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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.

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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

Northern Taste of Clean was a wonderful opportunity to be inspired by some incredible thinkers and practitioners in the field. Part retreat, part symposium, part experiential therapy... I loved it.

Rachel Gilmore

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

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