The Complete Facilitators' Handbook

J. Heron, The Complete Facilitators' Handbook. Kogan Page Ltd, 1989.

CONTENTS

Preface

A Little History

Guidance for the Reader

Acknowledgements

1   Dimensions and Modes of Facilitation

Background

The Facilitator and the Experiential Group

The Modern Revolution in Learning

The Parameters of Experiential Learning

The Six Dimensions of Facilitation

The Facilitative Question

The Three Modes of Facilitation:  the Politics of Learning

The Use of the Modes: Stages and Presumptions

Participation in Educational Decision-making: the Classic Dilemma

The Many Forms of Autonomy

Task and Process in Experiential Learning

The Concept of Facilitator Style

One-to-one, One-to-some and One-to-all Interventions

Education and Training

The 18 Basic Options

Criteria of Validity

2   Authority, Autonomy and Holism

Three Kinds of Facilitator Authority

Authority and Authoritarianism

Traditional Confusion of Three Kinds of Authority

Need for Authority

Learning as Autonomous and Holistic Paradox of Facilitator Authority

Authority as a Means of Initiation

Tutelary Authority as Initiation

Tutelary Procedures

Political Authority as Initiation: the Three Decision-modes

The Four Decision-mode Levels

Empowerment through Mastery of Decision-mode Levels

Unilateral Direction on Principle at Level3

The Importance of Advertising Non-negotiable Values

A Full-blown Level3 Course

Charismatic Authority as Initiation

3   Whole Person Learning

Distinctions within the Field

Holistic Learning and Experiential Learning

The Generally Acceptable Model of a Whole Person

Avant-garde Models of the Whole Person

Feeling as the Ground of Personhood

The Up-hierarchy Model of the Whole Person

The Self and the Whole Person

Open Self and Whole Person Learning

Closed Self Learning

4   The Group Dynamic

Stages of the Group Dynamic

Positive Forms of the Group Dynamic

Negative Forms of the Group Dynamic

Cultural Oppression

Educational Alienation

Psychological Defensiveness

The Role of the Facilitator

Extensions of Group Dynamic Theory

Transpersonal Influences on the Group Dynamic

5   The Planning Dimension

Planning Overview

Levels of Decision-making

Refining the Decision-modes

Autonomy: Delegated or Seized

A Decision-mode and a Decision-procedure

Apollonian and Dionysian Planning

The Planning Dimension: Hierarchical Mode The Planning Dimension: Co-operative Mode

