Come to the European CCI in England
From Saturday 29th July to Friday 4th August 2023
All CCI co-counsellors are warmly invited to the 2023 European summer event. It is in the south of England, at Avon Tyrrell , a beautiful historic house on the edge of the New Forest National Park, and 7 miles from the sandy beaches of the south coast. Accommodation is available in shared rooms, with a few twins and singles, or camping in the beautiful surrounding woodland. The event is fully catered, with options for eat-anything, vegetarian and vegan diets – if you have more specific dietary needs, please detail your requirements in your booking and we (and the venue) will do what we can.
The theme of the 2023 event is RENEWAL
- recharge your batteries; gain inspiration; have fun; learn and grow!
- renew our international network of friendship and support
- integrate some of the many co-counsellors who have trained in recent years, including during the pandemic era, into the CCI community
- renew the space co-counselling takes in your life
- develop visions for the forms it could take in your community.
The main language of the event will be English. We encourage everyone attending to help with translating if they can.
The content of the week will be generated by all of us who attend. The week will be structured with an opening circle on the first day and further circles each day to go over the workshop offers for that day. Everyone will have the opportunity to join a support group to check in with throughout the week. Activities will include, but aren’t restricted to, co-counselling workshops (of all formats) and sessions. Past favourites include walks in nature, games, music making, discussions, dance, cabaret, ceilidh, yoga, collage … it depends on the participants!
Open to everyone
This event is aimed at ALL CCI co-counsellors, new and old. We know that we have people in varied economic situations in the CCI community, some of whom own homes, can afford a range of holidays and travel, others in precarious living situations with very limited budgets, some working, some students, some irregularly employed, some retired. We want this event to be affordable to everyone.
Access for people with disabilities
Avon Tyrrell has lifts to all floors. There is one bathroom (wet room) suitable for people with access needs. Please state on the checkout form if you need to use the accessible wet room
Possible online option
We know that from the hundreds of CCI members across the world, not everyone will be able to attend this week-long residential event. We are exploring the possibility of making some elements of this event available online for people who cannot attend the CCI in person. For people at the residential CCI, participation in online activities will be entirely optional. If you are interested in exploring this with us, please let us know your thoughts at tinyurl.com/2023online.
Alcohol and drugs
THIS EVENT WILL BE ALCOHOL AND DRUG FREE. We ask you to refrain from using alcohol or drugs (except drugs you need for medical reasons) for the duration of the event. "Alcohol-free" beer or wine would be acceptable.
We look forward to welcoming you to the New Forest in 2023!
This event is organised by Aisha*, Alan*, Bess*, Celia, Sally*, Simon*, Steve.
* These organisers have access to data submitted by attendees.