Taught by veteran Clean Language trainer Caitlin Walker, this course is a necessary foundation for any facilitation work you'll do with Clean Language.
Clean Language is a simple set of questions developed by counseling psychologist David Grove. These questions are used with a person's own words to direct their attention to some aspect of their own experience. Asking these questions in the right context often results in an interesting new insight or the recognition of some new possibility. And if that new possibility is then questioned using Clean Language, the result can be quite profound. Clean questions invite people to consider their experience from different perspectives and they are often surprised by their own capacity to generate new, powerful and useful ideas about their own experience.What will be covered
The basic Clean Language questions
Demonstration of clean coaching
How to move from Active Listening to Accurate Listening
What assumptions you are making a split second after someone speaks
How to keep your assumptions to yourself so you can work with clients’ actual experiences
Simple, practical exercises you can use in a multitude of contexts
What is a metaphor?
Why focus on metaphors?
How to spot the metaphors people use in every day language
How to uncover the structure of someone’s thinking by developing the metaphors they naturally use to express themselves
You’ll come away with
How to ask the questions for maximum effect
Listening and questioning skills that will enhance your communications
Ways to apply the principles of Clean Language in different contexts
Simple tools for clarifying people’s desired outcomes and motivating people to take action
A way of attending to the metaphors we use to describe our everyday experiences
Personal development as you practice with others in the group