Working in Schools
SIX STEPS TO A LOVE-BASED CLASSROOM
Anne has been involved with Choose Again for over fifteen years since she began working with Diederik to help her through a crisis in the family. She quickly discovered that her depression was a choice and swapped it for feelings of euphoria that she had seldom experienced prior to doing ‘the work’. As a result of her remarkable healing, every member of her family has been introduced to the Choose Again methodology.
Anne began facilitating circles in Vancouver in October 2017 and spent the summer of 2018 co-facilitating workshops at Les Labadous in June and September. Feedback from clients tells of the supportive, safe space she provides for healing to occur. Her background in teaching has helped her to develop a number of visual aids and other strategies for helping clients to assimilate the Choose Again philosophy more easily.
Applying the Six-Step Process to parenting issues is of particular interest to her and she wishes that she had access to this information before having children. That’s why she wrote What They Don’t Teach in Prenatal Class: The Key to Raising Trouble-Free Kids and Teens and teaches workshops for parents in person and online.
I became involved with Choose Again sparked by a desire to seek deeper happiness in my life. I was immediately drawn in by the power of circles; witnessing people transform vulnerabilities and become visibly more centered, relaxed, and confident. I felt empowered as I learned that my experiences of happiness, joy, and satisfaction are limited only by beliefs I hold about myself. And that I can change those beliefs. In 2009-2010 I lived and worked in Costa Rica at Choose Again’s Attitudinal Healing Center, and I have been facilitating workshops, breathwork sessions, and circles ever since.
In my passion for social justice, youth development, education, and well-being, I acknowledge Choose Again for teaching me the fundamentals of how to live authentically. These fundamentals combine psychology, spirituality, and philosophy to create a holistic and inclusive approach to healing. In addition to my work with Choose Again, I am a teacher and school counsellor in the West Vancouver School District. My growth through Choose Again has been my greatest professional development. As I apply my skills for connecting first within myself, I am then energetically able to attend to others around me.
I feel honoured to share this work because as I teach, I strengthen my own foundations. Come and join us in connecting like minded educators in deepening our love of teaching.