Co-counselling is simply another term for re-evaluation counselling
. The basic theory is that people are agreeable and intelligent until stressors put them in nearly infinite unmeetable while/do loops. They become irrational and their internal struggles go unnoticed by the outside world
. Part of the job of the co-counselling sessions is to get the afflicted person to discharge
their stored emotions by crying
or going over stressful
incidences with a group, being sure to share emotions
felt about the given incident.
Another basic tenet is that the "clients" are also the "therapists", taking on many of the listening roles provided by a "professional" in other forms of therapy. A good deal of the study of co-counselling is how to become a good listener
and all around emotionally perceptive
person. It's quite an interesting
process to watch.
As a sidenote, it has been considered one of the less-"toxic" forms of alternative therapy by a member of the establishment.