Entries tagged "Clean Language"

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What is the ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring?

The Institute of Leadership and Management is the UK’s largest management body who set the standard for industry-recognised, accredited leadership and management qualifications. They offer a wide variety of qualifications at various levels, delivered by recognised providers all over the country.

What is Clean Language?

Clean Language is a simple set of questions developed by counselling psychologist David Grove. These questions are used with a person's own words to direct their attention to some aspect of their own experience. Asking these questions in the right context often results in an interesting new insight or the recognition of some new possibility. And if that new possibility is then questioned using Clean Language, the result can be quite profound. Clean questions invite people to consider their experience from different perspectives and they are often surprised by their own capacity to generate new, powerful and useful ideas about their own experience.

Can I learn Clean Language in French?

We do not provide training in French, but we can recommend Noemie Dehouck. Noemie trained with David Grove and provides training in Symbolic Modelling to a similar level as our Clean Language: Core Skills course. You can read more here.

From Services

Introduction to Clean Interviewing

Come and join us to learn the principles of using Clean Language in semi-structured interviewing – and how to apply these principles to gather high quality information from clients, job candidates and research participants.

2-Day Introduction to Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling

Clean Language is a simple set of questions developed by counseling psychologist David Grove. These questions are used with a person's own words to direct their attention to some aspect of their own experience.

Manchester and Cheshire Clean Practice Group

Introduction to Clean Coaching

Clean Coaching offers a simple and powerful frame for coaches, managers and those wanting to learn coaching.

It's cancer. Now what?

An interactive workshop designed to help you identify and develop resources so that you can manage your cancer experience as well as possible.

#DramaFree Christmas Special

An evening of learning about how to create #DramaFree communities - whether you are a parent, a manager or a teacher you will leave with some exciting tools for change in your world.

Evening Introduction to Clean Language

Get a taste of Clean Language and how it can help you become #DramaFree during a friendly evening session.

Creating #DramaFree Communities

An evening of learning about how to create #DramaFree communities - whether you are a parent, a manager or a teacher you will leave with some exciting tools for change in your world.

Creating the context for a #DramaFree team

Keynote by Caitlin Walker at Agile Day '18

Clean Coaching Live Masterclass

What would you like to have happen? A Clean Coaching live Masterclass

2-Day Introduction to Clean Language

Clean Language is a simple set of questions developed by counseling psychologist David Grove. These questions are used with a person's own words to direct their attention to some aspect of their own experience.

A Clean Approach to Working with Physical Symptoms

Bristol Clean Practice Group

Please join us to meet like-minded people and hone your clean modelling skills.

Webinar: A Clean Language Approach to Facilitation

Join Caitlin Walker to discover a Clean Language Approach to Facilitation.

Clean For Teams: An Introduction to Systemic Modelling

Systemic Modelling™ is a new way for people to learn about one another in groups, enabling them to move away from contempt and competition and towards curiosity and collaboration.

Clean Learning Webinar

Our free webinars are designed to give you a taste of Clean Language during a friendly online session.

1-Day Introduction to Clean Language

Our 1-day introduction to Clean Language provides you with the basic skills and ideas you need to get started.

Clean Language & Systemic Modelling™ for the Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Facilitator

Clean Language Online Practice Group

Join us to meet like-minded people and hone your clean modelling skills.

Yorkshire Clean Practice Group

Join us to meet like-minded people and hone your clean modelling skills.

Hampshire Clean Practice Group

Join us to meet like-minded people and hone your clean modelling skills.

London Clean Modelling Group

Join us to meet like-minded people and hone your clean modelling skills.

Northwest Clean Modelling Group

Join us to meet like-minded people and hone your clean modelling skills.

Clean Language: Core Skills

Take 6 days to learn a complete framework for motivating yourself and others to make deep and lasting changes. Learn how to uncover metaphors and patterns that are beneath the surface. This course is available all around the country and in the USA.

Adventures in Clean

Join us for a multi-level clean experience, with six of the world’s leading clean practitioners. Work on your own personal development, or focus on learning more about clean modelling - a fantastic Clean Learning opportunity.

Clean Facilitator Programme: Assessment and Certification

Practise and refine your skills, clarify your strengths as a facilitator and work towards certification as a Clean Facilitator.

Clean Facilitator Programme

Learn at your own pace to become a skilled and certified Clean Facilitator.

Train the Clean Trainer

Join us for a unique opportunity to learn from four of the world's leading clean trainers.

Clean Coaching

Clean Coaching allows you to clarify your thinking on any issue, large or small.

Clean in Business

A tiered training for teams who want to be able to apply Clean Language and Systemic Modelling between themselves and across their organisation.

From the blog

Where is Clean now? Where's it going next?

Encouraging #DramaFree conversations on every continent...

Meet the Team: Rachel Gilmore

Meet Rachel Gilmore! With Neil Pavey, she runs Brighton-based 'Being Clean' which hosts a monthly practice group and Clean Language training events.

