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the haven programs 2011 gabriola island, bc, canada www.haven.ca “I am grateful to the depths of my being for the instructors, the staff, the space and surroundings, the programs and the bodyworkers at The Haven … My life is forever changed.” Welcome to The Haven From Rachel Davey, Executive Director welcome to the haven in 2011. This catalogue is full of information www.haven.ca about programs at The Haven and the faculty who teach them. I hope you find it useful, and look forward to meeting you here soon. 1 877 247 9238 Over the past 27 years, thousands of people have come to The firstname.lastname@example.org Haven and transformed their lives through the programs we offer. This year we are very excited to be introducing a new four-program haven foundation series, Couples Alive (p. 10), which builds upon our very well estab- board of directors lished reputation for excellence in relationship work. We also have Andrew Bing other exciting new programs, which are listed on page 3. Darrell Chambers Ranging from two to 25 days in length, our programs address a Bryan Croeni wide variety of life issues. Come Alive (p. 11) is our flagship pro- Wayne Dodge gram and the first one that most people take. Then there are the Henry Goldbeck month-long Living Alive Phases I and II and New Horizons Phase III (p. 16) and a host of Catherine Lord Hanif Mamdani shorter programs focusing on issues such as creativity, sexuality, relationships, communication, Cathy McNally depression, anger, boundaries, and more. Bob Matthews (Chair) As The Haven continues to thrive, we are planning and building for the future. Our five-year strategic plan is in place — the Couples Alive series is just one of a number of important initia- executive director Rachel Davey tives in curriculum, marketing, facilities and fundraising. email@example.com • Ext. 235 As a not-for-profit educational institution we continue to raise funds to meet the needs of financial aid applicants and for the Haven’s physical and educational development. We would contacts love you to be part of this important aspect of The Haven’s future. You can find out how on Registrars page 32. Join us at The Haven in 2011! Morag Ruckman, Tina Boehm, Cindy O’Dell firstname.lastname@example.org • Ext. 1 “With the Haven’s guidance and support, my life has changed so much in such a positive Front Desk way. I found me and learned how to be.” come alive participant, 2010 email@example.com • Ext. 0 “I discovered energy and openness that I never knew existed. When I put that energy Group Bookings into my relationships with people, especially my children, I feel it come back to me Louise Amuir many-fold. It has profoundly changed how I parent.” come alive participant, 2010 firstname.lastname@example.org • Ext. 222 “The entire program was incredible.” living alive phase i participant, 2010 Catalogue designed by Toby Macklin. Front cover photo by Chris Finlayson. Other photos by Sam Mak (email@example.com), Nick Halpin and Chris Finlayson. Breathing drawing by Peter Joyes. Register Today! The inside pages of this catalogue You can register for our programs online, by email, or by telephone. Our registrars will provide are printed on FSC-certified 100% program information and take care of your registration and accommodation. They are available post-consumer recycled paper; seven days a week from 9 am to 6 pm PST. the cover on FSC-certified 50% post-consumer, 50% pre-consumer • www.haven.ca recycled paper. Printed by Hemlock, • firstname.lastname@example.org named the Most Environmentally Progressive Printer in Canada, 2010. • (Toll free) 1 877 247 9238 ext. 1 Morag Ruckman Tina Boehm Cindy O’Dell Programs at The Haven Over our 27-year history many thousands of people have partici- more about the faculty who lead our programs on page 24. In pated in programs at The Haven. Many have returned again and addition to the program leaders, groups are often joined by assis- again and continue to find great enrichment and learning in their tants, who are graduates of The Haven Diploma programs, and experiences here. Our programs – even the most ‘academic’ of interns, who are in training (see p. 3). As well as the full group ses- them – are experiential and relational in their focus. With our pro- sions during the day, many programs include small-group meetings grams’ emphasis on communication and embodiment, people in the evenings, often facilitated by assistants and interns. often describe what they learn at The Haven as ‘life-changing’. Eric Bibb and At the heart of The Haven are the five-day Come Alive, which a typical program day at the haven Victor Wooten we run one or two times every month, and the 25-day Living at The Haven, Alive Phase programs. These were created by The Haven’s found- am 8–9 · Breakfast both returning in 2011. ers Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen before The Haven itself existed 9.15 – 12 · Morning session and continue to have enormous popularity and impact. We recently added Being Alive to this series, a short follow-up to Come Alive which will run three times in 2011. Brand new this year is the four- pm 12 – 1 1-3 · · Lunch Free time New and Returning • Couples Alive program Couples Alive series, which digs deep into the experience 3–6 · Afternoon session We are excited to announce a major new initiative in 2011: a series of NEW! • Transforming Anxiety and Stress of primary relationship. programs called Couples Alive (p. 10), led this year by Cathy and Ernie • The Haven Massage Series » 6–7 · Dinner As you will see from browsing this catalogue, there is a huge 7.30 – 9.30 · Small groups McNally. David Raithby and Sandey McCartney are leading Transform- • Men’s Gathering range of other programs taught at The Haven, dealing with issues ing Anxiety and Stress, with its roots in the extremely popular Trans- • Personal Parenting such as relationships, passion, anger, depression, boundaries, NB: Most programs begin at 7.30 on the first evening. forming Fear and Anxiety. And we have already started bringing Haven • Connective Touch communication, parenting, sexuality, and creativity. You can read Exceptions will be noted when you register. events to venues across the country — watch out for updates, we may • ChiRunning be in a town near you! • Life after Separation Victor Wooten is returning to The Haven February 7–11. His work- • Spirit in the Song Programs Overview • Field Guide to Your Wild Side Most programs are taught by leaders who have trained extensively at The Haven. shop and concert last year saw The Haven filled with music, creativity Programs marked with a G are led by members of our guest faculty. and conversation and we expect to be full again this year, so register • Hands-on Poetry soon. Eric Bibb has performed here many times, and now he is leading a workshop: Spirit in the Song (Sep 4–8). • Writing up a Storm: Haiku communication Nonviolent Communication G Grieving: Change and Growth Self-Compassion & relationships The Power of Direct Mirroring Life after Separation G Sensational Contact Boundaries for Couples Inner Wisdom for Women Living Alive Phase I & II Spirit Body, Soul Dance Being Alive Coaching: Engaging Relationships Befriending Your Inner Critic Pro-D for the Self Living with Passion New Horizons Phase III creative expression Act Natural Intern Training Come Alive The Quantum Laugh Personal Parenting Intern training has been an integral part of The Haven for many years, Befriending Your Inner Critic Communication Fundamentals Self-Compassion Self-Compassion attracting people from different walks of life and from all over the Drum Talk G Couples Alive Series Transforming Anxiety and Stress world. We now have more than 80 people on the intern path. The skills for women Healing Stitches Couples in Conflict they learn here are hard to find anywhere else. Inner Wisdom for Women sexuality Inner Wisdom for Women Family Reconstruction Training at The Haven involves in-depth, in-the-moment experience Stirring the Cauldron Conscious Sexuality Kids in the Spotlight Journey to Self of working with groups and individuals on an intensely personal level. Erotic Massage for Lovers The Quantum Laugh Life after Separation G for men Starting out as program participants, students are introduced