An excellent example of the use of “Clean Language “ in Coaching & Therapy

“Clean Language” is a distinctive approach in therapy that empowers the client by placing their own words and metaphors at the heart of the conversation. The power of Clean Language lies in its client-centered methodology. Therapists practicing Clean Language have to be meticulously attentive to the client’s language, using it as the foundation to formulate the next question. This technique ensures that the therapist’s interpretations or suggestions do not cloud the therapeutic process.

The therapist’s role becomes one of a facilitator rather than an advisor, guiding the client through their own psychological landscape. By focusing on the client’s exact words, therapists can ask questions that help clients explore their thoughts and feelings more deeply. This can lead to self-discovery and insight that might not emerge in a more directive form of therapy.

Here’s why Clean Language can be so powerful:

  • Respect for the Client’s Experience: It honors the client’s experience as unique and valid, without imposing external judgments or frameworks.
  • Enhanced Self-Awareness: Clients often gain clarity about their own internal reasoning and emotional processes.
  • Empowerment: It fosters a feeling of empowerment, with clients taking the helm in navigating their therapeutic path.
  • Precision: The focused nature of the questions can uncover the root of issues more quickly and accurately.

In essence, Clean Language is a subtle yet profound way to facilitate change, helping clients to unlock their own capacity for healing and growth. It’s a testament to the power of listening intently and asking the right questions at the right time.

Tasmin Hartley is a great example of a skilled facilitator for change by using “Clean Language “ in her work. Learn by watching and listening to this excellent 20 minute video on setting boundaries on an relationship:

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