Having someone to practice with is crucial if you want to master 'clean approaches'. Here are some ways you can meet and practice with others who are interested in this way of working, starting with online opportunities:
Clean Approaches for Coaches: Facebook Group
Join this group to talk about the book, ask questions and find practice partners.
Other Facebook groups / pages
This was started ages before Facebook, Linkedin etc came to the fore, and as well as being a good place to scout for a practice partner, you'll find lots of useful information here. http://www.cleanforum.com
Skype Practice Group
Join this group and you will be allocated a practice partner. To join, email Sue Sharp. You don't have to practice every week, just when you are available. When you opt in for the following week's session, you’ll receive an email with your practice partner(s) details on it. At the set time, you Skype each other and practice.
I run these approx. once a month with my colleague, Sharon Small. They are free, apart from the cost of the call (approx £4). The call starts with everyone saying what they would like to get out of it (i.e. we ask, And what would you like to have happen?) Once everyone has said what they want, we create a structure for the rest of the call based around those desired outcomes. The things people ask for vary and tend to include: find out what Clean Language is; get a specific question answered; hear someone being facilitated; get some personal development. All questions and contributions are welcomed. Click here to learn more / sign up.
Fareham, Hampshire, UK
This group meets at my house on 3rd Monday on every month. 7pm arrival for networking and coffee - start at 7.30pm, finish at 9.30pm. If you have read the book, you're welcome to join us. More info here, and you'll find reports on previous meetings here. (Cost is £5 per meeting or £40 per year.) Email me if you would like to come along.
Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo, California, USA
This group meets at Sharon's house - also on 3rd Monday, but between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. If you're new to Clean Language, arrive at 5pm for a friendly overview of Clean Language. More info here. Email Sharon if you would like to join in.
This group is on the 4th Thursday of each month and is for people who've had at least 4 days of training in Clean Language. It is held at the Concert Artistes Association, 20 Bedford Street, London, WC2E 9PH. The group meets from 7pm to 9pm and the cost is £10 per meeting. Please email Wendy Sullivan if you'd like to join.
The Clean Conference
There are lots of opportunities to learn, practice and meet like-minded people at the annual Clean Conference in London.
Clean Practitionar Gathering
On the 21st September 2013, Clean East are launching their new network for Clean Practitioners in the east of England. The day will include practice sessions, Clean Space and news & ideas. Visit www.cleaneast.co.uk for more details.
Whether you join us for a 1-Day Introduction or the full Clean Facilitator programme, you'll be sure to meet and bond with people who are at the same stage in their learning as you, and also wanting people to practice with.
If you know of any other practice groups, please let me know, and I will add them to this list.