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Inner Child Workshop

Wednesday 05 March, 10am to Saturday 08 March, 12:30pm, GMT

Price: £600.00 (£720 inc VAT)

Book your place

All event bookings are subject to our terms of sale.

Venue details

There are 4 client places and 9 observer places available for this workshop.

 

Timings each day:

Day 1

  • 1pm to 3:30pm
  • 4pm to 6:30pm

Days 2 & 3

  • 10am to 12:30pm
  • 1pm to 3:30pm
  • 4pm to 6:30pm

Day 4

  • 10am to 12:30pm

All times are GMT

There will also be a 1-hour set up for all participants on Wednesday 26th February 2-3pm GMT.


Description

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. 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. 

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. For online workshops there will be a 1-hour ‘set up’ webinar for everyone a week before the workshop starts.

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 2 or 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.


Your trainer(s)

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Caitlin Walker PhD

Director

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.


Venue

Online via Zoom

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Systemic Modelling Rolling Programme

Monday 09 to Friday 13 December 2024, 1pm to 5pm GMT each day

Price: £600.00 (£720 inc VAT)

Book your place

All event bookings are subject to our terms of sale.

Venue details

Buy four Rolling Programme modules and save £400

Buy eight Rolling Programme modules and save £1600


Description

Once you have experienced Systemic Modelling as a participant (on our Clean For Teams workshop, on or Clean Agile Systems Coaching or equivalent), you can join in with the Systemic Modelling rolling programme. This will give you a complete framework and an abundant toolbox for encouraging teams to move from contempt towards curiosity and collaboration. And we use the process to teach the process so you will be experiencing multi-level and collaborative learning at its best.

Regular in-depth and intensive training will enable you to develop competency in applying the principles that underpin Systemic Modelling. You will learn how to use clean questions and metaphor models to support a group to better understand one another and to develop the skills and capability they need to collaborate meaningfully.

You may join in one module at a time, or commit to attending four or eight modules (with a price reduction). Joining in on a long-term basis will enable you to explore the process more deeply, including the philosophy behind it and the skills required to deliver it well. There’ll be skill-building exercises to stretch your attention and to develop your confidence and in-the-moment coaching to ensure you’re competent in the process. You’ll be delivering group processes live to fellow participants and you’ll be offering and receiving feedback from trainers and peers. Between modules, you’ll be expected to find groups of your own to practice with. This programme is fun, full-on and focused.

The models and skills that make up Systemic Modelling include: clean questions; developing personal metaphors; group modelling; becoming #DramaFree; pattern detection; tracking patterns in the group dynamic; developing your personal modelling state. There’ll also be plenty of opportunity for discussion about applications and how you’ll put your learning into action.

There is a continuous assessment process, with a number of assignments that will require you to collect and act on feedback from the trainer, your fellow participants and any other recipients of your skills. You can start this process whenever you wish and when we are confident in your ability to develop a network of attention within a group you will gain your Systemic Modelling Foundation Certificate. And once you are also able to deliver all the models consistently and effectively you will be awarded your Systemic Modelling Professional Certificate.


Your trainer(s)

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Caitlin Walker PhD

Director

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.

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Shaun Hotchkiss

Director

Shaun is a facilitator of groups and organisations. He has a strong, calm energy for managing drama and conflict. He is also a highly skilled UKCP psychotherapist, and the world's most experienced "Whirly Gig" facilitator.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

This is the best training I have ever been on. I loved the open and welcoming atmosphere. Every moment was used as a teaching opportunity - it was truly an immersive experience. I had a sense of being welcomed into the clean tribe. So nice! I’m feeling so affirmed and challenged which is quite a thrill. Thank you. I’m looking forward to our next sessions already.

Michael Blythman, Psychotherapist

This course was highly enjoyable and I took away a bunch of tools and techniques to support the work I do as a systems coach. The trainer was really flexible through the programme working hard to meet the needs of everyone. The course was made doubly enjoyable by the very relaxed atmosphere.

Louise Yates

Systemic Modelling has been a real eye-opener for me, to see the levels that feedback can be taken to. Your ability, as coaches, to be precise, warm, constructive, observant & honest, along with your cooperation, which seemed completely relaxed & open, created lots of safety for me &, I think, for the group. You took our needs & wishes into consideration whilst keeping us moving forward & covering the materials. The clarity of your communication & the lightness of your tone, makes the work seem light even when it feels hard.

Soren Holm, Master Coach & Trainer
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Systemic Modelling Rolling Programme

Monday 09 to Friday 13 December 2024, 8am to 12pm GMT each day

Price: £600.00 (£720 inc VAT)

Book your place

All event bookings are subject to our terms of sale.

Venue details

Buy four Rolling Programme modules and save £400

Buy eight Rolling Programme modules and save £1600


Description

Once you have experienced Systemic Modelling as a participant (on our Clean For Teams workshop, on or Clean Agile Systems Coaching or equivalent), you can join in with the Systemic Modelling rolling programme. This will give you a complete framework and an abundant toolbox for encouraging teams to move from contempt towards curiosity and collaboration. And we use the process to teach the process so you will be experiencing multi-level and collaborative learning at its best.

Regular in-depth and intensive training will enable you to develop competency in applying the principles that underpin Systemic Modelling. You will learn how to use clean questions and metaphor models to support a group to better understand one another and to develop the skills and capability they need to collaborate meaningfully.

You may join in one module at a time, or commit to attending four or eight modules (with a price reduction). Joining in on a long-term basis will enable you to explore the process more deeply, including the philosophy behind it and the skills required to deliver it well. There’ll be skill-building exercises to stretch your attention and to develop your confidence and in-the-moment coaching to ensure you’re competent in the process. You’ll be delivering group processes live to fellow participants and you’ll be offering and receiving feedback from trainers and peers. Between modules, you’ll be expected to find groups of your own to practice with. This programme is fun, full-on and focused.

The models and skills that make up Systemic Modelling include: clean questions; developing personal metaphors; group modelling; becoming #DramaFree; pattern detection; tracking patterns in the group dynamic; developing your personal modelling state. There’ll also be plenty of opportunity for discussion about applications and how you’ll put your learning into action.

There is a continuous assessment process, with a number of assignments that will require you to collect and act on feedback from the trainer, your fellow participants and any other recipients of your skills. You can start this process whenever you wish and when we are confident in your ability to develop a network of attention within a group you will gain your Systemic Modelling Foundation Certificate. And once you are also able to deliver all the models consistently and effectively you will be awarded your Systemic Modelling Professional Certificate.


Your trainer(s)

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Caitlin Walker PhD

Director

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.

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Shaun Hotchkiss

Director

Shaun is a facilitator of groups and organisations. He has a strong, calm energy for managing drama and conflict. He is also a highly skilled UKCP psychotherapist, and the world's most experienced "Whirly Gig" facilitator.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

This is the best training I have ever been on. I loved the open and welcoming atmosphere. Every moment was used as a teaching opportunity - it was truly an immersive experience. I had a sense of being welcomed into the clean tribe. So nice! I’m feeling so affirmed and challenged which is quite a thrill. Thank you. I’m looking forward to our next sessions already.

Michael Blythman, Psychotherapist

This course was highly enjoyable and I took away a bunch of tools and techniques to support the work I do as a systems coach. The trainer was really flexible through the programme working hard to meet the needs of everyone. The course was made doubly enjoyable by the very relaxed atmosphere.

Louise Yates

Systemic Modelling has been a real eye-opener for me, to see the levels that feedback can be taken to. Your ability, as coaches, to be precise, warm, constructive, observant & honest, along with your cooperation, which seemed completely relaxed & open, created lots of safety for me &, I think, for the group. You took our needs & wishes into consideration whilst keeping us moving forward & covering the materials. The clarity of your communication & the lightness of your tone, makes the work seem light even when it feels hard.

Soren Holm, Master Coach & Trainer
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Creating #DramaFree Conversations

Monday 25 November to Thursday 28 November, 1pm to 4.30pm GMT each day

Price: £264.00 (£316.8 inc VAT)

Community price: £140.00 (£168 inc VAT)
If, for any reason you need to pay the community price, please just go ahead and choose it here.

Book your place

All event bookings are subject to our terms of sale.

Venue details


Description

Are you finding it difficult to manage relationships? Always stressed out? Feeling frustrated or defeated? Surrounded by conflict, blame and repeating problems instead of clear thinking, agreement and action? Would you like some new tools and strategies to change the way you’re thinking about and reacting to the drama situations you find yourself in?

Creating #DramaFree Conversations is designed to help you reduce unnecessary conflict in your life, to move from drama to calm collaboration – at work, at home and in your community.

We have spent over 20 years supporting individuals and groups to detect the dramas they’re in or the dramas other people are trying to get them into.

During these two half-days online we will offer tools, including clean questions, to encourage you to get curious about your dramas, unpack the key pieces, separate evidence from inference, come to understand what is actually happening and your part in it. 

From this position of clarity, it’s possible to shift your attention towards what you would like to have happen instead. Just the act of unpacking drama can allow you to think and breathe more freely and become more creative in the options available to you.

You can’t always get what you want but you can take actions you are proud of. You don’t have to be going around the same old dramas day in and day out and wearing out your goodwill and patience.

We will explore the following themes:

  • What is drama? How can you detect it? What are the costs and benefits of drama?
  • When you're in drama, you're like what? What triggers you into drama?
  • Separating your drama into evidence, inference and impact.
  • What would you like to have happen? And what if that's not possible?
  • Clean Change Cycle: Outcome, Action, Feedback
  • Reflecting on your learning - and what happens next?

During the programme you will be able to try out different behaviours and get support and feedback from the group as well as the facilitators. Places are limited to 12.

Everyone who attends will receive a free pdf copy of So you want to be ... #DramaFree - your own journal to record your experiences as you go through this programme.


Who is it for?

  • Managers
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Anyone going through external or internal conflict and looking for resolution
  • Coaches looking for new tools to use with their clients

Your trainer(s)

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Caitlin Walker PhD

Director

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.

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Shaun Hotchkiss

Director

Shaun is a facilitator of groups and organisations. He has a strong, calm energy for managing drama and conflict. He is also a highly skilled UKCP psychotherapist, and the world's most experienced "Whirly Gig" facilitator.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

In this course, I got so many insights about big and small dramas in daily life situations. I have learned a lot about my own internal drama and how to handle challenging conversations in a better way. There is much more understanding now about the way people react and what might be going on for them.

Sabine Glatz

Creating #DramaFree Conversations is a brilliant event that really makes you think about the way language and behaviour influences what happens around us, whether it be in home or work life. It gives clear guidance on how to begin to change the dynamics to reduce drama and uses great examples to bring the whole thing to life.

Catherine Horner
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Creating #DramaFree Conversations

Monday 25 November to Thursday 28 November, 8am to 11.30am GMT each day

Price: £264.00 (£316.8 inc VAT)

Community price: £140.00 (£168 inc VAT)
If, for any reason you need to pay the community price, please just go ahead and choose it here.

Book your place

All event bookings are subject to our terms of sale.

Venue details


Description

Are you finding it difficult to manage relationships? Always stressed out? Feeling frustrated or defeated? Surrounded by conflict, blame and repeating problems instead of clear thinking, agreement and action? Would you like some new tools and strategies to change the way you’re thinking about and reacting to the drama situations you find yourself in?