The Planning Dimension: Autonomous Mode

6   The Meaning Dimension

Four Forms of Understanding

Areas of Understanding

The Meaning Dimension: Hierarchical Mode

The Meaning Dimension: Co-operative Mode

The Meaning Dimension: Autonomous Mode

7   Co-operative Inquiry

Definition of Co-operative Inquiry

Participation and Inquiry

Outcomes of Co-operative Inquiry

Topics of Co-operative Inquiry

An Outline of Inquiry Stages

Extended Epistemology and the Inquiry Cycle

Special Inquiry Skills

Validity Procedures

Three-stranded Initiation of a Co-operative Inquiry

8   Peer Review Audit

Autonomous Meaning of Work

Commitment to Excellence

Education for the Professions

Peer Assessment

Practice and Outcomes

Stage 1. Select an Area of Practice to Assess

Stage 2. Agree Criteria of Competent Practice for the Selected Area

Stage 3. Devise a Self-assessment Method for Practice On-the-job

Stage 4. Assessment of Practice On-the-job

Stage 5. Peer Review: Self-assessment Presentations

Stage 6. Review of Audit Procedures

Stage 7. Planning the Second Cycle

Stage 8. The Second Cycle of On-the-job Self-assessment

Peer Review Audit and the Experiential Learning Cycle

Further  Issues

9   Peer Support Groups

The Concept of a Peer Support Group

Running a Peer Support Group

Helpful Ground-rules for a Peer Support Group

Peer Supervision: Critical Incident Focus

Peer Supervision: Good News Analysis

Peer Supervision: Actual Practice

Peer Supervision: Veridical Report

Peer Supervision: Projected Rehearsal

Peer Supervision: Confession Dinner

Peer Supervision: the Personal/Professional Interface

Peer Unfoldment: Life-style Enhancement

Peer Unfoldment: Celebration, Affirmation and Visualization

Peer Unfoldment: Projected Rehearsal

Peer Unfoldment: Healing the Memories

Peer Unfoldment: Invoking the Empowering Future

10 The Confronting Dimension

Sources of Rigidity

Elements and Purposes of Confrontation The Process of Confrontation

Confronting and Meaning

Cycles of Expansion and Contraction

One-to-group and One-to-one

The Confronting Dimension: Hierarchical Mode

The Confronting Dimension: Co-operative Mode

The Confronting Dimension: Autonomous Mode

11 The Feeling Dimension

Positive Emotional Processes

Negative Emotional Processes

The Role of Pathology

Emotion and the Group Dynamic

Feeling and the Group Dynamic

The Feeling Dimension: Hierarchical Mode

The Feeling Dimension: Co-operative Mode

The Feeling Dimension: Autonomous Mode

12 Charismatic Education and Training

Charisma, Personal Power and Presence

The Psychophysical Modes of Relating to Others

The Experiential Body and  the Physical  Body

The Experiential Body in Stasis

The Experiential Body in Presence

From Presence to Personal Power

The Up-hierarchy of Empowerment

Integrated Postural Presence

Pervasive Interpersonal Empathy

Dynamic Interpersonal Geometry

Clock Time and Charismatic Time

Emotional Tone of Voice

Phonetic Command

Command of Language

Command of Content of Speech

Command of Purpose

The Down-hierarchy of Facilitator Principles

Guiding Moral Principles of Facilitation

Training Exercises for the Cultivation of Charisma, Dynamic Presence, Personal Power

13 The Structuring Dimension

Planning and Structuring an Exercise

The Experiential Learning Cycle

Supervision of an Exercise and the Experiential Learning Cycle

The Structuring Dimension: Hierarchical Mode

The Structuring Dimension: Co-operative Mode

The Structuring Dimension: Autonomous Mode

14 Varieties of the Experiential Learning Cycle

Primary and Secondary Cycles

The Open Self Primary Cycle

The Open Self Secondary Cycle

Primary and Secondary Cycles in Superlearning

Teacher-managed and Student-managed Learning

The Whole Person Primary Cycle

The Whole Person Secondary Cycle

The Multi-stranded Alternative

15 The Valuing Dimension

The Person

States of Personhood

The Cross and Circle

The Valuing Dimension: Hierarchical Mode

The Valuing Dimension: Co-operative Mode

The Valuing Dimension: Autonomous Mode

16 Learning to be a Whole Person

The Self-creating Person

The Whole Person as a Web of Relations

A Working Definition of a Whole Person

The Agenda for Learning to be a Whole Person

Locations, Domains and Cycles A Self-generating Culture

Whole Person Values

17 Approaches to Social Change

Personal Development and Structural Change

Three Kinds of Structural Theory

Liberation Within and Transfiguration of the Human Condition

Opposition Actions and Fulfilment Actions

Structural Change Options Facilitation for Structural Change

Techniques of Soft Revolution

18   The Creation of a Facilitator Style

The Style is the Person

Personal Values Personal Principles

The Purpose and Composition of the Group

Personal Development

Training

Professional Development

Criteria of Excellence

Research

Social Change

Making a Self-assessment Profile of your Facilitator Style

Appendix: The Manager as Facilitator

Group Room and Workplace Learning

The Organizational Revolution

The Manager, the Team and the Task

Dimensions and Modes of Management

The Six Dimensions of Management

The Three Modes of Management

Task and Process

Eighteen Basic Management Options

Personal Development in the Workplace

Transforming Power

The Team Dynamic

The Structure of the Team

The Tasks of the Team

Motives of Team Members

Distorted Forms of the Team Dynamic

Diagrams of the Distorted Forms

The Organizational Context: Critical Issues

The Social Context: Critical Issues

The Influence of Ideology

The Authority of the Manager

The Vision of the Manager: Holocracy

References

Index

Topics

CCI Co-Counselling

Co-Counselling provides an opportunity for people to support each other to get on with life in an emotionally healthy, rational and creative way. This can include developing self-confidence, becoming more comfortable with emotions and dealing effectively with issues from the past that are affecting the present.

