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Less Frequently Asked Questions

answered by Penny Tompkins and James Lawley on

After using Clean Language for the first time with a "non-trained" client I was asked what I meant by the "where/whereabouts" questions. How do you cleanly guide them towards the intended direction for the answer?

Does Symbolic Modelling subscribe to the idea that a gap exists between the Real Self and the Wanted Self which leads very often to inner disturbances of the system's equilibrium?

Is schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, bulimia, and all the other major mental illnesses, spiritual & emotional illness, or brain chemical phooey! What are your thoughts?

 What's between a perceiver and the perceived?

And what were your main difficulties in modelling David Grove?\

What is a ‘double bind’ and why do you think “Be spontaneous!” and “Damned if I do and damned if I don’t” are not examples of double binds?


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