gradu- For Play Reflections Living Alive Phase I & II Men’s Gathering ally to interning, taking on different leadership roles as their experience Living Alive Phase II The Singing Soul G New Horizons Phase III grows. Interns often say that their training experience is a profound body & movement Sexuality and Identity Spirit in the Song G Nonviolent Communication G continuation of the work of personal discovery they began as partici- Being Alive Stirring the Cauldron Victor Wooten Workshop G Passion for Couples pants in programs at The Haven. Body, Breath and Energy Training Timeless Loving G Writing up a Storm programs Personal Parenting Training at The Haven may lead to Diplomas in Haven Counselling Breathe! & Hands-on Poetry Process of Connecting G satir method Skills (DipHCS) or Haven Group Facilitation (DipHGF). These replace the ChiRunning G The Power of Direct Mirroring Family Reconstruction Diploma in Counselling (DipC). More details at haven.ca. Come Alive skills development Relationship Review and Renew Journey to Self Connective Touch Adventures in Consciousness G Relationships self-discovery The Haven Massage Series Living Alive Phase I & II New Horizons Phase III energy, healing & spirit Adventures in Consciousness G Body, Breath and Energy Training Coaching: Engaging Relationships Connective Touch Youth Leadership Being Alive Being Alive In 2010, building on the excellent training that has been provided Sensational Contact Dealing with the DSM-IV Bleep of Faith Bleep of Faith to youth at The Haven for many years, we presented the first Youth Spirit Body, Soul Dance Five Elements Practicum Come Alive Body, Breath and Energy Training Leadership Diplomas to a number of talented graduates. The Haven Massage Series Communication Fundamentals life issues Breathe! The Youth Leadership Diploma (YLD) program provides a remarkable Intuitive Healing programs G Creative Aging Anger, Boundaries and Safety Come Alive experience for youth of various ages, backgrounds and talents. The New Horizons Phase III Family Reconstruction Being Alive Creative Aging program builds on and formalizes the internship opportunities for teens Pro-D for the Self Field Guide to Your Wild Side G Boundaries for Couples Depression: Conscious Alternatives that have for many years been a vital part of Kids in the Spotlight and Skills 2: Group Leadership Healing Stitches Career Revisioning Field Guide to Your Wild Side G Teens Alive. The YLD program offers youth the possibility of meaning- Skills 3: Gestalt Plus Journey to Self Come Alive Five Elements Practicum ful volunteer hours to satisfy high school graduation requirements; a Life after Separation G Couples Alive Series Healing Stitches children & teens positive working experience; support for moving into paid employment Living Alive Phase I & II Creative Aging Intuitive Healing programs G Kids in the Spotlight (including references); and a way to demonstrate extracurricular or vol- Living with Passion Depression: Conscious Alternatives Living Alive Phase I & II Personal Parenting unteer experience that is valuable in applying for university or other New Horizons Phase III Effective Boundaries New Horizons Phase III Teens Alive I, II and III post-secondary education. More details at haven.ca. 2 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 3 Three ways to register • • • Program Calendar www.haven.ca email@example.com (Toll free) 1 877 247 9238 ext. 1 book early and save! March June September 6–11 Come Alive C & E McNally $820 ($920) 3-5 Life after Separation Adams & Griffin $445 ($485) 4-8 Spirit in the Song Bibb $640 ($720) • For the first price below register and pay your tuition fees at least 18–23 Come Alive Nicholls & Raithby $820 ($920) 10–13 Coaching: Engaging Relationships 3–8 Intuition Mastery Winkelmans $765 ($865) two weeks in advance. Thereafter the price in brackets applies. • Tuition fees do not include meals, accommodation, or HST. Wilder & Hilton $535 ($595) 5–10 Come Alive Nicholls & Raithby $820 ($920) 23–25 Timeless Loving L & S Carter $470 ($510) • See page 29 for accommodation and dining rates. 