In a Co-Counselling session people usually work in pairs taking equal time to be 'client' and 'counsellor' in turn. The approach is client-centred: the client is in charge of his or her session, while the counsellor takes on a support role.

CCI Co-Counselling is short for

  1. the Co-Counselling method practiced within the CCI (Co-Counselling International) and
  2. the network of individuals and groups who support each other to get on with life in an emotionally healthy, rational and creative way.

Co-Counselling International (CCI) is a peer network of co-counsellors. Its main purpose is to provide opportunities for co-counsellors to contact each other and to meet up in sessions, groups and workshops. 

Setup in 1974 by John Heron, Tom and Dency Sargent with Co-Counselling International - Guidelines as founding document.

A more recent, de facto common understanding of how one supports each other can be found in John Heron''s "A definition of CCI" 1996.

Through the years various dialects of CCI Co-Counselling developed, as Co-Counselling International (CCI) is a peer-based support network with nobody 'deciding' what the true 'nature' of co-counselling is about.

 

Issue #14: fundamentals, network support forum, a special group and exploring Bute

Starter events in the UK

A good way of refreshing your Co-counselling skills as well as supporting new people to get settled in Co-counselling!

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Alvechurch, United Kingdom

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Tue 12 Oct., Tue 26 Oct., Tue 9 Nov., Tue 16 Nov., Tue 23 Nov., Tue 30 Nov., Tue 7 Dec., Tue 14 Dec.

London, United Kingdom

Residentials in the UK

2021

CCI Southern Spring Event postponed until September 2021 at Earthspirit Centre

Thu 16 Sep. to Mon 20 Sep.

Glastonbury, United Kingdom

Community days and one-day events in the UK

A good way of refreshing your Co-counselling skills as well as for supporting new people to get settled in Co-counselling!

2021

Midlands Community Day

Sat 17 Apr.

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Midlands Community Day

Sat 15 May.

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Midlands Community Day

Sat 12 Jun.

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Midlands Community Day

Sat 17 Jul.

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Residentials outside the UK

2021

CCI Europe, 2020 postponed to 2021

Sun 25 Jul. to Sat 31 Jul.

Bölcske, Hungary
2022

CCI Aotearoa New Zealand, January 2022 - Tentative

Fri 21 Jan. to Thu 27 Jan.

Taupo, New Zealand

Editorial: 

Dear CoCo Network,

Hi. Lilian here.

I am about to begin teaching a Fundamentals, assisted by Geoff Rowe & Sheila Lochrie, 14th/15th Dec. weekend, which is exciting and JP has also begun a Cornucopia Style  Fundamentals.

We continue to meet at the Network Support Forum once a month, to which you are all invited. We share our ideas for co- counselling workshops in Scotland and support one another to get clear about what we are offering, what we want and what we need to make our ideas a reality. See also the article below.

Pete Fantes takes minutes of any interesting aspects of our discussions  and any commitments we make. If you cannot manage to meetings but  would like a copy of  these minutes please subscribe to the Network Support Forum by contacting Pete and asking to be put on the relevant email list.

I will be with Geoff and two others on Bute this weekend at An Tearman, a lovely house on the hill outside Rothsay. Hopefully we can find the right time to offer a Cocounselling and Arts Week and Weekend on Bute in the Spring of 2014.

Grahame Jack wishes for a group.

Grahame is interested in being in a group. A fluid, flowing group with little structure, allowing spontaneity, loosening of fronts and willingness to be in the moment interpersonal  interaction. He wants to be in a group with a satisfying mix of safe and unsafe – enough safety to let guards down and be real, enough uncertainty to be unsure what will happen next. He’d like to be part of a growth, learning group where giving and receiving feedback is the norm, where blind spots can be explored, where  he finds out what others know about him that he doesn’t.

It could start in the New Year and meet about once a month.

If you’d like to join him – in the kind of group you’d want to be in if you only had a year to live – that would be great. 
Tel 0131 552 6874 or email grahamejackattalktalk[dot]net

Hope you are all well and heading through  Advent  to a shining Solstice,  a warm Yuletide and a very Merry Christmas.

Networking: 

How to use ‘CoCo Open Space – Scotland’.

