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Course Description

This is a free preview (15 minutes) of the Get Yourself Motivated course. The description of the full course (112 minutes) is provided below.

Get Yourself Motivated is a method of self-coaching to help you explore your true and authentic motivations. With the insights gained, you will go on to transform your ability to make the things happen which you would like to have happen - whatever they may be.

If you ever ponder the question "What would you like to have happen?" about any aspect of your life then this course is for you.

The course is based on the pioneering work of David Grove who, whilst counselling people who had experienced trauma, realised that it's possible to gain access to our deepest, non-verbal feelings through interrogation of our metaphors and the symbols within them use in everyday language.

He developed a way of asking questions about the symbols we use which avoided any bias or assumptions being introduced into the process. This became known as Clean Language precisely because it does not permit any outside interference.

James Lawley and Penny Tompkins observed how David worked with symbols and codified his method into the technique we call Symbolic Modelling. In this course you will learn to ask yourself Clean Questions and to model the symbols which you uncover. In this way you will explore your own inner or what is often called, psychoactive landscape.

As you gain more insight, transformation will occur in your thinking and you will gain immense clarity into your ansers to the critically important opening question in Clean Language which is "What would you like to have happen?"

You will be introduced to examples of the process in action from the key texts on the subject. This will give you a good feel for the way you can ask yourself theses questions and model your own dynamic thought processes. Along the way there will be quizzes to test your progress.

At any point if you get stuck you are free to use the Send Message feature and we will get you back on track.

Simply listen to the examples given which will take about 2 hours and complete the quizzes. After that it's about practice and experimentation. For some people the breakthrough is immediate but as a general rule after 6 sessions of self-coaching something new and exciting will emerge.

We look forward to working with you when you take this course.


After taking this course you'll be able to: 

  • Become skilled in self-coaching and get motivated fast
  • Understand what gets you and keeps you motivated
  • Recognise the patterns in your thinking which help or hinder your progress
  • Pay attention to the metaphors you use because they are a bridge into your sub-conscious
  • Learn the basic techniques of Clean Language and Symbolic Modelling
  • Untangle any knots in your thinking which have been holding you back
  • Know yourself at a more profound level
  • Work out where you are, where you really want to go and how to get there
  • Recognise how other people are handling the way they deal with motivation
  • Be true to your authentic personality
  • Love what you do and do what you love


This Course is For:

This course is for people who are asking themselves questions about what they need to do to perform at their best. It's also for people who are responsible for motivating others to perform at their best, as well as those who need to be UP for their game, which may include:

  • Traders
  • Brokers
  • Sales Executives
  • Managers in competitive industries
  • Anybody in the C suite
  1. Introduction and course objectives - 9 minutes

    1. Introduction and desired outcomes
    2. My personal experience with this self coaching technique
    3. Foundation principles
  2. Getting your first taste of this technique and preparing to Self Coach - 12 minutes

    1. Clean language in the hands of an expert
    2. Can you really coach yourself using this technique?
    3. Asking yourself the first question - "What would you like to have happen?"
  3. The PRO model and outcome statements - 10 minutes 

    1. The PRO model - problems, remedies and outcomes
    2. What to say after the PRO model test
    3. The PRO Quiz
  4. The developing questions - 35 minutes

    1. Developing Questions to identify metaphors and symbols - Introduction
    2. The background to working with metaphors and symbols
    3. More about spotting similes, metaphors and verbs used as metaphors
    4. Spot the Metaphor
    5. Test your own ability to express yourself in metaphor
    6. Taking developing questions to the next level
    7. Developing questions for specific circumstances
    8. Developing all the symbols which emerge from the outcome statement
    9. Developing Questions
  5. Revealing the dynamic of your psychoactive landscape - 6 minutes

    1. Relating the symbols together
    2. Pattern Spotting
  6. The change process - 9 minutes

    1. Noticing change
    2. Change the metaphor to change the outcome
    3. Necessary conditions for change
  7. Binding patterns - 8 minutes

    1. Spotting and dealing with binding patterns
    2. Resolving a binding pattern
  8. Recapping clean questions with mind maps - 20 minutes

    1. Summary of clean questions with mind maps
    2. Summarising the process of change
    3. A personal practice session - "eating my own dog food."
    4. Which question would you ask next?
  9. Thank you for completing the course and let's stay in touch - 2 minutes

    1. Thank you and let's stay friends

About the Expert

Peter Urey

Peter Urey

Peter Urey graduated in 1982 from Christ Church at the University of Oxford, MA with a degree in Law (Jurisprudence). His experience encompasses a 30-year career in Sales, Marketing and Management in the IT sector; 14 years with Hewlett Packard culminating in Director-level appointment in the Printer Division; and 5 years as freelance Career Development Coach, with clients that include Symantec, Epson, Canon, and more. As a specialist in techniques designed to clarify the meaning of words and establish understanding, his guiding mantra is "Quality of Life is Quality of Communication." Peter follows principles governed by the philosophical system of Logical Positivism as taught at Oxford University. Additionally, he is a student of Marian Way, author of "Clean Approaches for Coaches." Aside from his professional life, Peter is a father of three adult children and has been married for 29 years. He also has a black belt in Karate, which inspires and informs his career coaching.
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