Take Your Life Back


Take Your Life Back Retreats:

April 4 – 6, 2020: Bellingham, WA

October 23 – 25, 2020: Bellingham, WA

During this journey of healing from affairs …

Are you stuck in your healing journey?
Do you feel devastated beyond words?
Do you feel isolated and alone?
Are you wondering if you can ever be happy again?
Are you confused about what to do?
Do you feel like no one understands you?
Do you feel embarrassed? Ashamed? Judged? Misunderstood?
Are you afraid about your future?
Are you furiously angry?
Do you struggle with obsessive thoughts?
Are you wondering how to take your life back?

Then this may be of interest to you …

At our Take Your Life Back Retreat you will get …

  • Rest and refreshment for your wounded soul
  • A chance to talk with others who understand
  • A time to cry
  • A time to laugh again
  • Clear perspective to make sense of this unfair event
  • Motivation to go back and live your life with strength again
  • Unstuck
  • Clarity about how to proceed with your future

And you will learn …

  • How to forgive
  • How to release the pain and sadness
  • How to stop the obsessive thoughts
  • How to deal effectively with anger
  • How to rebuild your self-esteem
  • How to live as victor and not a victim
  • How to make sensible decisions for the future
  • How to get on with your life in the best possible way for you


 “The Take Your Life Back seminar changed my life in SO many ways. On the first day of the seminar I could hardly talk and by the end I was feeling so strong and able to come back home and live life stronger and with more love and compassion in my heart. The seminar was packed full of opportunities for self discovery and I wouldn’t trade a moment of that weekend! My children have said to me, several times, “Mom, you are the strongest person I know and when I am feeling like I can’t go on, I look at you and you inspire me to be strong too.” Those words make me cry every time I hear them from both of my girls and I couldn’t have done it without the Take Your Life Back weekend. I am so grateful for all my experience that weekend and Anne and Brian Bercht both were invaluable in helping me find the strength to move forward each and every day. I encourage everyone to go to the weekend and learn to find courage just like I did. I came away from that weekend with so many tools that I rely on almost every day.”- SP – California

When? – Next retreat: April 4 – 6, 2020 

Where? –  Bellingham, WA

Discovering your husband has been unfaithful turns your whole world upside down and is probably the most difficult experience you will ever go through. You deserve a weekend to get away from all your pain and responsibilities and focus on your healing. That said, this is not a couples event. The Healing Retreat itself is for Betrayed Women only, so you will feel completely comfortable attending on your own.

This weekend event commences Day 1 at 9 a.m. and concludes Day 3 at 4 pm.

The weekend includes:

  • 2 nights accommodations
  • 3 lunches
  • All seminar sessions and handouts
  • A life changing experience

Cost: $1600.00 per person for the entire weekend

Note! Price is based on a room mate situation. Rooms have 2 queen size beds, and we take careful thought in assigning your room mate. We have consistently found participants find, while often nervous about sharing a room with someone, in the end they consistently found this enhances the weekend healing experience.

Private rooms can be requested. There is a $250 additional charge for this.


COST $1600 USD for the Entire Weekend!

Please Note!! This seminar is available to WOMEN ONLY.

  • April 4-6, 2020 – Bellingham, WA 

    $1,600.00Add to cart

  • Private room for Take Back Your Life Seminar. There is a $250 additional charge for this. 

    $250.00Add to cart

“I just wanted to thank you for this weekend…..You saved my life!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I recommended your seminar to everyone in my BAN group. I will shout your name above the rooftops, “Go see Anne Bercht, she will make you sane and reclaim your life!”

“I commend you and your staff for taking care of the minute details; making sure everyone was cared for and comfortable—it blew me away. I can see that you truly “care” about people—you really want to help them get through this. Your heart comes across so big; you put all of yourself out there and into your work. It is so refreshing to see that in today’s society. I especially was amazed when you said, “I am yours for the weekend, whatever you need, I am here.” There was no cut-off time, or I’m busy, class is over kind of thing. I was really surprised at your dedication (and the teams dedication as well.)”

“People definitely need to hear about the work that you, Brian and your team do for people who are struggling with affairs. Before I signed up, I considered my life to be over. You gave me hope—hope that I can now see. My mother would love to thank you for giving her the daughter back she once knew…she thought I would be lost forever.You deserve a medal. Also, everyone who is responsible for putting these retreats together deserves praise too! You all make a wonderful team!” – KI, New Jersey

“The weekend has made a significant difference in me and in my marriage. I am actually surprised at how excited I feel for the future and stronger in myself to affect positive change in my life and in my family. I think finally being around people (ie. the coaches) who have come out of an affair stronger and healthier was a big inspiration. Before attending I think I felt like a kid with no role models at all….no vision of what successful healing looks like. So thank you and please convey my sentiments to the other coaches.-S. P. North Carolina

Tele-seminars & Testimonials about Take Your Life Back!

