Greetings from Cambridge and the Clean Language Summer School! We’re having a lovely time here with participants from all over the world enjoying the UK’s ‘summer’ weather while making huge strides towards becoming Certified Clean Facilitators.

Participant Celia Burns said: “I’m on the edge of my seat wondering what I’m going to learn next!”

Alongside the skill-building and personal development, we’ve been making sure there’s time for fun too – see below for a Clean game to try with friends. Judy Rees

In this issue:
Try Clean for yourself, by phone or face-to-face in London
Cleaning Tip: Speed Clean
Clean Language book to launch in November
Success Story: Clean in a grievance procedure
All change on the website
Conference recordings now available

Try Clean for yourself, by phone or face-to-face in London

Back by popular demand, Wendy Sullivan and Judy Rees will be running one of their famous taster teleseminars on 9 September, at 7pm UK time. The call is a great way to experience Clean Language for yourself, and to question Wendy and Judy about all things Clean. Book your place here. The normal price is £10, but as a newsletter reader you can claim a f’ree place by using the discount code NL0409

Judy and Wendy are delighted to have been asked to stage a one-day public workshop on Clean Language for the long-running London personal development group Alternatives. Why not join them on 1 November? Full details are at the Alternatives website.

Cleaning Tip: Speed Clean
Here’s a fun way for you and a partner to get familiar with the most common Clean Language questions. To start with, both of you need to think about a hobby or pastime you enjoy.

Begin your ‘turn’ by asking your partner the un-Clean question: “What hobby or pastime do you enjoy?” You then have a couple of minutes to find out more about it, using only three of David Grove’s most useful Clean Language questions:
- (And) is there anything else about X?
- (And) what kind of X (is that X)?
- (And) where is X? or And whereabouts is X?
and your partner’s own words.

The questions can be asked several times, in any order, about any aspect of what your partner has said. After two or three minutes, swap roles and see what you find!

Clean Language book to launch in November
The new book by Wendy Sullivan and Judy Rees, Clean Language: Revealing Metaphors and Opening Minds is due to be launched at the NLP Conference in London in November. If you’d like to be there to celebrate with us, go to http://www.nlpconference.co.uk. And you can pre-order through Amazon.

Success Story: Clean in a grievance procedure
An NHS director in Lancashire found he was able to use his recently-acquired Clean skills when he chaired a grievance procedure for the first time. Read the full story.

Many thanks to Caitlin Walker of www.trainingattention.co.uk for this story. You can check Caitlin out on YouTube here.

All change on the website
When you visit www.cleanchange.co.uk you may notice some changes! We’re working to make the site more user-friendly so that articles and other content can be found more easily, and to add extra features such as a regular blog. During the changeover some content may be unavailable for a time, but we think the results will be worthwhile.

The online store is unaffected by these changes, so if you need a pack of Clean Change Cards to take with you on holiday, don’t hesitate :-)

Conference recordings now available
The first recording from Clean Conference is now available from our website. It features NLP modeller and innovator Charles Faulkner with his own fresh look at the Clean Language questions. To download this and other Clean audio files, go to the website.

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