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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. 

Where did Clean Language Come From?

3 March, 2013 by Marian Way

This is the heading of one of the pages in the book, and as I point out there, Clean Language came from David Grove.

Clean Language Questions

10 January, 2013 by Marian Way

Clean Language consists of about 20 questions, asked in a particular way. When David Grove watched therapists at work and analysed transcripts of their client sessions, he realised they were subtly changing their clients’ words and he felt that this robbed them of their experience. So he experimented with keeping his clients’ words intact, repeating them verbatim. 

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… 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.

Headless Chicken Gets to See the Big Picture

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?