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Penny Tompkins & James Lawley

Penny and James are supervising neurolinguistic psychotherapists – first registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy in 1993 – coaches in business, certified NLP trainers, and founders of The Developing Company.

They have provided consultancy to organisations as diverse as GlaxoSmithKline, Yale University Child Study Center, NASA Goddard Space Center and the Findhorn Spiritual Community in Northern Scotland.

Their book,
Metaphors in Mind
was the first comprehensive guide to Symbolic Modelling using the Clean Language of David Grove. An annotated training DVD, A Strange and Strong Sensation demonstrates their work in a live session. James has also written (with Marian Way) the first book dedicated to Clean Space: Insights in Space. Between them Penny and James have published over 200 articles and blogs freely available on their website:
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Clean Coaching utilisation Modelisation Symbolique et Clean Language 2013
By Penny Tompkins & James Lawley | Published 07 05 2013
Le texte ci-dessous est la transcription d’une démonstration de l’utilisation du ModeĢlisation Symbolique et Clean Language par James Lawley et Penny Tompkins lors d'une formation chez Institut REPERE - Mai 2013. Transcription : Noémie Dehouck
Clean Evaluative Interviewing
A research project will use Symbolic Modelling and Clean Language to discover how coachees evaluate their experience of coaching. This paper explorers the methodology required and  gives guidelines for anyone wanting to undertake a ‘clean evaluative interview’ (CEI).

What's the Co in Cooperating Collaborating Coinspiring
What does it mean to 'collaborate'? Is it the same or different as 'cooperating'? Where does 'co-inspiring' fit in? What does a clean approach add to the mix? And how do we do any of them?

REPROCess Modelisation Attention
By Penny Tompkins & James Lawley | Published 01 11 2012
Cet article présente une nouvelle façon de modéliser l'attention. Le développement de REPROCess (Ressources, Explication, Problème, Remède, Objectif/Résultat, Changement) a commencé en 2002. Le matériau est introduit dans un contexte coaching/thérapie, mais il peut être facilement généralisé pour un usage dans de nombreux autres domaines et applications. Traduction : Frédéric Quié

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Using Symbolic Modelling with Binding Patterns
By Penny Tompkins & James Lawley | Published 08 10 2012
Advanced SyM , Coaching
Symbolic Modelling is an ‘outcome orientated’ methodology, but this does not mean we ignore problems. This article defines three kinds of problem, and describes how to work with client problems involving ‘binding patterns’. First published in The Listener, EN#2, Oct 2012. 
Inhibition The Art of Systemic Balancing
Inhibition does not do what most of think. We explain how inhibition works neurologically and psychologically, its 9 function and give 12 self-modelling activities.
A Clean Framework for Change
By Penny Tompkins & James Lawley | Published 01 01 2012
Introductory SyM
An extensive description of an introductory model for learning how to facilitate Symbolic Modelling in coaching or therapy. This is the last version we developed in 2010 before creating a simplify model, Symbolic Modelling Lite.
The Clean Community
Chapter 19 of Innovations in NLP describes the clean community – a "community of practice" created by people gravitating to like-minded people who have a passion for something they do, the desire to learn how to do it better, and the motivation to interact regularly.
Symbolic Modelling Emergent Change though Metaphor and Clean Language

Published as Chapter 4 of Innovations in NLP: Innovations for Challenging Times (Eds. L.Michael Hall & Shelle Rose Charvet, Crown House Publishing, November 2011). 

We review where decisions come from, apply Thaler & Sunstein's social principles about “choice architects” to the individual, and propose a method of Self-Nudging: Biasing our Unconscious Mind.
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