Introductory Articles

Clean Language Metaphor Cards Activity

Clean Language Metaphor Cards Activity

Introducing creative thinking and building capabilities Activity designed 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...

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What is Clean Language?

What is Clean Language?

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...

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What does Clean Language actually do?

What does Clean Language actually do?

When used well, Clean Language 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...

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What exactly is Clean Space?

What exactly is Clean Space?

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...

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The basic Clean Language questions of David Grove

The basic Clean Language questions of David Grove

These are David Grove’s 12 basic Clean Language questions (‘X’ and ‘Y’ denote one or more of the client’s words/ non-verbals) Developing Questions Attributes And is there anything else about X?And what kind of X is that X? Location And where is X? / And whereabouts is...

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Clean Sources: Six Metaphors a Minute?

Clean Sources: Six Metaphors a Minute?

  Paul Tosey, Wendy Sullivan and Margaret Meyer 2013 It is frequently suggested, in relation to Clean Language, that people use six metaphors a minute. But do you know where that figure comes from, and what it is based upon? Recently we decided to check its...

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Cleaning up my practice – I didn’t realize it was dirty!

Cleaning up my practice – I didn’t realize it was dirty!

Article by Jill Tonks Cleaning up my practice – I didn’t realize it was dirty! I stumbled across Clean Language when a friend and colleague introduced me to the technique a few years ago and I have to admit I didn’t get it. I read a book, it was so clean I missed it!...

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Opening minds to the power of metaphor

Opening minds to the power of metaphor

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...

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