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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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