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Jump to next item JanPieter Hoogma "What is Co-Counselling?" Jump to 'Sections of this page'
A general introduction to Co-Counselling, written for people who don't know anything about it. (4 pages)
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Dutch translation by Marian van Wijngaarden
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Jump to next item Niek Sickenga "Omgaan met emoties " Jump to 'Sections of this page'
Kennismaken met zelf doen.
A more elaborated and personal introduction to Co-Counselling. In Dutch.
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In CCI Co-Counselling, theory and practice are quite diverse, as there is no single authority who approves changes and evolutions. Hence there are a variety of Co-Counselling Manuals.


Jump to next title"Co-Counselling Manual" John Heron (1974) (3rd edition 1998) Jump to previous title
The Co-Counselling approach that stood at the cradle of Co-Counselling International in Europe. A manual that most Co-Counsellors trained in the late seventies and early eighties will be familiar with.
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Dutch translation by Toon van Wolferen
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Jump to next title"CornuCopia Co-Counselling Manual" JanPieter Hoogma Jump to previous title
The manual not only covers the Co-Counselling fundamentals, but also conflict, difficult conversations, creating your life, support and support groups.

This approach of Co-Counselling is based on principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Focusing and the Harvard Negotiation project. Its development started in the late nineties and it is still a project in progress.
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Jump to next title"How to change yourself & your world" Rose Evison & Richard Horobin (1983) (revised 1985)Jump to previous title
This comprehensive and well appreciated manual draws its inspiration both from CCI and Re-evaluation Counselling.
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Dutch translation by Toon van Wolferen.
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Jump to next title "Co-Counselling Manual" John Talbut and Celia Wilson (2012) Jump to previous title
A manual containing a day planning with theory and practical exercises aimed at developing clienting and counselling skills the Co-Counselling way. It contains also an index with the most important theory and methods.
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Jump to next title "Leopard, change your spots?" Barbara Williams (1985) Jump to previous title
A manual developed over several years in the mid eighties, which is still proving to be popular because of its readability. There is also an extensive chapter about the challenge of peer groups.
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Jump to next title "Co-Counselling Manual" Gretchen Pyves Jump to previous title
This popular manual reflects the teaching concepts and philosophy presented by Gretchen Pyves and Mike Bray on fundamentals courses run in North-West England since 1983. These concepts are in line with CCI principles as advocated by John Heron, but they also reflect the particular style developed by these two co-facilitators.
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Jump to next title Karola Berger (1996) "Co-Counseln: Die Therapie ohne Therapeut" In German Jump to previous title
A book for people interested in finding out about Co-Counselling which also contains information for the more experienced Co-Counsellor.
Available through the better bookshops. ISBN 3-499 19954 8.

Jump to next title Sue Quilliam & Ian Grove-Stevenson "Teach it Yourself." Jump to previous title
A guide for the more experienced Co-Counsellor who wants to teach someone else how to do it, when there is no fundamentals class available.
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Jump to next title John Heron "Intensive Counselling." Jump to previous title
Though not strictly a Co-Counselling book, this manual provides a good understanding of the 'Intensive Contract' in Co-Counselling.
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Jump to next title JanPieter Hoogma & Teresa Tinklin "The Rescue Triangle" Jump to previous title
One of the basic principles of Co-Counselling is that people are responsible for themselves. If I need something, it is my responsibility to ask for it. If I don't want to do something I can say 'no'.

The Rescue Triangle describes common patterns that we may have learned that help us control other people's behaviour. This booklet describes those patterns and how they inter-relate with each other. Knowing about the Rescue Triangle can help us become more aware of when we are acting in controlling ways.
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Jump to next title John Talbut "Handling Complaints and Conflicts" Jump to previous title
CCI Co-Counselling does not have set procedures for handling complaints and conflicts. I want to demonstrate here that by taking open minded and self responsible approaches to solving difficulties that there is much potential for finding successful solutions to problems. In this article I look at this from three perspectives: (1) I have a problem: either with somebody else or they with me. (2) Somebody tells me about a problem they have. (3) I hear about problems other people have.
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Jump to next title John Heron "Aware Negotiation of Sexual Attraction, the ANSA contract." Jump to previous title
Sexual attractions happen among Co-Counsellors as well. Dealing with sexual attraction demands honesty, authenticity, directness and courage in both persons. Compulsive seduction, unaware flirtation, innuendo, ulterior transactions, game playing, a whole series of moves and ploys do not really acknowledge what is actually going on.
This booklet describes how one can work on sexual attractions in an open and honest way.
With a Post Script by JanPieter Hoogma
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Jump to next title CornuCopia Good Practices "Supporting a sense of safety at CCI workshops" Jump to previous title
Feeling safe at Co-Counselling workshops is considered to be essential for people to get the most out of the workshop.
However, feeling safe is a subjective feeling. That raises the question who is responsible for feeling safe at CCI workshops. In this context workshop organisers asked themselves what their contribution to a sense of safety at a CCI workshop could be and what they could expect reasonably from the workshop's participants.

