…do you try again, or give up? If change is hard, do you see it through, however long it takes, or do you compromise on what you really want? There are plenty of stories about how one or two Clean Language sessions radically changed someone’s life. And what about all the sessions that gave someone a fantastic insight or two, but which did not result in the desired behavioural change?
My story is about losing weight. Not based on a single flash of inspiration, but with repeated attempts – and Clean Language sessions - over a long period of time, each of which has moved me forward in my quest to eat in a healthy way for good. After five years of accumulated learning, I believe I am now finally doing this.
Predicting human behaviour – is it possible? That’s one of the questions posed by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, in his new book, Bursts.
We are all predictable to a lesser or greater degree. I can tell which topics are going to cause my husband to rant about the government – and I know the rants off by heart. My sister’s husband always does the ironing at 4pm on Sundays.
When Jane came along to the Clean Language practice group in July, she was hoping to find out about Clean Language and to maybe have a go at asking some questions. That she also was able to get rid of a raging toothache that she’d had for nine months was a welcome surprise.
Practice Group Report
Welcome to Jane and Gilli who came along to the group for the first time last night - and discovered they knew each other! Both joined in our 'first-timers' part of the evening, when we covered some of the basic principles of Clean Language as well as some of the questions.
The topic for the main part of the meeting was physical symptoms, and what difference it could make to pay attention to them using metaphor and Clean Language. We started by developing metaphors for the symptoms, such as:
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.
By Judy Yero, author of Teaching in Mind
After six weeks in a full arm cast for a broken wrist, I developed RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy). I was unwilling to accept my doctor's prognosis that the condition was "chronic and progressive" and his limiting belief that there were things I would never be able to do, such as bend my fingers fully or regain full range of motion in my wrist. Initially, the condition was accompanied by significant pain and discomfort, as well as irritation over my "limitations." I chose several alternative therapies, such as some NLP patterns and listening for the metaphors I used to describe my symptoms, which included razor blades and sandpaper around my wrist.
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