First published on cleanlanguage.co.uk 6 June 2022
I am freedom and I am independence
James Lawley & Penny Tompkins
The following annotated transcript is the sixth demonstration of Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling to a group Ukrainian psychologists and psychotherapists.
The client's responses and our questions were translated by Anna Stativka
The transcript also has an introduction, a recap during a break in the demonstration and afterwards some questions and answers.
This transcript is illustrative of a number of features:
- The spontaneous appearance of a symbol that prevents the client’s desired outcome from happening.
- The session is paused after 15 minutes to enable to client to draw the ‘metaphor landscape’ she has developed so far and for us to comment on the process.
- The importance of psychoactive space to the change process.
- The last 25 minutes of the session is entirely devoted to maturing the embryonic change that appeared immediately after the client had described her drawing.