Since 2006, our residential program has helped thousands to break free from symptoms of anxiety, depression, and self-sabotaging behaviors.
Much more than a wellness retreat - our program addresses and heals the root cause of persistent negative emotions and relationship patterns while providing you with a lifelong tool to support mental health and well-being.
Perched on a hillside overlooking Lake Arenal Costa Rica - with toucans, monkeys, and butterflies in the trees overhead – sits El Cielo a remarkable gem of a retreat centre, the sole purpose of which is the personal transformation of all who come.
Each program offers:
Daily therapeutic circles in which to undo obsolete and painful emotional patterns with the guidance of highly trained counselling staff.
Life changing breathwork sessions.
Holistic body & mind practices - meditation, yoga, expressive movement.
Digital detox - Turn in your devices and claim back your own mind.
A chance to connect with others seeking an honest and profound process of self- transformation.
Uplifting and invigorating Costa Rica excursions - lake walks and swims; outings to hot springs and beaches.
Fresh, healthy, locally-sourced food shared together in communal meals around our dining-room table.
Plenty of time to restore, renew and rejuvenate in the lush natural setting of Costa Rica, and in our simple and comfortable cabins.
Fresh vegetables from the local markets and from our own garden...artisan-quality home-made bread...fresh fish brought to us directly from the pacific Ocean..locally grown chicken and organic beef. We never compromise on the quality of our food.
A typical day
6:30 am Morning Meditation
7:00 am Walk / Yoga
8:30 am Breakfast
10:00 am Therapeutic Group Session (Circle)
12:30 pm Lunch
3:30 pm Group Session (e.g breathwork)
5:30 Evening Meditation
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Time for socialising, or quiet reflection.
"My time in Costa Rica was life changing... a place of profound beauty... I felt safe and welcomed and at ease. - Susan S. (USA)
Recognition of the Six Steps to Freedom process
"Direct and eloquent… a practical six-step program to self-liberation.”
Renowned Speaker & Bestselling Author
“It has the power and the potential to truly change your life.”
Founder of Attitudinal Healing International & Bestselling Author
In December of 2011, Warren Helfrich, a program evaluation consultant in private practice, was contracted to complete an evaluation of the services offered by Choose Again at their Healing Centre in Costa Rica (El Cielo).
Here are only a few of the highlights of the results:
95% of those attending the Centre reported having ‘very good’ quality of life at the time of exit, an 89% improvement over the pre‐test result.
77% of individuals exiting the Centre indicated that they had a strong sense of the purpose and value of healthy relationships, an increase of 148% over pre‐test results.
The total number of individuals indicating that they had a very positive relationship with their spouse/partner more than doubled from pre‐test ratings to follow‐up (a 132% increase