Inner Child Workshop
One of the original reasons David Grove and Cei Davies Linn developed Clean Language was to work with someone’s inner child in a way that was respectful and which also made sense to that part of a person’s psyche.
You can attend this workshop primarily as a client – i.e. your main reason for attending is to experience the therapy process for yourself. There will be four ‘therapy’ places. Or you can join in primarily as someone who wants how to learn how to do this work and who is happy to observe us working with others. There will be five ‘observer’ places.
Everyone will do an initial session and then we will work more deeply and demonstrate the whole process with those who have opted to be clients. There will be many opportunities for questions and answers as we go along. A week before the workshop starts there be a 1-hour ‘set up’ webinar for everyone.
This is an opportunity to learn about:
- The clues to the presence of an inner child
- How to change your speed and tonality when asking questions of an inner child
- How to keep track of time and sequence
- Identifying ‘T-1’ and pristine nouns
- Discovering and developing redemptive metaphors
- Integrating healing
- Creating ecology checks
NB The inner child process is ‘deep’ and a 3-day workshop will not equip you to run it safely unless you already have a strong foundation in Symbolic Modelling (Clean Facilitator Level 1) or are a qualified coach or therapist. You must have supervision in place and make a robust contract with your client.
Frequently asked questions
What is Clean Language?
Clean Language is a simple set of questions developed by counselling psychologist David Grove. These questions are used with a person’s own words to direct their attention to some aspect of their own experience. Asking these questions in the right context often results in an interesting new insight or the recognition of some new possibility. And if that new possibility is then questioned using Clean Language, the result can be quite profound. Clean questions invite people to consider their experience from different perspectives and they are often surprised by their own capacity to generate new, powerful and useful ideas about their own experience.
It is now some time since I attended the Inner Child workshop and it turns out to have been a major tipping-point in my personal development. Marian's and Caitlin's individual loving and supporting attitude, their experience and the unique Clean Approach healed a deeply ingrained and buried trauma. Furthermore, by observing their facilitation and dealing with the different kinds of topics and issues of the participants I fostered my understanding of the Clean Methodology and improved my facilitation skills. I appreciated that everything was co-created in the moment and based on the content and personalities of the group. For me it was like an afterburner for an airplane: speeded everything up, used the available resources and enabled me to reach new levels.Frank