The purpose of this CoCo Open Space page on CoCoInfo
To bring together Co-Counsellors who have shared interests without perhaps realising it, and to enable them to offer one another help and support. This might be by having sessions with one another or the support might be more practical.

If you would like to add a new Offer or Request or post a response, you can log in and do that yourself on CoCoInfo. There is an extensive Help file next to the page. You might want to contact Lilian Brzoska or JanPieter Hoogma and ask them to do that for you.

If you would like to contact a person listed, you can do it yourself or ask for the contact to be made through Lilian or JanPieter until you are confident with the process. 

Articles: 

CoCo Network Support Forum - a proposal

Dream

Imagine the joy of a co-counsellor on discovering another person with whom to have meaningful and relevant co-counselling meetings.

The challenges of making this dream happen

  • What opportunities can be created that increase the likelihood that a co-counsellor will discover that other person(s)?
  • What can be done to support people in establishing these connections e.g. workshops, CoCo Open Spaces, Community Days, Special Interest Groups?
  • What further skills (if any) need to be developed to empower people to use networking effectively and to engage in meaningful connections with other people?
    • What network infrastructure can be developed that facilitates co-counsellors establishing connections among themselves without requiring the forum’s presence or effort?
      Infrastructure means
      • basic facilities  that can be easily used by co-counsellors to find and meet other people e.g. web sites, magazines,  electronic newsletters and contact lists
      • a set of guidelines facilitating the use of these various facilities
      • the availability of instructional documents and videos, that can be used by people to organise their workshops, CoCo Open Spaces, Community Days etc. themselves  
    • How can the forum folk nurture wider community awareness as well?
    • How can co-counsellors be kept informed about what the Forum has on offer?

CoCo Network Forum (in Scotland so far)

Any co-counsellor is welcome, who is interested in:

  • offering workshops, CoCo Cafés or CoCo Open Spaces and looking for support with  getting people attending them
  • encouraging people to contribute to the new magazine or other publications
  • developing support and instructional materials for CoCo Cafes, CoCo Open Spaces and other coco networking activities, so that other Co-Counsellors can set up these activities successfully and independently of the Forum
  • developing a network infrastructure with basic facilities and guidelines, so that other Co-Counsellors independently of the Forum can easily find and meet other people with whom to have meaningful and relevant co-counselling meetings successfully
  • supporting the above people for instance by recording minutes of meetings, providing venues, supporting with writing and editing, etc.

The Forum is a space where co-counsellors can ask for constructive feedback and support with any networking project they are involved in. Before acting upon our own ideas, it can be inspiring to share them and listen to other people’s ideas. This in turn can lead to healthier decisions.

Having said that, the Forum is not a decision making body. The people who attend the Forum stay in charge of their own project(s) regardless of what other Forum members might think about it.

The Forum will meet on a roughly monthly basis.

Critical for the success of the Forum

In order to maintain a welcoming openness and transparency, the following points need to be met:

  • All Forum meetings are announced in the CoCoScotland newsletter well ahead of the meeting so any co-counsellor can attend.
  • Any co-counsellor can ask to be sent the announcements and the minutes of Forum meetings by email.
  • Any co-counsellor can read past Forum minutes through the CoCoInfo website: http://co-counselling.info.

Financial Aspects

The CoCo-Foundation will support this Forum financially when needed and if possible.

Any expenses for attending the Forum (e.g. for travel) need to be agreed beforehand.

Topics

Of recruiting and taming

Some brief comments

Submitted by Celia Wilson on 11 November 2013 - 8:01pm.
 

Hi All

Here are some brief comments. First of all, where is Caroline on the list of members of this group? I would like it if your picture were up there, as you started all this great discussion!