Based on their experiences at Co-Counselling workshops as participants themselves, as organisers and as Trust Persons, they decided to look for good practices and to apply them at McCoCo 1998 and the CCI Europe 1999 in Scotland. Their approach seemed to work out well, hence in the CornuCopia co-operative we have decided to adopt this approach at all McCoCo and CornuCopia workshops.
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Jump to next title John Heron "Catharsis in Human Development" revised edition 1998 Jump to previous title
As this handbook offers a comprehensive theory of human catharsis, it provides you as well with a theoretical background of the practical Co-Counselling techniques.
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Jump to next title JanPieter Hoogma "Purposes of Co-Counselling Principles and Values - v1" 2002 Jump to previous title
Trying to define what practical purposes a document about principles and values of Co-Counselling could serve.
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a CoCo Journal Publication

Developing theory

Jump to next title JanPieter Hoogma "CoCo Interactive Journal, a proposal" 2002 Jump to previous title
An introduction of COCO JOURNAL and the role it can play in the development of Co-Counselling theory world-wide. It explains how authors can be supported and it provides an overview of the proposed aims, editorial policies of COCO JOURNAL.
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Jump to next title JanPieter Hoogma "Open Co-Counselling Days" Version 1.1 Jump to previous title
Open Co-Counselling Days are a simple way of offering Co-Counsellors opportunities to have sessions and meet other Co-Counsellors. From the Network point of view well-facilitated Open Co-Counselling Days support the development of Co-Counselling skills and maintain and extend the Co-Counselling network.
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Jump to next title CornuCopia Good Practices
"Supporting a sense of safety at CCI workshops"
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Feeling safe at Co-Counselling workshops is considered to be an essential precondition for people to get most out of the workshop. Workshop organisers asked themselves how they could contribute to a sense of safety at CCI workshops.

Based on their experiences at Co-Counselling workshops as participants, organisers and Trust Persons, they decided to look for good practices and to apply them at McCoCo 1998 and the CCI Europe 1999 in Scotland. Their approach seemed to work out well, hence in the CornuCopia co-operative we have decided to adopt this approach at all McCoCo and CornuCopia workshops.
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Jump to next title JanPieter Hoogma "Workshop Manual" Version 2.1 Jump to previous title
When organising a workshop one has to make several core decisions: "What is the workshop about? For who is this workshop meant? Child minding? What venue? What to do to keep the finances healthy? Who to organise with and how to do this effectively? To name some of the issues. This document is continually updated and is therefore not available as HTML web document.
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Just as CCI Co-Counselling theory and practice are diverse, so are approaches to training Co-Counselling teachers.

Jump to next title John Heron "Co-Counselling Teacher's Manual"(revised edition 1998)Jump to previous title
A manual that most Co-Counselling teachers trained in the late seventies and early eighties will be familiar with.
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Jump to next title Gretchen Pyves "Co-Counselling Teachers Training Manual" Jump to previous title
This manual lays out in broad terms the framework and philosophy underpinning the fundamentals courses taught by Gretchen Pyves and Mike Bray. In addition, there is a chapter on marketing, which is an essential component if you want to get a group together to teach.
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Jump to next title John Heron "Suggestions for Exercises" revised edition 1998 Jump to previous title
A summing up of exercises for Fundamentals Training and other Co-Counselling Workshops, just to stimulate the facilitator's imagination. The best activities are those you devise on the spot to meet the emerging needs of the situation.
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Jump to next item John Heron "Co-Counselling Teacher Trainer's Manual" revised edition 1998 Jump to previous title
This booklet begs the question who will write the manual for those teaching Co-Counsellors how to train others to teach Co-Counselling.
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Jump to next item Co-Counseling Teachers of Northeastern U.S.A."Teaching Co-Counselling. A checklist for apprentices" Jump to previous title
This checklist was developed by the Co-Counseling Teachers of Northeastern U.S.A. as part of their apprenticeship process.
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Jump to 'Co-Counselling Applied' Supporting new Co-Counsellors to settle into Co-Counselling Jump back to 'Teaching Co-Counselling'

As any teacher of Co-Counselling will know, not everyone who does Fundamentals carries on with Co-Counselling afterwards. This section contains material to support discussion about how new Co-Counsellors can be supported to carry on with Co-Counselling.

Jump to Page bottom JanPieter Hoogma (Editor) "How can new Co-Counsellors be supported to settle into Co-Counselling? 5 Case Studies" Jump to previous title
Five studies of how Co-Counselling projects in Connecticut (USA), Münster (Germany), Birmingham and Manchester (England) and in Scotland tried to support new Co-Counsellors.
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Jump to Page bottom Teresa Tinklin & JanPieter Hoogma "Findings of the world wide survey of Co-Counsellors' experiences of settling into Co-Counselling" Jump to previous title
We wanted to gather information about as many people's actual experiences of settling in as possible: to give us some real facts about what people had found difficult and what they had found supportive. So we sent out a questionnaire - to newsletters, communities, and over the internet. Almost 100 Co-Counsellors responded. This report provides a summary of what they said.
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Jump to Page bottom Denis Green & Keith Lander "Questionnaire 1996 Responses" Jump to previous title
A questionnaire was sent to all addresses where there is a subscriber to the West-Yorkshire Co-Counselling (WYCC) Newsletter. This document reports the results.
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Jump to Page bottom Anne Denniss & Siglind Willms "Co-Counselling and the depressive mood" Jump to previous title 2000
In this article they describe how people with a tendency to a depressive mood can use Co-Counselling and other techniques to improve their well being.
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Jump to Page bottomTeresa Tinklin "Depression and Co-Counselling" Jump to previous title 2002

