5 January, 2010 by Marian Way
On my very first day at infant school, I fell in love with the idea of being a teacher. How wonderful, I thought, to be standing at the front of the class telling everybody what to do. So I spent the next seventeen years working towards this ambition - and when I got my first teaching post, I walked into school feeling very proud of myself. I was a teacher at last!
20 October, 2009 by Marian Way
Most of my clients know I will be using Clean Language with them - the reason they come to me is because they are particularly interested in receiving this kind of facilitation. But if you are working in the corporate world as a marketing expert or a project manager should you tell your clients that you are using this tool?
3 September, 2009 by Marian Way
How can we create a workshop that's 'clean' (i.e. attempts to not give people our models, theories, ideas, suggestions, advice and metaphors but instead creates experiences that enable them to learn from themselves and others) AND which has a distinct topic?
15 January, 2009 by Marian Way
Speaking at the inaugural meeting of the Hampshire Coaching Group last night, I used the metaphor of Clean Language as a 'powerful tool' to illustrate the upsides and downsides of using metaphors to explain things. This metaphor is often used of Clean Language and since coaching draws from many different disciplines, it's an obvious one for coaches.
18 August, 2008 by Marian Way
Welcome to Maggie and Keith, who joined us for the first time this month. We explored our group metaphor (What kind of group do you want to belong to?) again and newcomers since its last outing added some ideas of their own, including: stepping out and back in again and a glass elevator. TV programmes 'The Lost Jaguar' and 'Pacific Abyss' put in an appearance, too.
6 August, 2008 by Marian Way
I ran a session with Nancy Doyle at this year's Clean Conference, where we asked: What is Clean? Where did Clean come from? Clean is like... because... and Clean is not like... because…
14 April, 2008 by Marian Way
We started the meeting by explaining our 'melting pot' metaphor to our two new members, Karen and Rachel, who then both contributed their ideas about the kind of group they'd like to belong to. Rachel added an armchair because she wants the group to be safe and comfortable. Karen talked about the group having an intention and being vibrant and added yellow 'sparkle' to our metaphor map.
20 August, 2007 by Marian Way
The theme of last night's meeting was the PRO (Problem, Remedy, Outcome) Model. This followed on from last month's meeting when we were looking at what aspects of experience to 'go for'. At the start of a session, developing the client's outcome makes it easier to know what to go for as the metaphor landscape develops: you know what you are trying to achieve. And sometimes, developing the outcome is all that is needed for the client to have a significant 'shift' in their perception.
16 July, 2007 by Marian Way
When you're working with someone using Clean Language, how do you decide which aspect of their experience you will get them to pay attention to?
That was the question at the heart of last night's Practice Group meeting...
18 May, 2006 by Marian Way
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?