meeting Germany-Netherlands

on 03 May 2015.

Those who have done their CCI fundamental training in the Netherlands or in Germany are invited to attend an international weekend between the CCI communities in both countries on June 5 until June 7 2015 at Donkerbroek. The idea to meet each other is a result of the international CCI-co-counsel meeting in 2014 in Germany. Several people came up with the idea to meet more often, living so close to each other. So was decided. The meeting in 2015 will be in Friesland, in the North of the Netherlands, some 200 kilometers from Münster. Near Münster was in 2014 the meeting of the CCI meeting in Europe. The meeting Germany-the Netherlands 2015 will be at the former farmhouse at Kapelweg 13 in Donkerbroek. The theme of the meeting is: 'celebrate diversity'. The number of participants is limited to 18 people. Participants are welcome after 5PM on Friday evening. Opening circle starts at 7,30 PM and the weekend is over on Sunday June 7 at 4 PM. If needed there is a possibility for translation. The costs are € 90,- or € 75,- for those who stay overnight elsewhere. Room at Donkerbroek is limited, camping is possible, also nearby. There is a registration form at at the Dutch CCN website.


40 years CCI

on 15 August 2014.

CCI-Europe 2014 (3)

Late in the afternoon of Friday July 25, 19 CCI teachers met at Haus Kloppenburg in Münster (Germany) for their yearly meeting next day and Sunday morning. In the afternoon they went that Sunday to Haus Ohrbeck in Georgamarienhütte (near Osnabrück) for their yearly CCI-Europe meeting, the coming week. And this time, with about 80 participants. In Münster they met at Haus Kloppenburg that Saturday and Sunday morning to share ideas and experiences for which they programmed on Friday evening.
Part of their activities were sharing information about the CCI World Pass, future development of CCI co-counseling, the six categories information of John Heron, and topics like the co-co and post war trauma's especially focused on the Middle East, 40 years CCI, the CCI Scotland community doesn't exist anymore as such (which does not mean that they don't co counsel any more), marketing of CCI, topics for the co-co-café etc. Overlooking this range, I was asked why we should pay attention to something that happened 40 years ago? I did not know the answer and was - honestly spoken - upset by that question. And it makes clear - in my understanding - that paying attention to the phenomena of empathy and respect, also among teachers, may be a good thing!


August 16ths closing free workshop

on 14 August 2014.

Whenever you are an active (CCI) co counselor OR NOT, August 16 (eastern USA time) is the closing day for participation into the free workshop on internet of designing your (emotional) changing process! So if you want to participate in this free workshop of Bob Schoenberg, mail now to him ( And mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. that you want to participate in this workshop. The workshop is free - for co-counselors and all others who want to change their behavior! The workshop on line starts next August 17th.
The Designed Change Process is first practiced and developed by Tom Sargent in the seventeenth of last century in Hartford, Connecticut, (USA). He was one of the three founders of Co-Counseling International (CCI). Bob Schoenberg was one of his assistants and wrote recently a book about this process.  This workshop is the first (free) workshop by using an on line internet-connection since the start of the CCI approach in 1974.


CCI Europe Ireland 2015

on 09 July 2014.

togetherness: saturday July 25 to saturday August 1

Deaclan Reddy and Bobby MacLaughlin from CCI Ireland inform us about the times and venue of the CCI Europe 2015 meeting in Ireland. Bobby writes about that: 'This week-long residential workshop will be held in Termonfeckin, near Drogheda, Co. Louth. The venue is called An Grianan and is the centre for the Irish Countrywomen’s Association. As such it is famous for its excellent food, especially the home-made brown bread. The website is at

We are very happy to come back here, as it has hosted previous CCIs in 1996, 2000, 2005 and 2010. A short walk through the grounds and across a golf course leads to a wonderful beach, wide and long. We can promise you the weather will be unpredictable, brilliant sunshine and possibly stormy rain so bring togs and brollies.

