How To Combine Clean Language With Motivational Interviewing

What’s the relationship between Clean Language and Motivational Interviewing? How could they be combined? That’s what I explored with my friend Andrew Cain in the video below. Motivational Interviewing is very widely used, especially in the health service. And our conversation suggested a couple of places where Clean Language could significantly improve it. Where Motivational…

Continue Reading →

Five Top Tips For Training Over Online Video

I’ve been running teaching workshops over video conference for years: for me it just works. I get to train people from all over the world. They get to join conveniently from their home or office, and to practice in real life between weekly calls (rather than being jazzed when they leave an immersion event, and floundering when it…

Continue Reading →

Why Should A Judge Be Curious About Clean Language?

Why should a judge be curious about Clean Language? I was asked this question recently and I thought I’d share my response. What else should I have included? Please comment below. Clean Language is a specialist inquiry technique which has some fairly unusual features. It provides a system for minimising presuppositions and content impositions from…

Continue Reading →

Can You Learn “People Skills” Like You Learn To Swim?

Can you learn “people skills” in the same way you learn to swim, or to play an instrument? As a trainer, I dream of creating something like the Swimsmooth Guru. Just keep turning up to the pool twice a week, follow the session plans provided, and you’ll become a better, faster swimmer. I achieved an unbelievable…

Continue Reading →

Online Communities: Building Self-Organisation

I’ve been involved in creating and sustaining online communities for a scarily long time, and I’m gradually getting better at it. One of my current groups is doing brilliant stuff at the moment. In the last couple of weeks, members of my Metaphor Mastery student group on Facebook have: Organised their own global Wednesday-night meetup on Zoom, to…

Continue Reading →

What Is An Online Unconference? Join In To Find Out

What is an online unconference? A really excellent idea! A brilliant way to spend a day with collaborators all over the world, without leaving your home. And a way to get a lot of stuff done, quickly and efficiently. But what is an online unconference? An unconference is a participant-driven conference, usually facilitated using Open…

Continue Reading →

How To Promote Dialogue On Social Media

What’s the best way to promote dialogue on social media? It’s a question I’ve come up against in two separate “lively threads” this week. I really don’t like online debates. I know some people really enjoy them, but that’s not me. If I see two sides of a conversation squaring up, I usually disengage and take…

Continue Reading →

How You Can Connect “Energetically” Over Distance

Scott: So Clean Language is very psychoactive – you feel what’s going on. So I think the question is, can you like, if we’re talking about hypnosis or Clean (it’s very similar in fact), if we’re exploring change, can you feel empowerment, can you feel effects, even though you’re sitting somewhere not immediately in front of…

Continue Reading →