11–14 Aloha Principles (Haven Massage Series) Dillon $495 ($555) 10–13 Erotic Massage for Lovers (Haven Massage Series) 23–26 Communication Fundamentals C & E McNally $525 ($585) 11-14 Skills 3: Gestalt Plus Ewan $510 ($570) Dillon-Shaw $495 ($555) 23–26 The Singing Soul Hatfield $475 ($535) 17–20 Inner Wisdom for Women Farrell $485 ($545) 16-19 Connective Touch Olynyk & Enright $480 ($540) 27–oct 22 New Horizons Phase III Dodge & Olynyk $2820 ($3320) 2010 27–oct 9 New Horizons Phase III Part A Dodge & Olynyk $1750 ($1990) 18–20 Dealing with the DSM-IV R Wong $320 ($360) 17-19 Field Guide to Your Wild Side Leighton $370 ($410) November 19–20 Writing up a Storm: Haiku E Littleton $160 ($180) 20–24 Couples Alive III C & E McNally $1440 ($1600) per couple 5-7 Body, Self and Soul (IBP Intro) J & G Fewster $350 ($390) 20–25 Come Alive Ames & Clarke $820 ($920) 24–26 Writing up a Storm: Journaling E Littleton $325 ($365) October 5-8 Being Alive Olynyk, Huntington $525 ($585) 31– apr 3 Anger, Boundaries & Safety Gurel $535 ($595) 2–7 Come Alive Wilder & Whyte $820 ($920) 7-12 Come Alive Holt, Curtin $775 ($875) July 7–9 Intuitive Healing Weekend Winkelmans $355 ($395) 7-12 Intuitive Healing Five-Day Winkelmans $740 ($840) April 3–6 Youth Leadership Training (see p.3) Goldbeck $205 ($265) 9–12 Being Alive To be announced $540 ($600) 11-14 Effective Boundaries C McNally, Huntington $510 ($570) 1–3 Couples in Conflict Sellner $525 ($565) 3–8 Come Alive Wilder & Whyte $820 ($920) 10–22 New Horizons Phase III Part B Dodge & Olynyk $1750 ($1990) 12-14 Couples In Conflict Sellner $515 ($555) 1–3 Spirit Body, Soul Dance Fallis $360 ($400) 7–12 Kids in the Spotlight Goldbeck $625 ($725) 13–16 Bleep of Faith Ames & Leuze $495 ($555) 12-14 Writing up a Storm: Journaling E Littleton $315 ($355) 1–3 Intuitive Healing Weekend Winkelmans $355 ($395) 8–10 Stirring the Cauldron Dillon–Shaw $365 ($405) 14–16 Couples in Conflict Sellner $525 ($565) 18-21 Skills 1: Personality Styles Dodge & Ewan $495 ($555) 3-8 Transforming Anxiety & Stress 8–11 Drum Talk Povah $405 ($465) 16–21 Come Alive Ames & Clarke $820 ($920) 21-26 Come Alive Ewan, Dodge $775 ($875) McCartney & Raithby $835 ($935) 13–18 Kids in the Spotlight Goldbeck $625 ($725) 16–21 Creative Aging Huntington, G & M Holdgrafer $740 ($840) 25-28 Anger Boundaries & Safety Gurel $520 ($580) 8-10 Grieving: Change & Growth Nicholls $425 ($465) 14–17 Being Alive Wilder & Ewan $540 ($600) 21–22 Pro-D for the Self E & M-H Littleton $160 ($180) 25–28 For Play Dillon-Shaw, Dillon $450 ($510) 8–11 Communication Fundamentals C & E McNally $525 ($585) 14–17 Simply Touching (Haven Massage Series) 21–24 Conscious Sexuality Dillon-Shaw, Dillon & Nicholls $605 ($655) 26-29 Self-Compassion Dodge & Ewan $490 ($550) 10–13 Being Alive Huntington & Olynyk $540 ($600) Dillon-Shaw $495 ($555) 23-28 Transforming Anxiety and Stress McCartney & Raithby $835 ($935) 28–dec 3 Depression: Conscious Alternatives Nicholls $810 ($910) 14–17 The Power of Direct Mirroring 15–17 Hands-on Poetry E Littleton $325 ($365) 23–nov 17 Living Alive Phase I C & E McNally $2880 ($3380) Huntington & C McNally $525 ($585) 17–22 Come Alive Dodge & Ewan $820 ($920) 23–nov 4 Living Alive Phase I Part A C & E McNally $1855 ($2095) December 2010 15–17 ChiRunning Spencer $370 ($410) 18–23 Kids in the Spotlight Goldbeck $625 ($725) 27–30 Anger, Boundaries & Safety Gurel $535 ($595) 28- Reflections 15–17 Personal Parenting Goldbeck & Macklin $370 ($410) 22–24 Couples in Conflict Sellner $525 ($565) 27–30 Career Revisioning Farrell $485 ($545) 1 jan ‘11 McKeen, B Wong, C & E McNally $490 ($570) 17–22 Come Alive C & E McNally $820 ($920) 24–29 Kids in the Spotlight Goldbeck $625 ($725) 28–30 ChiRunning Spencer $370 ($410) 25–29 Couples Alive II C & E McNally $1440 ($1600) per couple 25–29 Couples Alive IV C & E McNally $1440 ($1600) per couple 29–May 2 For Play Dillon–Shaw & Dillon $465 ($525) 29–1 aug Anger, Boundaries & Safety Gurel $535 ($595) November 2011 29–3 aug Kids in the Spotlight Goldbeck $625 ($725) 2-6 Men’s Gathering Fleury & Fraser $740 ($840) January May 3–6 Relationship Review & Renew Nicholls $535 ($595) 1–6 Come Alive Nicholls & Raithby $820 ($920) 5–8 Five