Creating #DramaFree Conversations is designed to help you reduce unnecessary conflict in your life, to move from drama to calm collaboration – at work, at home and in your community.

We have spent over 20 years supporting individuals and groups to detect the dramas they’re in or the dramas other people are trying to get them into.

During these two half-days online we will offer tools, including clean questions, to encourage you to get curious about your dramas, unpack the key pieces, separate evidence from inference, come to understand what is actually happening and your part in it. 

From this position of clarity, it’s possible to shift your attention towards what you would like to have happen instead. Just the act of unpacking drama can allow you to think and breathe more freely and become more creative in the options available to you.

You can’t always get what you want but you can take actions you are proud of. You don’t have to be going around the same old dramas day in and day out and wearing out your goodwill and patience.

We will explore the following themes:

  • What is drama? How can you detect it? What are the costs and benefits of drama?
  • When you're in drama, you're like what? What triggers you into drama?
  • Separating your drama into evidence, inference and impact.
  • What would you like to have happen? And what if that's not possible?
  • Clean Change Cycle: Outcome, Action, Feedback
  • Reflecting on your learning - and what happens next?

During the programme you will be able to try out different behaviours and get support and feedback from the group as well as the facilitators. Places are limited to 12.

Everyone who attends will receive a free pdf copy of So you want to be ... #DramaFree - your own journal to record your experiences as you go through this programme.


Who is it for?

  • Managers
  • Teachers
  • Parents
  • Anyone going through external or internal conflict and looking for resolution
  • Coaches looking for new tools to use with their clients

Your trainer(s)

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Caitlin Walker PhD

Director

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.

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Shaun Hotchkiss

Director

Shaun is a facilitator of groups and organisations. He has a strong, calm energy for managing drama and conflict. He is also a highly skilled UKCP psychotherapist, and the world's most experienced "Whirly Gig" facilitator.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

In this course, I got so many insights about big and small dramas in daily life situations. I have learned a lot about my own internal drama and how to handle challenging conversations in a better way. There is much more understanding now about the way people react and what might be going on for them.

Sabine Glatz

Creating #DramaFree Conversations is a brilliant event that really makes you think about the way language and behaviour influences what happens around us, whether it be in home or work life. It gives clear guidance on how to begin to change the dynamics to reduce drama and uses great examples to bring the whole thing to life.

Catherine Horner
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Clean for Teams

Monday 04 to Thursday 07 November 2024, 1pm to 5pm GMT each day

Price: £600.00 (£720 inc VAT)

Community price: £410.00 (£492 inc VAT)
If, for any reason you need to pay the community price, please just go ahead and choose it here.

Book your place

All event bookings are subject to our terms of sale.

Venue details


Description

Clean for Teams is an entry-level workshop / webinar series for those wishing to experience Systemic Modelling - a new way for people to learn about one another in groups, enabling them to move away from contempt and competition and towards curiosity and collaboration. 

Our facilitators will treat you as though you are a ‘real’ team, encouraging you to notice patterns in yourself and others and to collaborate so that each of you is learning at your best within a diverse group. In this way, you’ll be a recipient of Systemic Modelling (rather than a facilitator) and you will gain a direct experience of the benefits and challenges of being facilitated cleanly.

You may, of course, ask any questions about what the facilitators are doing and you can expect to take away ideas for putting what you’re learning into practice with your own groups or teams.

Systemic Modelling is the brainchild of Caitlin Walker, author of From Contempt to Curiosity. When a few clean questions led her to a greater understanding of herself and a dramatic shift in her life, she decided to adapt the one-to-one therapeutic method developed by David Grove to create a robust methodology that would work for groups and organisations.

Now you can experience the power of these questions – and Caitlin’s group methodology – for yourself in this fabulous, fascinating and fast-moving 2-day workshop or via 4 x 4-hour interactive Zoom sessions.

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.

Caitlin 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

Your trainer(s)

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Caitlin Walker PhD

Director

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.

shaun-hotchkiss.jpg

Shaun Hotchkiss

Director

Shaun is a facilitator of groups and organisations. He has a strong, calm energy for managing drama and conflict. He is also a highly skilled UKCP psychotherapist, and the world's most experienced "Whirly Gig" facilitator.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

An excellent interactive workshop where we got to use the tools to increase learning, clarity and effective communication.

Nick Simmonds, Coach

Excellent blend of theory and practice with some useful models and techniques - and a great bunch of delegates to work with. I got lots of really practical advice from Caitlin.

Sally Bean

A great course exploring the basics of Systemic Modelling. It left me wanting to delve deeper and learn more, so that I can take this incredible tool and use it with my clients.

Lesley Downs
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Clean for Teams

Monday 04 to Thursday 07 November 2024, 8am to 12pm GMT each day

Price: £600.00 (£720 inc VAT)

Community price: £410.00 (£492 inc VAT)
If, for any reason you need to pay the community price, please just go ahead and choose it here.

Book your place

All event bookings are subject to our terms of sale.

Venue details


Description

Clean for Teams is an entry-level workshop / webinar series for those wishing to experience Systemic Modelling - a new way for people to learn about one another in groups, enabling them to move away from contempt and competition and towards curiosity and collaboration. 

Our facilitators will treat you as though you are a ‘real’ team, encouraging you to notice patterns in yourself and others and to collaborate so that each of you is learning at your best within a diverse group. In this way, you’ll be a recipient of Systemic Modelling (rather than a facilitator) and you will gain a direct experience of the benefits and challenges of being facilitated cleanly.

You may, of course, ask any questions about what the facilitators are doing and you can expect to take away ideas for putting what you’re learning into practice with your own groups or teams.

Systemic Modelling is the brainchild of Caitlin Walker, author of From Contempt to Curiosity. When a few clean questions led her to a greater understanding of herself and a dramatic shift in her life, she decided to adapt the one-to-one therapeutic method developed by David Grove to create a robust methodology that would work for groups and organisations.

Now you can experience the power of these questions – and Caitlin’s group methodology – for yourself in this fabulous, fascinating and fast-moving 2-day workshop or via 4 x 4-hour interactive Zoom sessions.

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.

Caitlin 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

Your trainer(s)

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Caitlin Walker PhD

Director

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.

shaun-hotchkiss.jpg

Shaun Hotchkiss

Director

Shaun is a facilitator of groups and organisations. He has a strong, calm energy for managing drama and conflict. He is also a highly skilled UKCP psychotherapist, and the world's most experienced "Whirly Gig" facilitator.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

An excellent interactive workshop where we got to use the tools to increase learning, clarity and effective communication.

Nick Simmonds, Coach

Excellent blend of theory and practice with some useful models and techniques - and a great bunch of delegates to work with. I got lots of really practical advice from Caitlin.

Sally Bean

A great course exploring the basics of Systemic Modelling. It left me wanting to delve deeper and learn more, so that I can take this incredible tool and use it with my clients.

Lesley Downs
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Clean Language Practice Group

Monday 21 October 2024, 7pm to 9pm BST

Price: £8.33 (£9.996 inc VAT)

Book your place

All event bookings are subject to our terms of sale.

Venue details

Buy a year's membership of the group for £60 (plus VAT)


Description

The Clean Language Practice Group (formerly the Hampshire Practice Group) is designed to help you build your Clean Language skills in a fun and friendly environment. Marian Way runs the group and welcomes practice session topics from group members. She sends an invitation to each event between 7-14 days beforehand which includes details of the topic and what will happen. Sign up to receive these here.

The sessions last for 2 hours and newcomers are welcome.


Who is it for?

  • Anyone who has done some training in Clean Language - even if only a few days or a few hours
  • Anyone who is curious about clean approaches and wants to discover more

What will I gain?

  • Build your skills in Clean Language, Symbolic Modelling, Systemic Modelling, Clean Interviewing, Clean Space and Emergent Knowledge
  • Try out and refine new ideas and activities
  • Meet like-minded people to practise with
  • Expect a friendly, open and honest environment.

Your trainer(s)

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.


Venue

Online via Zoom

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1-Day Introduction to Clean Language

Thursday 17 October, 9am to 4.30pm GMT

Price: £200.00 (£240 inc VAT)

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Description

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. The day will be based around powerful Clean Language tools that are easy to learn and which you can put into practice immediately:

  • Clean Set Up: get off to a good start and avoid hidden agendas
  • Clean Language questions: find out how to keep your assumptions to yourself and ask questions that accept and extend what someone has said
  • Developing a resource metaphor: gain awareness of your own resources and learn how to help others do the same
  • One Minute Motivation: learn a simple coaching model you can use in all kinds of contexts
  • Clean Space: find out about the role of space in our inner worlds and take part in a simple activity to change your perspective on a topic of your choice

There will also be time during the day for your questions and for different / further aspects of this dynamic, compelling methodology to emerge, depending on the group's interests.


Who is it for?


Your trainer(s)

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.

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Doris Leibold

Doris has trained in Clean Language, Symbolic and Systemic Modelling. She is passionate about sharing tools and strategies that enable people to stay empowered in difficult of situations and make decisions that are in line with their values.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

I thoroughly enjoyed the 1-Day Introduction to Clean Language and really enjoyed the facilitation style. I would have no hesitation in recommending this course, and took away some tangible learning points that I can use straight away.

Adrian Reed

This is an excellent introductory course into a system that more people should be using in their everyday lives as well as in business and therapy fields.

Peter Allison

I hugely enjoyed the course; it was nourishing. I always know when I have had a valuable experience because there’s that sense of it as having been absorbed. I carry it round with me now.

Mark Wilson, Coach
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Clean Agile Systems Coaching

ICP-SYS: Clean Agile Systems Coaching

Thursday 10 October to Friday 11 October 2024, 9am to 5pm BST each day

Price: £700.00 (£840 inc VAT)

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Description

**Receive 10% discount on this course with the code: CleanLearning10

***If you have previously attended "Clean for Teams" you may join this course for half-price. Please contact us for the relevant discount code.

 

ICP-SYS: Clean Agile Systems Coaching is an entry-level course for those wishing to experience Systemic Modelling - a new way for people to learn about one another in groups, enabling them to move away from contempt and competition and towards curiosity and collaboration. 

Systemic Modelling is the brainchild of Caitlin Walker, author of From Contempt to Curiosity. When a few clean questions led her to a greater understanding of herself and a dramatic shift in her life, she decided to adapt the one-to-one therapeutic method developed by David Grove to create a robust methodology that would work for groups and organisations.

Clean Learning fully endorses this course offered by Agile Affinity. Moreover, Caitlin runs the ICP-SYS herself on specific dates. It is also the only ICP-SYS course to cover the prerequisites to continue onto the Systemic Modelling Rolling Programme. 


Your trainer(s)

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Caitlin Walker PhD

Director

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.

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John Barratt

John is a Certified Enterprise Coach and ICAgile Expert who loves seeing individuals, teams, and organisations become the best they can be. He does this using a mixture of coaching approaches embedded with the agile mindset. John spends most of his time supporting organisations to descale and become more resilient.


