2. Criteria for Certification as a Clean Facilitator
NOTE: Where ‘client’ is used, please read ‘client or exemplar’ as appropriate.A clean facilitator can consistently and appropriately:1. Clean Language
Facilitate verbally and nonverbally with Clean Language:
- Use the basic clean questions.
- Ask specialised clean questions compatible with the logic of the client’s information.
- Utilise a range of client information: sensory, conceptual, metaphoric and nonverbal.
- Ask questions with a curious yet neutral tonality and match vocal qualities when using the client’s key words.
- Vary vocal qualities to suit the situation and how the client is responding.
- Gesture and gaze to the location of symbols in the client’s metaphor landscape.
- Vary the syntax by making use of 1-, 2- and 3-part syntax, and when/as.
- Recap and invite the client's attention to return or relate to information from earlier in the session.
- Start and finish cleanly (including starting from a drawing).
Identify and utilise client’s verbal and nonverbal metaphors:
- Utilise the client’s explicit and implicit metaphors.
- Facilitate the client to translate their sensory, conceptual and nonverbal expressions into metaphor.
- Work in ways that are congruent with the nature of the client’s metaphors.
Facilitate clients to self-model:
- Ask questions based on the client’s model updated with each new piece of information.
- Direct attention in a way that takes into account the purpose of the session and the client’s current desired outcome.
- Develop a resource metaphor landscape by identifying locating and establishing a configuration of symbols and the relationships between them.
- Encourage and maintain the psychoactivity of a client’s metaphor landscape.
- Identify simple sequences.
Facilitate clients in their own change process to:
5. Clean Space
- Identify a desired outcome.
- Develop a desired outcome landscape.
- Explore the effects of their desired outcome.
- Identify, develop and make use of resources.
- Identify and mature changes as they occur.
- As required, identify conditions necessary for change.
- Acknowledge problems without dwelling on them.
Facilitate clients using a basic Clean Space process:
- Start cleanly.
- Locate new spaces.
- Facilitate knowing from each new space.
- Return to existing spaces.
- Facilitate knowing across/between multiple spaces (relating spaces).
- Adapt the process to suit how the client is responding.
- Finish cleanly.
: Supplementary guidance and examples can be downloaded above.
21 Feb 2018 Supplementary Guidance and Examples (v1.1) added
Version 1.8 17 Dec 2017 – revisions by James Lawley after consultation with online assessor group.
Version 1.6.1 26 Mar 2012 – minor edits by James Lawley
Version 1.6 30 July 2011 – changes compiled by James Lawley.
Original 1.0 January 2007 – compiled by James Lawley, Wendy Sullivan, Phil Swallow & Penny Tompkins.