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Advanced articles about David Grove's Clean Language.

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The Mirror Model
'CONVERSATIONAL CHANGE' is a seminar subject dear to the heart of many who wish to affect or direct others. What do we mean by 'conversational'? What kind of 'change'? Is it possible for anyone to use the same kind of transformational language as a therapist or counsellor and get away with it? Which of these questions are open and which are not?
Philosophy and Principles of Clean Language
A list of 17 principles related to the use of Clean Language (from talk given by David Grove at a Clean Language Research Day in London, 13 November 1998).
Supermodel: A contextual metaphor for NLP language models
A model that finds a place for three NLP language models - Meta, Milton and Sleight-of-Mouth - in the context of an NLP-derived fourth model - Metaphor - which I happen to believe is the most fundamental and far-reaching of all.
Problem Domains And Non-Traumatic Resolution Through Metaphor Therapy
The quadrants provide a sense of the holographic nature of problem domains and provide a context for understanding how the mechanisms function in a matrix of space and time. The objective of this therapy is to find a solution to a particular problem domain by tracing the undesirable symptom back through time to its originator. A powerful 'redemptive metaphor' can then be discovered prior to the origination that can be utilized to heal the etiology and its entire evolution into the client's life.
When X what happens to Y?
This paper describes the results of our to modelling of the various functions and uses of, 'And when X, what happens to Y?'. While this question originated with David Grove it has come to play a greater and greater role in our use of Symbolic Modelling. So much so that we have upgraded it from a 'specialised' question to join the exulted ranks of the 'basic' Clean Language questions.

Macabre Metaphors
How do you work with clients whose behaviour and language can unsettle even experienced therapists and coaches? This case study shows how Symbolic Modelling and Clean Language respectfully utilizes the client's macabre metaphors; giving them the time and space to take full responsibility for their own healing, changes and recovery.
When and How to Use 'when' and 'as'
 ‘When’ and as’ one of the primary ways to cleanly invite clients to attend to an aspect of their perception of their Metaphor Landscape. These notes describe how ‘when’ and ’as’ can be used:
  • To enhance the effectiveness of your questions by more precisely directing the client’s attention
  • To specify or frame the context in which the question is answered
  • In a variety of ways
  • At different times in the process.

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