Category: Applications

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Coaching a client who was left in a vulnerable state after his previous coaching session.
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Links to annotated demonstrations of Symbolic Modelling with Clean Language
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How exploring and fully acknowledging a client’s current reality can spontaneously lead to insight and change.
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A full transcript of Clean Language Interviewing (CLI) in action. The annotation focusses on the process of interviewing with Clean Language, rather than the interviewee’s content.
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How we honoured and worked with a client's desire for children who were killed during a rocket attack the night before to still be alive.
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List of articles published in academic and professional journals that have incorporated the ideas of David Grove.
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Working with a highly stable but unwanted symbol that has "the smell of hell" and spiritual aspects such as “soul” and a “previous life”.
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Annotated transcript of session with a Ukrainian psychologist
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A complex session because the structure of the client’s inner world manifested as a double binding pattern.
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How to work with a symbol that prevents the client’s desired outcome from happening.
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How do you tell a chld his father has been killed in war?
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Even duing ongoing suffering, a valuable resource metaphor and several perspective-changing realisations emerge.
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Third annotated transcript of a demonstration of Symbolic Modelling using Clean Language with Ukrainian psychologists and psychotherapists.
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Demonstration of how to use the Problem-Remedy-Outcome (PRO) model to facilitate a client to identify and develop a rich embodied experience of a desired Outcome.
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A transcript of facilitating a client who is living through traumatic circumstances to develop a resource metaphor using Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling.
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A review of the key dates in the development of the cleanness rating used in Clean Language Interviewing
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Reflections from Andrew Bloomfield who lives with complex Autism and requires Supported Typing and a computer-generated voice to express himself.
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What 'mindfulness' is, what it isn’t, and how Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling can support people to access, cultivate and sustain it.
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How to honour coaching confidentiality while managing a company’s expectations to be kept informed?
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How do some of our opinions remain constant while others change without us noticing, and sometimes it is such a shock that we are left temporarily disorientated?
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How to make coaching client-led, even if the client doesn't want to!
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An interview with Penny Tompkins and James Lawley, translated into Russian by Maria Demidyuk, and published in the online journal Atenor.
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How to cleanly facilitate people to self-restrain – when they have the desire to act in a way they would rather not?
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From a systemic perspective both parties in a relationship (often unwittingly) perpetuate recurring patterns. What needs to happen to initiate and maintain a new behaviour?
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How do experienced symbolic modellers use the information embedded in a client’s first words to guide the direction of a session?
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Metaphor is a prime vehicle for the acquisition of knowledge, tacit or otherwise. But how do we ‘acquire’ or ‘take on’ or ‘incorporate’ metaphors that are not our own?
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A model of effective reflective practice including both physical and perceptual contexts.
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How Clean Language is an accessible and useful approach to data gathering through interviewing. Published in Rapport 40
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As a coach, how aware are you of how your client and an expert would evaluate a coaching session? Does knowing your client and an expert's opinion affect your own evaluation?
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Leader, leading, leadership. Follower, following, but not follower-ship; why not?
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Given Symbolic Modelling is an outcome orientated methodology, what if a client cannot identify a desired outcome?
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When a client comes for coaching or therapy with a topic that presents a conundrum, what do you?
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Identifying similarities and differences between SFBT and Symbolic Modelling enabled each approach to be enhanced by the other
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"And what would you like to have happen now?" "I want to go back down the hole and pick up the dead bodies there." Bob's affect was at once intense and deeply sorrowful. What would you do next?
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A review of Fogg's 15 ways behaviour can change and the three components needed for a behaviour to happen
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How we use a person’s language to model the way they self-deceive.
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A blog that questions whether "Client feedback is ... one of the least reliable measures we have."
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Double binds defined and why “Be spontaneous!” and “Damned if I do and damned if I don’t” are not examples of double binds.
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This blog first appeared in the newsletter of the SerenA project whose aim is "to transform research processes by proactively creating surprising connection opportunities."
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What does it mean to collaborate, cooperate or co-inspire? What does a clean approach add to the mix? And how do we do them?
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A blog about the metaphorical roots and uses of the word ‘surgery’.
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Defines three kinds of problem, and describes how to work with client problems involving ‘binding patterns’.
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Introducing Modelling Shared Reality, a new qualitative research methodology which is rooted in Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling. Published in Kwalon.
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How developments in the fields of neuroscience and cognitive linguistics related to metaphor can be relevant to a surgeon.
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Nine functions of inhibition, how it affects learning and the body, and 12 activities exploring the value and problems of inhibition.
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This study investigated the effects on well-being of using clean language to explore employees’ experiences of organisational change at its best in a UK Special Health Authority facing rapid change.
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Discovering the place Clean Language can have in supervision.
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A fully-formed stand-alone clean coaching process we used up to 2010.
