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 Exercise
(based on the Clean Space process originated by David Grove)

Self-Deception, Self-Delusion & Self-Denial
and
How to Act from What You Know to be True

(to be used inconjunction with Figure 2: Levels of Knowing in Self-DDD)

On your own,

1. Write two statements (or draw two pictures) that represent:

 A - Your misleading representation
and
 B - What you know to be true


In pairs.

NOTE: Guide's role is to facilitate the client to self-model.
[Square brackets] = use only client’s words.

2. Find a space that knows about [statement/drawing A].

    Place that [A] here.
  • What do you know about [A]?
  • And is there anything else you know about [A]?
  • OPTIONAL: Facilitate client (with a few Clean Language questions) to embody how they live the misleading representation.

3. Find another a space that knows about [statement/drawing B].

    Place that [B] here.
  • What do you know about [B]?
  • And is there anything else you know about [B]?
  • OPTIONAL: Facilitate client (with a few Clean Language questions) to embody what they know to be true.

4. Find another a space [C] that knows how you delude, deny or deceive yourself.
    [At C:]
  • What do you know about how you maintain the delusion, denial or deception that [gesture to A] is true and [gesture to B] is not true?
  • And is there anything else you know about how you delude, deny or deceive yourself?
  • OPTIONAL: Facilitate client (with a few Clean Language questions) to self-model how they delude, deny, deceive them self.

5. Find another a space [D] that knows what you would like to have happen.
    [At D:]
  • Given [gesture to spaces A, B, C], what would you like to have happen? [= desired outcome statement]
  • And what needs to happen for you to [desired outcome statement]?
  • OPTIONAL: Facilitate client (with a few Clean Language questions) to self-model their desired outcome.

6. Find another space [E] that knows how (in the future) you can continue to learn from whatever happens.
    [At E:]
  • How can you learn about your ability to self-deceive, self-delude and self-deny  whether [gesture to D] happens — or not?
  • OPTIONAL: Facilitate client (with a few Clean Language questions) to self-model how they can learn from whatever happens.

 © 2004, Penny Tompkins & James Lawley, The Developing Company, www.cleanlanguage.co.uk
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