The process of creating "Choose Again - Six Steps to Freedom" began six years ago when Diederik finally gave in to some very persistent persuasion and reluctantly started work on the book.
Diederik was so busy at the time between the centre in Costa Rica and running workshops internationally that we chose the route of a ghost writer to put the book together. It soon became clear that without an intricate knowledge of the work of Choose Again, and the personal stories of how Diederik came to develop the Six Steps, the book would not be a success.
We knew we had the makings of a wonderful book because it has all the elements of a 'best seller' - a great personal story, a sound practice that can change lives and work that challenged established norms. More importantly- we also knew this was an incredible opportunity to share the Six Steps to Freedom more broadly so it could transform more lives for the better.
The incredible Anne Andrew got involved at this point, and applied her knowledge and experience to the task.
Anne spent a year restructuring the book, interviewing former clients and staff to mine their stories, and went down to Costa Rica for a few weeks to nail down the last bits and extra chapters during a series of conversations with Diederik.
Once this was complete, Anne handed the material over to Diederik, and he sat down to edit. (No, we didn't have to tie him to a desk, but it came close!) He began the work of bringing his own voice to the text, vignettes from his own life, and of course his original sense of humour! Diederik found that after his initial reluctance, he warmed to the project and enjoyed adding quotes and stories to help communicate and clarify the work. Diederik's passion has always been to teach this work, and the book has provided another outlet for this passion, which shows through in the pages. He aimed to make the experience of reading the book as similar as possible to that of attending a workshop, and we have to admit, he has come pretty close!
The book is aimed at newbies and old hands alike. You can read the book and get a clear understanding of the work even if you have never heard of the Six Steps before, and if you have, there are background stories and examples to help deepen and develop your understanding of the work. It addresses how to use the Six Steps on your own, in relationship, at work, and in your family. It's the definitive guide to the Six Steps!
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Stay tuned for news of the release date for the complete book in early May!
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