Two-day Community Event

Learn to Teach Co-Counselling

English

Type of Event: 

Have you found co-counselling helpful and empowering? Do you wish more people had access to peer support? Are you interested in helping to empower others by teaching co-counselling? Are you interested in making teaching co-counselling part of your paid work? If so, this course may be the course for you! 

In this course you will learn and practice how to teach co-counselling to a group of people. Through a mix of group, solo and mentored study and practice you will deepen your understanding of co-counselling theory and practice, develop your own style and confidence as a teacher, and become part of a community of co-counselling teachers. 

The training is suitable for those who have done the 40 hour introduction to co-counselling training, and wish to get experience of teaching co-counselling to others. You don’t need any  teaching or counselling qualifications to do this course, although these may be helpful to you. What you most need is enthusiasm, commitment and some experience of doing co-counselling sessions.

The course will take place over 6 months between August - Feb 2019 and will involve the following:

 

A 2 day group training in London on 20-21 August 2019

Developing your own portfolio of teaching resources 

Doing an apprenticeship with an experienced co-counselling teacher

Leading a short introductory workshop in co-counselling to a group

Having a co-counselling mentor to support you on your journey to teaching

Being part of a community of co-counselling teachers and apprentices

A combination of individual and collective learning 

A peer-peer graduation day in February 

 

Upon completing the training you will feel more confident and better equipped to lead/co-lead your own co-counselling courses.

If you have any questions please contact Kathleen by email to Kathleenspostbox [at] gmail [dot] com with the subject line 

'CoCounselling Teacher Training' or by phone: 07871955394.

 

A personal note from the Course facilitator:

'‘I have taught 85 people co-counselling over the past 2 years and have found this work some of the most rewarding  I've ever had the pleasure of doing. It feels meaningful, boundary pushing, deeply needed, and appreciated. I would really love to support others who are interested to take the plunge and learn to teach co-counselling in their own style, and in a way that is financially viable for them.  The world needs more co-counselling teachers. Would you like to be one of them?'' Kathleen Cassidy, 2019

Event Dates
Tuesday, 20 August, 2019 (All day)
Wednesday, 21 August, 2019 (All day)
Venue Details

Venue: 

Wanstead London E11 3QP
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GB
Costs

Places are priced according to the following sliding scale:

 

£120 - Unemployed/Student

£180- Annual income of approx 10K per year:

£210- Annual income of approx 15K per year

£240 - Annual income of approx 20K per year

£270- Annual income of approx 25K per year

£300 - Annual income of approx 30K per year

           Add £10 to the course cost for each additional 1K in annual income after 30K.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds and places for those on low wages and from marginalised groups will be prioritised. All people welcome.

 

Payment Arrangements: 

You can pay via Paypal to kathleenspostbox [at] gmail [dot] com (chose the friends/family option to avoid fees) or by bank transfer to K M Cassidy, Sort code: 07 01 16, Account: 35997067.

Registration/Booking Information

Arrangement: 

Tea and coffee will be provided. There will be a vegetarian bring and share lunch on each day of the training, where every participant brings something to eat themselves or share.

Suggestions for registering

Which information would you like the visitor to know?: 

To apply for the course, please fill in this form asap https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DGQRRK8

Places are limited  - apply now to increase your chances of getting one.

 

Contact Information

If you have any questions please contact Kathleen by email to Kathleenspostbox [at] gmail [dot] com with the subject line ' Learn to Teach' or by phone: 07871955394.

Women's Weekend

English

Type of Event: 

A sharing and relaxing weekend in glorious Dorset countryside, for women who are co-counsellors, voice dialogue practitioners, or members of a peer support group. Peer-led : we will create our own timetable and activities.  The venue is a peaceful, ethical retreat centre with extensive grounds, run on sustainable principles.

Event Dates
Friday, 29 March, 2019 - 17:00 to Sunday, 31 March, 2019 - 14:00
Venue Details

Venue: 

Hilfield Friary, Dorchester,, Dorset DT2 7BE
Egyesült Királyság
Dorset GB

Accommodation: 

Single, twin and double rooms. Linen and towels provided.

Costs

Early bird price  (before 4 March)

Twin / double …... £65 per person

Single  …........ £69

Standard price (after 4 March)

Twin / double …. £75 per person

Single  …....... £79

Payment Arrangements: 

Please pay by bank transfer, with your name as the reference, to Sally Cooke, Lloyds Bank, sort code 30-92-69, account number 00569183

Registration/Booking Information

Travel Information: 

Nearest stations are at Dorchester or  Yeovil. Lifts can be arranged.

Arrangement: 

Vegetarian / vegan. We will prepare meals together from ingredients and recipes supplied.

Suggestions for registering

Which information would you like the visitor to know?: 

To book, please see the booking form attached and return it by email to salcooke1[at]gmail.com . If you can't edit the form, just send the info in an email.

Contact Information

Sally Cooke, salcooke1 [at] gmail [dot] com, 07794 432 297 or 01305 267758

CoCo Open Space - Further Skills in Edinburgh

English

Type of Event: 

CoCo Open Space is a gentle interactive process with a main focus of bringing together co-counsellors with shared interests and common needs so that they can co-create a meaningful and relevant Co-Counselling cooperation that matters to them.

Once these shared interests have been clarified we will negotiate a program of further skills workshops for the weekend. As there are so many possibilities we shall run only those further skills workshops for which there is an interest from some of the people present at the Coco-Open Space.

At the end of Sunday afternoon we will pull everything together in such a way that people can support each other with moving their topic forward.

We will offer Further Skills workshops under the umbrella of four themes. Any co-counsellor who would like to offer a Further Skills workshop under one of these umbrellas is welcome. Please contact us.

