McCoCo 2020 … a 4-day CCI Residential
Wiston Lodge, Lanarkshire, 37 miles south-west of Edinburgh
30th April to 4th May 2020
Dear wonderful co-counsellor:
You are warmly invited to this annual spring residential in Scotland.
This will be the 22nd McCoCo, and once again we have booked Wiston Lodge, an attractive venue that suits a co-counselling event perfectly: peaceful seclusion from the outside world, good workshop spaces in a beautiful and characterful house, and very lovely and extensive grounds where you can roam in nature.
Many people love both the venue and the event, and so return each year. Nevertheless each group that forms on that first Thursday in May is a new group, where we continue to discover ourselves and each other. It is therefore our goal to bring a culture of inclusiveness to our group: you are welcome here whether you are from Scotland, England, Europe, or from much further afield. And, you’re equally welcome here if you’re feeling out of touch with co-counselling, or a total novice or an old-hand.
The structure will follow that of many other CCI events:
- We’ll have a morning Opening Circle when we will co-create the programme as we move through the long weekend.
- Anyone may offer or request a workshop.
- You’ll have the opportunity to be in a support group that meets for an hour each day, with the same people in it.
- Workshops may be co-counselling only, or non-co-counselling
- There will be space for you to express yourself creatively though dance, music, art, writing, or whatever you choose.
ALLOWED: tea, coffee, caffeine, prescription drugs, nicotine as long as smoking is outside the building (Smokers: please see note below).
NOT ALLOWED: Alcohol; any drug that is illegal to consume in the UK.
SMOKERS: Please be mindful that smoking outside can result in smoke residing in the lungs being brought into the shared indoor space: please be careful with timing etc of smoking.
The sleeping accommodation comprises rooms that will sleep 2 to 8 people. It’s unlikely that you’d be sharing with more than about 4 others. Double rooms are very limited: please check the booking page to see if they are still available.
You may sleep in your tent: the camping field is just a few minutes (maybe 2 or 3 minutes) from the house.
The Surrounding Area
The surrounding area is one of rolling countryside. Behind the Lodge is the impressive Tinto Hill that some of like to walk up.
This is the 22nd McCoCo
daytime workshop slots over 4 days, plus evenings and early mornings
acres (22 hectares) of beautiful grounds to explore and enjoy
Not long to go
14.1 million people can’t be wrong!
That’s right, lots and lots of people visit Scotland each year, outnumbering locals by almost 3:1. Whether it’s for the art galleries of Glasgow, Edinburgh Castle, the rolling countryside of the Lowlands, or the moors, mountains and lochs of the Highlands and Islands, you could extend your stay before or after McCoCo and enjoy Scotland in the springtime.
Ready to book?
- old or new?
- rusty or smooth+shiny?
- seasoned or rookie?
Remember, the only capacities that you need to be able to do co-counselling are to:
- Give Free Attention in sessions and workshops
- Be responsible for your own balance of attention
- Keep to the ground rules
- Be able able to refuse a request to give a certain intervention if you don’t want to give it
I’ve had great times at this residential in workshops, in social time and wandering in the beautiful grounds. Roll on, May 2020!Richard Charles
… organising McCoCo 2020
Thanks for visiting this site, and we hope you’ll join us in Apr/May 2020 for a great residential.
Kate, Lilian, Mick, Richard Charles and Vicki
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