Our 1-day Introduction to Clean Language is designed to give you a ‘taster’ of what it’s possible to achieve with this powerful methodology, along with the basic skills you need to get started.
As this is an online event, it's possible that some participants might ask to have access to a recording. Please note that if there is one participant (or more) who does not wish for the session(s) to be recorded, then no recording will happen.
A highly skilled facilitator and trainer, Marian, who founded Clean Learning in 2001, has developed and delivered training across the world. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author, with James Lawley, of Insights in Space.
In addition to being the Events Coordinator for Clean Learning, Karrie is a personal development facilitator, an NLP Master Practitioner and has trained in Clean Language and Symbolic and Systemic Modelling. She is passionate about supporting people...
Who's it for?
- Coaches, counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists
- Therapists and health workers
- Managers and directors from all sectors - private, public and third
- Teachers, parents, social workers and others who work with children
- Researchers and anyone who wants to improve their ability to communicate well
If your presence and attention make a helpful difference to people, come and join us to find out how this remarkable process can enhance eveything you do.
What will I gain?
- The basic Clean
Language questions and how to ask them for maximum effect
- Listening and
questioning skills that will enhance your communications
- Ways to apply the
principles of Clean Language in different contexts
- Simple tools for clarifying
people’s desired outcomes and motivating people to take action
- Discover the structure
beneath the metaphors we use to describe our everyday experiences
- Personal development
as you practise with others in the group
Our 1-day Introduction to Clean
Language is designed to give you a ‘taster’ of what it’s possible to achieve
with this powerful methodology, along with the basic skills you need to get
started. We will cover:
- What is Clean
Language? Why learn it?
- The basic Clean
- Demonstration of clean
- How to move from
Active Listening to Accurate Listening
- What assumptions you
are making a split second after someone speaks
- How to keep your
assumptions to yourself so you can work with clients’ actual experiences
- Simple, practical
exercises you can use in a multitude of contexts
- What is a metaphor?
- Why focus on
- How to spot the
metaphors people use in every day language
- How to uncover the
structure of someone’s thinking by developing the metaphors they naturally use
to express themselves
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.