Re-evaluation counseling is a practice born in the nineteen-fifties in the USA, which gradually spread to several other countries.
An emotional discharge (weeping, shivering, screaming, laughing, etc.) naturally follows on from fear, anxiety, anger, sadness, and so on, and serves the preservation of our psychological balance. But due to ignorance about this process, it is often hindered from our childhood onwards, causing persistence of the distress.
The practice of co-counseling is a dedicated time during which this emotional discharge is encouraged by attentive listening, thereby allowing the distress to subside and our behaviour and thoughts to become more flexible. Co-counseling is practiced one-to-one or in a group.
This practice is coordinated by the Re-evaluation Counseling association. The website offers many texts in English.