Category: Psychotherapy Counselling

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How we facilitate clients to recognise, access, develop and enhance personal resources – qualities that can be drawn on to respond more effectively to difficult circumstances.
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Links to annotated demonstrations of Symbolic Modelling with Clean Language
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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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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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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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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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Defines three kinds of problem, and describes how to work with client problems involving ‘binding patterns’.
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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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Introduces the 'lite' version of our general method. Published as Chapter 4 of Innovations in NLP.
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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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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 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?
The similarities and differences between therapeutic and product modelling. Published in ReSource 8
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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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Making use of metaphor in counselling and psychotherapy. Published in 'Therapy Today'.
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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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An interview with Penny Tompkins and James Lawley by the editor of the New Therapist.
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Using Clean Language to facilitate change through clients' metaphors. Published in Anchor Point
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Describes four ‘prototypical binds’, ‘double binds’ and a process for facilitating clients to transform their binds. Published in Rapport 47.
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A therapist and client describe their experience of Clean Language and Grovian Metaphor Therapy
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Problems exist within four realms. Each provide information guiding to a solution that is just right for the problem.