Venue

The Practice
58 Caldy Road
West Kirby, Wirral
United Kingdom
CH48 2HN

The Practice is Caitlin and Shaun’s family home and is situated on the stunning Dee estuary, with views across to North Wales. When you’re not involved with learning you can enjoy a walk along the beach or in the nearby parkland. There are plenty of reasonably-priced B&Bs nearby and West Kirby boasts many lovely pubs and restaurants.

Accomodation

The following places are all within a short walk or drive of the venue. You will need to contact them directly to book accommodation.

Caldy Warren, Caldy - Just along the road from venue

China Plate Farm, West Kirby - 2 miles from venue

Mere Brook House, Thornton Hough - 8.6 miles from venue

Hoylake Holiday Inn    0151 632 2073 

Number 15, Hoylake  -  (0)7989 743389

Hillbark Hotel & Spa, Frankby 

It’s also worth checking out airbnb.co.uk.

Directions

Train:

The nearest train station is West Kirby. Liverpool Lime Street is a 25 minute taxi journey away (Satellite Cars - 0151 201 0001)

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Clean Language Practice Group

Monday 16 September 2024, 7pm to 9pm BST

Price: £8.33 (£9.996 inc VAT)

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Venue details

Buy a year's membership of the group for £60 (plus VAT)


Description

The Clean Language Practice Group (formerly the Hampshire Practice Group) is designed to help you build your Clean Language skills in a fun and friendly environment. Marian Way runs the group and welcomes practice session topics from group members. She sends an invitation to each event between 7-14 days beforehand which includes details of the topic and what will happen. Sign up to receive these here.

The sessions last for 2 hours and newcomers are welcome.


Who is it for?

  • Anyone who has done some training in Clean Language - even if only a few days or a few hours
  • Anyone who is curious about clean approaches and wants to discover more

What will I gain?

  • Build your skills in Clean Language, Symbolic Modelling, Systemic Modelling, Clean Interviewing, Clean Space and Emergent Knowledge
  • Try out and refine new ideas and activities
  • Meet like-minded people to practise with
  • Expect a friendly, open and honest environment.

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.


Venue

Online via Zoom

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1-Hour Clean Language Taster

Thursday 12 September 2024, 6.30pm to 7.30pm BST

Price: £15.00 (£18 inc VAT)

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Description

Our 1-Hour Clean Language Tasters are designed to give you an experience of Clean Language during a friendly online session. We start by asking everyone present what they want to get out of the session and then we do our best to make sure that you get what you want - whether that’s learning about Clean Language, witnessing a demonstration or finding out more about us or our products and services.

In this way, we demonstrate our clean approach at work: the session is about you and what you want, rather than about us and what we imagine you want to know. It also means each session is different and so you can join us two or three times, learning something different each time. We want to answer your questions and give you an opportunity to get to know us.


Who is it for?

This webinar is for you if you:

  • Are new to Clean Language and would like to know more
  • Have questions about Clean Language or related topics
  • Like to know about new cutting-edge coaching tools
  • Want to witness - or take part in - a Clean Language session

What will I gain?

Each webinar is different, and the content will be dependent on who takes part. Typically we cover:

  • What Clean Language is and how it originated
  • The most useful Clean Language questions
  • How to use Clean Language to develop metaphors, and so unlock the power of the unconscious mind
  • A demonstration of Clean Language in a coaching or interviewing context
  • An opportunity to get all your questions answered

Your trainer(s)

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Doris Leibold

Doris has trained in Clean Language, Symbolic and Systemic Modelling. She is passionate about sharing tools and strategies that enable people to stay empowered in difficult of situations and make decisions that are in line with their values.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

Thank you for this deep-going webinar. I benefitted in two ways: Professionally, I got a very good impression of Clean Language and how to determine when this method will be the right one for my clients. And I very much like the philosophy of David Grove. Personally, I had a deep insight what it needs to feel comfortable and have fun speaking English. And even while talking with you I felt an inner and symptomatic change. Wow. I was also very impressed by your attitude and clarity. Thank you. I'm now into Clean Language and I want to learn and experience more.

Frances Loumer
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Clean Coach Certification Programme (ICF ACC)

Tuesdays 10 September 2024 to 18 February 2025, 2pm to 6pm (UK) each day

Price: £3210 + VAT (Or pay £1210 + VAT plus 4 instalments of £525 + VAT.) We'd like to talk with you before you book your place, so we and you can make sure this is the right programme for you. Click 'book online' below to book a 30-min chat with Marian Way.

Book online

All event bookings are subject to our terms of sale.

Venue details

The Clean Coach Certification Programme consists of:

15 training sessions - all on Tuesdays, 2pm to 6pm UK time:

September 10, 17, 24

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 25

November 5, 12, 19. 26

December 3, 10, 17

2 small group mentoring sessions - also on Tuesdays 2pm to 6pm UK time:

Either:

January 14 or 21 2025

or

February 11 or 18 2025 (you choose)

One-to-one Mentoring:

3 x 1-hour sessions on days / times to suit you

Performance Evaluation:

Any time after your one-to-one mentoring is complete.


Description

Are you a coach, aspiring coach or Clean Language facilitator? Or a manager, consultant, HR specialist, health worker or leader who would like to gain skills in coaching with Clean Language? Would you like to gain formal accreditation as a coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF)?

Join our Clean Coach Certification Programme to gain training in clean coaching which also forms the basis of your application to become an Associate Accredited Coach (ACC).

The ICF is the leading global organisation for coaches and coaching, dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. ICF accreditation is often required by those procuring coaching services - as a guarantee of quality.

The ICF defines coaching as: Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential.

We recognised this definition as being a good fit with what happens during Clean Language sessions, and together with our colleagues in Sweden - Lena Sobel and Søren Holm, both experienced ICF coaches - we set out to create an accredited course that would allow coaches to make full use of Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling within their coaching practice.

During the course you will:

  • Establish definitions for coaching, Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling and learn how they can combine to produce powerful and often life-changing experiences for your clients.
  • Learn the basic clean questions of David Grove and how they can be used for maximum effect.
  • Practice Caitlin Walker's Clean Set Up model and ascertain different ways this can be used in a coaching context.
  • Find out how to use clean and clean-ish questions to reach and maintain agreements with clients, both at the start of a series of sessions and at the start of each individual session.
  • Discover how to identify problem statements, remedy statements, desired outcomes and resources and how to use clean questions to direct clients' attention more to desired outcomes and resources.
  • Determine which are the best clean questions for moving a client's attention from their conceptual, everyday world, towards a more metaphorical or symbolic expression of that world.
  • Learn how you can help your client to clarify the structure of their thinking by developing the unconscious metaphors they use.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the importance of metaphors in everyday communication and in coaching.
  • Find out how using Clean Language is a natural way to cultivate trust and safety with your client.
  • Participate in coaching practice sessions that will bring you rich personal development - as essential ingredient in becoming a coach.
  • Practice the Clean Feedback model during these sessions and integrate this into your coaching practice too.
  • Improve your listening skills and develop your coaching presence.
  • Discover how to partner with your client to design goals, actions and accountability measures that integrate and expand new learning.
  • Learn how the skills of Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling relate to the ICF Core Competencies.
  • Understand the ICF Code of Ethics and what needs to happen for you to apply it in your own coaching practice.
  • Have access to an online manual and to the Clean Campus - our online community of practice, where you can meet and practise with others on the course and with participants from other clean courses.

The training is either delivered in-person or over Zoom.

The in-person training will take place over two 4-day modules. Some sessions will be devoted to practice where you will receive feedback from experienced clean coaches who have already gained their accreditation with the ICF. During other sessions there'll be teaching, discussion, shorter practice activities, demonstrations and time for reflection. There will also be two sessions of group mentoring which will be delivered over Zoom on Saturday mornings. You will also receive 3 hours of 1-2-1 mentoring, also over Zoom.

The Zoom based training will take place over 17 x 4-hour sessions via Zoom. Some sessions will be devoted to practice where you will receive feedback from experienced clean coaches who have already gained their accreditation with the ICF. During other sessions there'll be teaching, discussion, shorter practice activities, demonstrations and time for reflection. The final two sessions will be group mentoring and you will also receive 3 hours of 1-2-1 mentoring. 

The Clean Coach Certification Programme is run according to clean principles, which means that although we’ll be going in a definite direction, the way we get there will be partly down to you and your needs, your questions and your interests. From the outset we’ll be discovering what kind of training you would like to have and we’ll be tailoring what we do to meet your needs. We’ll be checking in with you regularly, because we know that your ideas about what you’d like to have happen are likely to change as new information - about yourself, the process and the course itself - becomes available. 

We’ll be respecting and encouraging diverse thinking. We’ll be welcoming your contributions and your questions and we’ll be suggesting you ask them as they occur to you, so that your learning can happen in the moment. We love helping people to learn the skills of Clean Coaching - and to witness the personal development that occurs when these skills are put into practice. We hope you’ll find this programme fun, interesting and challenging, that you’ll enjoy the whole experience and that you’ll learn a lot.

This Clean Coach Certification Programme is accredited as an ICF Level 1 programme. It includes 52 hours training, 10 hours mentoring and your performance evaluation (where you record and transcribe a coaching session and submit this for evaluation). To gain the ACC accredition you will also need to do 100 hours of client coaching and pass the ICF's Credentialling Exam. Please note that there is an additional fee, payable to the ICF, for the credentialling process.

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Your trainer(s)

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

The Clean Coach Certification Program is one of the best, if not the very best, training programs in which I have participated in any topic. I started the program with an ICF Professional Coach Certification credential and many years of coaching experience. The program has made me a much more confident, relaxed and effective coach. Through highly interactive training sessions with two of the leaders in the field of Clean, Marian Way and Caitlin Walker, the other participants and I practiced progressively more specific and nuanced coaching skills that culminated in our ability to ‘know what we were up to’ to benefit our clients. One thing that made this training so effective and unique was how it was organically designed to meet the specific needs of our group of students. By observing our practice sessions and reviewing the resulting transcripts, Marian not only gave us valuable feedback, but she determined what we needed and then designed our next class around that. I have participated in very good trainings before, but they have all been scripted in advance, so did not feel as personally valuable or impactful to me. Marian and Caitlin really walked their talk and were constantly willing to explore what came up in our group. I continue to be amazed by the profound effect on my clients from providing them the space, curiosity and attention to get in touch with their subconscious metaphorical landscapes. The Clean approach to coaching quite simply changed my life for the better. How’s that for value! I highly recommend jumping at the chance to take this course and any other programs that Marian and Caitlin come up with.

Lisa Taylor

This is the best training workshop experience I've had in my professional career. How the programme is structured and organized, and the support are all exemplary. And Marian Way is a superb teacher who makes complex Clean Language topics easily understandable - generous, always on focus, and kind. And most valuable is her rich experience and knowledge. Best of all is learning a whole new way to become an even better coach, transcending the role of just being a provider of advice or just some accountability project manager, but facilitating true genuine self-directed life-changing transformation for clients, on their own terms. And that it also qualifies for ICF certification is just the icing on the cake. I cannot recommend this training and development programme for coaches highly enough.