How are you using your Clean Language skills?

One of our students, Sharon Goldie, joined our Clean Language: Core Skills training for a second time after a three-year gap - and we wondered what she had been up to in between – how had she been using her Clean Language skills?

Becoming a Certified Clean Facilitator

Many people come across Clean Language by talking with a friend or colleague. Some learn ‘a bit of clean’ on an NLP or a coaching course. Others come across it online. Those whose interest is piqued, take it a bit further and join an introductory workshop to see how Clean Language can benefit them, their families and their work. And many of them see such tremendous value in the skills they learn that that they decide to continue their studies – and at this point they get interested in what qualifications are on offer. 

Why Coach?

Have you ever left a job to get away from your manager? A 2015 Gallup study of 7,272 adults in the USA revealed that one in two employees had left for this reason. I’m not sure if the statistic is the same in the UK, but I certainly know plenty of people who have changed jobs because they didn’t like the way they were managed.

Using Clean Space with organizational trauma

When Philippe Bailleur, author of Stuck? Dealing with Organizational Trauma, attended our Clean Space training earlier this year, he told me how helpful Clean Language and Clean Space can be in his work. We didn’t have time then for an in-depth conversation about this, so we agreed I would interview Philippe over Skype.

Heather wins prestigious international award for her “Metaphors for Leadership’ research

I had heard that Heather Cairns-Lee had been given a prestigious academic award for her PhD in which she used Clean Interviewing to find metaphors for leadership, so when she attended our Adventures in Clean event I caught up with her to find out more…

How to Turn Your Life into a #DramaFree Zone [1]

Are you on an emotional rollercoaster? Finding it difficult to manage your relationships? Always stressed out? Find out more about about your dramas and the role(s) you tend to take in this first of a series of articles based on our new book, So you want to be... #DramaFree.

Winning New Business with Clean Scoping

How can you use Clean Language to help a business client to clarify what they want and to determine whether what you have to offer is a good fit for them? Jacqueline Surin explores how Clean Scoping works for her.

Creating an Agenda on the Fly

When Marian Way ran a session with the Sydney online practice group she used the question "What would you like to have happen? to ascertain participants' needs and then created an agenda to meet those needs. Here's how...

Clean and Clowning

What does Clean Language have in common with clowning? And how can clowning morph into Clean Space. Read Marian's account of an improv session during a clowning course and the links she made with 'clean'.

What happens at Adventures in Clean?

On May 12th 2017, seventeen adventurers – some experienced Clean Facilitators and some people brand new to clean - assembled at Caitlin and Shaun’s house in West Kirby for four days of clean facilitation. This is what happened...

ILM Assignments and How to Complete Them

We discuss tips and tricks to help you to complete the assignments associated with the ILM Level 5 Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring.

5 Reasons To Read ‘Words That Touch’

5 reasons to read Nick Pole’s new book about Clean Language and body work: Words That Touch: How to Ask Questions Your Body Can Answer 

Getting Clients To Trust Themselves

What do you do when coaching clients ask you for advice, feedback or ideas?  Jacqueline Ann Surin describes two clean approaches for helping clients to trust the knowledge within.

Clean Scoping: Know Nothing, Expect Nothing and Observe Lots

Clean Scoping is our way of pitching for work. Rather than deliver an ‘expert’ presentation, we arrive with a blank sheet of paper and ask lots of questions. Caitlin Walker shares some practical insights on how she goes about the process. 

Gamification: A Strategy For Getting Stuff Done

Kat Elliott tells us about using Clean Language to ‘gamify’ a strategy for overcoming procrastination and getting big stuff done. 

Meet the Team: Christoffer de Graal

Clean Learning Associate, Christoffer de Graal talks about his passion for sound and music, and his plans for building a Clean Language community in Bristol.

Chalk and Cheese

How one member of the Online Practice Group resolved a tricky bind during a 2-hour practice session.

Setting Myself Up to be a Better Coach

Jacqueline Ann Surin explores how she uses the Clean Set Up process to prepare for coaching sessions with clients – and how this improves her coaching.

How do you describe Clean Language to a new or prospective client?

This is a question that is often asked during trainings such as Clean Language: Core Skills or Systemic Modelling. Participants become very enthusiastic about the skills they are learning and begin to think about putting them into practice – and then they hit a problem: “I don’t know how to describe this in such a way that people will understand what I am talking about.”

People open up in a different kind of way with clean questions

Rachel Gilmore has so far attended eight days of training with us – Clean for Teams plus a couple of modules of our Systemic Modelling Programme – and she is already using clean with several of her clients. When she told us she was already getting better results than with her existing methods, we were intrigued, so Marian interviewed her to find out more…

Focusing on What a Client Does Know

Have you ever had a situation where you asked a client a question, and their answer was “I don’t know”? Find out how Jacqueline Surin coped with this in two different coaching sessions.

How to Find a Practice Buddy

Some ways you can meet and practice with others who are interested in Clean Language.