The question of logos and steering groups is a sticky one.  We have no mechanism for agreeing such things round the whole network. And if there were a proposal and everybody liked it, I would probably be happy to use it for that part of my web site that refers to coco.  The set of all websites owned or managed by cocos   is not a pyramid but a series of intersecting circles - many of us have other styles and types of course on our sites which are not coco (confidence building, assertiveness, 6-cat, TIR)

My interest has picked up now that I have a web site. Having it has made significant changes to my recruiting practice already, which hasn't much to do with SEO and I think is an important mechanism in its own right. It is the website as an intermediary between a leaflet or an introductory  conversation and a taster session. or course  I used to stick leaflets on notice boards and so on, and would never get any enquiries. Now I have my "elevator" sentence like "Co-counselling is an excellent way of getting your  life the way you want it and of helping others to do likewise" and I also feel more able to hand out leaflets to people.  Inevitably they ask me stuff and I then explain  a bit more.  And when we run out of time or energy now, I can just say "well, have a look at my website and let me know what you think".   Suddenly I feel far better about publicising coco! And this morning, someomne came bck to me and said "I read your cv on the website and I didn't know you had all those degrees!".  So then the convesrsation entered a new phase.

In "Real life" all sorts of tiny things can put people off when they ask about coco. I spray out dozens of conversations about coco and the one thing I must not be, is attached to "gettiing a sale".  If the receiving person gets the faintest whiff of "Sales talk" they usually run a mile. So while I am not against market research (I have done some of my own) don't be surprised if it doesn't result in people in classes.  As the commercial purpose of marketing /advertising is precisely to "get a sale" I am a little wary of it. What is absolutely OK and I am trying to do, os let people know who I am as clearly as I can and in waays I hope they can hear.  I think of taming a wild animal and making friends with it.  (Well, if Pi can do it, why shouldn't I?) Or, indeed, making a new human friend.

Work in progress

love

Celia

Topics

Roots 2 Fruits - a new coco magazine

Dear All,

Roots 2 Fruits is the name of our new magazine through which

Cocounselling International in Scotland Communicates with the World. 

We also invite the world to communicate with us and subscribe.

Would you like to contribute?

We, Rosalind in Perth, Lindsay in Edinburgh, Geoff in Glasgow and Lilian in Kirkcaldy, in the Kingdom of Fife, are currently Co- Editors, working on doing things as co-operatively, as collaboratively and as creatively as possible.  We are supported in a few discreet areas by Anne in Edinburgh, Margaret A. in Roslin and Rose in Pitlochry.

Please get in touch with any of the Co-Editors if you have even a smidgeon of an idea that you would like to see in the magazine. We hope our individual visions can overlap and together we can create something which resonates for ourselves and others.

Please also send in fully formed pieces of writing, soup recipes and artwork, or anything in-between.

Post hard copy to Lindsay or email digital copy to Lilian at any time.

The final copy deadline for Issue No. 1 is 11th November 2013

Would you like to subscribe?

The cost is £10.00, which will cover more than one issue (exact numbers will unfold in due course) as we establish the true costs of production. We thank those of you who have already given us £10 to encourage us. We now have a Cooperative Bank Account . Signatories are Rosalind and Lindsay.

Please make payment by one of the following methods:

  • in person – a tenner to any co-editor
  • by post - cheque made out to “Roots 2 Fruits – Cocounselling International” post to Lilian.
  • by telephone/internet - transfer money through your bank  by calling in to your branch or using telephone or internet banking to pay £10 to “Roots 2 Fruits”, Account number 6568896200, sort code 089299, and telephone or email Geoff or Lilian to let us know.

Contact details

Geoff Rowe

Flat 3,62 Partickhill Road

Glasgow

G11 5AB

0141 328 7305

roweghatgmail[dot]com

Lilian Brzoska

465-D High Street

Kirkcaldy,

KY1 2SN

01592 566 865

liliannakennedyatgmail[dot]com

Lindsay Gibson

10 Boswall Avenue        

Edinburgh  

EH5 2EB

0131 552 6522

lindsaygibson77atgmail[dot]com

Rosalind Ashling:   01738 638606   ashlingr10athotmail[dot]com 

Topics

CoCoInfo Tags: 

    Issue #13: Roots to Fruits and more...

    Starter events in the UK

    A good way of refreshing your Co-counselling skills as well as supporting new people to get settled in Co-counselling!

    2021

    Co-Counselling (CCI) Core Training

    Sat 13 Mar. to Sun 14 Mar., Sat 27 Mar., Sat 10 Apr. to Sun 11 Apr.

    Alvechurch, United Kingdom

    Spring Online Co-Counselling Training - SPECIAL RATES TILL END FEBRUARY!!!