Jonn Kares

I started the Clean Coach Certification programme after a few years of deciding what would be the best next step for me to combine Clean Language skills with a planned programme of study to help me develop the next stage of my career. I am a nurse, working in healthcare and knew that I wanted a more focused approach to support the change that I wanted in my career. I joined the Clean Coach Certification programme with some trepidation as I expected it to be mainly experienced coaches and I would feel an outsider! That was not the case at all. The design of the programme and the skills of the leaders allowed me to fully engage in the process of exploring and challenging myself. I had attended some Clean Language skills training before, but as a face-to-face programme, and discovered the power of using clean questions in many conversations. This training was online, delivered over a few weeks (which went by too quickly) and I remain amazed at how much I grew in my skills and enthusiasm for coaching using CL. So much so, that I am now describing myself as a coach and changing how I earn a living! The focus of this training is the development of skills via practice and feedback, just what I needed to develop my confidence and areas of development/training need. And…I have made new friends from across the world. I would recommend this training for anyone who wants to put their heart, as well as their head, into their coaching practice. I learnt so much about who I am as a coach and what I bring.

Sue Cradock
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Clean Coach Certification Programme (ICF ACC)

Tuesdays 10 September 2024 to 18 February 2025, 9am to 1pm (UK) each day

Price: £3210 + VAT (Or pay £1210 + VAT plus 4 instalments of £525 + VAT.) We'd like to talk with you before you book your place, so we and you can make sure this is the right programme for you. Click 'book online' below to book a 30-min chat with Marian Way.

Book online

All event bookings are subject to our terms of sale.

Venue details

The Clean Coach Certification Programme consists of:

15 training sessions - all on Tuesdays, 9am to 1pm UK time:

September 10, 17, 24

October 1, 8, 15, 22, 25

November 5, 12, 19. 26

December 3, 10, 17

2 small group mentoring sessions - also on Tuesdays 9am to 1pm UK time:

Either:

January 14 or 21 2025

or

February 11 or 18 2025 (you choose)

One-to-one Mentoring:

3 x 1-hour sessions on days / times to suit you

Performance Evaluation:

Any time after your one-to-one mentoring is complete.


Description

Are you a coach, aspiring coach or Clean Language facilitator? Or a manager, consultant, HR specialist, health worker or leader who would like to gain skills in coaching with Clean Language? Would you like to gain formal accreditation as a coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF)?

Join our Clean Coach Certification Programme to gain training in clean coaching which also forms the basis of your application to become an Associate Accredited Coach (ACC).

The ICF is the leading global organisation for coaches and coaching, dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. ICF accreditation is often required by those procuring coaching services - as a guarantee of quality.

The ICF defines coaching as: Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential.

We recognised this definition as being a good fit with what happens during Clean Language sessions, and together with our colleagues in Sweden - Lena Sobel and Søren Holm, both experienced ICF coaches - we set out to create an accredited course that would allow coaches to make full use of Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling within their coaching practice.

During the course you will:

  • Establish definitions for coaching, Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling and learn how they can combine to produce powerful and often life-changing experiences for your clients.
  • Learn the basic clean questions of David Grove and how they can be used for maximum effect.
  • Practice Caitlin Walker's Clean Set Up model and ascertain different ways this can be used in a coaching context.
  • Find out how to use clean and clean-ish questions to reach and maintain agreements with clients, both at the start of a series of sessions and at the start of each individual session.
  • Discover how to identify problem statements, remedy statements, desired outcomes and resources and how to use clean questions to direct clients' attention more to desired outcomes and resources.
  • Determine which are the best clean questions for moving a client's attention from their conceptual, everyday world, towards a more metaphorical or symbolic expression of that world.
  • Learn how you can help your client to clarify the structure of their thinking by developing the unconscious metaphors they use.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the importance of metaphors in everyday communication and in coaching.
  • Find out how using Clean Language is a natural way to cultivate trust and safety with your client.
  • Participate in coaching practice sessions that will bring you rich personal development - as essential ingredient in becoming a coach.
  • Practice the Clean Feedback model during these sessions and integrate this into your coaching practice too.
  • Improve your listening skills and develop your coaching presence.
  • Discover how to partner with your client to design goals, actions and accountability measures that integrate and expand new learning.
  • Learn how the skills of Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling relate to the ICF Core Competencies.
  • Understand the ICF Code of Ethics and what needs to happen for you to apply it in your own coaching practice.
  • Have access to an online manual and to the Clean Campus - our online community of practice, where you can meet and practise with others on the course and with participants from other clean courses.

The training is either delivered in-person or over Zoom.

The in-person training will take place over two 4-day modules. Some sessions will be devoted to practice where you will receive feedback from experienced clean coaches who have already gained their accreditation with the ICF. During other sessions there'll be teaching, discussion, shorter practice activities, demonstrations and time for reflection. There will also be two sessions of group mentoring which will be delivered over Zoom on Saturday mornings. You will also receive 3 hours of 1-2-1 mentoring, also over Zoom.

The Zoom based training will take place over 17 x 4-hour sessions via Zoom. Some sessions will be devoted to practice where you will receive feedback from experienced clean coaches who have already gained their accreditation with the ICF. During other sessions there'll be teaching, discussion, shorter practice activities, demonstrations and time for reflection. The final two sessions will be group mentoring and you will also receive 3 hours of 1-2-1 mentoring. 

The Clean Coach Certification Programme is run according to clean principles, which means that although we’ll be going in a definite direction, the way we get there will be partly down to you and your needs, your questions and your interests. From the outset we’ll be discovering what kind of training you would like to have and we’ll be tailoring what we do to meet your needs. We’ll be checking in with you regularly, because we know that your ideas about what you’d like to have happen are likely to change as new information - about yourself, the process and the course itself - becomes available. 

We’ll be respecting and encouraging diverse thinking. We’ll be welcoming your contributions and your questions and we’ll be suggesting you ask them as they occur to you, so that your learning can happen in the moment. We love helping people to learn the skills of Clean Coaching - and to witness the personal development that occurs when these skills are put into practice. We hope you’ll find this programme fun, interesting and challenging, that you’ll enjoy the whole experience and that you’ll learn a lot.

This Clean Coach Certification Programme is accredited as an ICF Level 1 programme. It includes 52 hours training, 10 hours mentoring and your performance evaluation (where you record and transcribe a coaching session and submit this for evaluation). To gain the ACC accredition you will also need to do 100 hours of client coaching and pass the ICF's Credentialling Exam. Please note that there is an additional fee, payable to the ICF, for the credentialling process.

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Our learning philosophy (docx 15KB)


Your trainer(s)

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

The Clean Coach Certification Program is one of the best, if not the very best, training programs in which I have participated in any topic. I started the program with an ICF Professional Coach Certification credential and many years of coaching experience. The program has made me a much more confident, relaxed and effective coach. Through highly interactive training sessions with two of the leaders in the field of Clean, Marian Way and Caitlin Walker, the other participants and I practiced progressively more specific and nuanced coaching skills that culminated in our ability to ‘know what we were up to’ to benefit our clients. One thing that made this training so effective and unique was how it was organically designed to meet the specific needs of our group of students. By observing our practice sessions and reviewing the resulting transcripts, Marian not only gave us valuable feedback, but she determined what we needed and then designed our next class around that. I have participated in very good trainings before, but they have all been scripted in advance, so did not feel as personally valuable or impactful to me. Marian and Caitlin really walked their talk and were constantly willing to explore what came up in our group. I continue to be amazed by the profound effect on my clients from providing them the space, curiosity and attention to get in touch with their subconscious metaphorical landscapes. The Clean approach to coaching quite simply changed my life for the better. How’s that for value! I highly recommend jumping at the chance to take this course and any other programs that Marian and Caitlin come up with.

Lisa Taylor

This is the best training workshop experience I've had in my professional career. How the programme is structured and organized, and the support are all exemplary. And Marian Way is a superb teacher who makes complex Clean Language topics easily understandable - generous, always on focus, and kind. And most valuable is her rich experience and knowledge. Best of all is learning a whole new way to become an even better coach, transcending the role of just being a provider of advice or just some accountability project manager, but facilitating true genuine self-directed life-changing transformation for clients, on their own terms. And that it also qualifies for ICF certification is just the icing on the cake. I cannot recommend this training and development programme for coaches highly enough.

Jonn Kares

I started the Clean Coach Certification programme after a few years of deciding what would be the best next step for me to combine Clean Language skills with a planned programme of study to help me develop the next stage of my career. I am a nurse, working in healthcare and knew that I wanted a more focused approach to support the change that I wanted in my career. I joined the Clean Coach Certification programme with some trepidation as I expected it to be mainly experienced coaches and I would feel an outsider! That was not the case at all. The design of the programme and the skills of the leaders allowed me to fully engage in the process of exploring and challenging myself. I had attended some Clean Language skills training before, but as a face-to-face programme, and discovered the power of using clean questions in many conversations. This training was online, delivered over a few weeks (which went by too quickly) and I remain amazed at how much I grew in my skills and enthusiasm for coaching using CL. So much so, that I am now describing myself as a coach and changing how I earn a living! The focus of this training is the development of skills via practice and feedback, just what I needed to develop my confidence and areas of development/training need. And…I have made new friends from across the world. I would recommend this training for anyone who wants to put their heart, as well as their head, into their coaching practice. I learnt so much about who I am as a coach and what I bring.

Sue Cradock
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Clean Agile Systems Coaching

ICP-SYS: Clean Agile Systems Coaching

Monday 9 to Thursday 12 September 2024, 1pm to 5pm BST each day

Price: £700.00 (£840 inc VAT)

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Description

**Receive 10% discount on this course with the code: CleanLearning10

***If you have previously attended "Clean for Teams" you may join this course for half-price. Please contact us for the relevant discount code.

 

ICP-SYS: Clean Agile Systems Coaching is an entry-level course for those wishing to experience Systemic Modelling - a new way for people to learn about one another in groups, enabling them to move away from contempt and competition and towards curiosity and collaboration. 

Systemic Modelling is the brainchild of Caitlin Walker, author of From Contempt to Curiosity. When a few clean questions led her to a greater understanding of herself and a dramatic shift in her life, she decided to adapt the one-to-one therapeutic method developed by David Grove to create a robust methodology that would work for groups and organisations.

Clean Learning fully endorses this course offered by Agile Affinity. Moreover, Caitlin runs the ICP-SYS herself on specific dates. It is also the only ICP-SYS course to cover the prerequisites to continue onto the Systemic Modelling Rolling Programme. 


Your trainer(s)

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Caitlin Walker PhD

Director

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.

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John Barratt

John is a Certified Enterprise Coach and ICAgile Expert who loves seeing individuals, teams, and organisations become the best they can be. He does this using a mixture of coaching approaches embedded with the agile mindset. John spends most of his time supporting organisations to descale and become more resilient.


Venue

Online via Zoom

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Advanced Fine Tuning

Fridays August 23, 30 and September 6, 13, 20, 27 2024 2pm to 5.30pm BST each day

Price: £600.00 (£720 inc VAT)

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Venue details

Buy four Rolling Programme modules and save £400

Buy eight Rolling Programme modules and save £1600

Fridays:

  • August 23, 30
  • September 06, 13, 20, 27

Description

To truly excel in any skill, it is essential to practise and receive feedback from an experienced practitioner who can help you refine your abilities. Our six half-day online ‘Advanced Fine Tuning’ modules provide the perfect opportunity to gain valuable practice and receive targeted instruction in Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling from James Lawley and Marian Way. The focus will be on understanding the nuanced aspects that arise during a session so you can improve your facilitation skills.

