What are the first steps to becoming a Choose Again Circle Facilitator?
The Choose Again Circle Leader program offers essential training in the art of leading a Six Steps to Freedom Process circle. If your life has been touched by the Six Steps to Freedom and you are inspired to start a circle in your community, this program is for you. Join us at our residential center, El Cielo, in Costa Rica for four intensive weeks. In this ideal learning environment, you will deepen in your own practice of the Six Steps to Freedom, and in your understanding of the principles underlying it.
As part of your training, you will be offered various opportunities to lead others through the Six Steps to Freedom Process, under the guidance and supervision of Choose Again’s Senior Staff. You will gain skills and confidence in leading others through the Six Steps process.
Our training program is also the gateway to becoming a Certified Choose Again Circle Leader, and to a path of growth within our community and network of practitioners and teachers.
Becoming a Choose Again Circle Facilitator FAQs:
What are the requirements for program applicants?
You will have attended our residential center (2 weeks minimum), or at least two of our residential workshops.
You will have been consistently practicing the Six Steps to Freedom Process for at least 6 months.
You will have had a minimum of 4 one-on-one counselling sessions with Choose Again staff.
What does the training program entail?
The training program takes place over a four week period at our center in Costa Rica. During this time you will:
Take part in all program activities (circles, morning activities, walks).
Offer your loving service to the center, and learn to work as part of our staff/team by helping with the ongoing chores and routines of the center.
Receive opportunities to lead one-on-one Six Steps to Freedom processing sessions with client students.
Lead 1-2 afternoon mini-circles (3-4 participants)
You will get a chance to facilitate the morning “Pre-circles”
Co-facilitate at least three morning circles with a senior staff member.
Design and lead afternoon program/s that directly support our curriculum
Receive ongoing feedback from staff, and opportunities to ask questions and receive guidance.
If approved: you will lead a “solo” circle - unsupervised.
2 Post stay counselling sessions with Choose Again staff.
What are the benefits of becoming a Certified Circle Leader?
You will be featured on our website and endorsed by us as a trusted Six Steps to Freedom circle facilitator.
You will become part of our faculty of facilitators and teachers.
You may be invited to serve as support staff at El Cielo, and in various events and workshops around the world.
Eventually, you may become part of our senior faculty and you will be supported in organizing and leading your own Six Steps to Freedom workshops, which will be endorsed by our organization and promoted to our network.
What are the tuition fees?
The cost of the four week training program is USD$4900. (Scholarships are available, only in exceptional circumstances.)
When I have completed the training, how do I go about starting a Choose Again Circle?
Contact the Choose Again Office for a Materials Pack
Enrol at least one co-facilitator to work with you.
Decide on practical issues such as location, start date, frequency, day/time, duration etc.
Provide the details of your plan and contact information to the Choose Again office so your group can be posted on the calendar and listed on the website.
Publicize the group (see suggestions in the next section).
How can I let people know about my Circle?
The answer to this question will depend on several factors, including where you are located and your personal network. Here are some general suggestions:
Submit all details about your circle, including contact information, to the Choose Again office to be posted on the Choose Again website