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We have the choice

We have a Choice has grown out of a voluntary citizens’ initiative by Kristin Verellen – who lost her life partner in the attacks of Maelbeek on 22 March 2016 – and a circle of friends. In a world where harshness, polarization, extremism, blind violence and terror lead to traumatizing situations, we want to build a culture of inclusive togetherness inclusion and dialogue.


The Circles, guided by professional facilitators, offer a qualitative moment in which we become still and quiet, then share with each other in words or in silence what is going on inside of us.

In addition “We have the choice” also develops other projects to support its mission.

Planned Circles

“We all contribute to the greater whole”, wrote Gerlinde Flo to Kristin Verellen. She articulates beautifully how we like to put the Circles in the world: as healing rituals that contribute to a society where we know ourselves as connected with each other. You are very welcome to participate in the Open Circles. Here you find the planned circles.




“Thank you for this space to think about our love, our loss and all that we share… It was a moment to come down from our busy-ness, to allow ourselves time and space to reflect and feel, and to share both laughter and tears…. Suzy”

“I treasure these moments of stillness together in the circles.  I feel connected with myself, with the others, with the world.  I can welcome the emotions, stories and reflections that we share in the group, through silence and through words. I return home with more clarity. Dorothy”
7Jan '19

Circle guide training

Have you already participated in a circle of We have the choice and would you like to voluntarily supervise circles for We have the choice? Preferably you have a background in working with groups or therapeutic work. Training days: Saturday 19 January in Ghent OR Saturday 16 February in Brussels. Interest [...]

Circles & activities

19May '19

Open circle at d’Yserpasserelle

  • When Sunday, the 19th of May 2018, from 08h00 to 12h00
  • Where d’Yserpasserelle Centre, Linde Street 17A, 8691 Alveringem (between Ieper and Veurne)
  • What ‘Breakfast at the farm’ is a warm moment to gather at the farm, where the guests, after an extensive breakfast made with farm products, and a tour of the farm, will make time for reflection and personal growth. Sunday, the 19th of May has special meaning for Siska, the initiator. The themes for the morning will be hope and despair, love and saying farewell, letting go and keeping dreams alive.  We are planning a circle, a moment in which we can share something about our inner life and life experience with each other. Each person does it in his own way. A circle is not a debate; rather, it’s an invitation to become quiet, and to listen to yourself and each other.  Being present is the most important thing. Anybody can speak, but nobody is obliged to.
  • Program
    08h00 – 10h00: Extensive breakfast with regional and farm products
    10h00 – 10h30: Tour of the farm with Siska, initiator and host, sharing parts of her personal life journey
    10h30 – 12h00: Circle
  • Entrance 35 euro/pp (max 25 participants)
  • Booking Book via mail with Siskainfo@dyzerpasserelle.com or 0497 93 12 88
17May '19

Circle at The Foyer in Molenbeek

  • When Friday night the 17th of May, 2019
  • Where The Foyer, Werkhuizen Street 25, Molenbeek
  • What Circle within the framework of Ramadaan where everybody is welcome. The circle will be followed by the Iftar meal.
  • Entree Free
  • Booking More info to follow
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