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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

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You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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主題: Is life a minestrone?
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日期: 2011年3月1日,星期二,下午12:26

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We have had feedback from our market research that you would like our newsletter to be shorter – here goes with our first attempt at short and sweet.  Please let us know what you think about it.

Live training – it’s now or never in 2011
Our one and only ‘live’ set of Clean training modules in 2011 starts on 22 March in Richmond, West London.  Consisting of 8 modules and covering all the essentials of Clean Language and Clean Space in Modules 1 – 4 and more advanced facilitation skills in Modules 5 – 8, our training is intense, practical, fun and rewarding – and we’d love you to join us.

Book 2 or more of our Clean training modules by 5pm on Monday 7 March, and receive

over £115 of bonuses

in the way of Clean products and a personal follow-on tutorial with Wendy Sullivan or Margaret Meyer.

Also if you are one of the first 3 people to book 2 or more modules, you will also receive a

signed copy of James Geary’s new book, ‘I is an Other’


There are

still more savings

to be made when you enrol for at least a couple of modules: see: http://www.cleanchange.co.uk/cleanlanguage/2146-2/

To book, and for more information

on each module, go to http://www.cleanchange.co.uk/cleanlanguage/2146-2/  and click on the relevant module.

NOTE: We are not running a Summer School this year.  Please could you tell interested colleagues and friends that this is THE live training for 2011 – thank you!

“I have been astonished by how powerful the questions can be; the way they are taught, modelled excellently and supported through observed practice and feedback has made a huge difference to my learning.” Module 2 participant

Already trained?
Those of you who have already done some/ lots of training, may be interested in our CPD days – the next ones are in May: Modelling Mindfully and Three of the Best.  See http://www.cleanchange.co.uk/cleanlanguage/shop/cpd-events-book-all-3-together/

You too are eligible for getting a signed copy of James Geary’s book, and for special offers for booking several events at a time.

Reflections on applications of Clean
If you thought Clean was mainly for coaching and therapy, this may change your mind.  Clean Change’s Associate Director, Margaret Meyer, has been reflecting on her experience of using Clean, and how it has changed since completing the training some years ago. Her use of innovative applications of Clean has led to international travel and to a New Frock Opportunity, with an awards dinner coming up in the next few weeks.  See:   http://www.cleanchange.co.uk/cleanlanguage/2011/02/28/reflections-on-use-of-clean-margaret-meyer/

Marble Therapy?
Two write-ups that report on research carried out by 2010 Clean Conference key-note speaker, Daniel Casasanto, amongst others. His team used marbles to explore the link between motor functions and retrieving memories. One of the articles is called ‘Marble Therapy?’ and is written by Ruth Buczynski: http://www.nicabm.com/nicabmblog/?p=758 and the other, ‘Let your body do the thinking’, is by Anil Ananthaswamy:


Metaphoric personality quiz
Talking of innovative applications, here is one we spotted recently: an ‘image-based personality quiz’ offered as part of ‘creating your own VisualDNA’.  We’ve no idea how reliable or valid it is, but it is quite fun to do. See:

Compilation CD of life and love metaphors
Recently Certified Clean Facilitator, Paul Tosey, brought along a recording of a song called ‘Life is a Minestrone’ by 10cc to a meeting – and the idea of a compilation CD of songs with metaphors for life and love was born.  We would really appreciate any song titles you could add to our list (Life is a gas; love is like a butterfly etc).   Please email info@cleanchange.co.uk and we will post a list once we have a good number.  Thank you!

The metaphor book of the moment – James Geary’s ‘I is an Other’
James Geary’s long-awaited book is now available.  Here are two fascinating articles from the Wall Street Journal that relate to it, but first, why James Lawley, writing some weeks ago on the Figurative Language Network, is so admiring of James’s book. 

He says: “The idea and importance of metaphor is rapidly entering the general psyche. I believe that process will be accelerated very shortly by HarperCollins’ publication of I Is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How It Shapes the Way We See the World by New York Times bestselling author James Geary< http://www.jamesgeary.com/>.

“Geary looks at metaphors and their influence, from ordinary conversation and commercial messaging to news reports and political speeches. It is written in the currently popular style of Malcolm Gladwell and I can thoroughly recommend it as a primer for the uninitiated. But I would say that since it features a chapter on Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling.”

For the articles, see:
h ttp://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704150104576122702684086310.html and remember you can win a signed copy of James Geary’s book by booking on 2 or more Clean Change training modules – but get your skates on as this is only available to the first three people to book.

This newsletter is issued by Clean Change Company in association with The Developing Company. It aims to keep you in touch with the latest developments in Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling, spread the word of what  people are doing in the Clean Community and offer opportunities to develop yourself, both professionally and personally.
Number 02 – 2011

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