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Stuart’s Clean Adventure: OK to be Gay

26 June, 2015 by Stuart Clark

I attended Adventures in Clean for several reasons: I've done lots of work with Clean Learning and Training Attention and most of this has centred around Systemic Modelling which uses Clean Language quite conversationally and I wanted to experience it being used as a psychotherapeutic tool; I'd been doing quite a bit of self-development with Caitlin Walker and Shaun Hotchkiss and I thought it would be a good idea to experience working with different facilitators...

My Clean Adventure; Floating Down The River

25 June, 2015 by Cathy Foster

When I first heard about Adventures in Clean way back in January I had an urge to attend. I have a number of health issues and done a lot of work on them but it had become very hard and I had lost inspiration. Then, about a month before the weekend, someone had posted a link to an article of Penny and James’s about metaphors for healing on Facebook. I remember reading it and thinking, “I really want one of those. I want an all-encompassing metaphor, that’s not just about what’s happening now.”

Opportunities to Use Your Coaching Skills with Neuro-Diverse Adults

24 June, 2015 by Marian Way

Many people who train with us go on to work as coaches and supervisors for Genius Within, a company that specialises in work-based solutions for adults with neuro-differences. Genius Within coaches work with people with neuro-diverse conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), Acquired Brain Injury and chronic neurological conditions, empowering them to create and implement strategies that will enable them to achieve their potential.

The “Clean For Teams” Experience

28 January, 2015 by Marian Way

A couple of weeks ago, 20 participants – ranging from self-employed coaches, and experienced Clean Facilitators to NHS Managers and people who work in business, IT and social care – gathered in a beautiful (and occasionally chilly) old barn on Northney Farm in Hayling Island for our very first Clean for Teams event. 

Are Resolutions the Same or Different to Goals?

1 January, 2015 by Marian Way

Happy New Year! Today’s the day for New Year’s Resolutions and there’s no shortage of internet advice on how to make them, what they should be and how to keep them – but does anyone actually make New Year Resolutions these days?

Clean Questions and Deep Learning

27 November, 2014 by Marian Way

"I love this exercise because it really stretches your brain and I love using my imagination because it's my world. I want to do this again!" This is what one child wrote after experiencing the "5 senses" exercise, which uses clean questions to help people to learn about themselves and each other. Read on to learn more about our new primary school project...

Once upon a time…..  Metaphor, Myth and Clean Language

20 November, 2014 by Sue Charman

A look at the powerful connection between storytelling and Clean Language by professional storyteller and Clean Learning associate, Sue Charman.

Meet the Team: Shaun Hotchkiss

20 November, 2014 by Marian Way

In the fourth of our Meet the Team series, I talk to Shaun Hotchkiss, who is now a Director of Clean Learning. Shaun’s new DVD, An Introduction to Clean Space, is out this month. We talk about his friendship with David Grove, how they built the Whirly Gig, and his hopes for the future. 

And what would you like to know before we begin?

9 September, 2014 by Marian Way

I've been working with Caitlin for some years now. To start with, we were working together to produce her training manuals and I noticed that every single manual we produced had a section called, “Before You Begin”, which talked about setting expectations for the course and thinking about how to get the most from it. I really liked this idea, so much so that I created a “Before You Begin” section in my own book. This year, though, I have spent a lot of time training alongside Caitlin and have found the idea even more powerful in practice...

On Metaphor

5 September, 2014 by Marian Way

“Metaphor, that’s how the whole fabric of mental interconnections holds together. Metaphor is right at the bottom of being alive.” ~ Gregory Bateson. This is my favourite from this collection of 25 quotes about metaphor…

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