The CCI is open to all co-counsellors who have completed their basic training. For newbies or people returning after an absence who might feel their skills are a bit rusty there will be a coco basics refresher workshop on the first day.


CCI Europe 2014 in Germany

on 13 December 2013.

The theme for the CCI Europe 2014 international meeting in Germany (July 27th to August 2nd) is: living here and now'.'The flyer about this meeting – in English – says: send bookings by June 30th 2014 (so they can take account of all your wishes) to Büschl B. Beck, Sophienstr. 35, D-48145 Münster, Germany; email: < This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >. Accommodation depends upon the availability at the time. The early booking discount until December 31st is minus 40 Euro; late bookings after July 1st plus 30 Euro's. Organizer of the meeting is the Counsel-Initiative Münsterland (CIM): See further full information. Direct any inquiries you may have to the contact persons: Verena Schütte: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Siglind Willms: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . They continue: 'When we have received your booking, and at least a down payment, we will send confirmation and travel details.In an email dated December 18 we are informed that the date for EARLY BIRD bookings has changed into FEBRUARY 28 2014.(was December 31 2013)


CCI-USA 2014

on 01 December 2013.

The annual CCI international meeting 2014 will be organized from April 22 to April 27 2014 at Incarnation Center in Ivoryton, Connecticut, USA, and local co-counselors can provide travel assistance from, New York, Hartford, Boston, Providence and New Haven airport and train stations.
All those who have completed basic co-counseling training are welcome to attend . The flyer for this meeting, the 40ies in succession, says: 'we meet to validate, discharge and re-evaluate using the co-counseling process. We share our knowledge, skills and experience and celebrate our differences in an atmosphere of warm safety, joyful growth and interested caring.'


CCI in Aotearoa in 2015!

on 25 September 2013.

The international contact person of CCI Aotearoa (New Zealand) Virginia de Joux from Wellington, informs us by email that their community (CCI Aotearoa, New Zealand) is delighted to announce the dates for our international CCI workshop, 2015 are 16 - 22 Jan, 2015. And she advices you to pencil them in now!

We will meet in Auckland at Kawai Purapura she writes. In case you want to have a look yourself where that is, north of the city itself, have a look at their website. Kawai Purapura is a retreat centre and an holistic village at 14 Mils Lane, Albany, North Shore, Auckland. Kawai means the memory and the ancestry, the tracing of the linage from the past. Kawai is also the wisdom of the past embedded in the land and Purapura means the seed of the future, as this website words it.


CCI meeting in Israel

on 28 May 2013.

Janice Wasser of the Dror CCI community in Israel send us a special letter to invite you (again!) to come to the first CCI community in Israel next October! Those who intend to go: the application form is available.

She writes:

'Dear CCI Adventurers,
I'm sending you this follow up note as I understood you are interested in attending the CCI in Israel this October.


McCoCo 2013

on 09 January 2013.

wistonlodgeThe annual McCoCo (CCI) workshop is taking place over four days around the first (British) May Bank Holiday that is: 2-6 May 2013. The organizers have asked me, Geoff Rowe, to post a message about this residential in Facebook, which will take place in the beautiful Borders of Scotland he writes. 'The venue, Wiston Lodge, is easily accessed from either Glasgow or Edinburgh if you are traveling by train or plane. It is situated just off the main motorway from England. Full details are on the CoCo Info site, if you are able to log onto it otherwise, just ask' This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


CCI-USA 2013; CCI Europe 2014

on 20 December 2012.

CCI-USAThe dates for the CCI-USA international meeting are April 23rd – 28th 2013 at Incarnation Center, Ivoryton CT, USA. The flyer about this event with information about all you need to know to attend, is available at the CCI-USA website. Also the registration form is online available. 

About the workshop it says: 'The annual CCI-USA International Workshop enables Co-counselors from around the United States and the world to come together and share energy, connection, and enthusiasm. We gather to build and practice our skills in co-counseling and to enjoy the warmth of community.

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