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 The following extract is something David shared with me, to help me understand what the client’s story is actually doing, whilst also offering a cautionary note for would be facilitators:​ The following extract is something David shared with me, to help me understand what the client’s story is actually doing, whilst also offering a cautionary note for would be facilitators:​
  
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-Language that draws or seduces a client into a story complicates issues. This we call the tyranny of the narrative. +Language that draws or seduces a client into a story complicates issues. This we call the tyranny of the narrative. The temptation to want to take information that the client gives and ask for more details or to expand on it is natural, but harmful. The answers will cause a forward motif. They will take time and move it forward and then the problem space also moves forward in time. The problem then becomes more dense with information,​ and added to that is the facilitator’s perspective on the nature of the problem, and this determines the facilitator’s questions or lines of enquiry.
-The temptation to want to take information that the client gives and ask for more details or to expand on it is +
-natural, but harmful. The answers will cause a forward motif. They will take time and move it forward and then the +
-problem space also moves forward in time. The problem then becomes more dense with information,​ and added to that is +
-the facilitator’s perspective on the nature of the problem, and this determines the facilitator’s questions or lines +
-of enquiry.+
  
-As more information is collected, the facilitator becomes part of the client’s world. Questions then become iatrogenic +As more information is collected, the facilitator becomes part of the client’s world. Questions then become ​[[https://​en.wikipedia.org/​wiki/​Iatrogenesis|iatrogenic]] by complicating or adding to the already complicated issue.
-by complicating or adding to the already complicated issue.+
  
-A good example comes from the playwright, Willie Russell, who says that to be a playwright you have to use very dirty +A good example comes from the playwright, Willie Russell, who says that to be a playwright you have to use very dirty language which is completely the opposite of clean language. He wants to put words out there that seduce people into his story, so that you lose everything that you have and you become very involved in the play. 
-language which is completely the opposite of clean language. He wants to put words out there that seduce people into +</WRAP>
-his story, so that you lose everything that you have and you become very involved in the play. +
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 In Emergent Knowledge facilitation we are looking to do the opposite; hence the facilitator (F) is always shown outside of the clients worlds, the questions are about as clean as David could make them. In Emergent Knowledge facilitation we are looking to do the opposite; hence the facilitator (F) is always shown outside of the clients worlds, the questions are about as clean as David could make them.