Clean for Teams is an entry-level
course for those wishing to understand practical ways Clean Language can be
used for personal development, one-to-one coaching and managing group
Clean Language was devised by clinical psychologist David Grove to enable people to explore their own and others’ perceptions. Rather than assume we know what someone means when they use a particular word, gesture or intonation, we can use clean questions to enquire into their experience. In a therapeutic context, David used clean questions to help people to get in touch with their unconscious metaphors and ingrained patterns underpinning their everyday experiences - and to be able to change these at a deep level.
Building on David’s work, Caitlin Walker devised a way to use Clean Language in groups, a process she has named "Systemic Modelling". She recognised that the information that emerges when people are asked clean questions will often be new – not just to the listener, but to the person who’s experience it is. In a group situation, everyone gets to know that information. This in turn can help people to:
- Be more curious, deeply listen to one another, and work together in a respectful way
- Learn about one another’s strengths and weaknesses
- Sort out disagreements or conflicts by increasing their understanding of different perspectives
- Clarify their thinking
- Reveal assumptions so that conversations are held at a level everyone can understand
- Discover hidden values
- Build shared models of understanding
This online (Zoom) Clean for Teams experience is an opportunity to experience Systemic Modelling for yourself, facilitated by Caitlin's business partner, Marian Way, who has been responsible for developing the training of Systemic Modelling in the UK and beyond. You will learn the basics of Clean Language questioning and how to use it to develop metaphors /models for learning at your best, decision-making and how you conceptualise time – and we will encourage you to spot patterns across your models. Once you are familiar with your own patterns, you will learn about the Karpman Drama Triangle and how to utilise the tools within Caitlin Walker’s Clean Change Cycle to step off the triangle into a more collaborative way of being. Throughout the course you will be using the tools in pairs and small groups.