The advantage of the absence of all forms of authoritarian control, embedded in the CCI approach, challenges those who want to practice not only their emotions in a personal  honourable and responsible way. As this personal responsibility has been given to us by starting and  leaving the phenomenon of this life. So we are invited to word our personal understanding of the core of CCI. That is why there doesn't exist one simple definition but a range of different wordings of this process.

the core of CCI is ....

personal descriptions


a personal account of the core of CCI

(October 2009, revised December 2010) John Heron


extending the theory and practice

a 2009 revised paper of John Heron


CCI co-creating 2009

a reconstruction of 'a definition of CCI' 1996 by John Heron (2009)


CCI co-counselling 1996

'a definition of CCI' by John Heron '(1996)


CCI and the paradigm shift 1995

A talk by John Heron given at Co-Counselling International Teachers' meeting at Harlech, Wales, on 28 July 1995. The talk was a response to the following question: What is your account of the original theory of co-counselling & how has this changed in the paradigm shift?


CCI co-counsel guidelines 1975


CCI descriptions

tell your friends about

introduction to CCI

CCI wants to be...

a place where differences of personal conscience are fully respected and honoured. CCI is also a place to celebrate and honour our emotions as a source of growth. By creating the preconditions for the CCI process, we allow our human potentialities to blossom now and in the future in self responsibility. In CCI we practice being respectful to ourselves and others, sharing on an equal base as we learn in our fundamentals.
  • 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.
    Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
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    Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there.
    Rumi 1207-1273