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The London Clean Language Practice Group is back at a new venue in the undercroft of St James’s Church, Piccadilly, which some may know as the home of Alternatives (

Open to anyone who has completed two days' training, these regular monthly sessions will develop your skills and confidence as a Clean practitioner, as well as providing a great opportunity to network with colleagues and explore possibilities for new applications. Experienced Symbolic Modellers will lead the group.

There will be a charge of £8 per person to make sure we have the room hire costs covered.

Please contact Wendy Sullivan on 020 8400 4832 or e-mail info(at) if you're planning to attend.

Haywards Heath Clean Language Practise Group

Open to all with 2-days training in Clean Language.
We will be meeting on the 1st Monday evening of each month
at the Little Yoga Rooms, Western Rd, Haywards Heath.
This started in February 07.

Contact Nancy Doyle:

Fareham, Hampshire Practice Group
This group meets monthly (usually, but not always, on the third Monday of the month) at Crofton Community Centre in Stubbington, Fareham.
Times: 7.15pm - 7.40pm is for newcomers or people who want a quick refresher, with a short introduction to Clean Language and a chance to ask questions before the main meeting.

7.45pm - 9.45pm is for everyone.
Newcomers to Clean Language are welcome.
For a flavour of the meetings and this year's meeting schedule click here.
Your first meeting is free with no commitment to join. If you decide to join us there is a £15 membership fee and a £5 monthly meeting fee, to cover room hire costs.

If you'd like to join, please contact Marian on 023 9221 3553 or

Telephone Practice Group

Wendy Sullivan runs a monthly telephone Clean Language practice group. It is open to anyone with 2 days training in Clean Language, Symbolic Modelling or the Metaphor therapy of David Grove.

You pay only for the call, approx. 92p
For more details see and click on Tele-Practice Group.

Please contact:

  • Wendy Sullivan 020 8400 4832 or e-mail info(at)

West Country Clean Language & Symbolic Modelling Practice Group

  • This is an informal group in Gloucestershire for people with 2-days training in Clean Language to practise the skills and explore the applications of Symbolic Modelling. We meet at different locations in Gloucestershire and around Bath but always at 7.30pm on the second and fourth Thursday of the month.
  • If you would like to be added to the email distribution list to find out what is happening then please contact Ned Skelton. Email: ned.skelton(at) ot Tel: 01594 835131

Paris, France

A well-established Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling group:

Northern Practise and Research Group

For anyone who is actively using the questions professionally or personally, I'm investigating what it takes to move from interested player to active researcher of clean language and modelling. To this end, Caitlin Walker is supporting a Northern Practise group to meet monthly to run through exercises, practise sessions and model the modellers.

  • If you'd like to be a part of this group, contact details are at We'll meet at participant's houses. Sessions will be from 10 - 4pm Cost £10. Food - bring sharable food.

Beat Box practice group (with elements of Clean) London EC1

A monthly event on the second Monday of each month in Clerkenwell, London EC1:

Inspired by Penny and James’ developing group model but with a business emphasis, a group open to professionals and Clean Language enthusiasts based around Extreme Dialogue, which is a blend of CL, NLP and Systems Thinking. No formal training required but you do need to have a basic knowledge of communications or development tools eg NLP, mediation, coaching. If you are trained in Symbolic Modelling that’s a welcome bonus!

For more details and to book a place email Diana Gibbs at diana(at) or call 020 7324 6145.

* A note on practise and practice: "In many parts of the English speaking world (UK, Ireland, Australia, Canada, and South Africa) “practice” is the noun, “practise” the verb. However, in the U.S.A the spelling “practice” is more often used for both the noun and the verb. Contrary to popular belief a significant minority of the American population also observe the distinction." However, this does not end the debate because some groups say 'the group' might be a noun, but the function of the group is the activity of practising and therefore they prefer to call themselves a A Clean Language Practise Group — which is why you will see both on this page!

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