23 November, 2016 by Nick Simmonds
Nick Simmonds recently attended a Systemic Modelling Level 1 workshop. Read his TripAdvisor style review on the course.
24 December, 2015 by Marian Way
A couple of words often used in association with Clean Language are ‘curiosity’ and ‘neutrality’. A Clean Language coach is accepting of everything a client says, not favouring one piece of information over another, but remaining neutral - like an impartial observer.
19 April, 2010 by Marian Way
This month's Practice Group meeting featured a choice of two activities: Modelling Tension (or whatever the person's word for that happened to be) and Guess the Picture in which we used clean questions to elect details about pictures, aiming for a close match.
21 September, 2009 by Marian Way
Our Practice Group topic this month was "Modelling Perspectives". This was inspired by Penny and James's presentation at the recent Clean Conference, and indeed we used their ideas as the basis for our evening.
2 April, 2009 by Marian Way
The art and skill of modelling forms an intrinsic part of using Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling well. Some facilitators seem to have a natural 'gift' for it, yet a satisfying description of what makes a good modeller remains elusive. Modelling is certainly not a mystical process, yet it has a touch of the mysterious about it, hard-to-describe, yet tangible. I have found that my occasional forays into the translations of old Chinese texts have taught me things about modelling and working cleanly that conceptual descriptions have not.
21 January, 2008 by Marian Way
We welcomed three new members to our group this month: Jackie, Sally and Cathy. And, rather belatedly (i.e. right at the end of the meeting), we shared with them our metaphor for how we want the group to be. Thanks, Nigel, for reminding us of this.
At the start of the meeting we acknowledged what a wonderful legacy David Grove has left us and how sad it is that he has died.
As our 'open space' meeting last month had gone well, we used that approach again.
23 March, 2007 by Marian Way
Clean Language can be used in many different contexts and for different reasons. For example, you can use it simply to model different aspects of experience. I have always been very interested in how change happens, so decided to use Clean Language to model a change that my husband experienced....
16 February, 2007 by Marian Way
On Radio 2 this morning, Alex Lester interviewed the Kaiser Chiefs (the inde rock band) about their creative process.
8 February, 2007 by Marian Way
When I am working on the 'technical' bits of a website - choosing colours, getting columns to line up properly in a table, or buying stock photos, for example - I often wonder whether other people would describe the process as 'creative'.
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?