How does a mother ever get over the loss of a child? Especially a child that takes their own life? When [my son] died I was already practicing Choose Again and I am so incredibly grateful. Sure I took some time with my feelings but was reminded frequently that nothing outside of me can make me happy or sad or take my peace. The 6 Steps to Freedom are a lifesaver and life changing. I have the ability to change my perception anytime I choose to do so.
[...] I forgive myself for ever believing that these things that I believed about myself were true. And I remind myself what IS the Truth about me…I have not lost my innocence, there has never been anything wrong with me. That love doesn’t come from outside of me. That I am a Loving Presence and that is where love IS.
Every time I would go over the “story” in my head about what I could have, should have, would have done to prevent this event from happening I would use these 6 steps to change my mind. It works.
- Wendy Townsend, Choose Again facilitator
Beloved Diederik, I am so grateful for your wonderful book: Choose again, Six Steps to Freedom. Currently I am reading the book.
It is so important that we may become aware of our core beliefs,
which determine our live and keep us trapped in separate, dualistic thinking.
The way we respond, look into life, has everything to do with what we believe about ourselves. Life only responds to what we send out.
Every moment we can make the choice between fear or Love.
That is the only choice we have. In order to remember ourselves,God, we will have to bring all beliefs and desires back into the Light. Bless You All!
- Thecla de Lange, 2019
I recently returned from a second visit to Choose Again's El Cielo Spiritual Center in Costa Rica. Thank you Diederik Wolsak and team for your dedication to seeing the Truth of who we each are so we may remember it ourselves. And, as we remember, heal our selves and our relationships and know peace and happiness.
- Carla Maria Perez Berlioz, 2022 retreat
Choose Again literally saved and helped me transform my life 8 years ago when I did not believe that I had the strength or inner power left to start my life all over again … Again.
I am deeply grateful to them and DIederik Wolsak for lighting the way back to the Truth … and for these powerful daily messages- which I incorporate into every morning start.
- Suzanne Chapell, 2023
I went to the retreat center in 2018 and returned this year. These last two months in Costa Rica I had the opportunity to work, heal and learn in the Choose Again residency program that I am very grateful I was accepted into.
In my experience I prayed and worked very hard in a program [AA] that I Love and owe my life to, but I was not able to surrender my character defects (my mistaken beliefs). I really could not fathom how to get rid of them or how to live without them. My “not good enough, fear of loss, my belief that I was a victim, guilty and deserving of rejection and punishment “ showed up and had a party with me, if only in my head. The Six Steps have shown me what the belief was for and how to change the stored belief and return to a state of Joy. This (the six steps) is very similar to the other program (AA) - we work the steps. We make a decision, we decide we will go to any length and most importantly - We are worth it!
- Y.C.S, 2018, 2022 Choose Again retreat participant and resident
The 4-week workshop is coming to a close. I have been experiencing more appreciation for your generosity with each day. This gift has been enormous. Thank you for allowing me to participate in this life-altering experience. Restored Faith, Generating Love, acknowledging choice, and of course, Peace Is what I feel graced with... Thank you once again to all the team… With Eternal Light and Love
For a long time I viewed the world in terms of victims and perpetrators and people in need of my help/fixing. This work of Choose Again has given words to what I sensed inside but could not articulate. When Dawn said that people are crying out "I've forgotten who I am. Can you help me?", the Truth of that pierced me to the core. I no longer see myself as a victim or a fixer and, if I ever do again, I have the tools to recognize the ego's voice and choose, again, to listen to the Loving Self. I finally understand what Diederik says about the Center being there for him. Wow. Fantastic!
My name is Brenda. I attended Choose Again back in May and I just want to thank you and all the amazing people you have there for helping me find myself again!! I had all these tools and beliefs and my life was amazing and then I chose to let someone into my life that took everything away from me! At least that was what I told myself, but I realize now he came into my life to teach me that I had more lessons to learn! I was struggling to understand why I allowed this to happen and was second guessing my judgment! I finally uncovered what and why I did this and healed that part of myself who believed I wasn’t loveable enough to deserve better! I have forgiven that person and myself! Still working on some things but I truly believe I am love and love everyone around me! Thank you again for giving me my life back!! Please tell all those wonderful people you have down there that I am most grateful!!
My heart is filled with gratitude for what you and your team and Diederik are giving the world. My daughter attended a workshop last year in France. I have no words to express the gratitude I feel as she was way down the rabbit hole of victimhood. She is stepping up into her power using the Six Steps all the time now. She came out of an extremely painful situation with flying colours, without attacking and blaming, using the Six Steps relentlessly on the situation. I get a mouthful all the time now and I love it, because as "you teach you learn". The things she says to me are my reminders which I surely need too. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
This work employs ideas that may not be new to some, but the Six Step process is an extremely effective way at tackling your 'upsets' in a powerful & useful way. I find the work liberating because the power is completely mine. What I like About Choose Again in comparison to other work in this genre is that it allows for love to flow through. Some types of processes are all cerebral, however we are multi-faceted beings and ignoring Spirit/Self/Love/Source/God means the work is incomplete.
Another bonus is that Choose Again starts right where you are. You have an upset about getting stuck in traffic, we can talk about that and go from there. We share together, in a circle, and there is better place to start where you are. The facilitators also share because everything is a gift to all who participate. It is extremely inclusive!
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