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InsideClean: How People Change

Immediate access for all four workshops in this year's series.

Price: $197

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It is twenty-five years since Penny Tompkins and James Lawley first saw remarkable therapist David Grove demonstrate Clean Language and his unique way of working with metaphor. Penny and James’s intensive study of David led to Symbolic Modelling, a method now used throughout the world in therapy, coaching, education, health, research and many other applications.

Facilitating cleanly is a craft and like all crafts there are ‘hidden’ skills that turn a technique into an art form. These series of online workshops explore what happens below the surface, behind the scenes, and inside the mind-body of some of the most experienced clean facilitators on the planet. Join us to find out how Penny and James:

  • Model symbolically
  • Decide what to pay attention to and what to ignore
  • Relate to the client, their inner world and themselves cleanly
  • Get exceptional results even though they are using the same questions as a beginner
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There are now three InsideClean series available:

Series 1 and 2

Series 1 (How do I know what question to ask?) and Series 2 (The Structure of Desire) were recorded during 2019-2020 and are now available for you to watch and learn from at your own pace. Buy both together to save money. 

Series 3: How People Change

This invaluable material for mastering the craft of Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling includes four 90-minute workshops, all at 7pm UK time:

  1. The shape of things to come: What kind of change? - Feb 22nd, 2021
  2. On the cusp: What happens just before? - May 10th, 2021
  3. New territory: What’s happening now? - July 12th, 2021
  4. After effects: Then what happens? - Oct 11th, 2021

Each module includes a workshop and a pre-workshop activity to get you in the frame of mind – and lots of post-workshop resources.

Sign up and you will also get access to special bonus material not available elsewhere.

Your trainer(s)


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.


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