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A Developmental Perspective
Clean Space: Modeling Human Perception through Emergence
'Development' is not out
there in the observed system — it is a perspective, a worldview, a way
of punctuating experience. We have become convinced of the value of
maintaining a developmental perspective because it helps us make sense
of the changes our clients do and do not make. (Not to mention
David Grove, the originator of Clean Language and the innovator of many processes for working with client-generated metaphor, has created Clean Space, a fascinating new approach that uses emergence to model human perception and facilitate organic change.
Polished Verse - An interview with Penny Tompkins and James Lawley
"Becoming familiar with the characteristics of organisational levels of Metaphor Landscapes means you will be able to distinguish between them, to shift your attention from one to another and to recognise how each level influences the Landscape as a whole. This in turn will enhance your ability to cleanly invite clients to switch their attention within and between the four levels (symbols, relationships, patterns and pattern of organisation)." Metaphors in Mind
, p. 31
An interview with Penny Tompkins and James Lawley by John Soderlund, editor New Therapist.
Multiple Perceptions, Perspectives and Perceivers
Ken Wilber has said that the first two "important truths of postmodernism [that we construct reality and that meaning is context-dependent] means a multiperspective approach to reality is called for." We maintain that all of us naturally make use of multiple perceptions, multiple perspectives and multiple perceivers, but how do we do that?
"Everything is determined by context. All
messages in the real world that really are messages happen within a
context. The context may be evolutionary, chemical, biological,
neurological, linguistic, or technological, but it transforms the
question of information content beyond measure." Jack Cohen and Ian Stewart, The Collapse of Chaos.
DVD Strange and Strong
Endings and Beginnings
"A Strange and Strong Sensation" Symbolic Modelling - Change with Metaphor
You can from: Anglo American Books
A training DVD featuring Penny Tompkins and James Lawley
Watch a 12-minute clip.
As this is the last Developing Group of the current series, the last
one of the year, the last one at our home, and the last one in the
current format, we thought we'd finish with 'endings'. Then it occurred
to us that an ending makes no sense without a beginning, hence the topic:
modelling 'Endings and Beginnings'.
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