How to use co-counselling during periods of depression. The article discusses the connection between depression and sleep, describes the findings of a massive study of depression carried out in the States and challenges the notion that talking about your problems relieves depression.
Effective treatments for depression involve breaking the rumination-depression cycle, changing the way you think, getting active and reconnecting with the outside world. Ways are suggested for how to use co-counselling to help break the cycle of depression.

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JanPieter Hoogma "Cognitive exercises, Role Play, Pain-to-Power"
An addition to the above article, clarifying my new position on cognitive exercises.
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Jump to next item Gretchen Pyves "Co-Counselling versus counselling" Jump to previous title
Quite often people assume that counselling and Co-Counselling are almost the same. In order to clarify these misunderstandings, Gretchen Pyves describes the differences between Co-Counselling on the one hand and therapy and counselling on the other. (Article)
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Jump to next item Rose Evison & Richard Horobin (1983) "Co-Counselling as Therapy"revised edition 1985 Jump to previous title
This booklet is specifically concerned with the application of Co-Counselling to therapy, as it is based on a chapter the authors wrote for the book 'Innovative therapies in Britain'(1988)
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Jump to next item Aletha Solther " The Aware Baby " ISBN 0-9613073-7-4 Jump to previous title
Aletha Solther " Tears And Traumas " ISBN 0-9613073-6-6
Aletha Solther " Raising Drug-Free Kids: 100 Tips for Parents " 2006
These books are specifically concerned with the application of Co-Counselling to education. Of course discharge is part of it.
 

Jump to 'Co-Counselling manuals' Co-Counselling: organisation, movement, community and network? Jump back to 'Co-Counselling applied'

In the past there have been made three major attempts to describe CCI as 'organisation'. A kind of constitution, or guidelines as Co-Counsellors prefer to say, that would fit the peer principle and the nature of the Co-Counselling process.

What Organisation is Co-Counselling International ?

Jump to Page bottom "Co-Counselling International Guidelines" (1974) Jump to previous title
Written by John Heron, Tom and Dency Sargent when they founded Co-Counselling International (CCI)
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Jump to Page bottom John Talbut "Co-Counselling and The Co-Counselling International" (1993) Jump to previous title
Written in an attempt to generate a wider discussion.
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Jump to Page bottom John Heron "A definition of Co-Counselling International & the Principles of Co-Counselling" (1996) Jump to previous title
This article effectively stopped the small trickle of discussion.
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Starting and developing a Co-Counselling Network

Jump to Page bottom "Independent Co-Counselling Communities" (1997) Jump to previous title
John Heron and John Talbut give their opinions about how Co-Counselling communities would (ideally) deal with democracy, decision making, sexuality, out-reach and development of Co-Counselling theory.
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Jump to Page bottom JanPieter Hoogma "The Challenge of Peer Organisation" (1998) Jump to previous title
Not everybody in our western society has ample experience of successful peer organisations. This booklet is about challenges one will meet when people try to organise themselves on a peer base. It describes the Scottish experiment until 1997 as well.
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Jump to Page bottom JanPieter Hoogma (Editor)
"How can new Co-Counsellors be supported to settle into Co-Counselling? 5 Case Studies"
(1999) Jump to previous title
Without new Co-Counsellors a network dies. Supporting new Co-Counsellors is therefore an important objective for Co-Counselling networks. This booklet describes how five differently organised Co-Counselling projects (Connecticut (USA), Münster (Germany), Birmingham and Manchester (England) and in Scotland) tried to support their new Co-Counsellors.
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Miscellaneous organisational topics

Jump to next title John Talbut "Gathering - a method for decision making" Jump to previous title
When a group of people has a discussion or tries to reach a decision, the use of the gathering method can prove to be very helpful.
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Jump to next title JanPieter Hoogma "Facilitating Network conflicts" Jump to previous title
Often it seems that conflicts in organisations, such as Co-Counselling, are between two people and indeed that can be the case. However, it could also be that a conflict between two people is actually the tip of an iceberg, the most visible part of a struggle between two or more groups, each with their own realities and their own understandings of what is important.
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Jump to next title JanPieter Hoogma "Holding Job holders properly accountable" Jump to previous title
Generally speaking most jobs in Co-Counselling are done in a satisfying way and with satisfying results. However, this is not always the case......
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Jump to next item Dency Sargent & John Heron "Dialogue about CCI" (1997) Jump to 'Sections of this page'
This conversation between Dency Sargent and John Heron, co-founders of CCI, was recorded at the CCI International Workshop, Auckland, New Zealand, January 1997. Topics cover among others a history of CCI in USA and CCI in Europe and the relationship of CCI with Re-Evaluation Counselling.
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