Elements Practicum Olynyk $435 ($495) August 4–7 Befriending Your Inner Critic Farrell $485 ($545) 9–feb 3 Living Alive Phase I Dodge & Ewan $2880 ($3380) 5–8 Effective Boundaries Huntington & C McNally $525 ($585) 8–11 Teens Alive I Nicholls & Raithby $525 ($585) 5–17 Living Alive Phase I Part B C & E McNally $1855 ($2095) 9–21 Living Alive Phase I Part A Dodge & Ewan $1855 ($2095) 8–13 Come Alive Holt & LaCroix $820 ($920) 8–13 Come Alive Chambers & Enright $820 ($920) 6–11 Come Alive Enright & Olynyk $820 ($920) 20-23 Career Revisioning Farrell $485 ($545) 12–15 The Quantum Laugh Ames $495 ($555) 11–14 Teens Alive II Nicholls & Raithby $525 ($585) 6–11 Depression: Conscious Alternatives Nicholls $835 ($935) 21–23 Couples in Conflict Sellner $525 ($565) 12–15 The Singing Soul Hatfield $475 ($535) 14–17 Teens Alive III Nicholls & Raithby $525 ($585) 11–14 For Play Dillon–Shaw & Dillon $465 ($525) 22–feb 3 Living Alive Phase I Part B Dodge & Ewan $1855 ($2095) 14–Sep 8 Living Alive Phase II C & E McNally $2730 ($3230) 11–16 Intuitive Healing 5 Day Winkelmans $765 ($865) 13–15 Couples in Conflict Sellner $525 ($565) 23–28 Come Alive Huntington & Curtin $820 ($920) 14–26 Living Alive Phase II Part A C & E McNally $1700 ($1940) 12–15 Sensational Contact Enright & Olynyk $480 ($540) 15–20 Healing Stitches M Holdgrafer & Huntington $740 ($840) 15–21 The Journey to Self Gomori $1070 ($1190) 17–20 Living with Passion McCartney & Raithby $535 ($595) 15–9 jun Living Alive Phase I Ames & Clarke $2880 ($3380) 19–21 Adventures in Consciousness Pulos $415 ($455) 17–20 Skills 2: Group Leadership Dodge & Ewan $510 ($570) February 15–27 Living Alive Phase I Part A Ames & Clarke $1855 ($2095) 19–25 Sexuality & Identity C & E McNally, Emerson, Owen 18–20 Anger, Boundaries & Safety 2 Gurel $325 ($365) 7–11 Victor Wooten Workshop Wooten $485 ($565) 19-23 Men’s Gathering Fleury & Fraser $740 ($820) $895 ($1015) 20–25 Come Alive Dodge & Ewan $820 ($920) 11–14 Passion for Couples McCartney & Raithby $535 ($595) 20–23 Relationships C & E McNally $465 ($525) 22–28 Family Reconstruction Gomori $1070 ($1190) 25–27 Couples in Conflict Sellner $525 ($565) 11–16 Intuitive Healing Five-Day Winkelmans $765 ($865) 27–30 Living with Passion McCartney & Raithby $535 ($595) 26–28 Act Natural Geesman & Lucht $345 ($385) 25–28 Effective Boundaries Huntington & C McNally $525 ($585) 13–18 Come Alive Huntington & Olynyk $820 ($920) 27–3 jun Nonviolent Communication Wassman $980 ($1120) 27–Sep 8 Living Alive Phase II Part B C & E McNally $1700 ($1940) 25–28 Self-Compassion Dodge & Ewan $505 ($565) 13-18 Body Breath & Energy Training Nicholls & Raithby $875 ($975) 28–1 jun Process of Connecting Adams & Griffin $840 ($920) 28–Sep 2 Come Alive Chambers & Holt $820 ($920) 14–18 Couples Alive I C & E McNally $1440 ($1600) per couple 28–jun 9 Living Alive Phase I Part B Ames & Clarke $1855 ($2095) 18–21 Haventouch Massage (Haven Massage Series) December 28–jan 1 2012 Reflections McKeen, B Wong.C & E McNally $510 ($590) Dillon-Shaw $495 ($555) 4 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 5 Programs A-Z Anger, Boundaries and Safety Standing forward to create the life we want being alive Bleep of Faith: Courage in Chaos OCT 13–15 Carole Ames & Bill Leuze Applying Haven learnings in your life MAR 31–APR 3, JuL 29 AuG 1, OCT 27–30 Greg Gurel Develop the courage to embrace life and live it fully. The Haven’s APR 10–13 Wendy Huntington & Jane Olynyk co-founder Bennet Wong defined faith as ‘the felt assurance Few emotions are more feared than anger. While some use the JuL 14–17 Gwen Ewan & Cathy Wilder of the continuity of life’. This program will help you connect or fear associated with unsafe, unboundaried anger expression to OCT 9–12 to be announced reconnect with your own sense of faith. control, others mitigate their lives by continually trying to avoid Act Natural any hint of anger. With either approach, the emotional constric- Being Alive is an opportunity to deepen the experience of Come The program is for people who: Alive, tailored to the specific needs of each group of participants. Find yourself in theatre! tion, physical dis-ease, and