What's the Co in Cooperating Collaborating Coinspiring
What does it mean to 'collaborate'? Is it the same or different as 'cooperating'? Where does 'co-inspiring' fit in? What does a clean approach add to the mix? And how do we do any of them?
What's in a Name: The effect of labelling on experience
When we consider that all words are labels, we realise every word slants our thinking in some way. Given we have to label to communicate verbally, and since most of us, most of the time, have no idea how we label, or the effects of one label over another, we thought it would be interesting to explore this rich topic by looking at labelling from a number of perspectives.
Inhibition The Art of Systemic Balancing
Inhibition does not do what most of think. We explain how inhibition works neurologically and psychologically, its 9 function and give 12 self-modelling activities.
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.
Clean Evaluative Interviewing
A research project will use Symbolic Modelling and Clean Language to discover how coachees evaluate their experience of coaching. This paper explorers the methodology required and gives guidelines for anyone wanting to undertake a ‘clean evaluative interview’ (CEI).
We review where decisions come from, apply Thaler & Sunstein's social principles about “choice architects” to the individual, and propose a method of Self-Nudging: Biasing our Unconscious Mind.
Calibrating whether what you are doing is working
How do facilitators calibrate when “it’s working”, and
when it’s not? It is not easy for a
facilitator to describe the in-the-moment criteria by which they
navigate a session. However, even if a facilitator
cannot specify how they decide what to do, they have a duty to consider
the question: How do you know when what you are doing is (or is not) working?
REPROCess: Modelling Attention
The first principle of Symbolic Modelling is: Know what you are modelling, i.e. what kind of experience the client is having. This article shows how the REPROCess model enables a facilitator to do that. Published Acuity, Vol.3, Nov 2011.
What did Improv ever do for us?
Based on the work of the grandaddy of modern improvisation, Keith Johnstone, we explore what clean facilitators can learn from the art form of improvisation.
Modelling the Written Word
This paper describe and give examples of the many kinds of written word we have modelled. These include: Single statements/questions; Questionnaires; Letters to staff; Transcripts of 1:1 therapy/coaching; Exemplar Modelling; First-person accounts; Academic research interviews; Processes/Techniques; Shared or Group Reality.