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


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:

Criteria_for_CF_level_1-1.pdf (pdf 168KB)

Your trainer(s)


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.


Marian Way


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.


Online via Zoom