Embodied Cognition

How Should A Facilitator, Trainer Or Consultant Dress? “Smartly” or “Authentically”?

If you’re a consultant, how do you want your potential clients to see you? Does that change if you’re more of a facilitator than a consultant? And do either of these change if you mostly work remotely? To what extent is it Clean to match a potential client’s metaphor for “business consultant”: to what extent …

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What’s Stopping Great Online Facilitation?

What stops great in-the-room facilitators, trainers and group facilitators from doing their work remotely? In a series of interviews this summer, I sought to find out. I showed my interviewees some modern tools that are changing what’s possible. For example, several were unaware of Zoom’s breakout groups capability, which can make a huge difference. But …

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Remarkable! Some Notes About Metaphor

Of the three essentials of Clean Language, it’s metaphor that makes Clean Language really remarkable. Metaphor compares one kind of thing to another kind of thing, and (in this context) includes subcategories such as simile and metonymy. Metaphor is: a hugely powerful engine for change the native language of the unconscious mind the atom of …

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Emotions, Body-Budgets And Clean Language – For Happier, Healthier Coaches?

Could coaching and facilitating using Clean Language make you happier and healthier? It’s quite possible, I think! I’m currently reading How Emotions Are Made by Lisa Feldman Barrett and I’m making some connections about how human minds work, and how that relates to coaching, to facilitation, and to Clean Language. Many thanks to James Tripp …

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Is This The Best Clean Language Book Yet?

“Wow! Nick’s succeeded in capturing the essence of Clean Language’s relationship to bodywork in a readable and engaging form. Brilliantly done.” That was the best I could come up with for Amazon (along with five stars) as I came to the end of Nick Pole’s new book, Words That Touch. It really was excellent. I …

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