The majority of our time will be dedicated to individual Symbolic Modelling sessions, with one participant acting as the facilitator while another assumes the client role, and with the rest of the group observing. As the session progresses, the trainer may intervene to offer you coaching in the moment, or you may receive feedback after the session. The trainers also will devise different activities, including bringing in inexperienced clients for you to work with.

Although the format will remain largely consistent, the content of each half-day session will vary depending on what’s happening within the Symbolic Modelling and on the interests of the group; throughout James and Marian will offer tailored instruction based on the group’s needs. Maximum group size is 12 to ensure there is plenty of time for individual attention.

To join a group, you will need to be at or close to Clean Facilitator Level 1. If you’re not sure whether this will be a good fit with your skills, please book a chat with Marian or send her an email.

The criteria for Clean Facilitator level 1 are shown in this document:

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James Lawley

James Lawley studied with David Grove for 12 years and is the co-developer of Symbolic Modelling, and co-author of Metaphors in Mind. He teaches Symbolic Modelling to therapists, counsellors, coaches, managers and teachers throughout the world.

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.


Venue

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Fine Tuning

Fridays August 23, 30 and September 6, 13, 20, 27 2024 9am to 12.30pm BST each day

Price: £600.00 (£720 inc VAT)

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All event bookings are subject to our terms of sale.

Venue details

Buy four Rolling Programme modules and save £400

Buy eight Rolling Programme modules and save £1600

Buy Core Skills + Fine Tuning and save £200

Fridays:

  • August 23, 30
  • September 06, 13, 20, 27

Description

Practice, along with feedback from a skilled practitioner who can help you to polish your skills, are key to getting really good at any skill. And these 3-day in-person or 6 x half-day online modules offer an opportunity for you to gain that practice, along with targeted tuition to help you to learn the nuances that arise within individual Clean Language, Symbolic Modelling & Clean Space sessions, and that will make all the difference to your facilitation skills. While the agenda will be emergent and formed in response to what is happening in the group, we’ll typically cover how to work with binds along with other advanced concepts and there will also be an opportunity for formal assessment for those working towards Certified Clean Facilitator Level 1.

This will all take place in a small group (no more than 6 participants per trainer). The majority of the time will be taken up with individual sessions where one participant is the facilitator, with another as client and everyone else observing. At the end of each session everyone will be invited to give feedback to the facilitator, so that everyone learns from what’s happening. Or you can choose to have feedback and coaching during the session. The format will be similar each time while the content of the events will vary according to what happens in the individual sessions.

The trainer will be offering tuition throughout the event, according to the group’s needs. So binds will be taught when a bind arises in someone’s landscape, the PRO Model will be revised when it becomes clear when there’s a need for that within the group, and so on. In this way, no time is wasted; everything you learn will be relevant to you and where you are with your learning right now.

If you wish to become a Certified Clean Facilitator, there will be an opportunity within each module for formal assessment against the Level 1 criteria (see below) – and when you are ready, we will record a session to send to a second assessor. (No extra charge for assessment.) Most people will need to attend three or more “Fine Tuning” modules to reach the required skill level. Formal assessment is optional; if you are already a certified facilitator or if you don’t want to be assessed or certified, you are just as welcome and you will have just as much facilitation and feedback time as everyone else.

Please note that to complete the Certified Clean Facilitator Certification, you will also need to attend a Clean Space workshop at some point and be prepared to demonstrate your Clean Space skills during one of the Fine Tuning modules.

Join us for this rolling programme of 3-day or 6 half-day modules on your way to becoming a top-class Clean Facilitator.


Who is it for?

These modules are for you if you:

  • Have completed Clean Language: Core Skills
  • Have the basics and want to take your practice further
  • Want to get really good at these skills and understand that this will take time, lots of practice and expert feedback from a skilled facilitator
  • Want to understand more of the nuances involved in this work, that may only arise from time to time in individual sessions
  • Want to improve your modelling skills
  • Want to learn how to work with binds and double binds
  • Are interested in becoming a Certified Clean Facilitator (Level 1)
  • Are willing to do what it takes to get really good at these skills
  • Want to bring a client along and get feedback on how you work with someone who has not had training in Clean Language (optional)

What will I gain?

  • Individual practice and feedback from your fellow participants and the trainer
  • Hone your observation, calibration and feedback skills as you observe other participants at work
  • Work towards Certified Clean Facilitator (Level 1) status
  • Highly targeted tuition to meet the needs of those in the group
  • Meet others who are at a similar level to you, so you can form practice partnerships / groups outside of the modules
  • Learn more nuances of Clean Language, Symbolic Modelling and Clean Space
  • Learn advanced techniques and models that are not taught on our Core Skills training (e.g. working with binds, REPROC model, working with line of sight)

Pre-requisites

To join this programme, you must have attended Clean Language: Core Skills at least once (or equivalent training from another provider). You will also find it helpful to read Clean Approaches for Coaches by Marian Way.

Contact us if you would be interested in an online version of this event.

Criteria_for_CF_level_1.pdf (pdf 168KB)


Your trainer(s)

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

Marian tailors each session to the needs of the participants and, with exquisite patience, covers all the questions that we have, no matter how simple or complex. At the beginning of a session, we might cover some of the theory and concepts and then we get to practise, practise, practise, taking it in turn to be the facilitator, observer or client. We also get the chance to do longer sessions without interruptions so that we can experience all the phases of a symbolic modelling session from beginning to end which is incredibly useful. Fine Tuning is a thorough process that is customised to the needs of the participants and that gently but surely leads you to becoming more experienced and confident with your Clean facilitation skills.

Christiane Livingston

The three days of Fine Tuning were a real gift for me, enabling a quantum leap in my knowledge and understanding of the clean philosophy as well as my personal understanding and development. The group and the different topics each of us chose opened a new way into my inner thinking and model of the world. You created and held the space to enable my new insights - and by being confident that something good and valuable would emerge you conducted the training in a different way to most trainers, who try to demonstrate that they have the golden key or silver bullet to solve or improve everything. A huge thank you full of gratitude for the three days.

Frank

I have always found Marian's teaching and feedback focussed and extremely helpful. She is one of the best teachers I know. The teaching on each course was always layered so that we learned and experienced everything in tandem, with plenty of relevant examples from her experience. Being encouraged to have specific learning goals and getting focussed feedback afterwards was very helpful. Supported self-feedback was always encouraged and is a useful skill to learn. The quality of feedback was always excellent as Marian always pays exquisite attention and knows exactly where a landscape unravelled or a more helpful direction could have been chosen. This clarity enhanced my learning journey and has given me a voice in my ear when I find myself in similar situations now.

Alison Flanagan
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Northern Taste of Clean 2024 - special price

Saturday 27 to Sunday 28 July 2024, 9:30am to 5:30pm BST each day

Price: £75.00 (£90 inc VAT)

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All event bookings are subject to our terms of sale.

Venue details


Description

A spicy mix of Clean-oriented research, business, music, 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.

Join us for a 2-day smorgasbord of Clean Language-based sessions, where you will be able to meet:

  • 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 who will help you see how clean relates to these different practices. In previous years this has included other coaching and therapy processes, rapping, Zen meditation, drawing and clowning and we've discovered how an experience of, say, meditation or clowning, can inform our 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 will rise and shine and energise. Then we'll work in threes and help each to do a ‘Clean Set Up’ for the event. 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 there are also Shaun's fantastic and famous, healthy vegetarian lunches each day - a real feast for your eyes and your tastebuds.

On the Saturday, we will stop for a break between 6 and 7pm and later you can join us for supper and stories around the fire.

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, please bring them along.


Your trainer(s)

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Caitlin Walker PhD

Director

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.

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Shaun Hotchkiss

Director

Shaun is a facilitator of groups and organisations. He has a strong, calm energy for managing drama and conflict. He is also a highly skilled UKCP psychotherapist, and the world's most experienced "Whirly Gig" facilitator.


Venue

The Practice
58 Caldy Road
West Kirby, Wirral
United Kingdom
CH48 2HN

The Practice is Caitlin and Shaun’s family home and is situated on the stunning Dee estuary, with views across to North Wales. When you’re not involved with learning you can enjoy a walk along the beach or in the nearby parkland. There are plenty of reasonably-priced B&Bs nearby and West Kirby boasts many lovely pubs and restaurants.

Accomodation

The following places are all within a short walk or drive of the venue. You will need to contact them directly to book accommodation.

Caldy Warren, Caldy - Just along the road from venue

China Plate Farm, West Kirby - 2 miles from venue

Mere Brook House, Thornton Hough - 8.6 miles from venue

Hoylake Holiday Inn    0151 632 2073 

Number 15, Hoylake  -  (0)7989 743389

Hillbark Hotel & Spa, Frankby 

It’s also worth checking out airbnb.co.uk.

Directions

Train:

The nearest train station is West Kirby. Liverpool Lime Street is a 25 minute taxi journey away (Satellite Cars - 0151 201 0001)


Testimonials

The Northern Taste of Clean is a welcoming environment, we're asked to bring curiosity and openness to new ideas, and it doesn't disappoint. It feels like a full embodied weekend, where you're able to find people who have similar interest in working to unlock peoples' potential and to practically apply clean to work spaces, schools, NGOs etc. to enable communities function at their best and that is a hopeful feeling. I'm energised to explore my clean spaces.

Kimmy Bailey

Northen Taste of Clean is an amalgamation of deep and light experiential learning. An open and kind exploration of humanness yielding lots of insights and perspective shifts. You need to be ready for that though - they won't do it to or for you!

Olaf Lewitz

The Northern Taste of Clean event is the one event I really look forward to every year and it just keeps getting better and better! So much learning to be had and shared by the very best in the business - a real smorgasbord of Clean fun! The choice, variety and learning scope for gaining new skills and knowledge is vast and everyone is given the best of opportunities to meet and collaborate with some truly wonderful, highly skilled and experienced Clean professionals. What a truly incredible group of people, hosted by the two most delightfully welcoming hosts (Caitlin and Shaun) who go out of their way to open up their home to create a safe, comfortable and non-judgemental space and environment so that everyone is able to turn up, just as they are. It's events like this that are helping to build an even stronger Clean community and I already cannot wait for next year's! Thank you so much for opening me up to this beautiful world.

Jenny Ball
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Northern Taste of Clean 2024

Saturday 27 to Sunday 28 July 2024, 9:30am to 5:30pm BST each day

Price: £300.00 (£360 inc VAT)

Community price: £150.00 (£180 inc VAT)
If, for any reason you need to pay the community price, please just go ahead and choose it here.

Book your place

All event bookings are subject to our terms of sale.

Venue details


Description

A spicy mix of Clean-oriented research, business, music, 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.

Join us for a 2-day smorgasbord of Clean Language-based sessions, where you will be able to meet:

  • 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 who will help you see how clean relates to these different practices. In previous years this has included other coaching and therapy processes, rapping, Zen meditation, drawing and clowning and we've discovered how an experience of, say, meditation or clowning, can inform our 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 will rise and shine and energise. Then we'll work in threes and help each to do a ‘Clean Set Up’ for the event. 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 there are also Shaun's fantastic and famous, healthy vegetarian lunches each day - a real feast for your eyes and your tastebuds.

