Communicating with Qi
Starts Jan 15th 2022
Transform your practice and enhance patient outcomes through precision inquiry, deep listening and embodied presence
A live, 6-week online course on Clean Language for all practitioners of East Asian healing arts
with Margot Rossi, M.Ac. and Nick Pole, MA, FwSS
meets weekly, January 15 through February 19, 2022 on Zoom
For details and registration:
There’s a resonance happening between us and our clients that’s as much or even more influential than the therapeutic modality we are using.And that resonance is affected by our communication and way of being.
Without advice, interpretations or assumptions, discover how can you communicate an abiding respect for your client’s experience while helping them tap into the deep wisdom within themselves, a wisdom that makes all the difference in their lifestyle choices and wellbeing.
Clean Language for Mindbody Practitioners
A 4-week online introduction to Clean Language
next course starts April 2022
Free 90min Introductory Zoom session 31st March 6pm BST (UK time)
Course dates: April 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th on Zoom 6pm-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 fee £180, with concessions available if you are having a hard time financially due to Covid-19
For full course details and to book your place, contact Nick at: [email protected]
See Nick interviewed on Clean Language for Bodyworkers here:
‘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 mind and body. 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
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.