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April 07, 2020

Clean Language: Revealing Metaphors and Opening Minds

Sullivan, Wendy

NLP > Language and Metaphor
Clean Language: Revealing Metaphors and Opening Minds

Inspired by the effectiveness of Dave Grove’s work, James Lawley and Penny Tompkins studied the approach, eventually codifying it, and then expanding upon it. Now, authors Wendy Sullivan and Judy Rees and take this revolutionary way of communicating completely out of the closet, introducing the concepts to the broad range of helping professional (from psychotherapist to organizational coach) as well as interested laypeople.

Clean Language (Clean, for short) allows access to the deepest levels of people’s communications so that the real issues are revealed early and real helping strategies can be created to meet them. When the client is invited to find the solution, then time isn’t wasted in the vain attempts to convince, cajole, or coerce. The basic perspective is straightforward:

Keep your opinions and advice to yourself,

Listen attentively,

Ask Clean questions to explore metaphors,

Listen to the answers and then ask more Clean questions about they’ve said. There are just a dozen key Clean questions, and when combined with the words offered by the person being questioned, they become part of a flexible, multipurpose toolkit. The possibility of positive change is just a natural part of the process - nobody forcing it, nobody being forced. It’s as natural as ...

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