Summer events are still uncertain so Virtual Coco is back for CCI co-counsellors everywhere. The opening circle is on Friday 4th June and the closing circle on Sunday 13th June. Many activities will be on the weekends but if people want to offer weekday events, sessions or support groups then that option will be a possibility. The workshop will consist of whatever is offered: sessions, themed coco workshops, here&now groups, dance, cabaret, shared walks, writing spaces... it all depends on your creativity and imagination!
Don't worry if you can only join one of the weekends, you won't be the only person in this position. However, we ask you to register before 4th June so that, for the safety of the group, we have a complete list of participants before the start of the workshop.
How does a virtual residential work?
The workshop is held together by a password-protected website holding a framework of Google Docs, Zoom and WhatsApp. There is a 'main Zoom room' for circles, group events (e.g. cabaret) and other workshops. The timetable and noticeboard are Google Docs that can be edited by any participant. There will also be a Google Doc for support groups - you can be allocated in advance to a random support group or you can create your own support group. There is a WhatsApp group for quick communication during the event. There will be an opening circle at the beginning of the workshop and a closing circle at the end but no daily circles because people are at home with different commitments. Instead, there will be daily check-ins for those who want them (offered twice to accommodate different time-zones). If you have any questions, please ask!
Aisha and Gemma