If you want to free yourself from all the things that make you feel upset, Choose Again will transform your life to feel loving and peaceful. I’m eternally grateful for learning the tools so I can live a happy life and have unbelievable relationships. -(Stephanie - Vancouver)
It was in February 2017 that I first heard about Diederik Wolsak’s work and the Six Steps to Freedom Process.
At that point I had been a student of the Course in Miracles for 4 months and had been hoping for the miracle that would take me out of the deep anxiety and the feeling of hopelessness that I felt on and off for years. My life had become one coping mechanism after another for years, between a desperate spiritual practice, tools and medicine journeys, workshops, study groups and I had spent thousands of Dollars and countless hours in online courses to try to find out what was wrong with me – I figured there had to be something wrong with me because despite all the efforts, and the deep spiritual journeys, realisations and having lived in an Ashram for years nothing seemed to last more than a couple of days or weeks at best, before that same old feeling of desperation and being a failure came back. What was wrong with me??
"This experience was different than I’ve ever done. It really opened my mind up to opportunities in my life. I believe I will start a journey to being HAPPY again!! Thanks so much." (Jessie - Fort St John)
I wanted to let you and the rest of the team know that my time at El Cielo was life changing. I know that I have only been home a couple of weeks but I have been using the tools and feel so free. It is amazing how taking responsibility for my own happiness and giving up responsibility for anyone else's can flip the world upside down.
I have had no symptoms of anxiety or depression since I arrived in Costa Rica. I feel like a different person.
It’s time I pour out my gratitude for the Six Steps! I am a “consciousness coach” and find the Six Steps to be the finest process I’ve ever come upon to serve the freeing up from suffering that is the longing in all human hearts.
Thank you! Your generosity in sharing is a revelation of the Love that you/we are.
- Pali Summerlin
I went to Harrison Hotsprings last weekend for the Choose again workshop because the relationship with my daughter had deteriorated to the point that I knew if something didn’t change that I could lose the opportunity for a relationship with her entirely. I was very scared and had no idea how to move forward from this.
The first day I listened and I thought “this is all well and good” but they have no idea of the
"I went to El Cielo in 2014 when I was fifty-eight years old. I had been receiving talk therapy for PTSD and Asperger Syndrome, which provided a measure of symptomatic relief, but I wanted more: I wanted my self-relationship to be healed. I spoke with Diederik on the phone to ask whether Choose Again might be appropriate for me. I look back on that conversation with bemusement because I know now that Choose Again is an appropriate course of learning for anyone (irrespective of the name he gives his unhappiness.) The daily
As I sit here at the Choose Again Intensive Retreat Centre in Costa Rica, I still have to pinch myself that I'm so blessed to be here. Only 3 short weeks ago, I arrived here not knowing what to expect but have been so truly and pleasantly surprised and delighted by the beautiful transformation that's taking place within me here.
The Costa Rican name for the Choose Again centre is El Cielo, which means Heaven. The name could not be more apt because the change of mind that is taking place since being
I want to share with you what I consider great news. Since the second of the two workshops I attended at Les Labadous in August and September of 2016, I have come to realize that I too more and more naturally look for the light, it wasn't always so. With light I also mean love, a means to -- and outcome of -- forgiveness.
I am therefore pleased to report that I'm doing better. Last August, at the end of the first workshop, I told Stacy about the possibility of me starting on medication for depression as I felt stuck in a survival mode and didn't see a way out.
The transformation I have experienced this past year since attending the two workshops feels real in a sense:
“It was a true revelation because I came with no preconceived ideas. I learned to be at peace with myself and my loved ones. I learnt to forgive and not judge everyone through my pre-conceived ideas. Live and let live!”
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