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Doctor Doctor – Free Energiser

Duration: This free energiser should take about 20 minutes.

Intended for:

This energiser is useful to help participants practice their questioning skills and can be used in all sort of communication training.

Training course contents:

A set of instructions for the training energiser, ‘Doctor Doctor’ can be downloaded in Word format from the link at the bottom of this page, or you can simply use the instructions below.


One person is named the doctor and leaves the room. The others think of an illness.

Examples could be:

  • Person thinks they are a chicken and will cluck and walk round the room when a certain word is used
  • Person will cry whenever a certain person in the group is asked a question
  • Person thinks they are an alien
  • Person thinks they are playing a computer game and nothing is real
  • Person has an imaginary friend that they have to ask the questions before they can answer the doctor
  • Person thinks they are at a party celebrating Christmas

The doctor comes back in the room. They must ask questions of each of the participants in order to find out what illness the participant has.

Once the ‘doctor’ has identified the illnesses (or time runs out), review the session by asking what type of questions the doctor was using and how effective they were.

Lead this into a more general discussion on questioning techniques.


This free training energiser acts a really quite fun way of practicing questioning techniques and helping participants to better understand the benefits of asking good questions.

They work well in supporting the Trainer Bubble training course materials, ‘Questioning Skills

Doctor Doctor – Free Energiser


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