What is Clean Language?
What is Clean?
Clean is an elegant, sophisticated way to make a long-term difference. To confidently effect transformation, even in those situations which have stayed stuck for many years. At its core are 12 simple Clean Language questions and a philosophy of stripping out all assumptions and judgements, providing the client the opportunity to be with their own experience, in a space of acceptance.
Clean uniquely integrates multiple modalities of working into an elegant whole, while being versatile enough to apply in almost any coaching or business situation. Whether you use it to "clean up" and improve your existing approaches, or as a complete stand-alone coaching framework, it'll become the foundation stones of everything else you do.
Free Webinar introducing Embodied Clean
We’re starting our innovative Embodied Clean training in March. And to give you a taste of our training, we’re excited to bring you a free webinar to deepen your skills and whet your appetite for going on a longer journey with us as part of our learning community.
In this interactive 2-hour session, you’ll get a taste of Embodied Clean, an innovative new approach to coaching using the body. Discover how guiding client’s attention to their felt sense can unlock the body’s wisdom and create opportunities for change that can be impossible using other approaches.
Clean Language Training Starts in March
We’re about to start our new, innovative Embodied Clean training on 5th March. That will be followed by our classic Heart of Clean training, starting on 18th June, which teaches you how to use space and client-generated metaphor to powerful effect. They are both free for our Clean Change community members. And we currently have a 4-week free trial of our community too, so this is a fantastic time to start a journey into some deep and innovative personal and professional development!
You can find out more about the training content and dates and times, on our community page.
Coaches and therapists are more and more using embodied techniques with their clients. In this innovative training, you’ll learn a complete approach to coaching with embodiment that also integrates easily with your existing ways of working.
Come and join us on this new 15-week training and learn to tap into the wisdom of your client’s bodies.
Clean is an elegant, sophisticated and respectful way to make a long-term difference. To confidently effect transformation, even in those situations which have stayed stuck for many years. And best of all, with us it’s easy to learn and integrate into your work: you can be using it in ‘real life’ from day one. Come and join us on an adventure into deep personal and professional development.
Applying Clean in Business
Lead with a coaching style, inspire with metaphors, understand change in complex systems. Clean can be the foundation of great leadership.
Clear communication is a team’s lifeblood. Simple Clean questions uncover strengths and differences, help resolve conflict, and spark creativity.
Understand your customer experience without bias. Capture complex experience with metaphors. Generate unique insights. UX and Market Research both thrive with Clean.
Agile development fosters empowered teams heading in a clear direction. Clean arms them with powerful questions and ways of thinking about change, teams, systems and behaviours.
Applying Clean in Coaching and Therapy
Clean is a complete coaching framework, that applies to a vast array of clients and situations. An approach that is simple to start using, yet holds in the most complex situations.
Clean was developed to help difficult PTSD and Sexual Abuse cases, and augment inner child work. It is deeply respectful, trauma-informed and can work gently with all parts of a person.
Clean can effortlessly guide attention to the body, helping develop presence and body-awareness. It is becoming a key practice for somatic practitioners and bodyworkers.
One of our favourite applications is integrating Clean with Equine Assisted Learning. Clean enables practitioners to crystallise experiences for their clients and amplify the learning.
Who are we?
Hi, we are Wendy and Paul and we both love helping people become exceptional at what they do. We have decades of knowledge and experience with Clean Language and applying it in coaching, therapy and business. We enjoy guiding people on a journey that takes their skills to the highest levels possible, and finds new and innovative ways to get the results they want.
Wendy Sullivan has worked in the field of Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling for around 20 years. She has both studied and worked with the originators, David Grove, Penny Tompkins and James Lawley, and is one of the most experienced trainers in the field. Read her full bio here.
Dr Paul Field is a certified Clean Facilitator, Clean Trainer and Clean Assessor and has innovated many new techniques in the field. He mixes Clean with Agile and Product Development in his corporate work; and combines it with embodiment, bodywork and trauma-informed coaching in work with private clients. Read his full bio here.
Do not let this opportunity slip by: grasp it. An exhilarating transformative journey
awaits you, and your clients.
Wendy is an experienced, imaginative and empowering trainer. Her integrity, love for the subject and deep understanding of clean language and metaphor helped me to enter a new world. Passionately intelligent presentation.
Working with Paul has been transformative for me. He has a special energy and holds such a beautiful safe space. I can feel myself expanding after decades of contraction. Working with Paul is a real gift.
Everyone on the programme was amazed at how insights and spontaneous resolutions seemed to appear out of thin air.
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