Tools for Transformation

CCI Co-Counseling is a distinct process which provides tools
and techniques for healing and transformation.
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It is a simple, effective peer process for personal growth and on-going wellness.
CCI Co-Counseling skills offer a structure to establish a safe environment for this exploration
within a culture of validation, support and encouragement.

Some basic assumptions of CCI Co-Counseling are:
• At our core we are all good
• We each have our own answers
• We can make intentional changes in our behavior and in our lives

In CCI Co-Counseling, techniques that establish emotional safety, confidentiality
and self-awareness are taught and then practiced in pairs.

CCI Co-Counseling:
• Puts you in charge of your life
• Provides simple easy stress management tools
• Offers training in recognizing and managing feelings
• Teaches specific techniques to express those feelings in a safe, healthy way
• Gives awareness and tools for intimacy and open, direct communication.

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Happy New Year and Thank You

The CoCounseling Net Project
Helping “Share” the Gift of Co-counseling with the Planet.
Thank-you everyone who helped in any way
Everyone who visited, commented, liked or wrote a post.
A special thank-you to all those who “Shared” on their Social Media. 
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             -Project Partners

A Newcomer’s Experience

A Newcomer’s Experience of Co-counseling.
-article from “Openings” Newsletter 2007
… by Phoebe Williams – Life Coach

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Co-counseling is a peer counseling practice that teaches:
• Skills of self-awareness and self-empowerment
• Provides a safe place and methods for releasing distress
• Taking charge of one’s life.

Co-counseling is an amazing process.
It is entirely self-directed.
It is unlike anything else I have done.

Here are some of the things I have gained as a result of practicing Co-counseling:
• I have learned how to know for myself. After a lifetime of seeking answers outside of myself, this is a huge shift.
• I have learned how to recognize different emotional states and to work my way through them to the gift of truth hidden underneath.
• I have released shame and anger and fear that I have kept locked up most of my life; or maybe I should say that have kept me locked up most of my life.
• I have the tools to face any inner ‘demons’ that lurk in the shadows. I am not afraid of myself.
• I can listen to my kids with less of a need to tell them what to do!
• I know how to affirm myself and to stand in the truth of who I am.
• I use the process to explore areas of the unknown, new territory that calls to me.

“Co-counseling is one of the most sacred practices I do. “
“It is a jewel, a great gift.”

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Co-Counseling – Puts YOU in charge

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CCI Co-Counseling provides tools and techniques
for personal growth and transformation.

CCI Co-Counseling:
-Puts you in charge of your life
-Provides simple, easy stress management tools
-Gives awareness and tools for intimacy and open, direct communication.
-Offers training in recognizing and managing feelings
-Teaches specific techniques to express feelings in a safe, healthy way
-Is a simple, effective peer process for personal growth and on-going wellness.

CCI Co-Counseling skills offer a structure to establish a safe environment for personal exploration within a culture of validation, support and encouragement.

Some basic assumptions of CCI Co-Counseling are:
-At our core we are all good.
-We each have our own answers.
-We can make intentional changes in our behavior and in our lives.

In CCI Co-Counseling, techniques that establish emotional safety, confidentiality,
and self-awareness are taught and then practiced.
You CAN take charge of your life!

For more information about CCI Co-Counseling and
Co-Counseling Contacts Worldwide use Links at upper right.

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Co-Counseling – Workplace Benefits

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“Benefits of Co-Counseling in the Workplace”
from the book What’s On Top
by Sue Gray & Steve Roche**

Success at work has a lot to do with:
• How we relate to the people around us
• How we appear to them.

The skills and tools learned in co-counseling are hugely beneficial in all types of relationships.

At work they will help you to develop emotional intelligence and greatly increase your understanding of yourself, your colleagues, managers, and people who report to you.
• Increased emotional intelligence is a recognized way to be more successful at work.
• Greater self-assurance and effectiveness improves perceived value in many ways.

Skills learned in co-counseling training that are relevant to work include how to:
• Give clear and effective feedback.
• Be more resourceful when imparting bad news.
• Get on at work even when feeling upset; avoid getting stuck in feelings.
• Use fun and lightness at work to increase effectiveness.
• Relate openly and honestly to people.
• Increase people’s willingness to work together and be more productive.
• Be more assertive and self responsible.
• Listen and question more effectively.
• Build rapport and get along with colleagues better.
• Improve skill at “managing upwards.”
• Handle conflict well and put useful boundaries in place.
• Appreciate people and trust them to use their own resources.

“Emotional intelligence is not a luxury you can dispense with in tough times. It’s a basic tool that, deployed with finesse, is the key to professional success.”
– Harvard Business School Review

** Sue Gray and Steve Roche are experienced co-counseling teachers.
They live in the United Kingdom.

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“Dealing with Bruno”

A story about two little boys and one barking dog.
by Jane Heald.

dog 3Two little boys, Billy and Bobby, were neighbors.
One Saturday a new family moved into a vacant house on their street.
The new family had a large dog, Bruno, whom they chained out in their yard.
The next day, when the boys and their mothers were walking past, Bruno lunged at them, barking.

The chain held, but the children were startled and began to cry and tremble–terrified.
To tell the truth, their mothers were frightened, too.

Billy’s mother took his hand and kept on walking, rather faster than before, dragging Billy along. “He didn’t hurt you. See? He’s chained up. Be a big boy and stop crying. Come on, we’re going to be late to church.”

Bobby’s mother took his hand too, and walked on until she found a step she could sit down on. Then she took Bobby on her lap and held him while he cried and shook. “That was scary, wasn’t it?” she said, “but we’re okay now.”
After several minutes of sobbing and shaking, Bobby cautiously opened his eyes and peeked at the dog. Finally, calmly, he said, “Let’s go home on the other side of the street.”

When human beings are given caring, aware attention, they are able to process experiences and discharge emotions. Then they can think clearly.

In the weeks following this incident, Bobby showed great respect for Bruno, but went on about his business.
On the contrary, Billy developed a fear of dogs that is still with him. He still avoids situations involving dogs, which limits his life.

In co-counseling it would be possible for Billy to “work on” his fear of dogs, doing the crying and shaking in sessions that he didn’t have a chance to do at the time.

It’s never too late to come to terms with Bruno.

Co-counseling is a structured way of taking turns giving each other caring, aware attention so that we can discharge old and new hurts. Then we can think clearly and have real choices about how to respond to the situations in our present lives.

                                                                                             Jane is a long-time co-counselor
                                                                                                               She lives in Tennessee

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