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 ...

‘Six degrees of freedom’ is a mechanical term, referring to the ways in which a body can move in three dimensions: Moving up and down (heaving); Moving left and right (swaying); Moving forward and backward (surging); Tilting forward and backward (pitching); Turning left and right (yawing); Tilting side to side (rolling). Towards ...

Clean Language was originally devised by the late David Grove as a therapeutic process. He travelled the world presenting workshops, where he shared his ideas to thousands of psychotherapists worldwide, notably in the USA, UK, France and New Zealand. Some of these practitioners took further training and used it as their primary methodology, ...

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 ...

There’s definitely a relationship between Clean Language and NLP, but the precise nature of it is debatable. Is it a subset of NLP, or a separate field? In 2006, on the one occasion I interviewed David Grove, the creator of Clean Language, he told me that he had been quite heavily involved in NLP before devising Clean Language.  He said ...

Clean Language was originally devised as a therapeutic process by the late David Grove. He was a counselling psychologist, working therapeutically with trauma victims such as Vietnam veterans and sexual abuse survivors. In workshops, he presented his ideas to thousands of psychotherapists worldwide, notably in the USA, UK, France and New ...

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 ...

David Grove, originator of Clean Language, Clean Space and Emergent Knowledge, died suddenly on January 8, 2008. He will be sorely missed by all who knew and worked with him. David’s Last Journey A statement from Betty Annegarn and Barbara Sayers It is now 5 months since we travelled to Kansas City to find David and bring him home. Our ...