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…
Permaculture is the practice of working with, rather than against, nature, in order to optimise the output from any piece of land. For example, by observing its natural resources in detail, practitioners are able to design an allotment to minimise weeding and to maximise yield. And although permaculture principles are derived from nature, they can be applied to all kinds of living systems, including business and community design.
Charlotte has been taking a course on permaculture, one weekend a month, for most of this year – and in talking about it, we’ve noticed that there are a number of similarities between permaculture and Clean Language.
Have you ever felt you were behaving like a headless chicken, or as though you were under a big black cloud; have you suffered from jangling nerves or painful tension in your neck and shoulders?
If you are one of the estimated five million people in this country who suffer from work-related stress, it’s likely that you can relate to one of these symptoms, or if not, you can list one or, more likely, several of your own. If you work as a therapist or counsellor, you’ll be very familiar with the signs of stress.
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