Clean Language

Caitlin Walker Inspires TEDx Merseyside

20 February, 2012 by Marian Way

We are very excited that Caitlin Walker has given a talk at TEDx Merseyside, which is now available on YouTube. TEDx, an offshoot of TED Talks, encourages local people to run TED-style events which bring people together to spread worthwhile ideas. Caitlin's 20-minute talk is entitled "Clean Questions and Metaphor Models: A Language on Inquiry". In it she tells the story of her quest to find a tool that would allow people to see the rules they and other people were living by and to find ways to challenge those rules in a non-judgemental way. 

Clean Language is like… Origami

22 November, 2011 by Sharon Small

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, 

A Common Vocabulary?

11 November, 2011 by Marian Way

Last week a friend sent me a link to a discussion on TED - the ‘good ideas’ website - where leading lexicographer Erin McKean posed the question: How important is a common vocabulary for sharing ideas, and how do we arrive at one?

Exploring Nominalisations With Clean Language

15 July, 2011 by Marian Way

This is an account of a session I ran at NLP South in July 2011. Their theme for the year is "The Map is Not the Territory" - and I decided that a nominalisation is a good example of this...

Clean Language is like… Permaculture

28 October, 2010 by Marian Way

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.

Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do

11 August, 2010 by Marian Way

Review of Albert-Laszlo Barabasi's latest book which looks at how predictable we are...

‘Tinkering’ With Clean Language

21 March, 2010 by Marian Way

Jewels Carter runs a devised drama group at which meets on a project-by-project basis at The Art House in Southampton. They aim to to perform twice a year, and to give everyone a flavour of the whole creative process, regardless of ability.

The Doubts Buster

28 February, 2010 by Marian Way

How Clean Language sessions with Marian helped Rosaleen Bloomfield to overcome her doubts.

Clean and ...

15 February, 2010 by Marian Way

Our topic for this Practice Group meeting was “Clean and …”. Several people in the group use Clean in combination with other models and methodologies and the idea was to find out how they do this.

What’s Your Problem?

18 January, 2010 by Marian Way

We normally emphasise the need to help clients to focus on their desired outcomes, using the PRO (Problem, Remedy, Outcome) model. For this practice group, we decided to put our attention on the nature of people's problems.

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