relationship dysfunction that result After taking Come Alive, you may have had both joys and strug- • Want to be open to possibility, and able to accept are life diminishing. Anger is a natural feeling that exists in all of gles in your efforts to apply new learnings in old relationships and disappointment AuG 26–28 Jane Geesman & Sarah Lucht us and when expressed in a safe, boundaried manner is passion- situations. Being Alive offers a chance to reflect on this and learn • Sometimes feel lost, and yearn for a sense of faith As an actor, you don’t make up or pretend anything. You com- ate, life enhancing, and relationship constructive. practical ways to move ahead. • Associate faith with religion and thus avoid both mit your full, authentic self to portray the human experience. As This program is highly useful for people who: This program is for you if you have taken Come Alive and want to: • Have a strong sense of faith and wish to explore it further a result, this program will benefit anyone interested in furthering their journey of self-discovery, as well as those who are curious • Try to avoid confrontations and/or disagreements • Reflect with others on taking your Haven experience home format: The program will include group discussion and debate, and about acting and performance. • Have been told they are ‘an angry person’ • Practice being really honest with yourself and others opportunities to examine your personal beliefs and how these impact It is a popular belief that actors ‘lose’ themselves in their roles. • Are holding anger and resentment for past events • Practice using the Haven Communication Model your experience of the world and guide your behaviours. Tools, ideas In fact, it is the responsibility of actors to find themselves in their • Feel repressed, depressed, or emotionally numb • Explore the interconnectedness of the Haven models and experiences drawn from a range of sources will be offered to characters through a process of: • Want to get angry but are scared of what might happen • Explore deep breathing and integrate it into your life help you identify, explore and nurture your own sense of faith. • Self-discovery format: The program offers participants opportunities to both • Try out in advance challenging conversations and actions tuition: $495 ($555) + accommodation & meals. • Self-revelation express and witness the expression of safe and boundaried • Look at how you stop yourself from applying what you learn • Relationship with fellow actors anger. Created by the late Joann Peterson, the program follows • Discover ways to move ahead • Engagement with the world of the play a progression: uncovering participants’ beliefs about anger, a format: Facilitated by members of The Haven’s core faculty, this Body, Breath and Energy Training discussion about the origins of anger and its varied spectrum of program will involve presentation, discussion and experiential format: Through exercises designed for acting students, includ- An experiential program in bodywork and energy release expression, and finally a gradual exploration of participants’ own work. It is a flexibly designed program in which the leaders will ing improvisation, movement, scene study, and breath work, par- energetic patterns and opportunities to experience various tools FEB 13–18 Linda Nicholls & David Raithby respond to the expressed needs of the group. ticipants will experience the intimacy and aliveness of the acting for anger expression. Participants will receive a free copy of Joann process. The focus of this program is not on final performance, but tuition: $540 ($600) + accommodation & meals. This vibrant program embodies the exceptional combination of Peterson’s A Book about Anger, Boundaries and Safety. on the process of bringing yourself forward, connecting with, and knowledge and experiential learning that is unique to The Haven. trusting, your own natural instincts. No prior acting experience tuition: $535 ($595) + accommodation & meals. You will you gain a solid foundation in the concepts and tech- is needed. Just bring yourself and a willingness to play, and be niques of Haven-style body and energy