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“…here was another way to structure experience. I decided that metaphor was a whole language worthy of study.”

David Grove, Developer of Clean Language

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Clean Language Fundamentals – our foundational workshop – is an easy introduction to the realm of Clean Language and Symbolic Modeling.


But calling it an introduction is like calling a Tesla ‘just a car’. Yes, it’s a car and it can get you from point A to point B like any other car. Yet it is so much more than just a car AND it’s so sleek and quiet, well-developed yet simple.

When you enroll in our Clean Language Fundamentals course, you will get the basics and fundamentals of Symbolic Modeling and Clean Language. You will come away with tools you can use right away to gain personal and professional clarity. But you will get so much more.

More curiosty

More authenticity.

More integrity.

Join us for this 6-week online adventure discovering how Clean Language questions and working in metaphor can change your life and work!

How It Works

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Register For Your Workshop

We currently have two amazing workshops for you to choose from. The question is, will you choose live online or a self-paced DIY program? We like to make it easy for you.

Get Ready For It!

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.

Who It’s For

This training 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. Discover the 12 core questions used in Clean Language and how you can apply this simple but radical method to boost communication, understanding, and success! You will come away with tools you can use right away to gain personal and professional clarity. This class is an ideal standalone introduction to Clean Language and Symbolic Modeling as well as a preparation for participation at [the advanced programs offered at] Clean Convergence 2021 or attendance in the 2021 Symbolic Modeling Solution Clean Facilitator Certification program.

choose your workshop

Choose the workshop that fits best with your lifestyle and learning style.

Clean Language Fundamentals| $995*

Live Online w/Sharon Small

For coaches, business owners, teachers, or anyone who would like to help others inquire into their own thinking and experience.


Course is filled

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*$995 for six training sessions OR the bonus option is $1395  that includes the full six-week training plus two additional live sessions and email mentoring for an additional six weeks.

Comprehensive Online program | $599

DIY training with Penny Tompkins & James Lawley.

on the dates and times of your choosing
in the comfort and privacy of your own space.

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Who should take this class?

Are you…

  • a coach, therapist or holistic practitioner?
  • a leader, manager or supervisor in business?
  • a teacher, parent or someone who works with children?
  • or simply interested in improving your ability to communicate well?

Symbolic Modeling is an extremely powerful and flexible form of facilitation, making it a great tool for anyone who would like to work and communicate more effectively with others.

You will find it helps you to understand easily and clearly what other people really want – and to help them achieve that!

Are there prerequisites?

There is no prerequisite for this class, although this class can be used as a prerequisite for attendance in our advanced training days during Clean Convergence 2020 or participation in the Clean Language Institutes Clean Facilitator Certification program (2019)

What will we be learning and doing?

This is an informal class designed to familiarize you with the work of David Grove’s Clean Language and its use with client generated metaphor. We will be looking at the structure of the Symbolic Modeling process, including the Problem-Remedy- Outcome model devised by Penny Tompkins & James Lawley.

This entry-level workshop will enable new learners to (metaphorically speaking) “get your feet wet” or “give you a taste” of what this work is like, and “come away with” ideas for how you might apply what you’ll learn in your own work.

The entire event will be a great refresher for those already familiar with Clean Language principles and Symbolic Modeling technology.

We will cover:

  1. A full introduction to Clean Language & Symbolic Modeling
  2. Clean Set-Up and demonstration
  3. The primary Classic Clean Questions
  4. The six stages of a Symbolic Modeling session
  5. An overview of the Problem, Remedy, Outcome (PRO) model
  6. How to bring a session to an end cleanly
  7. How Clean Language is related to the latest findings in cognitive science and systems theory

With this information in hand, you can begin working with yourself and others to develop metaphor landscapes and move towards desired outcomes.

How will the training work?

Each course consists of 18 hours of personalized instruction, a full color manual, handouts for each exercise, your own complimentary mini-set of CleanQ’s PRO game cards (Classic Clean Question Cards and PRO pack), and an 8×10 full color Certificate of Completion.

This 3-day small group workshop is limited to no more than 15 attendees.

The small group size is to allow for a high touch environment with time for developmental feedback towards your learning, exercises, and application with others, as well as self reflection.

For each section you will hear about the objective being taught, see a demonstration of the technique or skill, and work in small groups applying the new technique or skill.

In these small groups, you’ll have the opportunity to be observer, client, and Facilitator – giving you multiple perspectives. 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.

What will I gain from attending the workshop?

Takeaways include…

  • Powerful questions you can use in day-to-day life to gain greater clarity and understanding in practically any situation.
  • The structure of Symbolic Modeling and how it can be used to walk through the frame work of change which creates great client results and satisfaction.
  • An introduction to the P.R.O. Model and how you can begin to use it everyday in your life and work to help you and your clients create and work toward desired outcomes.
  • Understanding why metaphor matters and how to recognize the ones that mean the most to your client.
  • How to work with flexibility and emergence with client generated metaphors.

Plus, you’ll discover whether Clean Language is something you may wish to go on to master and make central to your business, coaching, or therapy work.

What will I get

Each course consists of 18 hours of personalized instruction, a full color manual, handouts for each exercise, your own complimentary mini-set of CleanQ’s PRO game cards (classic clean question cards and PRO pack), and an 8×10 full color Certificate of Completion.

Your Trainer

Sharon is a vibrant trainer and skillful facilitator who has led numerous training courses in the United States, Japan, and Germany. She is the author of “The End of Therapy” and co-author of “Who is Using Clean Language Anyway?”

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