Clean Language for Mindbody Practitioners
A 4-week online introduction to Clean Language
next course starts Oct 2021
Free 90min Introductory Zoom session 29th Sept 6pm UK, 7pm CET, 1pm Eastern, 10am Pacific
Course dates: Oct 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th on Zoom 6-8.30pm UK time
This course is for you if you are a mind/body practitioner, therapist, teacher or coach interested in Clean Language and would like to learn how to integrate it more effectively into your work.
It will be live and interactive, using Zoom as a flexible virtual workshop platform. You will learn to help your clients:
- Use mindful, embodied inquiry to transform health problems
- Make insightful connections between symptoms and the life issues underlying them
- Devise realistic steps towards building healthier habits.
The course consists of 4 live, interactive Zoom sessions, where you can:
Learn from guided exercises and live demonstrations with members of the group.
Work together, with in-the-moment coaching from your teachers.
Share what you learn in your weekly home practice with fellow students.
Course dates and fee
Sept 2021 – dates coming soon
18.30-21.00 CEST/17.30-20.00 GMT/12.30-15.00 Eastern/9.30-12noon Pacific
The course fee is £160GBP, (or £120 if you are having a hard time financially due to Covid-19). Payment options will be sent when you register.
For full course details and to book your place, contact Nick at: [email protected]
See Nick’s interview with Mark Vroonland on ‘Body-Friendly Language’ here:
‘I was looking forward to the course. I have enjoyed using Clean Language for some time but have been wanting to incorporate it into my bodywork practice. I was not disappointed. The course was wonderful, just what I needed and it has inspired me to push on with the journey and exploration of working with MindBody. I also thought that it was wonderful to meet and see other people on a similar journey.’
– comment from Feb 2021 Introductory course participant
‘What is so amazing about Clean Language is how it seems to hold such space for soul. For the infinite arms of acceptance. The magic of sitting with and trusting life. Getting out of the way while remaining authentically in my own skin, and holding space for someone to be authentically in theirs. Also noticing when I want to ask more cognitive questions, or respond or joke or caretake or to soothe or reassure or offer some calming phrase or insight. Just to let all that go, sit with it, and let the work be the work, in this container of Clean Language….wow.’
Michelle Field, CMT, San Francisco, Ca
photo: © Maria Kemp Instagram @mariakemp874
In-person course in Brussels, Oct 2021
A 2-day Introduction to using Clean Language
2nd-3rd Oct, 2021 Shinzui Bodywork International Institute, Brussels
What Clean Language is about…
Understand how language can have a direct effect on a client’s mind, body and energy, for better or for worse, depending on how skilfully it’s used;
Listen to, and respectfully explore, the client’s verbal and non-verbal metaphors, since these can be the key to making positive, lasting change;
Liberate yourself from thinking that you need to know the answers;
Help your clients bring trust and compassion to the bodymind and its symptoms.
‘Words That Touch’ is an introduction to this phenomenally effective way of asking very simple questions, which help clients to make their own mind/body connections and participate more in their own healing process. Clean Questions bring a Zen-like clarity to understanding what a client really wants from a session, and are an excellent way of keeping the therapist’s own unconscious judgements, preconceptions and prejudices to a minimum in communicating with the client.
The course is open to practitioners of shiatsu and any other kind of bodywork who are interested in integrating Clean Language into their work with clients and students. In this workshop, we will explore both words and touch as an extension of the presence, awareness, curiosity and compassion we bring to the process of meeting another person. The kind of contact we will be using during the course will be simple and intuitive and you don’t need any formal training in shiatsu or any other kind of bodywork to do it.
See Nick’s YouTube demonstration with Alice Whieldon on how effective one simple Clean Language question can be here.
In this experiential workshop we will explore through movement, posture, metaphor and touch how mind and body communicate within a therapeutic relationship. If you are interested in how Clean Language can help your clients get more from their treatments, this workshop will give you an unforgettable taste of the many ways that language can open your awareness of Qi.
You will learn how to:
• Discover the mind-body connections hidden in the key words your clients use.
• Keep your therapeutic language as free as possible from your own unconscious pre-suppositions, preferences and judgements.
• Help clients work mindfully with the fears that can block their healing process.