April 25, 2013 – Help for Betrayed Wives
Four more betrayed wives share their unique circumstances. These stoires are not sugar-coated. These women want to give back and help you! 

Tele-seminar – April 24, 2013 – 4 betrayed wives – Cyndi, Peggy, Carol & Carmen – share their stories. Amazing!

March 6, 2013 – Help for Betrayed Wives
An affair can be debilitating. Most betrayed spouses feel as if their lives have become enshrouded in a black cloud of sadness that can never be lifted. They cannot imagine ever being happy again. This weeks teleseminar will be about getting your life back, about dispersing the dark cloud, about kicking the enemy’s butt, about turning your tragedy into a triumph, and turning your mess into a message!

February 5, 2013 – Help for Betrayed Wives
This teleseminar is not just for betrayed wives, those who’ve had affairs will get answers too! We interview Heather, a betrayed wife who also dealt with a child from the affair. Brian Bercht joins us for a view into the mind of those who have affairs. Are new vows, new rules helpful in recovery? What if your husband won’t honor appropriate boundaries with women? Is it too much to ask your husband to participate in the healing with you? How do I trust again, when the level of betrayal is so deep? My husband had an affair, and said he didn’t love me while having it, and now that its exposed claims he’s in love with me? How can emotions change instantly?

Aug. 25, 2012 tele-seminar about the Take Your Life Back Retreat
7 women share their experiences!

November 7, 2012 – Charlene, Rose, Cathy and Robin share their experiences of Take Your Life Back!

Click here to listen to the March 23, 2010 teleseminar
Coach Gayle shares her story. This teleseminar focuses on healing alone, when the marriage doesn’t stay together. After 35 years of marriage, her minister/motivational speaker husband left her and married a younger woman. It was not an easy journey. Today she is 98% healed. Find out how her faith in God and many other things helped her heal, and can help you heal too. (It takes 4 minutes from start of recording for this teleseminar to get going.)

Click here to listen to the March 31, 2012 Tele-seminar – 7 hints for betrayed spouses
Insight on how the betrayed spouse heals, and 3 betrayed spouses who attended TYLB share their stories, and what’s working for them in their recovery journeys.

February 9, 2012 – Listen Now! How Can the Betrayed Spouse Heal?

Click here to listen to the May 11, 2011 Teleseminar – Wisdom for Betrayed Spouses
This teleseminar focuses on wisdom for betrayed spouses to heal. We discuss the Take Your Life Back retreat and 4 recent participants share their stories, and what has helped them to move forward in healing. One of our best teleseminars!

September 2, 2010 Tele-seminar – Healing from an affair when you’re facing divorce
Not everyone chooses to heal their marriage, not everyone is given that choice to make in the first place, and sometimes staying in the marriage isn’t the right choice, because the unfaithful spouse is not willing to do the necessary work on themselves. Coach Gayle, who was divorced after 35 years of marriage and walked that journey of healing alone shares how she did it. (Please overlook my mistake when opening the teleseminar when I say the topic is healing the marriage alone – it’s not. It’s healing alone. – Anne)


“Take Your Life Back – a life changing experience for me. My life was being totally consumed by my husband’s affair. TYLB enabled me to see beyond the affair, and to focus on ME. It was the best thing I have ever done for myself. There were 19 women at the seminar who had all experienced the pain of an affair by their partner.

“These were women who could look into my eyes and know what I was feeling, without me saying a word. The seminar was not about the affair… although of course it was talked about a lot. There were a number of very helpful topics and ‘intense’ sessions; I learned so much about myself.

“I didn’t want to go! My husband encouraged me. Even a couple of days before the seminar I was changing my mind. I spoke to Anne at Beyond Affairs and she was very comforting and said… ‘no matter what… just get yourself there’ and I did. I didn’t want to go, and then on the last day I didn’t want to leave.

“I left there feeling I could conquer the world and felt so STRONG!I didn’t want to spend the money either… but I have to say it was worth every penny! And you know what, for what we’ve been put through – we deserve it! Traveling from Alberta, Canada to Dallas TX was a long trek but so worth it.

“My husband saw a big change in me. I don’t know if it was all ‘clearer’ for me… but I knew I had the strength to get through whatever lay ahead.I tend to be very critical of retreats and seminars and I was so pleased with everything, particularly how well it was organized. Not one person had a single complaint about the weekend.I still keep touch with all the gals I met… and we are already planning a reunion. I know we’ll be friends for a lifetime. So…. ‘just get yourself there’. You won’t regret it.” – Donna – Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

To read more seminar testimonials click here 

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to send an email to info@beyondaffairs.com or call 360-306-3367.