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Clean Learning Around The World

9 January, 2016 by Marian Way

When Caitlin Walker was invited to speak at the International Coach Federation’s (ICF) European Conference in Sweden in September 2014, little did she know it would result in an explosion of interest in Clean Language throughout Europe.

New Set of Quizzes to Test Your Knowledge of Clean Approaches for Coaches: Quiz 1

8 January, 2016 by Marian Way

The first of a set of seven quizzes you can use to test your knowledge of Clean Approaches for Coaches. This first quiz covers the Introduction. 

Quiz: How Well Do You Know the P.R.O. (Problem, Remedy, Outcome) Model?

6 January, 2016 by Marian Way

A key Clean Language question is "And what would you like to have happen?" However, just because you ask someone this question doesn't mean they will respond with a desired outcome. Sometimes, they will tell you what they don't want (a problem) or their response may sound like a desired outcome (e.g. "I would like find a way to eliminate this issue") - but it is more of a wish for the problem to be reduced or to go away, rather than an indication of what they truly want. Take our quiz to see how well you know the P.R.O. Model.

Living with Ambiguity

24 December, 2015 by Marian Way

A couple of words often used in association with Clean Language are ‘curiosity’ and ‘neutrality’. A Clean Language coach is accepting of everything a client says, not favouring one piece of information over another, but remaining neutral - like an impartial observer. 

Metaphors And Their Use Within Clean Language Coaching

7 December, 2015 by Marian Way

From Shakespeare to Shelley and from advertisers to politicians, people across the world have leveraged the effects of metaphor to convey new ideas and concepts and to appeal to our emotions.

How Can I Decide Which is the Best Clean Language Course for Me?

30 November, 2015 by Marian Way

Over the years we’ve developed a number of courses that have Clean Language at their core, and now when you click on our Events page, there’s rather a long list… So here are some questions to help you to decide which is the right course of action for you.

The Principles of Clean Language

22 November, 2015 by Marian Way

Clean Language was developed by David Grove in order to help people to access more information about their own experience, rather than be influenced by a therapist’s ideas. He did not want to lead his clients. Of course, there are many more contexts where it's important not to lead someone...

“I was surprised at how deeply it moved me and made me think…”

29 October, 2015 by Tamsin Hartley

Kate Smith, attended our Clean Language: Core Skills course last year with Sue Sharp and Tamsin Hartley. Tamsin caught up with her recently…

Clean Poetry

24 September, 2015 by Marian Way

How can you use Clean Language to help children to appreciate poetry and to write their own poems? This was the question Assistant Headteacher Amanda Maney asked herself when she first came across Clean Language. Read about what happened...

The Street Cred of a Qualification

6 August, 2015 by Sue Sharp

Sue Sharp talks to Lesley Downs about her experiences on our ILM Level 5 in Coaching and Mentoring, and what has happened since then.