I’ve trained in Clean Language with Ned Skelton. Which of your modules should I start with? An increasing number of people around the world are training people in Clean Language, and several NLP courses, particularly in the UK, include some Clean Language within the curriculum. Each trainer has their own ‘take’ on the material, how best ...

Many practitioners of Neuro-Linguistic Programming combine Clean Language with their other tools for helping people to change: the two approaches are highly complementary.   This can be done in two main ways: by using Clean Language and NLP in separate sessions, and by ‘Cleaning up’ NLP techniques. Using Clean Language for a whole session, ...

No! Well, not very like, anyway. Both are questioning techniques, and both can be used to help people clarify things. There the similarity ends. For while the meta-model is typically used to challenge the way people perceive the world, Clean Language aims to understand it – and to help them to understand it. As such it feel respectful and ...

Clean Language: Revealing Metaphors and Opening Minds by Wendy Sullivan and Judy Rees is published by Crown House and is available from Amazon worldwide. Clean Language has been an Amazon.co.uk category bestseller since early in 2009, when it gained a number one spot in its initial category, Mental Health and Illness. This followed the ...

Whatever your area of interest, online discussion boards and social networking sites can be great places to find like-minded people. And the world of Clean Language enthusiasts is no exception. Some online resources for meeting people, finding practice partners and perhaps getting your questions answered include: CleanForum, www.cleanforum.com, ...

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 ...

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 Change Company is one of a number of Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling organisations around the world. Here are a few others – email us with your relevant links and we’ll do our best to incorporate them. The Clean Collection Penny Tompkins and James Lawley created Symbolic Modelling after modelling David Grove. This is ...

Review by Judy Rees Want a straightforward, practical book to help you make a start with NLP? If you work in any kind of business or organisation, this one fits the bill. All the most useful concepts and activities from the world of NLP are here, potted into neat bite-sized pieces. And, at last, Clean Language takes its rightful place among ...