"The Choose Again approach is lovingly, gently, radically different. They teach that all situations are for my learning and healing, and that what I need to change is my negative beliefs about myself. My self-hatred fueled my needle use –my self-love fuels my recovery."
– Dan P.
"The love, peace, and happiness that I have experienced in the few weeks since I have made contact with the people at Choose Again is a priceless gift. The weekend was among the most positive, life-changing experiences of my life. I am profoundly grateful to the program participants, Diederik, and his staff for their courage and their love." - GS
"I gained tremendous psychological and emotional benefits from my stay in Costa Rica. I have now been free, for two months, of depression medication I was on for twelve years, and have used concepts acquired at the Centre in dealing with those down times, to great effect." - MS
"The Centre in Costa Rica is located in a very lush tropical and incredibly beautiful area. The staff were very professional, accessible and caring. The accomodation is simple but clean and comfortable. The food was very good, healthy and made from scratch, a lot of vegetarian meals. There are ongoing activities which keep you busy which is great. I enjoyed our Tuesday outings to the hot springs and kayaking. The daily walks/hikes were fantastic. I felt fantastic when I was at the centre!" - K
Read an independent evaluation of the Choose Again program.
"The immersion in the process, the lack of distraction from TV etc enabled me to cleanse my mind too. I had no idea what to expect when I went to visit, but, like some of the other clients there, I had not expected the calm, the sense of inner quiet that I left with and still feel a week later. Nor had I expected the clarity of thought and seeing that I experienced in the Circle." - Dr. Norma Clark
"In a very short time I was able to understand where my problems were coming from, take responsibility for my experience in life and change my way of thinking. The results for me were extraordinary. I became happier than I ever imagined I could be." - EA
"Choose-Again’s approach was incredibly different than any other Centre. In Costa Rica they focused on my BELIEFS about myself. Rather than trying to change my behavior, they worked on having me realize my fundamental self." - Dan P
Find out what other people think of us!
We try to get as much feedback as we can so we know we are doing our best for you. Here are some of the great things people had to say about our workshops and intensive retreats.