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    Transcript of demonstration

    Thanks to Steven and James for the demonstration, Ned and Gaby for hosting the event, and to every one else who attended for contributing to a stimulating evening.

    Attached is my transcript of...
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    Detecting Lies and Deceipt

    More on the subject of detecting lies and truth telling comes from a book aptly named as Detecting Lies and Deceit by psychologist Albert Vrij. He explains a method known as the Statement Validity...
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    Perceivers

    Very interesting point, Bob. I rather think it is the minimum for Self DDD. I also wonder if it is the minimum for self-reflecting generally which is of great value. So as with just about everything...
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    Perceivers

    I read with interest an interview with Eckhart Tolle where he describes what we would call a "shift of perceiver", I quote:
    With no plans for his future, he grew more depressed until, as he puts it,...
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    Using Pre-Determined Metaphors

    If you use a pre-determined metaphor, then make it as as general as possible. The less you specify the more the team members will fill in the detail from their model of the world and connect their...
  6. "things did not go quite as smoothly"

    Hi Lee, good to see you on the forum, and to know that you've already gained an insight from Phil's super post.

    I agree with Phil that there is lots to this question and, if you are willing, I'd...
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    Serious, Deep and Robust

    Silverfox, I agree with everything Phil says about using Clean Language with "serious emotional problems". And your question may reveal a common misunderstanding about CL. As I see it, David Grove's...
  8. Example of Clean Space with a Group

    James and I have run lots of Clean Space processes with a wide range of groups so we know it is not only possible but offers fantastic opportunities. Below are details of a group Clean Space process...
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    Time well spent with dragons

    Phil's reply to Maarten was valuable with great suggestions.

    I think if the client could answer your proposed question, chances are they wouldn't be sitting in front of you. Any answer they do...
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    Dimitry, you ask some interesting questions. ...

    Dimitry, you ask some interesting questions.

    With regard to your first question, "what we should take as goal in session and what we must discuss with client before session begins? I mean that if...
  11. Thanks to Angela

    In the last few weeks I have thoroughly enjoyed reading through some of the historical entries on the Forum, and have been adding a few posts of my own here and there. I have been inspired by Angela...
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    Swarm Intelligence

    Hello my Canadian friend. I’ve just begun to find my way around the CleanForum and came across your post about Swarm Behavior.

    According to Alcherio Martinoli in an article called ‘Collective...
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    West Country x 2!

    The West Country Practice Group has now divided into North and South:

    The North Group meets the second Thursday in every month in Stroud, Gloucestershire.
    Contact: Ned Skelton, ...
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    Sixes and Sevens (More or Less)

    Thanks to Corrie and John for your examples of small world networks.

    Although many small world networks have six (or seven) degrees of separation, not all do:

    “In the cat brain, for example,...
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    Big Fish in a Small Pond

    Is there a relationship between 'scaling', 'adjacency' and 'the best next thing'?

    I'm wondering how or if we can weave these threads together.

    For some background reading on 'perceptual...
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    Sixes and Sevens

    New research taking place that I though would be of interest to the Forum:

    "Turns out, it is a small world.

    The "small world theory," embodied in the old saw that there are just "six degrees of...
  17. Emergent Knowledge and Clean Coaching

    The second article by David Grove and Carol Wilson, 'Emergent Knowledge and Clean Coaching: new theories' referred to by Corrie's post of 20-08-2006 is at a different url to the one quoted. It is at:...
  18. Metonymy

    Hi Martin & Phil,

    I have been interested in metonymy since I discovered what it was, and how to identify it. But I have to say, despite years of trying, I have yet to find a way of using my...
  19. My history of the development of David's ideas

    Steve, my memory of the development of David's ideas doesn't quite match your post. In broad terms David was developing his Childwithin approach throughout the 1980s and into the early 1990s. ...
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    London CLPG: Directing Attention to a Kind of Content

    Directing Attention to a Kind of Content

    I first used this exercise at the London Clean Language Practise Group on 5 March 2003. It's much easier to do than to explain how to do it.

    James...
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    Sample Exercises for Practice Groups

    Flexibility with the Number of Questions Asked Per Minute

    Introduction

    This exercise was first run at the London Clean Language Practise Group in February 2004.

    The exercise derived from...
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