    Tue 18 May., Tue 1 Jun., Tue 15 Jun., Tue 29 Jun., Tue 6 Jul., Tue 13 Jul., Tue 20 Jul., Tue 27 Jul.

    London, United Kingdom

    Autumn Online Co-Counselling Training - NOW TAKING BOOKINGS!!!

    Tue 12 Oct., Tue 26 Oct., Tue 9 Nov., Tue 16 Nov., Tue 23 Nov., Tue 30 Nov., Tue 7 Dec., Tue 14 Dec.

    London, United Kingdom

    Residentials in the UK

    2021

    CCI Southern Spring Event postponed until September 2021 at Earthspirit Centre

    Thu 16 Sep. to Mon 20 Sep.

    Glastonbury, United Kingdom

    Community days and one-day events in the UK

    A good way of refreshing your Co-counselling skills as well as for supporting new people to get settled in Co-counselling!

    2021

    Midlands Community Day

    Sat 17 Apr.

    Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Midlands Community Day

    Sat 15 May.

    Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Midlands Community Day

    Sat 12 Jun.

    Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Midlands Community Day

    Sat 17 Jul.

    Birmingham, United Kingdom

    Residentials outside the UK

    2021

    CCI Europe, 2020 postponed to 2021

    Sun 25 Jul. to Sat 31 Jul.

    Bölcske, Hungary
    2022

    CCI Aotearoa New Zealand, January 2022 - Tentative

    Fri 21 Jan. to Thu 27 Jan.

    Taupo, New Zealand

    Editorial: 

    Dear Cocounsellors in Scotland and friends who receive this Email Newsletter,

    Lilian, Lindsay, Anne, Geoff and Rosalind are delighted to inform you of our progress in the development of a paper copy magazine "Roots 2 Fruits" to replace both " The Good and News " and " Zest", as instructed by the SGM/AGM in March 2013, where it was decided to close CCIS as a formal body. The final minutes of that meeting will be completed by Lilian very soon for general distribution to CCIS's last group of members. For more info about "Roots 2 Fruits" read the article below.

    As part of the process since then, the developing Networking Forum has been encouraging those who attend to work on their passion in the furthering of Cocounselling in Scotland.

    People continue to cocounsel in pairs and groups and there is intention to create a Cocounselling, Arts and Writing Workshop Weekend in the Spring, at "An Tearman" house on the Island of Bute. This would continue our relationship with the Arts and Cocounselling work done with support from Mary McCann a couple of years ago and follow through on Geoff Rowe's initiative around writing together, which began earlier this year at a workshop in Glasgow. Plans for this will be discussed on the weekend 9/10th November with Monica Brookes who runs the house. We would have sole use in a beautiful, protected area not far from Rothsay.

    Anyone who cocounsels and is enjoying writing about their issues, experiences and cocounselling practice will find the editorial team of " Roots 2 Fruits " delighted to receive your work and your artworks for potential publication now. You will find details of this and a "Fundamentals in Central Scotland, East to West " in the body of this Newsletter.

    JanPieter Hoogma is teaching a Cornucopia Style Fundamentals in Edinburgh at the end of November and Lilian Brzoska is about to begin teaching a Cocounselling International Fundamentals aiming at both East and West recruitment in local venues, with help from Geoff Rowe and Sheila Lochrie.

    Lilian, JP and those attending the Networking forum, are in ongoing discussion about how best to support new cocounsellors integrate into CCI and into the Scottish Network, once the Fundamentals are both completed. A practical set of steps will be tried in the New Year to integrate Cocounselling, new cocounsellors, buddies and the Open Space process in a day workshop.

    We have had a few delightful community days, the next of which is at Geoff Rowe's in Partickhill in Glasgow, 10.00 - 17.30 on Saturday 16th November.  Please let Geoff know if you intend to come. 0141 328 7305

    Details of both the Roots 2 Fruits development and the East-West Fundamentals in Central Scotland are included here.

    Much love to you all.

    Lilian

    Networking: 

    How to use ‘CoCo Open Space – Scotland’.

    The purpose of this CoCo Open Space page on CoCoInfo
    To bring together Co-Counsellors who have shared interests without perhaps realising it, and to enable them to offer one another help and support. This might be by having sessions with one another or the support might be more practical.

