1. Home
  2. Events
northern-taste_2.jpg

Northern Taste of Clean 2022

9.30am 21 May - 5.30pm 22 May 2022

Price: £250.00

Community price: £125.00
If, for any reason you need to pay the community price, please just go ahead and choose it here.

Book your place

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

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, from rapping to Zen meditation, and drawing to clowning, who will help you see how clean relates to these different practices. You’ll discover how an experience of meditation or clowning can inform your 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.
Expand description

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 lunched 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)

caitlin-walker-500px.jpg

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.

Profile-Image-marian-way_500.png

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.

penny.jpg

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.jpg

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.


Venue

The Practice

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. (Prices correct Jan 2018 - please confirm before booking.)

Caldy Warren, Caldy - Just along the road from venue
Abbey House Apartment, West Kirby, 1.7 miles from venue
China Plate Farm, West Kirby - Single rooms from £40, 2 miles from venue
Peel Hey Guest House, Frankby - Rooms from £85, 2.2 miles from venue
Seaways Cottage, Hoylake - Rooms from £40, 3.2 miles from venue
Number Fifteen, Hoylake, 3.6 miles from venue
Wyngate Guest House, Hoylake - Single rooms from £50, 4.8 miles from venue
Mere Brook House, Thornton Hough - 8.6 miles from venue

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)