the CCI house in Germany 2

on 05 May 2015.

With 'the CCI house in Germany 2´ (see also our contribution in April 28 2015) we want to make clear, how the founders of the CCI community in Münster see the future of their community. So we invited Siglind Willms to tell us about her plans and their progress about the house. Their general idea is, to make sure that the house, being since 1976 the fundamental center for practical psychological and social support, will remain also in the future to house these activities. One of them is also to house, since 1998, the CIM activities of the CCI community in Münster. Since 1976 it houses already the activities of the psychological and social support along the co-counsel insights. It is this activity in special, that still is - and will remain - to stay in emotional individual progress along the CCI approach. The house accommodates also the activities of the official association of the house Kloppenburg. Leader of the board of this association is now David Schütz (CCI trainer). The board counts now five people: 3 men and 2 women. The staff of the center counts 5 experts.Siglind writes us that they cut the restoration of the house into 3 parts.


the future of Haus Kloppenburg

on 28 April 2015.


The house Kloppenburg in Münster in Germany is the CCI co-counsel center of this university city since a very long time. Our connection started in the early years of 1990. The house itself dates back to the early sixteen hundreds; the CCI community started about 1975.


Dutch CCI activities 2015

on 28 December 2014.

The Dutch CCI community, called CCN (Co-Counseling Nederland), announces in a special Newsletter of December 20thies, their members and other interestands about a new Back to basics course and two other coming eventsn for the next  year.
They are: first a so called back to basic course on 6 and 7th March 2015 at Donkerbroek, second a new initiative for learning and exercising handling your emotions according to the CCI approach end third an international CCI meeting between German and Dutch co-counselors in Donkerbroek from 5 till 7 june 2015.
In the meantime I write this, while seeing big buildings from Auckland, a former capital of New Zealand. Arriving here on the first Xmas day 2014 at 8 o' clock in the morning, to attend the CCI meeting in January 2015. The sun shines and it is a gift to meet so many dear friends again!


self help!

on 05 October 2014.


'Help yourself, to be helped' is the title of a booklet which we discovered by accident, in Münster just after the CCI-Europe meeting in Germany. We just stayed after the day we left the CCI meeting at Georgsmarienhütte (near Osnabrück) on Saturday morning, and stayed till Sunday afternoon at Haus Kloppenburg. We met that day several people from the CCI meeting and exchanged several experiences of ourselves at that meeting. My attention for the booklet was attracted by a flyer about that book. It ('selbsthilfe') is written by Ellen Bultmann. The photographer, Dr. Martin Kreuels, contributed one text as well.


a message from Zohar

on 24 September 2014.

translated by Janice Wasser, Dror Community, Israel

'The following text is a translation of the work of a young Israeli woman named Zohar, who I met during the Israel – Gaza Conflict. She said the text was channeled to her from soldiers who were killed in the war. I'm not really interested in where the text came from, rather the message was very meaningful and I'd like to share that with you all. The missiles from Gaza and Israel may have stopped but sadly, the war on terror continues.' So writes Janice to us. She translated the text of Zohar as follows and we did not change anything.


'We will not accomplish our goals by focusing on what is the opposite of our dreams. If we want to end the war and achieve peace and harmony, we must focus on peace and harmony. When we think of the power of "the enemy" and how to eliminate them and their tunnels, we invest energy on that and thus effectively give them strength.


CCI on YouTube!

on 13 September 2014.

Recently I was invited to react on an interview on YouTube about the CCI--approach of co-counseling. Receiving information about that initiative, I was told that this interview was an initiative of 'some members of the CCI-USA organization' and not of the organization itself. The interviewer, published on YouTube, was the well-known CCI-USA member Golda. She interviewed Fred Wallace, a so called 'teacher' of the CCI-USA organization. Fred has been busy for several years with writing a book about his experiences with the CCI approach of co-counseling. This book will be published soon and we are very willing to write about it when the first edition is published this coming autumn.
In answering the initiative for feedback, we were not aware that a second interview was coming soon! And it did! On September 9 we received an email with the message: "The YouTube version of the TV show we did with Pam McDonald and Golda Doyle' is now on YouTube. The (not announced as CCI) Co-Counseling 'present time' tool was the item of this interview. In my personal view, it was a very interesting interview, though some remarks in general have to be made. To look at the Fred Wallace and Pam McDonald interviews, click on the colored letters.


CCI: a miracle!

on 12 September 2014.

How important and what in reality is CCI? These two logical questions I had to answer recently when someone, who 'wanted to talk to CCI', decided to mail me. Coming up with a direct answer had its difficulties. Still, I learned a lot with the answering process. I needed to use a lot of words and also some emails and still I have my questions! Because in fact, I realized that those two questions confronted me firmly with the reality that there never existed something worldwide like a regular address to contact CCI.
And so far, I was also never as constantly aware as now, that CCI as such does not exist. There is no office; there is no international organization; there is also no boss. There is only some entity that is called CCI (co-counseling international), an entity without an address. And for forty years, this entity hasn't had an address. That is a miracle in itself! And CCI has worked well, I have to say over this forty year time span - though it always could be better! But nevertheless - if we look at the 40 years existence of CCI - it has created the Miracle of touching individual's lives since its beginning in 1974.


the listening project

on 16 August 2014.

at CCI-Europe 2014 (4)

Suddenly, somewhere in the afternoon of Sunday July 27 a VW Passat car with a caravan blocked (for a while) the entrance of Haus Ohrbeck in Georgamarienhütte (near Osnabrück, Germany). In big letters the caravan says: ' LISTENING PROJECT ' followed by ''. Touching this internet address, you automatically contact the information on the website in German and/or English. And it tells you exactly what the listening project on the caravan is: 'an experimental space for co-operative listening'. The project has been developed and is performed by Rudolf Giesselmann [Hamburg] and Susan Tilley [London].

The 'listening project' is 'part' of the CCI meeting at Haus Ohrbeck, Rudolf is an active CCI co-counselor. And I experienced its influence, together with Dymphna from Ireland. Taking terms in speaking - and listening - is also part of the experiences of the CCI approach. Working with a timer - in this case two sand glasses - is another. And the most impressive experience for me was the silence (even only for 30 seconds) with the red sand glass plus the lack of interruptions because its aim is to listen to the resounds of what has been said!


advanced publication CCI introduction

on 20 July 2014.

The publication of a group of co-counselors in the USA  about an initiative to explain what they call 'Co-Counseling Explained' on Youtube, is the reason why CCI World News Service decided to publish in advance the four articles about the actual situation of the CCI approach, as described in our announcement of last Monday. First the authors had in mind, to publish those announced four articles on a weekly scale. So the last was scheduled on August the third, daily after the closing of the CCI European meeting in Germany. Because the same item may get attention at also the CCI trainers meeting in Münster, just before the CCI Europe meeting, we think it important that also the in these articles mentioned views, get the attention they deserve.
Bob Sawyer quotes  these American initiators in his email to his readers: 'This is our first show and it is available on Youtube at the following link. Your comments are welcome an any suggestions for future shows along with improvements'. They are invited to send their comments to a special email address. This address as well as the link on Youtube are here not published because we want to honor the CCI rule of confidentiality. (This message has been re-edit on request of Bob Sawyer). 

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  • flowerThere's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
    Aldous Huxley
  • I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime.
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