Category: The Developing Group

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A comprehensive list of all the topics presented between 2001 and 2022.
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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 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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When a client is aware of what they are experiencing ‘in the now’, they get direct, high-quality information for self-modelling as it is happening.
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Why is ‘And when X, what happens to Y?’ such a versatile question?
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Two ways we use transcripts for professional development: To model experienced facilitators; and to provide supervisory and developmental feedback to self and others
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A story, quotes and activities to stimulate your thinking about ehe effect of beauty.
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Why it is vital to model the timeframes, structures and evidence of a client’s desires.
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Examining what happens when small variations are introduced into the ‘standard’ Clean Language question set
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A series of activities to create entirely new processes based on Clean Space principles.
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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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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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Identifying similarities and differences between SFBT and Symbolic Modelling enabled each approach to be enhanced by the other
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Examines why physical and attentional pointing is a perfect metaphor for Symbolic Modelling. Published in 'Acuity'.
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How to use the end of a coaching or therapy session to maximise the benefit to the client.
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This paper raises awareness of both the complexity of the feedback-giving process and the range of information that can be included in feedback.
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Domain dependence and it’s inverse, cross-domain thinking, occur in many different guises. We have collected ideas from a range of contexts.
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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 new, simple, way to model where people are placing their attention. Published in 'Acuity'.
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All words are labels for experience, and every label slants our thinking in some way, we examine the effect of labelling on experience.
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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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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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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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How facilitators calibrate when “it’s working” and when it’s not. Definitions, considerations, assumptions and an annotated transcript.
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How to combine the three main phases of David Grove's work. Published in Acuity.
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The cross-overs between improvisational theatre and facilitating a Symbolic Modelling session.
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The vital role of clients' meta-comments (verbal or nonverbal expressions refering to what has just been experienced) in Symbolic Modelling. Published in 'Acuity'.
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How to model text with a clean and metaphor perspective.
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We examine what happens when someone is asked a question within one frame and their answer appears to come from a different frame.
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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 cognitive dissonance? How does it relate to self-deception, double binds and the creative process?
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With the benefit of hindsight and seven years of experience and experimenting, we thought it was time to revisit our first 2003 model.
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Modelling embodied scema will give you something like 'second sight' into the organisation of a person's psychescape (their interior, subjective world), leading to the more precise use of Clean Language.
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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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What we pay attention to in a client session that: (1) guides our line of questioning, and (2) gives the session its sense of directional flow.
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How excellent facilitators and therapists know how to navigate elegantly through a client’s information.
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A six-stage model of how to benefit by utilising unexpexted, unpredictable and random events.
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Exploring how ideas from The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb relate to working cleanly.
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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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Quotes from, and comments on, In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind by Eric R. Kandel
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Explains why this special kind of nonlinear process is so important in therapy and coaching – and life.
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The significance of adjacency, next to-ness, how to recognise it and how to work with it for ourselves and our clients.
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How to think about and model the systemic nature of this kind of relationship
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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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Part 1 of how to think about the emergence of networks,, what they look like, and how they evolve.
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Using Aristotle's four causes and a Cognitive Linguist metaphorical perspective to model causation.
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How we came up with our 'Perceiver, Perceived, Relationship between, in a Context' model – and its multiple uses.
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How attempts at solving a problem can perpetuate or exacerbate that problem or create another problem.
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Applying Gottman's research plus five exercises.
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How to use Clean Language in everyday conversations.
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10 principles to support you to think systemically rather then linearly – an advanced mindset for working cleanly with human self-organising systems.
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What and how we like: Distinguishing between different kinds of perceived preferences.
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Investigating how ‘when' or 'as’ (and other words) can be used to enhance the effectiveness of questions by framing the context
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Exploring the mind in the body and the body in the mind with Julie Driver
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Part 1 of how to think about networks: their emergence, what they look like, and how they evolve.
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Guidance on what you can do once you acknowledge you have been self-deceiving
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Scaling - How people use metaphor to assess the relative size or extent of an experience – how to model it, and what happens when you change the scale of things to come.
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How we cling to misleading beliefs when deep down we know them to be untrue
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Part 6 of the philosophy underpinning Symbolic Modelling.
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Part 5 of the philosophy underpinning Symbolic Modelling.
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Part 4 of the philosophy underpinning Symbolic Modelling.
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Part 3 of the philosophy underpinning Symbolic Modelling.
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Part 2 of the philosophy underpinning Symbolic Modelling.
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Part 1 of the philosophy underpinning Symbolic Modelling.
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Thoughts and activities on a universal way of punctuating experience into starts and finishes.
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How to make use of your symbolic resources
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How would you work with a client who says ""I want to stop going into blank”? Published in Anchor Point, 16(5).
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Part-whole relationships - a process fundamental to language and cognition.
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What it is, why it matters and how to make use of the idea of stability through change.
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Where and how we perceive makes a difference to what we perceive. Where do Symbolic Modeller's perceive from?
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How to think in terms of 'emergence', a fundamental feature of the dynamics of self-organising systems