1. Exploring your Here-and-Now: Radical acknowledgement
Potential workshops on offer: Exploring the Felt Sense in your body, Focusing: listening to your body sensations, Using voice and sounds, Hearing yourself think, Using dance and movement, ID check, Emotional expression: playing with the trigger, Physical nurturing: holding and being held, Facing up to and exploring a (too) big issue, Using drawing and painting, Writing, A fish-bowl group, Role-play

2. Your Here-and-Now: Give yourself a Future
Potential workshops on offer: Pain-to-Power, Being seen: Getting beyond Shame and guilt, The art of creating powerful questions.

Getting beyond past skeletons to create your future: Video-technique, The Miracle question, Turning your past into an asset

3. Develop your Future further and make it work
Potential workshops on offer: Dilemma and indecision, Life action contract, the Creation Spiral, Other support contracts.

4. Get more effective socially
Potential workshops on offer: Living with disagreements, Getting the best out of conflicts, ANSA (Aware Negotiation of Sexual Attraction)

If you cannot attend the workshop,
and still want to be involved in one or more workshops…

If you cannot be there at all but are interested in being included please email us your Topic of Interest or make a Topic poster and hand it in to Sheila. We will include it in the potential choices, offered as available for people to consider and group around.

Your Topic Poster

  • what topic or issue matters to you: title and description
  • what you would like to offer and what support you need
  • what type of cooperation arrangement you would like to have

If you can only attend part of the workshop…

You are welcome to attend this Open Space, even if you are not available for the whole weekend, though being there on Saturday morning will make it easier for you to negotiate time to share with others. You could then leave and return at an agreed time on Saturday or Sunday to work with those you identify as having a shared interest.

We recommend that if possible you pick the timeslots you will attend with the following priorities in mind:

1. The Saturday morning, the start-up of CoCo Open Space
2. The Sunday afternoon from 1600, when we finalise the action planning after this CoCo Open Space
3. The whole Sunday afternoon, as this is the lead-up to 2.
4. Saturday afternoon and/or the Sunday morning

Inform Lilian or JanPieter so that they can take your arrival into account.

Event Dates
Saturday, 27 September, 2014 - 10:00 to 17:30
Sunday, 28 September, 2014 - 10:00 to 17:30
Venue Details

Venue: 

At Sheila's
33 Scotland Street
Edinburgh EH3 6PY
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GB
Costs

Whatever donation will cover venue costs, expenses and remunerations of the Further Skills trainers:
Suggestion full weekend: £20.
One workshop only £10

Please, bring food to share for lunch.

Payment Arrangements: 

Donate cash on arrival

Registration/Booking Information
Suggestions for registering

Which information would you like the visitor to know?: 

  • Register on-line through CoCoInfo
    To see the Register tab and register on-line you need to be logged in.
  • Phone Sheila. If necessary leave a message on her answering machine
  • Simply turn up if you decide at the last minute.
Contact Information

For more information or booking, contact Sheila 0131-557 2419 .

For offering a Further Skills workshop
JanPieter 0131-551 6146,
Lilian 01592-566 865 or

CoCo Open Space - Edinburgh

English

Type of Event: 

In March two core trainings course have finished, one by Lillian and friends, and one by JP.

To support the newly trained people to settle into Co-Counselling we organise a CoCo Open Space for them and for other co-counsellors. smiley

CoCo Open Space is a gentle inter-active process with as main focus to bring together co-counsellors with shared interests and common needs so that they can co-create a meaningful and relevant Co-Counselling cooperation that matters to them. This might be by having sessions with one another, setting up support group, getting workshops organised or the support might be more practical.

So CoCo Open Space is more than only an opportunity to find co-counselling partners, to meet co-counsellors who have been on recent Fundamentals, and folk who have been co-counselling for quite a wee while. 

Taster workshops
During the workshop we will offer a variety of small, one-hour-plus Taster workshops to demonstrate the rich variety of cooperation arrangements available in co-counselling. As there are so many possibilities, we will run only those tasters for which there is an interest from some of the people present at the Coco-Open Space. 

If you cannot attend the workshop, and still want to be involved…
If so please email us your Topic of Interest or make a Topic poster and hand it in to Sheila. We will include it in the potential choices, offered as available for people to consider and group around. Your Topic Poster describes

  • what topic or issue matters to you: title and description
  • what you would like to offer and what support you need
  • what type of cooperation arrangement you would like to have

If you can only attend part of the workshop…
You are welcome to attend this Open Space, even if you are not available for the whole weekend, though being there on Saturday morning will make it easier for you to negotiate time to share with others. You could then leave and return at an agreed time on Saturday or Sunday to work with those you identify as having a shared interest.

We recommend that if possible you pick the timeslots you will attend in the following order:

1. The Saturday morning, the start-up of CoCo Open Space
2. The Sunday afternoon from 1500, where we finalise the action planning after CoCo Open Space
3. The whole Sunday afternoon, as this is the lead-up to 2.
4. Saturday afternoon and/or the Sunday morning

Please inform Lilian or JanPieter of your intended arrival time so that they can take it into account. 


It would be great if you could let the host or contact person
know in advance if you are intending to go.

10 for 10.30 am - 5.30 pm.  

Lunch from 1 to 2 p.m., Bring buffet items to share.
there will not be the usual soup. 

The cost will be covered by donations.
We recommend £6 (£4 concessions) for the whole weekend.


Event Dates
Saturday, 5 April, 2014 - 10:00 to 17:30
Sunday, 6 April, 2014 - 10:00 to 17:30
Venue Details

Venue: 

At Sheila's
33 Scotland Street
Edinburgh EH3 6PY
United Kingdom
GB
Contact Information

Contact JanPieter 0131-551 6146, Lilian 01592-566 865 or Sheila 0131-557 2419 for more information.