    If you would like to add a new Offer or Request or post a response, you can log in and do that yourself on CoCoInfo. There is an extensive Help file next to the page. You might want to contact Lilian Brzoska or JanPieter Hoogma and ask them to do that for you.

    If you would like to contact a person listed, you can do it yourself or ask for the contact to be made through Lilian or JanPieter until you are confident with the process. 

    Articles: 

    Roots 2 Fruits - a new coco magazine

    Dear All,

    Roots 2 Fruits is the name of our new magazine through which

    Cocounselling International in Scotland Communicates with the World. 

    We also invite the world to communicate with us and subscribe.

    Would you like to contribute?

    We, Rosalind in Perth, Lindsay in Edinburgh, Geoff in Glasgow and Lilian in Kirkcaldy, in the Kingdom of Fife, are currently Co- Editors, working on doing things as co-operatively, as collaboratively and as creatively as possible.  We are supported in a few discreet areas by Anne in Edinburgh, Margaret A. in Roslin and Rose in Pitlochry.

    Please get in touch with any of the Co-Editors if you have even a smidgeon of an idea that you would like to see in the magazine. We hope our individual visions can overlap and together we can create something which resonates for ourselves and others.

    Please also send in fully formed pieces of writing, soup recipes and artwork, or anything in-between.

    Post hard copy to Lindsay or email digital copy to Lilian at any time.

    The final copy deadline for Issue No. 1 is 11th November 2013

    Would you like to subscribe?

    The cost is £10.00, which will cover more than one issue (exact numbers will unfold in due course) as we establish the true costs of production. We thank those of you who have already given us £10 to encourage us. We now have a Cooperative Bank Account . Signatories are Rosalind and Lindsay.

    Please make payment by one of the following methods:

    • in person – a tenner to any co-editor
    • by post - cheque made out to “Roots 2 Fruits – Cocounselling International” post to Lilian.
    • by telephone/internet - transfer money through your bank  by calling in to your branch or using telephone or internet banking to pay £10 to “Roots 2 Fruits”, Account number 6568896200, sort code 089299, and telephone or email Geoff or Lilian to let us know.

    Contact details

    Geoff Rowe

    Flat 3,62 Partickhill Road

    Glasgow

    G11 5AB

    0141 328 7305

    roweghatgmail[dot]com

    Lilian Brzoska

    465-D High Street

    Kirkcaldy,

    KY1 2SN

    01592 566 865

    liliannakennedyatgmail[dot]com

    Lindsay Gibson

    10 Boswall Avenue        

    Edinburgh  

    EH5 2EB

    0131 552 6522

    lindsaygibson77atgmail[dot]com

    Rosalind Ashling:   01738 638606   ashlingr10athotmail[dot]com 

    Topics

    CoCoInfo Tags: 

      Accreditation procedure

      Accreditation procedure

      The teacher says:

      ‘Before we go any further, I want you all to know that  if I had any serious concerns about your ability to become a CCI co-counsellor you would have heard this from me before now, so that we could have discussed it.

      Now, please first read the criteria for accreditation below. Students read the text below.

      •  ‘(Name), how well do you think you meet the Criteria for accreditation?’ (e.g. very well, well enough, just about well enough, not well enough)

      • ‘Are there any aspects of your practice under these criteria that you struggle with or are anxious about?’

      • ‘Do you feel you are ready to be accredited?’

       

      Then the teacher gives feedback:

      e.g. Areas for attention

      • ‘Things I would like to see more of or less of’

      • ‘I would like you to… ’

      • ’My worst fantasy of you is…’

      Then, to enable the course members to give feedback, the teacher says to each group member:

       ‘Do you have any constructive feedback to offer to (Name) that may help him/her in his/her development as a co-counsellor?’
       

      Then, the teacher says: ‘(Name), you are now a CCI co-counsellor’.

      The group applauds!
       

