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An Introduction to Clean 'Space'

This programme introduces ‘Clean Space’, and other aspects of the work of the late David Grove. A renowned therapist, David's groundbreaking developments in Clean Language and Emergent Knowledge offer profound and powerful approaches that assist people change. Using edited footage from a 2 day live training, the course explains how we store memory and emotion in space, and body position, and shows how 'Clean' approaches assist the client to change without the coach / therapist having to interpret the client's words.

Clean Space processes are based on an understanding that much of our experience is stored not in language, but kinaesthetically, through body position, and through location and space, and so is not easily accessible via the ‘talking therapies’. Language is only one tool for exploring problems and finding solutions. ‘Clean Space’ processes create optimal conditions to engage people’s intuition through space, location, and body position, in a way that allows movement beyond the ‘problem space’ so that systemic solutions to even intractable issues emerge.

As well as Clean Space, the workshop includes some of the later processes emerging from David Grove’s work. The course will introduce you to:-

    • Emergent Knowledge and the Power of Six Questions
    • the Clean Space process
    • the use of ‘Pronoun Scapes’ to resolve inner conflict and enhance effectiveness
    • Clean Space through trurning
    • 'Therapeutic Space' and the wonderful Whirlygig!

The live training was delivered by Chris Grimsley & Shaun Hotchkiss. Shaun worked closely with David for several years, and practically applies his work as a coach, therapist and facilitator. He and Chris have modelled easily learnt ways of working with Clean Space that will show you how to help people have their own ‘emergent’ experiences.


Your Instructor


Chris Grimsley
Chris Grimsley

Founder and lead trainer of NLP in the Northwest, Chris has been fascinated by people, what makes us 'tick', get on with each other (or not) , and what affects our behaviour and performance, since his teenage years.

He has spent over 40 years enthusiastically exploring and studying our 'psychology', relationships and effectiveness. With over 25 years experience in training and coaching, Chris has looked for the 'difference that makes the difference' to find simple models and effective techniques and strategies that make sense, are easily learnt, and work in practice.

Chris has qualifications in psychology, social work and organisational analysis & behaviour, and has been a certified NLP trainer and Master Practitioner for over 20 years. He has a reputation for making things easy to understand, and for training with heart, humour and integrity. Chris lives in Lancashire, UK, with his wife Glenda, who is equally passionate about people, learning and wellbeing.


Course Curriculum


  Introduction to the Training
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  The Framework for Emergent Knowledge
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  Overview of the Clean Space Process
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  The Clean Space Procedure
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  Working with 'Pronounscapes'
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  Six Degrees of Freedom with Turning
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  Action Planning, and Resources
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  Therapeutic Space, and the Wonderful Whirligig
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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