Systemic Modelling TripAdvisor Review

Nick Simmonds recently attended a Systemic Modelling Level 1 workshop. Read his TripAdvisor style review on the course.

“I no longer persecute them”

How can learning about the Triune Brain and the Drama Triangle make someone a better manager? Jacqueline Ann Surin had the opportunity to teach Clean Language and Systemic Modelling to several heads of department in a foreign trade company in Kuala Lumpur this year. Among others, she introduced them to these two models. Find out what happened...

Practice May Not Make Perfect But Can Definitely Improve Skills

In a recent Clean Language: Core skills training event, Marian Way told us we needed to do our 'due diligence' to improve in Clean Language. 'Due diligence' is a term often used by David Grove which meant: do lots of practice, get feedback and learn from it.

Adventures in Clean: An Unbeatable Experience

I travelled from Malaysia to the UK for Adventures in Clean for three reasons. First of all, I am constantly looking out for opportunities to deepen my skills and to become a better Clean Language coach. Secondly, when I came to Northern Taste of Clean last year, several friends who had been on the 2015 Adventures told me about the powerful insights and life-changing moments they had had. I wanted that kind of experience, too. And my third reason was that it was an opportunity to work with all five Clean Language experts in one place.

Learning Journeys

In 2008, I was sitting in a meeting of educators in the field of sports development. They had received some funding to create a learning resource for their students. They wanted to make a CD ROM about those who were exceptional in the field of sports and sports development, in order to inspire their students to make the most of their opportunities in university.

The Magical Mystery of Attaching Meaning to Metaphor

Read about Dolly's Personal Journey weekend with Sue Charman and Marian Way at Sue’s lovely home in Devon.

From Recommended Reading

Insights in Space*

James Lawley and Marian Way

This book is all about how to facilitate people to solve personal and professional problems, generate ideas and access creativity by finding spaces to represent multiple perspectives and developing a network of possibilities. Learn David Grove’s Clean Space process and discover how to adapt it for any context, including with groups.

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Clean Approaches For Coaches*

Marian Way

Marian's book is about creating the conditions for change within a coaching session, quite naturally and without giving advice, making suggestions, or interpreting your clients' needs. Written in a clear and engaging style, there are plentiful examples, diagrams and case studies to aid your learning.

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Training Attention*

Caitlin Walker

Training Attention is our own clean consultancy brand and is run by Caitlin Walker. Read her blog posts about using Clean Language and Systemic Modelling in business, community and education.

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Resolving Traumatic Memories: Metaphors and Symbols in Psychotherapy*

David J. Grove & B.I. Panzer

Although David was a prolific innovator and produced a number of recordings and workbooks, this is his only full-length book on the subject of Clean Language. In it, he and Basil Panzer talk about its origins and its original use in psychotherapy for trauma patients. It includes a number of case studies which are reported verbatim. It is well worth a read.

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Metaphors in Mind*

Penny Tompkins and James Lawley

Written for therapists, this book describes the process of using Clean Language for Symbolic Modelling in detail and includes many examples and case studies. There is also a chapter about non-therapeutic applications. A must-read book for anyone who is serious about mastering Clean Language.

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Trust Me, I'm The Patient: Clean Language, Metaphor, and the New Psychology of Change*

Philip Harland

Philip Harland takes us on a clear and compelling journey into the nuances of words, questions, and sentence structure, and explains why small changes make such a big difference to both listener and speaker. He guides us through the minefields of unclean practice and shows us how seductive and wasteful our projections and assumptions can be. This is a fabulous clean resource that  closely matches the way the creator of Clean Language, the late David Grove, would explain himself. 

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Clean Language: Revealing Metaphors and Opening Minds*

Wendy Sullivan & Judy Rees

This book discusses Clean Language, how to use it to help keep your opinions, assumptions and advice to yourself, and how to work with autogenic metaphors. It is written for a broad range of people from helping professionals like psychotherapists and organisational coaches to interested laypeople. 

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An Introduction to Clean Space

A DVD showing a 2-day workshop which introduces Clean Space and Emergent Knowledge.

The DVD includes:

  • An introduction to Clean Space
  • Framework for Emergent Knowledge
  • Overview of both processes
  • Detailed protocol, with demonstration
  • Working with "Pronounscapes"
  • 6 Degrees of Freedom with Turning
  • Introduction to "Therapeutic Space" and the Whirly Gig

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Mining Your Client's Metaphors*

Gina Campbell

A self-study tool or course textbook for those learning Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling. This is the first of two workbooks in the series.

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Panning for Your Client's Gold*

Gina Campbell

Discover twelve easy-to-learn Clean Language processes that combine the science of emergence and Metaphor Therapy as only creative innovator David Grove could.

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Teaching in Mind

Judith Lloyd Yero

This book examines how fundamental beliefs about teaching and learning affect what teachers do and the results they get. In it, teachers are invited to examine their metaphors for the educational process and to consider how an individual change informed by this self-scrutiny might have a positive impact on their performance. 

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