After 30 years of investigating, experiencing, and teaching a variety of methods which largely come under the headings of “Self-Help”, “Stress Management” etc. my most recent discovery has proven be the most effective and versatile tool of all: Clean Language
Clean language is a way of inquiring into people’s experience while radically honouring that experience.
Clean language was devised by David Grove in the 1980s as a result of his work on clinical methods for resolving clients’ traumatic memories. Grove realised many clients were describing their symptoms in metaphors drawn from the words of previous therapists, instead of from their own experience.