Sharon Explicitly Unedited

Clean Language is like… Origami

Metaphor is to the human mind what folding is to science.

Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. It originated in China in the 2nd century and moved to Japan in the 6th century. Paper was very expensive, so it was originally an art form for the rich: even the smallest scraps were saved to be used in folding.

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Chatting with Penny & James

I talked with Penny Tompkins & James Lawley about their focus for their 3-day Enhancing and Integrating Your Symbolic Modeling Skills at Clean Convergence 2019. In 2019 Penny & James will be presenting a program titled A Clean Approach to Working with Physical...

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The Janus Position

It isn't just for interviewing. I just taught a one day Clean Language Interviewing intensive at the HPRCT (Human Performance, Root Cause, and Trending) conference in San Antonio, Texas on the 22nd of June. In this training we talk about a frame James Lawley and I...

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What IS Symbolic Modeling

Symbolic Modeling is the Clean Language methodology we teach at the Clean Language Institute. Originally developed by Penny Tompkins and James Lawley, and based on the work of David Grove, NLP and self-organizing systems theory, Symbolic Modeling is an extremely...

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What IS Clean Language?

Clean Language is a discipline originally developed by psychotherapist David Grove as a tool for facilitating clients to understand their behavior patterns and generate positive change in their lives. As he observed other therapists, he noticed how often...

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