Northern Taste of Clean 2020

20-21 June 2020
West Kirby, Merseyside, United Kingdom
With Caitlin Walker, Shaun Hotchkiss


A spicy mix of Clean-oriented research, business, music, dance, modelling, debate and learning.  Presenters and participants stimulate each other’s thinking and together create a fun, creative, brain-nourishing 2 days.  The annual Northern Taste of Clean event has become a sparkling example of collaborative learning at its best.  You don’t just attend ‘Northern Taste’ - you’re a part of it.


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Caitlin Walker

Caitlin is a director of Clean Learning and the developer of Systemic Modelling™. She is the author of From Contempt to Curiosity, which details many of the innovative and transformational projects she's led across our community...

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Shaun Hotchkiss

Shaun is a UKCP registered psychotherapist, an NLP Master Practitioner and a consultant, coach and facilitator. He also supervises other therapists, coaches and facilitators. He worked and travelled with David Grove in the UK and New Zealand when he was...

What's involved?

Join us for a 2-day smorgasbord of Clean Language-based sessions. Who will be there with you?

  • Presenters from the world of clean, who will share their latest thinking and facilitate the group to stretch and adapt that thinking to suit their own needs.

  • Exponents of other methodologies, from rapping to Zen meditation, and drawing to clowning, who will help you see how clean relates to these different practices. You’ll discover  how an experience of meditation or clowning can inform your own practice.

  • People who are actively using clean in various fields such as education, health care, sales and business. They’ll tell stories from their worlds and invite you to take part in the clean-based activities they’ve created.

  • Authors of new Clean Language books to launch their creations with a glass of bubbly.

The event starts on Saturday morning when we help each other to do what we call a ‘Clean Set Up’ for the two days. This will help you to find out what kind of event you want it to be, how you want to be as a part of it and what we can all do to help you make the most of the weekend.  This really does affect how the event unfolds - it’s truly responsive to what people want.

At the start of each day and after lunch, presenters will briefly summarise the theme of their sessions - it’s up to you to decide which sessions to attend. There’ll be several to choose from and some will be repeated, so there’s no need to worry about missing out. Group sizes will be small and the sessions interactive, so you can expect to learn and contribute lots and to meet all kinds of interesting people.

Why did we call the weekend the ‘Northern Taste of Clean’?  Well, for a start there are the taster sessions - all in some way related to Clean Language - which we hope will let you sample a few of the different recipes from the Clean Language menu.  Then we have a fantastic, healthy vegetarian lunch each day with a broad range of dishes to tickle the palate.  Shaun Hotchkiss creates a different menu each year - and during breaks, tasty nibbles and drinks help to keep your senses as engaged as your mind and body.

On the Saturday evening, you can join us for a light meal by the campfire and give our brains a rest with music, singing and stories.

The venue is Caitlin and Shaun’s family home and is situated on the stunning Dee estuary, with views across to North Wales. There are plenty of reasonably-priced B&Bs nearby - many people arrive the night before in order to be rested and ready to explore the next morning.  West Kirby boasts many good pubs and restaurants - if you really need more food!

The event is just as suitable for beginners as it is for leaders in the field of Clean so if you know someone who you think would love to find out more about what Clean has to offer, click the share button below and bring them along.

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