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Inner Child Workshop

Tuesday 2 March, 12 noon until Friday 5 March, 12:30pm

Price: £600.00 (£720 inc VAT)

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Online via Zoom

Timings within the event:

Day 1: 12 noon to 2:30pm, 3pm to 5:30pm, 6pm to 8:30pm
Days 2 and 3: 9am to 11:30am, 12 noon to 2:30pm, 3pm to 5:30pm, 6pm to 8:30pm
Day 4: 9am to 11:30am, 12 noon to 12:30pm)
All times are GM

There are 12 x 2.5-hour sessions in total and if you are in a different time zone (or just need a rest), it will be OK to miss one session per day.


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. There will be four ‘therapy’ places. 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. There will be five ‘observer’ places.

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. A week before the workshop starts there be a 1-hour ‘set up’ webinar for everyone.

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 quite ‘deep’ and a 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)


Caitlin Walker

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.


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