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…

10 Things You Can Do on Your Own to Improve Your Clean Language & Symbolic Modelling Skills

19 October, 2013 by Sue Charman

I live in the middle of the countryside in Devon. As yet, there is not a huge Clean Language presence in Devon, so I was discussing with Marian Way how to hone my skills alone. 

A Simple Guide to Meditation

19 October, 2013 by Sue Charman

A simple meditation involves being comfortably seated in a quiet place where you won't be disturbed. Closing your eyes, or concentrating on a flame, and allowing your eyes to focus softly and inwardly, bring a kind and gentle awareness to each area of your body to relax it. 

A New Way of Learning Scales and Arpeggios.

14 August, 2013 by Ruth Huckle

A year ago, I discovered Clean Language and have just completed the Clean Facilitator Programme with Marian Way. As a classroom/instrumental music teacher, I wondered how I could use a clean approach to motivate students to take more responsibility for the learning and practice of scales.

Body Metaphors

7 March, 2013 by Marian Way

On page 73 of Clean Approaches for Coaches, I mention that I have collected over 600 'body' metaphors. To start with, here are all those that relate to the head...

All About Metaphor

1 March, 2013 by Marian Way

If you're reading Clean Approaches for Coaches, you'll be under no illusion as to the importance of metaphor - in our lives and central to the process of Symbolic Modelling.

Metaphors - Steve Jobs

1 March, 2013 by Marian Way

Here's a short clip of Steve Jobs talking about life. As you listen, make a note of the metaphors he uses.

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, 

Weight Loss: If at First You Don’t Succeed…

5 August, 2011 by Charlotte

…do you try again, or give up? There are plenty of stories about how one or two Clean Language sessions radically changed someone’s life. And what about all the sessions that gave someone a fantastic insight or two, but which did not result in the desired behavioural change?

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