Jack Zimmerman, Virginia Coyle – The Way of Council


This is a revolutionary and inspiring book, a must for professionals and non-professionals alike! It provides us with a method for training individuals in basic communication skills that is equally applicable to communities, schools, business environments, therapeutic groups or to family systems. Council is a practice of open, heartfelt expression and attentive, empathic listening. It is a great ally in introducing meaningful change in our institutions and family relationships.


Council is effective for those who want to move from a hierarchical structure to a partnership model where initiative, responsibility and leadership are shared. Through deepening trust, council supports

the clarification of values, co-visioning,

and community building.