Clean Language

Taking control

Do you want to control people’s emotions in a conversation? It’s something I find I want to do regularly. When I’m out networking or socialising, I want to make people happier so that we all enjoy ourselves When I’m training a group, I want to fill the room with fun and laughter so that people …

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The 2 Lazy Jedi questions and the NLP Meta Model

If you’re familiar with NLP before you encounter the 2 Lazy Jedi questions (which are based on David Grove’s Clean Language) you might wonder about the relationship between these questions and an NLP questioning system, the Meta Model. The two systems are similar in a couple of ways: that they are questioning systems, for example, …

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The storytelling elephant

Working with a marketing consultant on my new product launch, I’m being encouraged to call myself “The Elephant Whisperer”. It’s a label I’m pretty happy to wear. It’s based on a  metaphor of the person as being like an elephant and its rider – the elephant represents the subconscious mind, the rider, the conscious mind. …

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Into hypnosis… and beyond

Just what is the relationship between hypnosis and Clean Language?   I’ve been going deeply into this question in recent days (…deeper and deeper… and noticing a certain sensation while drifting… floating… down…) and today’s video blog post by my good friend James Tripp has helped to crystalise my thinking.   He focusses on the …

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