On the Saturday, we will stop for a break between 6 and 7pm and later you can join us for supper and stories around the fire.

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, please bring them along.


Your trainer(s)

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Caitlin Walker PhD

Director

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.

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Shaun Hotchkiss

Director

Shaun is a facilitator of groups and organisations. He has a strong, calm energy for managing drama and conflict. He is also a highly skilled UKCP psychotherapist, and the world's most experienced "Whirly Gig" facilitator.


Venue

The Practice
58 Caldy Road
West Kirby, Wirral
United Kingdom
CH48 2HN

The Practice is Caitlin and Shaun’s family home and is situated on the stunning Dee estuary, with views across to North Wales. When you’re not involved with learning you can enjoy a walk along the beach or in the nearby parkland. There are plenty of reasonably-priced B&Bs nearby and West Kirby boasts many lovely pubs and restaurants.

Accomodation

The following places are all within a short walk or drive of the venue. You will need to contact them directly to book accommodation.

Caldy Warren, Caldy - Just along the road from venue

China Plate Farm, West Kirby - 2 miles from venue

Mere Brook House, Thornton Hough - 8.6 miles from venue

Hoylake Holiday Inn    0151 632 2073 

Number 15, Hoylake  -  (0)7989 743389

Hillbark Hotel & Spa, Frankby 

It’s also worth checking out airbnb.co.uk.

Directions

Train:

The nearest train station is West Kirby. Liverpool Lime Street is a 25 minute taxi journey away (Satellite Cars - 0151 201 0001)


Testimonials

The Northern Taste of Clean is a welcoming environment, we're asked to bring curiosity and openness to new ideas, and it doesn't disappoint. It feels like a full embodied weekend, where you're able to find people who have similar interest in working to unlock peoples' potential and to practically apply clean to work spaces, schools, NGOs etc. to enable communities function at their best and that is a hopeful feeling. I'm energised to explore my clean spaces.

Kimmy Bailey

Northen Taste of Clean is an amalgamation of deep and light experiential learning. An open and kind exploration of humanness yielding lots of insights and perspective shifts. You need to be ready for that though - they won't do it to or for you!

Olaf Lewitz

The Northern Taste of Clean event is the one event I really look forward to every year and it just keeps getting better and better! So much learning to be had and shared by the very best in the business - a real smorgasbord of Clean fun! The choice, variety and learning scope for gaining new skills and knowledge is vast and everyone is given the best of opportunities to meet and collaborate with some truly wonderful, highly skilled and experienced Clean professionals. What a truly incredible group of people, hosted by the two most delightfully welcoming hosts (Caitlin and Shaun) who go out of their way to open up their home to create a safe, comfortable and non-judgemental space and environment so that everyone is able to turn up, just as they are. It's events like this that are helping to build an even stronger Clean community and I already cannot wait for next year's! Thank you so much for opening me up to this beautiful world.

Jenny Ball
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Clean Constellations

Thursday 25 and Friday 26 July 2024, 9.30am to 5pm each day

Price: £500.00 (£600 inc VAT)

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Venue details

Please note that we need 10 people to book by June 15th to make this workshop viable.


Description

Clean Constellations is a blend of Systemic Constellations and Clean Space. In a constellations process, the client brings an issue and other people from the group are invited to become ‘representatives’ of various aspects of the client’s issue. These representatives are invited to express their experience of being in a certain space or role as the client’s system becomes available for observation, questioning and eventual modification. 

The process becomes a Clean Constellation when the facilitator:

  • Generally takes a clean stance  - i.e. they are content to simply name with love and without judgement what they see emerging in the constellation
  • Conducts the initial interview with the client cleanly
  • Uses Clean Language when questioning the representatives
  • Is timing their questions to be a good fit with what is happening for the client and the representatives 

Whereas a clean coach works with the client’s language (verbal or non-verbal) to help a client to access their own inner wisdom, a constellator works with what s/he sees, feels, hears from outside the client’s system and questions that. A client renounces ‘control’ over what is said and done by representatives in a constellation. (In clean coaching it often takes longer for the client to relinquish ‘control’ of what is emerging and to become an observer of his / her own system. 

During this 2-day workshop you will experience at least 4 systemic constellations either in the role of client, or as a representative in the client’s constellation, or as a part of a holding circle. The experience will be decoded in the light of 5 systemic principles emanating from Bert Hellinger’s initial body of work and developed by those who followed (Albrecht Mahr, Ty Francis, Judith Hemming, Jan Jacob Stam, Daan van Kampenhout to name a few). The experience will also be reviewed from the point of view of David Grove’s Clean Space work.

How will you benefit from this workshop?

As a client you will gain additional insight into an issue from a systemic point of view i.e. it may not be all about you.

As a representative you will experience the strangeness of embodying someone or something that you cannot have prior knowledge of. You will learn that all things and people belong somewhere and your ‘foreign’ experience is recognisable as belonging to the wider experience of humanity.

As a member of the holding circle you may remain neutral to what you see and hear unfolding before you but you will not remain indifferent. Your role may change at any point.

Globally you will enrich your understanding of how systems work and why they offer such a rich field of exploration. A constellation is just one tool that facilitates this understanding. Done cleanly, a constellation is a powerful way of working with a client that does not abuse their sovereignty but does challenge control of their narrative.


Your trainer(s)

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Lynne Burney

Lynne is an expert in clean coaching techniques and has incorporated these techniques into her teaching as a practitioner of systemic interventions in the workplace and family constellations in the private sphere. She teaches coaches how to work systemically with constellations with individual clients or company teams.


Venue

The Practice
58 Caldy Road
West Kirby, Wirral
United Kingdom
CH48 2HN

The Practice is Caitlin and Shaun’s family home and is situated on the stunning Dee estuary, with views across to North Wales. When you’re not involved with learning you can enjoy a walk along the beach or in the nearby parkland. There are plenty of reasonably-priced B&Bs nearby and West Kirby boasts many lovely pubs and restaurants.

Accomodation

The following places are all within a short walk or drive of the venue. You will need to contact them directly to book accommodation.

Caldy Warren, Caldy - Just along the road from venue

China Plate Farm, West Kirby - 2 miles from venue

Mere Brook House, Thornton Hough - 8.6 miles from venue

Hoylake Holiday Inn    0151 632 2073 

Number 15, Hoylake  -  (0)7989 743389

Hillbark Hotel & Spa, Frankby 

It’s also worth checking out airbnb.co.uk.

Directions

Train:

The nearest train station is West Kirby. Liverpool Lime Street is a 25 minute taxi journey away (Satellite Cars - 0151 201 0001)

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Adventures in Clean

Sunday 21 July (2:30pm BST) to Wednesday 24 July (2pm BST), 2024

Price: £995.00 (£1194 inc VAT)

This event has sold out

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This event has now sold out. And, because we know that sometimes plans change, we've created a waiting list - please add yourself to this if you wish to be notified if a place(s) becomes available.


Description

Join us for a multi-level clean experience, with six of the world’s leading clean practitioners. Whether you choose to work on your own personal development, or focus on learning more about clean modelling, this will be a fantastic Clean Learning opportunity.

The event will centre around personal therapeutic development sessions. Everyone who attends will be facilitated by one or two of us for at least one session on a topic of their choice. If personal development is your main purpose for attending, you’ll be able to gain from several sessions over the course of the weekend. We’ll be using Clean LanguageSymbolic Modelling, Clean SpaceEmergent Knowledge and the Whirly Gig to facilitate your personal journey of insight, clarity and change.

Between your own development sessions, you can reflect, write, draw, walk, talk with other participants, observe others’ sessions, ask questions or coach someone else and be supervised by one of us. There will be several things going at once. We will often work in pairs, observing and asking each other modelling questions to learn more about how we each work. You’ll be able to observe all of this and to ask us your own modelling questions during the debrief sessions. This includes modelling what was happening in the facilitator’s mind as they were working with the client as well as modelling the unfolding structure of the session and the client’s journey.

Please note that this is a group event and all sessions will open for everyone to observe and participate. Everyone who attends the event will be expected to take part in at least one personal development session.


Your trainer(s)

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Caitlin Walker PhD

Director

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.

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James Lawley

James Lawley studied with David Grove for 12 years and is the co-developer of Symbolic Modelling, and co-author of Metaphors in Mind. He teaches Symbolic Modelling to therapists, counsellors, coaches, managers and teachers throughout the world.

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Penny Tompkins

Penny Tompkins co-developed Symbolic Modelling and is co-author of Metaphors in Mind. She is a leader in the field of autogenic metaphor and systemic change, and is a psychotherapist registered with the UKCP.

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Shaun Hotchkiss

Director

Shaun is a facilitator of groups and organisations. He has a strong, calm energy for managing drama and conflict. He is also a highly skilled UKCP psychotherapist, and the world's most experienced "Whirly Gig" facilitator.

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Phil Swallow

Phil has worked closely with leaders in the developing field of clean approaches, both in UK and France, as experienced facilitator, co-trainer and assessor.


Venue

The Practice
58 Caldy Road
West Kirby, Wirral
United Kingdom
CH48 2HN

The Practice is Caitlin and Shaun’s family home and is situated on the stunning Dee estuary, with views across to North Wales. When you’re not involved with learning you can enjoy a walk along the beach or in the nearby parkland. There are plenty of reasonably-priced B&Bs nearby and West Kirby boasts many lovely pubs and restaurants.

Accomodation

The following places are all within a short walk or drive of the venue. You will need to contact them directly to book accommodation.

Caldy Warren, Caldy - Just along the road from venue

China Plate Farm, West Kirby - 2 miles from venue

Mere Brook House, Thornton Hough - 8.6 miles from venue

Hoylake Holiday Inn    0151 632 2073 

Number 15, Hoylake  -  (0)7989 743389

Hillbark Hotel & Spa, Frankby 

It’s also worth checking out airbnb.co.uk.

Directions

Train:

The nearest train station is West Kirby. Liverpool Lime Street is a 25 minute taxi journey away (Satellite Cars - 0151 201 0001)


Testimonials

I had a full weekend of experiencing how it feels to be in charge of my change and how valuable that is. I am still discovering what has come up in my sessions and how it affects my life. I liked the set-up of having the 6 top Clean Language facilitators not only sharing their expertise but also learning openly from each other. It was a warm and fuzzy atmosphere for everyone to let go of their facades and be truly themselves.

Gudrun Stolzenburg, Coach

I’m so glad I listened to my heart and came on this weekend. I enjoyed getting to know myself in a deep way. I am on my authentic/divine path and am letting go of anything that is holding me back! It was also truly fascinating to see how other people tick. Watching the different expert facilitators work was fascinating and the opportunity to ask questions at the end really helped my learning. Great trainers, great group. Thank you for sharing your family home so generously with us. I loved the learning, the sharing, the freedom, the pacing, getting to know new people, the wonderful vegetarian food. It was a totally unique experience and one of the best weekends of my life! I would not change a thing. I loved it!

Ruth Huckle, Teacher

If there were a Glastonbury festival for the mind, this would be a pass to the backstage party.

