teaching new behaviors that are there to stay,

determining and drawing new behavior. 

Template: the Green Chain. 


Their positive intention – What is it? Why is it important? How can you find out what the problem bearer’s positive intention is? 

Stimulating self-awareness in the problem bearer about the advantages and disadvantages of old and new behaviors.  

Template: The Mirror. 


Coaching the process of change – the heritage. 

How can you explain in a drawing to people in a process of change, that others will not always react as positively as they would like and deserve? How do you help them to bear with this and trust it will get better? 

​Day 3: Helping them change thoughts. Analyzing and celebrating succes.

Dissecting the problem – becoming aware of the fact that the problem is not always present. Analyzing when things go wrong but also when they go well. Why do they go well sometimes? What does the problem bearer do in those situations? What is he thinking then? 

Template: the Dissection Template.


Investigating a fear (of failure) thought or worries 

What is the problem bearer thinking? How does that feel? What is the consequence? How can the problem bearer achieve a different result? 

Template: the Fear Template. 


Celebrating success: what went well? 

How did the problem bearer achieve that? What did he do and think? How did/does that feel? 

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