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2. Criteria for Competence as a Clean Facilitator

 Version 1.6.1

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NOTE:  Where ‘client’ is used, please read ‘client or exemplar’ as appropriate.

A clean facilitator can consistently and appropriately demonstrate the following:

1. Clean Language

Facilitate verbally and nonverbally with Clean Language:

  1. Make use of the basic clean questions (e.g. the questions on the 'compass' or  'molecule of perception')
  2. Ask specialised questions appropriate to the logic of the client’s information
  3. Work with range of client information: sensory, conceptual, metaphoric and nonverbal
  4. Ask questions with a curious yet neutral tonality and match vocal qualities when using clients’ words
  5. Move between conversational and trance-inviting tonalities trance-inviting
  6. Gesture and gaze at the location of symbols in the metaphor landscape - from the client’s perspective
  7. Vary the use of the syntax from minimal to full (e,g make use of 1, 2 and 3-part syntax and ‘when/as’)
  8. Recap and backtrack
  9. Start and finish cleanly (including starting from a drawing)
2. Metaphor

Identify and utilise client’s verbal and nonverbal metaphors:
  1. Recognise and utilise clients’ explicit and implicit metaphors
  2. Facilitate clients to translate their sensory, conceptual and nonverbal expressions into metaphor
  3. Work in ways that are congruent with the nature of the client’s metaphors
3. Modelling

Facilitate clients to self-model:

  1. Ask questions that come from continually updating facilitator’s model of client’s model with each new piece of information
  2. Direct attention in a way that takes into account the current desired outcome (distinguishing between the client’s outcome in change-work and the modeller’s outcome in exemplar modelling)
  3. Develop client's metaphor landscape (i.e. ’staying put’ long enough to identify and locate a configuration of symbols and the relationships between them)
  4. Encourage and maintain the psychoactivity of client's metaphor landscape
  5. Identify simple sequences and patterns of space, time and form
4. Change-work

Facilitate clients in their own change process to:

(e.g. Make use of 'A Framework for Change' or 'Symbolic Modelling Lite')
  1. Identify a desired outcome (e.g. make use of the PRO model)
  2. Develop a desired outcome landscape
  3. Explore the effects of their desired outcome
  4. Identify, develop and make use of resources
  5. Identify and mature changes as they occur
  6. As required, identify maintenance patterns and/or conditions necessary for change.

5. Clean Space

Facilitate clients using the Clean Space process:
(e.g. Make use of 'Basic Clean Space' or 'Clean Space Lite')
  1. Start cleanly
  2. Make use of basic Clean Space questions and directions
  3. Locate new spaces
  4. Facilitate knowing from each new space
  5. Return to existing spaces
  6. Facilitate knowing across/between spaces (relating spaces)
  7. Finish cleanly

Version 1.7.1 18 July 2017 - proposed changes by James Lawley
Version 1.6.1 26 Mar 2012 – minor edits by James Lawley

Version 1.6    30 July 2011 – changes compiled by James Lawley.
Original version compiled January 2007 by James Lawley, Wendy Sullivan, Phil Swallow and
Penny Tompkins.

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