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Clean Language Practice Group

Monday 15 July 2024, 7pm to 9pm BST

Price: £8.33 (£9.996 inc VAT)

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Buy a year's membership of the group for £60 (plus VAT)


Description

The Clean Language Practice Group (formerly the Hampshire Practice Group) is designed to help you build your Clean Language skills in a fun and friendly environment. Marian Way runs the group and welcomes practice session topics from group members. She sends an invitation to each event between 7-14 days beforehand which includes details of the topic and what will happen. Sign up to receive these here.

The sessions last for 2 hours and newcomers are welcome.


Who is it for?

  • Anyone who has done some training in Clean Language - even if only a few days or a few hours
  • Anyone who is curious about clean approaches and wants to discover more

What will I gain?

  • Build your skills in Clean Language, Symbolic Modelling, Systemic Modelling, Clean Interviewing, Clean Space and Emergent Knowledge
  • Try out and refine new ideas and activities
  • Meet like-minded people to practise with
  • Expect a friendly, open and honest environment.

Your trainer(s)

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.


Venue

Online via Zoom

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Clean for Teams

Monday 15 to Thursday 18 July 2024, 1pm to 5pm BST each day

Price: £600.00 (£720 inc VAT)

Community price: £410.00 (£492 inc VAT)
If, for any reason you need to pay the community price, please just go ahead and choose it here.

Book your place

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Venue details


Description

Clean for Teams is an entry-level workshop / webinar series for those wishing to experience Systemic Modelling - a new way for people to learn about one another in groups, enabling them to move away from contempt and competition and towards curiosity and collaboration. 

Our facilitators will treat you as though you are a ‘real’ team, encouraging you to notice patterns in yourself and others and to collaborate so that each of you is learning at your best within a diverse group. In this way, you’ll be a recipient of Systemic Modelling (rather than a facilitator) and you will gain a direct experience of the benefits and challenges of being facilitated cleanly.

You may, of course, ask any questions about what the facilitators are doing and you can expect to take away ideas for putting what you’re learning into practice with your own groups or teams.

Systemic Modelling is the brainchild of Caitlin Walker, author of From Contempt to Curiosity. When a few clean questions led her to a greater understanding of herself and a dramatic shift in her life, she decided to adapt the one-to-one therapeutic method developed by David Grove to create a robust methodology that would work for groups and organisations.

Now you can experience the power of these questions – and Caitlin’s group methodology – for yourself in this fabulous, fascinating and fast-moving 2-day workshop or via 4 x 4-hour interactive Zoom sessions.

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.

Caitlin 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

Your trainer(s)

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Caitlin Walker PhD

Director

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

An excellent interactive workshop where we got to use the tools to increase learning, clarity and effective communication.

Nick Simmonds, Coach

Excellent blend of theory and practice with some useful models and techniques - and a great bunch of delegates to work with. I got lots of really practical advice from Caitlin.

Sally Bean

A great course exploring the basics of Systemic Modelling. It left me wanting to delve deeper and learn more, so that I can take this incredible tool and use it with my clients.

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Clean for Teams

Monday 15 to Thursday 18 July 2024, 7:30am to 11:30am BST each day

Price: £600.00 (£720 inc VAT)

Community price: £410.00 (£492 inc VAT)
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Description

Clean for Teams is an entry-level workshop / webinar series for those wishing to experience Systemic Modelling - a new way for people to learn about one another in groups, enabling them to move away from contempt and competition and towards curiosity and collaboration. 

Our facilitators will treat you as though you are a ‘real’ team, encouraging you to notice patterns in yourself and others and to collaborate so that each of you is learning at your best within a diverse group. In this way, you’ll be a recipient of Systemic Modelling (rather than a facilitator) and you will gain a direct experience of the benefits and challenges of being facilitated cleanly.

You may, of course, ask any questions about what the facilitators are doing and you can expect to take away ideas for putting what you’re learning into practice with your own groups or teams.

Systemic Modelling is the brainchild of Caitlin Walker, author of From Contempt to Curiosity. When a few clean questions led her to a greater understanding of herself and a dramatic shift in her life, she decided to adapt the one-to-one therapeutic method developed by David Grove to create a robust methodology that would work for groups and organisations.

Now you can experience the power of these questions – and Caitlin’s group methodology – for yourself in this fabulous, fascinating and fast-moving 2-day workshop or via 4 x 4-hour interactive Zoom sessions.

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.

Caitlin 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

Your trainer(s)

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Caitlin Walker PhD

Director

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

An excellent interactive workshop where we got to use the tools to increase learning, clarity and effective communication.

Nick Simmonds, Coach

Excellent blend of theory and practice with some useful models and techniques - and a great bunch of delegates to work with. I got lots of really practical advice from Caitlin.

Sally Bean

A great course exploring the basics of Systemic Modelling. It left me wanting to delve deeper and learn more, so that I can take this incredible tool and use it with my clients.

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Clean Coach Certification Programme (ICF ACC)

Two in-person modules: 6-9 July, 7-10 September, 9:30am to 6pm BST each day. Plus 2 online sessions, Saturday mornings in October and November (see details).

Price: £3710 + VAT (Or pay £1210 + VAT plus 4 instalments of £650 + VAT.) We'd like to talk with you before you book your place, so we and you can make sure this is the right programme for you. Click 'book online' below to book a 30-min chat with Marian Way.

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The Clean Coach Certification Programme consists of:

8 days of in-person training across two 4-day modules:

6-9 July 2024

7-10 September 2024

*Note: The times on the final in-person day, 10 September, will be 9am to 12.30pm.

2 small group mentoring sessions online - on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm UK time:

Offered online, during:

Saturday 12 or 19 October 

Saturday 9 or 16 November

* Participants will be asked to choose one October date and one November date.

One-to-one Mentoring:

3 x 1-hour sessions on days / times to suit you

Performance Evaluation:

Any time after your one-to-one mentoring is complete.


Description

Are you a coach, aspiring coach or Clean Language facilitator? Or a manager, consultant, HR specialist, health worker or leader who would like to gain skills in coaching with Clean Language? Would you like to gain formal accreditation as a coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF)?

Join our Clean Coach Certification Programme to gain training in clean coaching which also forms the basis of your application to become an Associate Accredited Coach (ACC).

The ICF is the leading global organisation for coaches and coaching, dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. ICF accreditation is often required by those procuring coaching services - as a guarantee of quality.

The ICF defines coaching as: Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential.

We recognised this definition as being a good fit with what happens during Clean Language sessions, and together with our colleagues in Sweden - Lena Sobel and Søren Holm, both experienced ICF coaches - we set out to create an accredited course that would allow coaches to make full use of Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling within their coaching practice.

During the course you will:

  • Establish definitions for coaching, Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling and learn how they can combine to produce powerful and often life-changing experiences for your clients.
  • Learn the basic clean questions of David Grove and how they can be used for maximum effect.
  • Practice Caitlin Walker's Clean Set Up model and ascertain different ways this can be used in a coaching context.
  • Find out how to use clean and clean-ish questions to reach and maintain agreements with clients, both at the start of a series of sessions and at the start of each individual session.
  • Discover how to identify problem statements, remedy statements, desired outcomes and resources and how to use clean questions to direct clients' attention more to desired outcomes and resources.
  • Determine which are the best clean questions for moving a client's attention from their conceptual, everyday world, towards a more metaphorical or symbolic expression of that world.
  • Learn how you can help your client to clarify the structure of their thinking by developing the unconscious metaphors they use.
  • Gain a deep understanding of the importance of metaphors in everyday communication and in coaching.
  • Find out how using Clean Language is a natural way to cultivate trust and safety with your client.
  • Participate in coaching practice sessions that will bring you rich personal development - as essential ingredient in becoming a coach.
  • Practice the Clean Feedback model during these sessions and integrate this into your coaching practice too.
  • Improve your listening skills and develop your coaching presence.
  • Discover how to partner with your client to design goals, actions and accountability measures that integrate and expand new learning.
  • Learn how the skills of Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling relate to the ICF Core Competencies.
  • Understand the ICF Code of Ethics and what needs to happen for you to apply it in your own coaching practice.
  • Have access to an online manual and to the Clean Campus - our online community of practice, where you can meet and practise with others on the course and with participants from other clean courses.

The training is either delivered in-person or over Zoom.

The in-person training will take place over two 4-day modules. Some sessions will be devoted to practice where you will receive feedback from experienced clean coaches who have already gained their accreditation with the ICF. During other sessions there'll be teaching, discussion, shorter practice activities, demonstrations and time for reflection. There will also be two sessions of group mentoring which will be delivered over Zoom on Saturday mornings. You will also receive 3 hours of 1-2-1 mentoring, also over Zoom.

The Zoom based training will take place over 17 x 4-hour sessions via Zoom. Some sessions will be devoted to practice where you will receive feedback from experienced clean coaches who have already gained their accreditation with the ICF. During other sessions there'll be teaching, discussion, shorter practice activities, demonstrations and time for reflection. The final two sessions will be group mentoring and you will also receive 3 hours of 1-2-1 mentoring. 

The Clean Coach Certification Programme is run according to clean principles, which means that although we’ll be going in a definite direction, the way we get there will be partly down to you and your needs, your questions and your interests. From the outset we’ll be discovering what kind of training you would like to have and we’ll be tailoring what we do to meet your needs. We’ll be checking in with you regularly, because we know that your ideas about what you’d like to have happen are likely to change as new information - about yourself, the process and the course itself - becomes available. 

We’ll be respecting and encouraging diverse thinking. We’ll be welcoming your contributions and your questions and we’ll be suggesting you ask them as they occur to you, so that your learning can happen in the moment. We love helping people to learn the skills of Clean Coaching - and to witness the personal development that occurs when these skills are put into practice. We hope you’ll find this programme fun, interesting and challenging, that you’ll enjoy the whole experience and that you’ll learn a lot.

This Clean Coach Certification Programme is accredited as an ICF Level 1 programme. It includes 52 hours training, 10 hours mentoring and your performance evaluation (where you record and transcribe a coaching session and submit this for evaluation). To gain the ACC accredition you will also need to do 100 hours of client coaching and pass the ICF's Credentialling Exam. Please note that there is an additional fee, payable to the ICF, for the credentialling process.

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Your trainer(s)

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.

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Caitlin Walker PhD

Director

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.


Venue

The Practice
58 Caldy Road
West Kirby, Wirral
United Kingdom
CH48 2HN

The Practice is Caitlin and Shaun’s family home and is situated on the stunning Dee estuary, with views across to North Wales. When you’re not involved with learning you can enjoy a walk along the beach or in the nearby parkland. There are plenty of reasonably-priced B&Bs nearby and West Kirby boasts many lovely pubs and restaurants.

Accomodation

The following places are all within a short walk or drive of the venue. You will need to contact them directly to book accommodation.

Caldy Warren, Caldy - Just along the road from venue

China Plate Farm, West Kirby - 2 miles from venue

Mere Brook House, Thornton Hough - 8.6 miles from venue

Hoylake Holiday Inn    0151 632 2073 

Number 15, Hoylake  -  (0)7989 743389

Hillbark Hotel & Spa, Frankby 

It’s also worth checking out airbnb.co.uk.

