a full Symbolic Modelling session in English and French
Penny Tompkins and James Lawley
is a 45 minute unedited video of a Symbolic Modelling demonstration. It took place on an Xtrema.fr training in Paris in October 2010.
The session starts slowly while the client maps his metaphor landscape in perceptual space. Each apparent resolution is met with a binding pattern until a spontaneous denouement occurs and the changes are matured.
Nine months after the session the client reviewed the video and emailed us:
Josick asked me if I am Ok for putting this demo on youtube, of course I am. Then I realized (with shame) that I forgot to thank you for this great adventure we passed together. Even if I know that I was here for learning clean and not working on myself I have to confess that this demo help me to end a huge work on me started many years before. We’ve got in France an expression : “The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing” and I guess that sometimes it’s better to let the heart speak as he wants instead of looking for a reason. I hope this video helps anybody to see the power of 'clean' even if they won’t understand what I’m taking about !
Penny and James are supervising neurolinguistic psychotherapists – registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy since 1993 – coaches in business, certified NLP trainers, and founders of The Developing Company. They have provided
consultancy to organisations as diverse as GlaxoSmithKline, Yale
University Child Study Center, NASA Goddard Space Center and the
Findhorn Spiritual Community in Northern Scotland.
I am new to clean language, symbolic modelling etc. However, I have been trying to get an understanding of NLP for a while.
While watching this video, I found myself trying to anticipate what the participant was likely to say, in order that I could preempt the clean question which was going to be asked. I realised that through this I was trying to inflict my understanding of the participant's model on the process. When a different question was asked, and the participant's answer different from what I expected, I noticed the benefits of the clean questioning.
This is a fascinating and very useful demonstration of the clean concept, and its value. Thank you to all involved!