I’m tempted to say: “Come on one of our courses and find out!” Modeling (or modelling) is at the heart of what you will learn as you get to grips with Clean Language (in Modules 1-3) and Clean Space (in Module 4). At one level, the Clean Language questions are just questions, which can be used in a wide variety of ways. ...

One of the most fascinating aspects of Clean Language facilitation is what it reveals about the role of space in our mental processing. As you use the Clean Language questions to find out about a client’s inner world, you’ll discover that most metaphoric symbols (as well as most real-world things) are located in a specific ...

Like other coaching approaches, Clean Language coaching is outcomes-focused, with an emphasis on getting clients to set their own goals, writes Clean Language coach Margaret Meyer. But unlike some other coaching approaches, this is done by asking questions – the simple but powerful Clean Language questions, which are used to gather ...

Members of the Professional Planning Forum, an independent industry body, are involved in resourcing the call centres of large, often blue-chip organisations, making sure staff are available round the clock to respond to customers’ calls. To do their job effectively they need the co-operation of people in many other parts of the organisation. ...

I wasn’t a close friend of his, but I was lucky enough to interview David Grove, creator of Clean Language, at the NLP Conference in November 2005 at the very beginning of my own journey with Clean. It was the first interview he’d given since 1996, and I was fresh from the world of ‘normal’ news journalism, so I really wasn’t ...

David Grove, creator of Clean Language, came from New Zealand, and had European and Maori ancestry. He graduated with a BSc from the University of Canterbury, NZ in 1972, then studied Business Administration for a postgraduate degree. He had some contact with the world of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) and became interested in Ericksonian ...

Where and when is the conference being held? University of London Union, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY, on the weekend of 22 – 24 October 2010. Who is  the conference for? Anyone who’s interested in ‘Clean’ – Clean Language, Symbolic Modelling, Clean Space, Emergent Knowledge. These all have their roots in the ...

When used well, it brings into awareness information held outside the client’s everyday consciousness, in the realm of metaphor. Both client and facilitator use this to create their own dynamic models of whatever’s going on for the client, which in turn leads to further questioning. In a context where change is wanted (eg coaching or ...

Clean Language uses the metaphors which underpin our thinking to facilitate powerful and lasting change. It’s a great way to align your head, heart and gut – to harness the power of your unconscious mind to work towards the life you desire. Metaphors have a profound influence on our behaviour and yet are usually outside our ...