Clean Space and Emergent Knowledge


Have you ever had a client working on something so personal they either did not want to disclose that information to you or even did not really know how to begin talking about it?

Do you work with youth or individuals who are language or introspection challenged?

Do you ever notice that your clients seem to do a lot of work spatially with their body and eyes and not known how to best utilize these behaviors?

Do you need a model that you can work with clients that will help your clients explore any issue and gain clarity in a short period of time?

Do you have a highly kinesthetic or nervous client where sitting in one spot did not serve them?

What if…

You could make space your ally allowing the client to access new information from different spaces in the room?

You could use iteration and the space available in the room or office to enhance the clients own understanding of their patterns and non-verbal information?

Could take your clients to the edge of their knowing to emergent learning without them even having to disclose difficult or personal details to you?

Clean space is a body model where you can get your client up and moving around in space deveoping a network of information they can use for understanding and resolving tricky issues. It is

[This portion is messy and I have stuff from M and P&J that will need to be re-worded.]

[from P&J] based on the premise that by physically spatialising the contents of our mind we can move around and examine them a new way. The network holds the information and produces unexpected systemic effects. This results in different perspectives, understandings and motivations — without the need for any other interventions from the facilitator.

“Clean Space is a new ways to utilize bottom-up modeling in human psychology” James Lawey & Penny Tompkins, Clean Space: Modeling human perception through emergence.

In Clean space the facilitator invites their client to find different spaces that know something about their issue at hand creating a netword of knowledge

Emergent Knowledge take the idea of minimal intervention even further and although it might seem you are doing very little your clients will have the opportunity to explore any topic of their choosing in depth coming to their own conclusions. [from Marians site . . . need to rewrite in diff words.

Both Clean Space & Emergent Knowledge were developed by the late David Grove. These models can be used in as little as 15 minutes when necessary and compliment other modalities you may be already using.

This is the third in three modules designed to take you from Novice to Clean Facilitator and prepare you for certification. ???

Workshop Format

Join trainer and internationally recognized Clean Language Assessor Sharon Small for this 3-day small group workshop, limited to 30 attendees.

For each learning module, you’ll hear about the objective being taught, see a demonstration of the technique or skill, and work in small groups using the technique or skill. In small groups, you’ll have the opportunity to be observer, client, and therapist. This format allows you to take away new learnings quickly and use them right away in your own work and personal life.

Because you work with real life examples, you gain personal insight and behavioral flexibility that extends beyond class time.

Course Content

You will learn:

  • Two significant and different models for working with your clients cleanly
  • Why space matters
  • How to use iteration in new ways for your clients benefit
  • How to use space to the best benefit of your client
  • How to facilitate your clients without even having to know what their issue is!
  • How to facilitate spatially in even the smallest of spaces with just some sticky notes and a desk top.
  • How to facilitate significant change with the least amount of intervention
  • About proximity and meaning
  • When where matters
  • Network theory and how to use it to your clients benefit
  • How to work with an intuitive problem solving model that allows your client complete mental and emotional freedom to express their knowledge and learning.

As a participant in this class you will:

  • Learn new models you can self facilitate any where at any time
  • Deepen your understanding of systems theory and emergence
  • Work with spacial models of change that will give you new perspective on the power of proximity and distance
  • Have the newest models of emergent change available
  • Learn how to use these models in conjunction with the Symbolic Modeling process creating more options for your clients growth.
  • Actively learn about how where matters to you and find out more about how space and iteration can work in benefit of your own desired outcomes.
  • Not many other thoughts on this beyond re-wording some of the items that I have taken from Marian and P&J.

Any ideas?

I find myself so process oriented and always wanting to tell what it is … ie it is x,y,z : /

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