Keeping Up With Everything Clean

Changing the Face of Clean Language on a Global Scale”

with Sharon Small, Penny Tompkins, James Lawley, & Gina Campbell

Discover the ground-breaking methodology that influential cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker highlighted in The Stuff of Thought:

A book on psychotherapy called Metaphors in Mind calls on therapists to work with their patients’ metaphors (like: I have a sensitive radar for insults” or I’m trapped behind a door”).”

Attend Clean Convergence 2019 and find out how you can use Clean Language and Symbolic Modeling to achieve better results with your clients or team members.


Keep your eye on this page for more information and the registration link to receive your bonus credit for registering early. 

It’s Time!

The dates for Clean Convergence 2019 have been set and the ball is rolling toward another fantastic set of workshops. Within these workshops we will present different content than in previous years. Even if you’ve attended before, you’ll definitely want to be here again. Of course, Penny Tompkins and James Lawley will be on-hand to facilitate an incredible workshop learning environment along with training support by Gina Campbell and James Ramirez.

Once again, we’ll have FOUR fascinating workshops from which to choose…better yet, make 2019 the year that you attend all four workshops (and, with our early bird bonuses, it’ll be hard not to).

Check out what’s on tap…

Symbolic Modeling

January 7-9, 2019
This training, with Sharon Small, is ideal for first time learners: those that would like to start using Symbolic Modeling and Clean Language in their practice, work and personal development.

It is also highly recommended as a refresher training prior to attending Advanced Clean Skills with James Lawley and Penny Tompkins.

There is no prerequisite for this training. All are welcome!

Enhancing & Integrating Symbolic Modeling Skills

January 11-13, 2019

Penny Tompkins and James Lawley take the lead on this workshop bringing new material that will take your skills to the next level. Their 25 years of experience mean they will tailor the training to the group – enhancing and integrating your understanding and practice of Clean Language and Symbolic Modeling.

A Clean Approach to Working with Physical Symptoms and the Ecology of Systems

Metaphor is the natural language of physical symptoms and the process of healing. When clients explore the inherent logic of their metaphors and the system of which they are a part, they can discover ways to improve their well-being.

Also, we can apply the metaphor of ‘healing’ from working with an individual as a system, to working with a family, team or an organization as a system of individuals.

We will explore guiding principles, ethical issues, intentions behind problems, paying attention to the ecology of relationships – and more. You will learn through demonstrations and debriefs, guided facilitation, discussion and small group activities (with personal coaching).

Prerequisite: 3-Day Symbolic Modeling Lite or similar introductory course on Clean Language/Symbolic Modeling. Please email Sharon at if you have any concerns about your preparedness for this workshop.

Self-Modeling & Personal Development Retreat

January 15-17, 2019
Co-developers of Symbolic Modeling, Penny Tompkins and James Lawley, are joined by Clean Language trainers Sharon Small and Gina Campbell on this unique 3-day retreat. This is a special opportunity to have a deeply personal experience of this work and self-model how your personal or professional desired outcomes can become a reality. An added interest to Clean Language facilitators is you will be able to observe others being facilitated, and time will be provided for you to ask Penny, James, Sharon, and Gina questions about their use of the Symbolic Modeling process.
There is no prerequisite for this program. All are welcome.


January 19-20, 2019
Sharon Small & James Lawley show how to use Clean Language questions and principles to “clean up” your interviews and increase the accuracy of the information you gather.  Learn how the words you use can adversely affect an interviewee’s replies. Cause analysts, auditors, researchers, and anyone who needs to collect high-quality data from people will learn to keep more of their own stuff out and let more of the interviewee’s stuff in.

Due to the intensive nature of these trainings and one-on-one support you will receive,
these courses are limited to small group sizes to maintain quality and a high learning environment.


Register For Your Workshops

You already saw that we have four amazing workshops for your professional or personal development. The question is, will you choose one or all? We like to make it easy for you.

Pssst…buy three, get one free! But not forever.

Make Your Travel Plans

Proper planning is key to easy travel. With plenty of notice, you might even be able to schedule some extra-curricular activities whilst in California for your trainings.

Winter on the Central Coast is mild. There could be some adventuring…

Get Ready For Something Amazing

Clean Language and Symbolic Modeling are so unlike any other modality – so simple and refined yet requiring much practice to master with ease and fluidity.

This might be the very thing that sets you apart.

Each workshop is $1395 but there are fantastic incentives for early registration.
Click the button below for all the details and to get your registration bonuses!!!

“I look forward to it every year! The learning, the personal growth, the openness to us all is so wonderful!”

Laurie from Chicago

Remember, these trainings are designed to optimize one-on-one support.

Symbolic Modeling Lite

3-day workshop with Sharon Small

January 7-9, 2019

Enhancing & Integrating

Three-day workshop with James Lawley and Penny Tompkins

January 11-13, 2019

Self Modeling Retreat

3-day personal development retreat with Penny Tompkins, James Lawley, and Sharon Small

January 15-17, 2019

Clean Interviewing

2-day specialist workshop with Sharon Small and James Lawley

January 19-20, 2019


Get on the list or you might miss out on all our fabulous clean-ness!

“Metaphor is perhaps one of man’s most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God left inside His creatures when He made them.”

Jose Ortega y Gasset