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The clean community is a 'community of practice'. Such communities are created by people gravitating to like-minded people who have a passion for something they do, the desire to learn how to do it better, and the motivation to interact regularly.
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The third of four parts of my general feedback to advanced facilitators.
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The first of four parts of my general feedback to advanced facilitators
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Using Symbolic Modelling and Clean Language as a research method to gather information through interviews about how coachees evaluate being coached.
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Introduces the 'lite' version of our general method. Published as Chapter 4 of Innovations in NLP.
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Part 1 reviews theories about how we make (or take) decisions. Part 2 is a practical process for how to 'nudge' ourselves to beneficial behaviours.
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Penny Tompkins' thoughts on Clean Language's use with addictions.
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Video of a Symbolic Modelling session in English & French, and annotated transcript with seven Indicators of a binding patten.
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How facilitators calibrate when “it’s working” and when it’s not. Definitions, considerations, assumptions and an annotated transcript.
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As well as 'the' therapeutic relationship between client and facilitator, the relationship between the client and themselves is just as important.
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How to work with someone who can develop rich metaphors for their desired outcomes but later dismisses them as only fantasy.
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A 'thought experiment' to appreciate more or to be more grateful for someone or something in your life.
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How to model text with a clean and metaphor perspective.
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How to act from what you know to be true when you don't know how to, or you’re frightened of the consequences
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What is needed to push responsibility back down an organisation, and to move from problem thinking to outcome thinking?
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This simple and quick technique is based on the work of David Grove. Published in The Bulletin.
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What difference does it makes to the potential for change when people truly accept their current reality from an authentic, deep and cellular state of being?
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A model of feedback which is easy to send and easy to receive. Rapport, 14.
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What would it be like to look forward to meetings knowing you had a tool to navigate them more successfully?
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Find out how using clean, modelling and metaphor has successfully worked for businesses and organisations; and how those benefits can best be described in typical corporate and management language.
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A model of Vivian Gladwell's method of in-the-moment directing of trainee improvisational clowns, adapted for developing Symbolic Modelling skills.
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Together metaphor and Clean Language are ideal for working with out-of-the-ordinary problems and high-level goals. Published in Cutting Edge Coaching Techniques Handbook
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Reviews how Clean Language has been used in research and interviewing and details the Minewater Project as an example
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James Lawley, co-author of Metaphors in Mind, tells Coaching at Work how metaphors help clients reach the parts few other techniques can reach.
The similarities and differences between therapeutic and product modelling. Published in ReSource 8
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Generating creativity with Heston Blumenthal, whose restaurant, The Fat Duck, was named the best restaurant in the world in 2005.
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How to recognise and respond with Clean Language to a client's Problem, Remedy or a desired Outcome. Published in 'Coach the Coach'.
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We can help individuals recover from trauma by learning to communicate with them using their metaphorical language.
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How attempts at solving a problem can perpetuate or exacerbate that problem or create another problem.
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Metaphors in everyday language are a 'key' to deciphering our unconscious wisdom. Published, Bulletin of the Association for Coaching.
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Applying Gottman's research plus five exercises.
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Making use of metaphor in counselling and psychotherapy. Published in 'Therapy Today'.
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metaphors give performers greater awareness of their sensory/intuitive processes and provides a language to discuss the previously difficult to describ' processes like: "How to get into the zone".
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How to use Clean Language in everyday conversations.
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How David Grove's Clean Coaching using EK differs from conventional coaching. Published with Carol Wilson in The Model.
The history and principles of David Grove's Emergent Knowledge process. Published with Carol Wilson in ReSource.
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What and how we like: Distinguishing between different kinds of perceived preferences.
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How and why Symbolic Modelling works, the structure of a session and a case history. Published in Coach the Coach
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An example of a 'clean approach' without always using classically Clean Language questions.
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Exploring the mind in the body and the body in the mind with Julie Driver
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Annotated transcript of two sessions using Symbolic Modelling and the client's view of changes that occurred. Published in 'NLP News'
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Guidance on what you can do once you acknowledge you have been self-deceiving
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How we cling to misleading beliefs when deep down we know them to be untrue
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A case study of working with a Kurd whose life has been marked by regular instances of detention and violence at the hands of authorities.
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A case study blending Clean Language with other techniques and models to therapeutic effect.
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A preparatory paper for the facilitation over four days by the 'Clean Team' of a Large Group Metaphor Process for 80 members of The Findhorn Community
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An interview with Penny Tompkins and James Lawley by the editor of the New Therapist.
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How to make use of your symbolic resources
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How to recognise and work within a metaphor to activate an individual’s personal healing process. Published in Positive Health.
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A 10th International Anti-Corruption Conference workshop held in Prague, October 2001, for a strongly multi-cultural audience.
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Using metaphor drawings and Clean language with writing for personal development.