Clean Language Metaphor Cards Activity: Introducing creative thinking and building capabilities by Emma Hackett, Clean-trained coach and consultant The underpinning theme of this activity is that of increasing creative capabilities and promoting new ways of working and being (as part of a change process), but it can easily be adapted to ...

Article by Julie McCracken DEVELOPING A CLEAN(ISH) CULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM Working with young children in a classroom can teach us a lot about, well… working with young children! It can also teach us a lot about ourselves, about learning and about working and interacting with human beings, whatever their age and context. When I was planning ...

Opening minds to the power of metaphor The psychologist Fritz Perls is famous for telling people to ‘lose your mind and come to your senses’. If you know anything about the power of Clean Language, and especially if you’ve read Clean Language: Revealing Metaphors and Opening Minds, by Wendy Sullivan and Judy Rees, you’ll know something ...

Both teachers and parents are increasingly using Clean Language in education. At a simple level, the Clean questioning approach, with its acceptance of the subject’s view of the world and its fascination with imagined metaphoric landscapes, can be used to find out about a young child’s experience. For example, a parent could ask ...

What books about metaphor would you recommend? There are an increasing number of books available about the importance of metaphor in thought, many of which provide strong supporting arguments and evidence for the use of Clean Language with metaphor in Symbolic Modelling. We’ll assume you’ve already invested in Clean Language: Revealing ...

For a convenient taste of Clean Language alongside NLP, check out the NLP Conference in London. Organiser Jo Hogg is a big fan of Clean Language, and was a longstanding friend of David Grove, so she usually find space for some Clean Language in the NLP programme. For the 2009 event, both James Lawley and Wendy Sullivan are scheduled as ...

Eddy’s video testimonial ...

There will be a change of venue for  the London Clean Practice Group on  10 June 2009. It will be held downstairs at Costa Coffee, 200 Piccadilly , W1J 9HU – that’s just a step from the normal venue at St James’s Church. As usual, we will start at 7pm and finish at 9pm prompt. The event is open to all levels: ideally ...

Clean Language is now available on the latest hot gadget – the I-Phone. ProductiseIT were so impressed with the Clean Change Cards that they asked to convert them into an electronic version, an ‘i-phone app’. The finished product went live recently. Users of these smart phones can download a ‘pack’ of the cards, ...

By Judy Rees and Wendy Sullivan for Changes Magazine, Autumn 2008 Could you be missing out on the true magic of metaphor?  You’re probably well aware of how telling stories can change people, in the tradition of teachers, healers and leaders from Jesus Christ to Milton Erickson and beyond. A story or metaphor packs a powerful punch – like a ...