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Exploring Metaphors with Clean Language








For Coaches


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Online workshop series from Angela Dunbar at the Clean Coaching Centre


This module is suitable for experienced coaches interested in learning Clean Language to incorporate into their own coaching frameworks. The module can be taken as a standalone course without completing all our training modules. Some coaches may wish to start their learning with us learning at Module Two and return to Module One at a later stage if they decide to continue learning Clean Coaching and apply for accreditation.

You will learn how to ask Clean Language questions in a structured but flexible process suitable for coaching. This programme covers the full range of basic Clean Language questions created by New Zealand psychotherapist David Grove. The course emphasises the value of working with client’s self-generated metaphors as a creative approach.

This module forms part of an overall series of four modules, which together will build your knowledge, skills and confidence to use Clean Language, Clean Space and Emergent Knowledge in a variety of different coaching-related frameworks and uses, from exploring a particular feeling or state, to structuring a whole coaching session.

The complete Clean Coaching online training programme was conceived by David Grove in conjunction with Carol Wilson. The training is aimed at coaches who want to learn new ways to facilitate clients in a non-directive and creative way. Angela Dunbar has been involved since the course’s early stages of development and was responsible for adding the modules that focus on Clean Language . She is now lead trainer on the entire programme and is a Certified Clean Language Facilitator, immersed in all things “Clean” since 2001 and has had extensive training with David Grove, Penny Tompkins and James Lawley and others.

What you will gain: 

An understanding of how to enter a client’s inner world through metaphors and help them explore issues and reach solutions from a deeper source of knowledge

What this course will cover:

  • How metaphors reveal the structure of our thinking
  • Increasing your awareness of metaphoric language
  • What is ‘clean’ and how it can impact on a client’s ability to change
  • Demonstrations of Clean Language in a coaching context
  • Using Clean Language questions to focus attention
  • Using Clean Language to turn a feeling or mental state into a metaphor
  • Delivering the questions with full syntax
  • The importance of vocal tone and pacing
  • Using Clean Language questions to expand attention
  • Structuring the questions into a process for coaching
  • The practice sessions:
    These will take place at a time agreed by each participant, and over a suitable virtual meeting space. You will be given the option to record your practice to receive detailed, supportive feedback from your course tutor. 
  • Assignments:
    • A Clean Language transcript to review
    • Personal action plans

This is Module Two of our complete, Institute-approved Clean Coaching online programme. It’s an entry level course so even if you haven’t already done Module One with us, you can join is for this course and learn the basics of Clean Language, applied to coaching. Offering great value at £198.00 (or, book by 3rd August and get a 10% early bird discount). Cost includes a review of a Clean Language practice of your choice with detailed recommendations offered to build your skills further.

Module Two cost:

  • £198.00 for sole traders / private individuals
  • £287.00 including one-to-one session
  • £396.00 corporate rate

SPECIAL OFFER: Take 10% discount if you book and pay within one month of the course start date:

  • £178.20 for sole traders / private individuals
  • £258.30 including one-to-one session
  • £356.40 corporate rate

How to Book: Email

Dates: From Monday 20th Sept – resource centre opens for access to pre-recorded materials. Live calls on 6th Oct (10.30am UK time) 29th Oct 4.00pm UK time and 2 further dates tba.

Click here for full details and to book.

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