What Makes a Modeller?
What actually makes a great modeller? Penny Tompkins and James Lawley should know. They
are not only expert modellers themselves, but have undertaken a number of modelling projects in which they have modelled great modellers.
What is Therapeutic Modelling?
This article has been written as a dialogue. Some of these dialogues have actually occurred, although most of the questions are composites of those we have been asked over the years. It describes differnces between Therapeutic and Product modelling, and between Top-down and Bottom-up modelling.
Modelling: Top-down and Bottom-up
Two of the most common ways to model is to either build up patterns
or break wholes into parts. This article explains the differences between top-down and bottom-up modelling, and the value of the latter to 'clean' approaches such as Symbolic Modelling.
Symbolic Modelling: an overview
Certain aspects of our subjective experience seem best suited to metaphoric and symbolic expression. To bring this type of experience to consciousness requires a method which is compatible with the nature of metaphor. This article was written as a step towards establishing such a methodology: Symbolic Modelling
Whose map is it anyway?
Once we accept that we always affect a person with
whom we interact, we can also realise that there are many ways to
avoid clumsily trampling over another's map and even attempting to
re-write it for them.
Modelling: A tribute to Simon and David
Modelling takes many forms and is an attitude of admiration and curiosity and the will to do what it takes to discover what makes the difference between excellent performance and merely average.
Pointing to a New Modelling Perspective
After more than a decade of searching for a satisfying analogy that describes the perspective I take when symbolic modelling I’ve finally found one right under my nose. It is the simple and everyday act of pointing.