A while ago I wrote about how I used Clean Language to help a client's daughter with maths, and now we have another maths story...
A participant on one of Sharon’s recent trainings, Yuji Yamagami, has been testing Clean Language in various ways at work and with his family.
His daughter Reina, 14, had been struggling with maths, so Yuji asked her some clean questions.
I recently realised that we did not have the Clean Language questions themselves listed on the site, so here's a post about the qestions at the heart of all things clean...
Clean Language consists of about 20 questions, asked in a particular way. David Grove spent time watching therapists at work and analysing transcripts of their client sessions. He realized they were subtly changing their clients’ words and he felt that this was robbing them of their experience. So he experimented with…
As a former maths teacher I was used to dealing with closed questions that have only one right answer, while as a Clean Language facilitator, the majority of questions I ask are open questions.
One of my clients knew I used to teach maths, and that I now do some dyslexia coaching in the workplace, and asked if I would work with her daughter who has been having trouble with maths at school. I said yes, as long as her daughter wanted to, and the following week, I met Alex, who is a delightful 11-year old with a double whammy of a desired outcome:
Last week, along with three other Clean Language facilitators, I had a supervision session with Marian.
We have done group supervision before, bringing along extracts from some of our transcripts which we share and use as the basis for discussion and feedback on our sessions. One of the benefits...
One of the biggest challenges facing business owners right now is getting more clients and more to the point, maintaining the focus and clarity of thought needed to do that. Having clarity and focus can not only keep you thinking about and doing what you know you need to, it can also help you develop more creative strategies for getting clients.
At the end of this month, I am running a workshop at my Toastmasters group about planning to make an impact. I have lots of ideas about the kinds of things you can do to create an impactful speech, but my initial planning involves doing some research into the kinds of speeches that have already had an impact. I’m asking anyone who can spare a few minutes to tell me (a) the speech (b) what was it about the speech that had an impact (c) what kind of impact it had and (d) what are they doing / thinking differently in their lives now as a result of having heard that speech.
Of course I have also been thinking about how I would answer these questions, and when I think about what I am doing now – Clean Language coaching and training – I am transported back to
At our regular Clean Learning Teleseminars, we usually attract between four and ten people, all eager to know something more about Clean Language. Once we’ve asked everyone what they are wanting to get out of the call, we create an agenda to suit those present. We answer questions, do mini-demonstrations, get people asking questions… Every call is different and we like to think that people go away with at least something of what they said they wanted.
This week’s teleseminar was a bit different...
Metaphor is to the human mind what folding is to science.
Everything is made of folds - the earth, our DNA, illness and health in the folding and unfolding of protein molecules, the human brain, our clothes, the folding and unfolding of our memories, metaphors and dreams ...
A few weeks ago, as I was watching a documentary about origami (Between the Folds by Vanessa Gould) I found myself thinking about Clean Language, what it means to me, my experiences with it and how I have formed a…