Directions

Train:

The nearest train station is West Kirby. Liverpool Lime Street is a 25 minute taxi journey away (Satellite Cars - 0151 201 0001)


Testimonials

The Clean Coach Certification Program is one of the best, if not the very best, training programs in which I have participated in any topic. I started the program with an ICF Professional Coach Certification credential and many years of coaching experience. The program has made me a much more confident, relaxed and effective coach. Through highly interactive training sessions with two of the leaders in the field of Clean, Marian Way and Caitlin Walker, the other participants and I practiced progressively more specific and nuanced coaching skills that culminated in our ability to ‘know what we were up to’ to benefit our clients. One thing that made this training so effective and unique was how it was organically designed to meet the specific needs of our group of students. By observing our practice sessions and reviewing the resulting transcripts, Marian not only gave us valuable feedback, but she determined what we needed and then designed our next class around that. I have participated in very good trainings before, but they have all been scripted in advance, so did not feel as personally valuable or impactful to me. Marian and Caitlin really walked their talk and were constantly willing to explore what came up in our group. I continue to be amazed by the profound effect on my clients from providing them the space, curiosity and attention to get in touch with their subconscious metaphorical landscapes. The Clean approach to coaching quite simply changed my life for the better. How’s that for value! I highly recommend jumping at the chance to take this course and any other programs that Marian and Caitlin come up with.

Lisa Taylor

This is the best training workshop experience I've had in my professional career. How the programme is structured and organized, and the support are all exemplary. And Marian Way is a superb teacher who makes complex Clean Language topics easily understandable - generous, always on focus, and kind. And most valuable is her rich experience and knowledge. Best of all is learning a whole new way to become an even better coach, transcending the role of just being a provider of advice or just some accountability project manager, but facilitating true genuine self-directed life-changing transformation for clients, on their own terms. And that it also qualifies for ICF certification is just the icing on the cake. I cannot recommend this training and development programme for coaches highly enough.

Jonn Kares

I started the Clean Coach Certification programme after a few years of deciding what would be the best next step for me to combine Clean Language skills with a planned programme of study to help me develop the next stage of my career. I am a nurse, working in healthcare and knew that I wanted a more focused approach to support the change that I wanted in my career. I joined the Clean Coach Certification programme with some trepidation as I expected it to be mainly experienced coaches and I would feel an outsider! That was not the case at all. The design of the programme and the skills of the leaders allowed me to fully engage in the process of exploring and challenging myself. I had attended some Clean Language skills training before, but as a face-to-face programme, and discovered the power of using clean questions in many conversations. This training was online, delivered over a few weeks (which went by too quickly) and I remain amazed at how much I grew in my skills and enthusiasm for coaching using CL. So much so, that I am now describing myself as a coach and changing how I earn a living! The focus of this training is the development of skills via practice and feedback, just what I needed to develop my confidence and areas of development/training need. And…I have made new friends from across the world. I would recommend this training for anyone who wants to put their heart, as well as their head, into their coaching practice. I learnt so much about who I am as a coach and what I bring.

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Clean Feedback: 1/2-Day Workshop

Wednesday 03 July 2024, 2.30pm to 5.30pm BST

Price: £75.00 (£90 inc VAT)

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Description

Giving and receiving feedback is an essential skill whether in a personal, educational or professional context. And, to truly excel in any skill, it is essential to practise and refine your abilities. 

Clean Feedback is a way of giving someone (or yourself) feedback that is likely to be acted upon. This is because it separates out what actually happened (evidence) from what you are making up about that event (inference) and from the impact it is having. It has the following elements:

  • What worked well for you?
  • What didn't work so well for you?
  • What would work better for you

Getting curious about evidence, inference and impact can: 

  • Help in understanding where other people are coming from and making sense of their behaviour.
  • Respect diversity in thinking and working styles and prevents miscommunication and wasted effort.
  • Avoid offence and misunderstanding that can be caused by feedback that is littered with unfounded opinions.
  • Help de-personalise criticism, by referring to the behaviour rather than the person.

The Clean Feedback model is simple, effective and adaptable for different situations. It enables equal amounts of positive and developmental information and brings the giver into the frame. Feedback says as much about the patterns of the giver as the patterns of the receiver. 

Our half-day online workshop is designed to give you the opportunity to learn or deepen your knowledge of the Clean Feedback model and to develop your skills in discerning evidence from inference from impact as well as experiencing giving and receiving Clean Feedback live in the workshop.

There will also be time for your questions and for different/further aspects of this model to emerge depending on the group's interests.


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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.

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Emily Edwards

Events Coordinator

In addition to being the Events Coordinator for Clean Learning, Emily is currently training to be an ICF-accredited coach on our Clean Coach Certification Programme. Emily is passionate about neurodiversity and inclusion.


Venue

Online via Zoom

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1-Hour Clean Language Taster

Wednesday 3 July 2024, 1.30pm to 2.30pm BST

Price: £15.00 (£18 inc VAT)

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Description

Our 1-Hour Clean Language Tasters are designed to give you an experience of Clean Language during a friendly online session. We start by asking everyone present what they want to get out of the session and then we do our best to make sure that you get what you want - whether that’s learning about Clean Language, witnessing a demonstration or finding out more about us or our products and services.

In this way, we demonstrate our clean approach at work: the session is about you and what you want, rather than about us and what we imagine you want to know. It also means each session is different and so you can join us two or three times, learning something different each time. We want to answer your questions and give you an opportunity to get to know us.


Who is it for?

This webinar is for you if you:

  • Are new to Clean Language and would like to know more
  • Have questions about Clean Language or related topics
  • Like to know about new cutting-edge coaching tools
  • Want to witness - or take part in - a Clean Language session

What will I gain?

Each webinar is different, and the content will be dependent on who takes part. Typically we cover:

  • What Clean Language is and how it originated
  • The most useful Clean Language questions
  • How to use Clean Language to develop metaphors, and so unlock the power of the unconscious mind
  • A demonstration of Clean Language in a coaching or interviewing context
  • An opportunity to get all your questions answered

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Doris Leibold

Doris has trained in Clean Language, Symbolic and Systemic Modelling. She is passionate about sharing tools and strategies that enable people to stay empowered in difficult of situations and make decisions that are in line with their values.


Venue

Online via Zoom


Testimonials

Thank you for this deep-going webinar. I benefitted in two ways: Professionally, I got a very good impression of Clean Language and how to determine when this method will be the right one for my clients. And I very much like the philosophy of David Grove. Personally, I had a deep insight what it needs to feel comfortable and have fun speaking English. And even while talking with you I felt an inner and symptomatic change. Wow. I was also very impressed by your attitude and clarity. Thank you. I'm now into Clean Language and I want to learn and experience more.

Frances Loumer
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Clean Space Fundamentals

Thursday 27 June, 2pm to 6pm BST

Price: £75.00 (£90 inc VAT)

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Description

Take 4 hours to delve into the essentials of a simple yet powerful coaching process. Experience how different spaces can stimulate various types of thinking and creativity, and learn how to make ‘space’ your co-facilitator.

We often talk about ‘looking at a problem from different angles’. We speak of ‘coming at life from a whole new direction’. We insist, ‘Well, that’s how it looks from where I’m standing!’ Yet if questioned on our choice of phrase, we would likely shrug: ‘It’s just a manner of speaking.’

Clinical psychologist and therapist David Grove wondered what might happen if we were to take phrases like these literally - and physically. What if we were to physically move in three-dimensional space to gain an actual new perspective? Might we learn new information about ourselves and the world we create around us?

David experimented over several years with these ideas, discovering how the new disciplines of self-organisation, networks, and emergence revealed previously unobserved patterns in the process of creativity and problem-solving using space. All this work culminated in the process we now know as Clean Space.

In this focused session, you will get a taste of this extraordinary - yet exquisitely simple - form of clean facilitation, designed to encourage creative emergence in individuals.


Who is it for?

  • Coaches, therapists, managers, and anyone who wants to help others to think more creatively
  • Leaders who prefer to empower people rather than telling them what to do
  • Students of Clean Language and other clean approaches
  • People who need to generate new and creative ideas for problem-solving
  • Anyone who enjoys learning new tools and different ways of thinking

What’s involved?

The workshop starts with a brief overview of the Clean Space process and its origins in David Grove’s work. You’ll engage in a 'mini Clean Space' session to whet your appetite before witnessing a longer demonstration. This will be followed by a chance for you to have a go in the role of facilitator and client. The session will provide instruction, tips, and a chance to practice, with some guidance and feedback to help you get started. You’ll leave with a foundational understanding of how to use Clean Space techniques to foster creative thinking and problem-solving, including how to facilitate the process online.

During this workshop, you will:

  • Discover how to use space as your co-facilitator
  • Gain new insights into your own world using the Clean Space system
  • Facilitate creative thinking and make transformative changes
  • Help someone to emerge their inherent creativity with minimal interference
  • Learn to embrace the concept of ‘not-knowing’ - and not needing to know
  • Unlock the potential of your imagination and creativity with this powerful introductory session.

It is our imagination and creativity which will open the doors to progress. In the search for [greater] understanding ... we need tools that have not been part of our standard education and experience, tools that will open up the territory of our mind.

Joyce Wycott, author of “Mindmapping - Your Personal Guide to Exploring Creativity and Problem Solving

The problem is never how to get new innovative thoughts into your mind, but how to get the old ones out. Every mind is a room packed with archaic furniture. Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it.

Dee Hock, founder and former CEO of Visa

Additional Information

James and Marian’s book, Insights in Space, is required reading for this course.


Your trainer(s)

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Marian Way

Director

Marian loves designing courses, leading them, writing, coaching and group facilitation. She is the author of Clean Approaches for Coaches and co-author of Insights in Space and So you want to be ... #DramaFree.


Venue

Online via Zoom

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Inside Story: Clean Scoping

The main part of this course is now complete, and available to watch on video. There will be one more live session, Thursday 28 March 2024.

Price: £100.00 (£120 inc VAT)

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This Inside Story is a masterclass on Clean Scoping, following along before and after the main scoping meeting with a new potential client. 

Clean Scoping is the exploration which happens before a contract with a client.  For a contract which does go ahead, the subsequent learning will build upon the conversations already begun in this phase - so it's a kind of foundation for later success.

This potential client is a corporate team with changes coming up. So aside from the scoping theme, it'll be especially of interest to people using Systemic Modelling for organisational development. As ever, confidentiality is essential.

 

Session dates and topics:

The main part of this course is now complete - and we've turned it into a video course for people to do in their own time.

What's online includes about 4½ hours of video from the three Inside Story sessions with Caitlin, plus some written material to read.  All of this can be gone through in your own time, on the group's locked/private online space on the Clean Campus.

 

Confidentiality statement:

  • This is an Inside Story, access to a live piece of work as it unfolds. 
  • Anyone who books onto this course is agreeing to strict confidentiality about the client, and to not sharing other people’s private thoughts and ideas which may come up during the process. 
  • You will need to sign a non-disclosure agreement before being given access to the course materials. 

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Caitlin Walker PhD

Director

Caitlin is the developer of Systemic Modelling and author of From Contempt to Curiosity. She is equally at home sharing her ideas with large audiences, facilitating change in small groups and doing deep one-to-one therapy.


Venue

Online via Zoom