      Criteria for accreditation:

      As counsellor:

      1. Ability to offer sufficient Free Attention for the client to do their work
      2. Ability to tolerate contact with your own distress when counsellor, and thus able to witness the client’s distress, without seeking to reduce the client’s distress
      3. Ability to offer co-counselling interventions to your client
      4. Ability and willingness to adhere only to the co-counselling method during sessions (no methods from other therapies, that have not been taught on the course)
      5. Ability to stick to the ground rules

       

       As Client

      1. Ability to tolerate contact with your own distress when client
      2. Ability to use co-counselling interventions on yourself as client
      3. Commitment to your own personal growth
      4. Ability to stick to the ground rules
      Topics

      Issue #12: two community days and fundamentals in Edinburgh

      Starter events in the UK

      A good way of refreshing your Co-counselling skills as well as supporting new people to get settled in Co-counselling!

      2021

      Co-Counselling (CCI) Core Training

      Sat 13 Mar. to Sun 14 Mar., Sat 27 Mar., Sat 10 Apr. to Sun 11 Apr.

      Alvechurch, United Kingdom

      Spring Online Co-Counselling Training - SPECIAL RATES TILL END FEBRUARY!!!

      Tue 18 May., Tue 1 Jun., Tue 15 Jun., Tue 29 Jun., Tue 6 Jul., Tue 13 Jul., Tue 20 Jul., Tue 27 Jul.

      London, United Kingdom

      Autumn Online Co-Counselling Training - NOW TAKING BOOKINGS!!!

      Tue 12 Oct., Tue 26 Oct., Tue 9 Nov., Tue 16 Nov., Tue 23 Nov., Tue 30 Nov., Tue 7 Dec., Tue 14 Dec.

      London, United Kingdom

      Residentials in the UK

      2021

      CCI Southern Spring Event postponed until September 2021 at Earthspirit Centre

      Thu 16 Sep. to Mon 20 Sep.

      Glastonbury, United Kingdom

      Community days and one-day events in the UK

      A good way of refreshing your Co-counselling skills as well as for supporting new people to get settled in Co-counselling!

      2021

      Midlands Community Day

      Sat 17 Apr.

      Birmingham, United Kingdom

      Midlands Community Day

      Sat 15 May.

      Birmingham, United Kingdom

      Midlands Community Day

      Sat 12 Jun.

      Birmingham, United Kingdom

      Midlands Community Day

      Sat 17 Jul.

      Birmingham, United Kingdom

      Residentials outside the UK

      2021

      CCI Europe, 2020 postponed to 2021

      Sun 25 Jul. to Sat 31 Jul.

      Bölcske, Hungary
      2022

      CCI Aotearoa New Zealand, January 2022 - Tentative

      Fri 21 Jan. to Thu 27 Jan.

      Taupo, New Zealand

      Editorial: 

      Hi there,

      Community Days

      Two! community days are forthcoming. So there are two great opportunities to have sessions in pairs or in groups, share experiences in circles or during lunch. You can negotiate a program of further skills and refreshments as well. J

      The community day starts at 10.00 before 10.30. Bring food to share, as usual.

      It would be great if you could let the hosts know you were intending to come, if possible. But do not let this stop you to turn up!
      Sheila: 0131-557 2419.
      Lilian: 0159 256 6865

      Sheila lives 33 Scotland Street, Edinburgh.
      Lilian lives 465-D High Street, Kirkcaldy.

      Fundamentals - the CornuCopia way

      I have decided to teach again a fundamentals course in Scotland. This one will be in Edinburgh. Of course it will be the CornuCopia approach to Co-Counselling. The proceeds after expenses of this course will go to the Mary Curie Fund.

      Interested to refresh or update your client skills? Talk to me about joining the course as helper! J 0131-551 6146

      For dates, see the diary below.

      Best wishes,

      JanPieter.


      Networking: 

      How to use ‘CoCo Open Space – Scotland’.

      The purpose of this CoCo Open Space page on CoCoInfo
      To bring together Co-Counsellors who have shared interests without perhaps realising it, and to enable them to offer one another help and support. This might be by having sessions with one another or the support might be more practical.

      If you would like to add a new Offer or Request or post a response, you can log in and do that yourself on CoCoInfo. There is an extensive Help file next to the page. You might want to contact Lilian Brzoska or JanPieter Hoogma and ask them to do that for you.

      If you would like to contact a person listed, you can do it yourself or ask for the contact to be made through Lilian or JanPieter until you are confident with the process. 

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