I have the children use a poster board and put a picture of themselves at the bottom. Then they put the things that are in the three categories that they can think of that are stored in their QW. We talk about how those things got in there in the first place, why we keep them there, how we could change them and/or how we could add others.
Dr. Glasser teaches us that we only put things in our QW that felt very good at the time. Furthermore, we can add things at any time, but it is very difficult, if not impossible to remove something once it is placed there. It is possible to make substitutions. For example, when someone has an addiction that they would like to take out of their QW, it is often most helpful to exchange it for a positive addiction, such as running, yoga, etc. Lastly. all our behavior choices are an attempt to meet one or more of the pictures in our QW.
It may take several days to complete their thoughts and put down the things they believe are in their QW. It is important to talk about what is in their QW. When we spend time discussing how their behavior choices fulfill or block the pictures in their QW, making effective +behavior choices make more sense.