work, and reap its bene- fits in your own life. Skillful integration of body, breath and energy prepared to discover the natural actor in you! Anger, Boundaries and Safety 2: work is a powerful personal and professional tool. tuition: $345 ($385) + accommodation & meals. Time to Regroup This program is for people who want to: NOV 18–20 Greg Gurel Befriending Your Inner Critic (formerly Primal Whisperings) • Encounter core feelings, beliefs, memories and behaviour Adventures in Consciousness It’s amazing how fast our minds can grasp new concepts and how patterns as they are held in the body excited we can get dreaming about all the possibilities. And in How to get out of your own way • Increase the depth and range of their work with people A Flying School for the Mind order to realize our dreams, we need to use the energy of our NOV 4–7 Marlyn Farrell • Facilitate a shift from being ‘stuck’ to engaging life more fully AuG 19–21 Lee Pulos enthusiasm and excitement to translate our ideas into actions. • Become more aware of and utilize ‘transformative moments’ This process of integrating our thoughts and behaviours is an Have you ever stopped yourself from doing or having what it is • Develop and use their own intuition, creativity and presence In this exciting and provocative experiential program, partici- incredible challenge. Not only are we surrounded by others who you truly want, by telling yourself you aren’t good enough, smart format: Haven core faculty members Linda Nicholls and David pants will learn self-hypnosis as the basic tool to explore different don’t share our vision, we are also confronted with our own tried enough, young enough, thin enough, talented enough, beautiful Raithby demonstrate and encourage creative exploration of octaves of consciousness. Techniques will be taught to identify and true patterns that are deeply embedded into who we are. or handsome enough? personal issues through a variety of energetic and expressive and change limiting beliefs that can sabotage personal growth, This program is highly useful for people who have taken Anger, In this program for men and women you will: approaches. Supervised practice, group discussion, and personal prosperity, relationships and healing. Boundaries and Safety (prerequisite) and: work deepen the experience while feedback both as the ‘subject’ We will then explore more transpersonal realms and experience • Call out your hidden critic and as the ‘practitioner’ provides a rare opportunity for learning. the following: • Are holding anger and resentment for past events • Establish a healthy distance between yourself and your critic • Feel frustrated or stuck trying to make changes • Tell your critic what you need and want tuition: $875 ($975) + accommodation & meals. • How to develop and expand intuition • Want more experience with clearings, boundaries, and using • Transform your inner critic into an ally • Automatic writing the tools learned in Anger, Boundaries and Safety format: Befriending your Inner Critic uses music, visual arts, • Psychometry • Require tools for expressing anger in a relationship movement, guided meditation, laughter and story to help men Breathe! • Former personalities format: This program offers participants opportunities to con- and women build (and rebuild) relationship with their inner critic. dates & tuition to be announced. • Remote viewing tinue addressing past or present instances of anger and/or resent- Think of it like mediation, for you and your critic, or facilitating a Linda Nicholls & David Raithby • A slide presentation and discussion of non-ordinary psychic ment using the methods learned in Anger, Boundaries, and Safety. creative meeting of the minds. For two weeks leading up to the healing practices in Brazil, the Philippines and Mexico Breathe! is a two-day workshop that challenges you to become Clearings and boundaries, the tools designed to prevent anger program, carry a small notebook and pen with you. Capture the more alive through the practice of conscious and progressive format: Brief presentations and a theoretical model from leading from accumulating into significant blocks, will also be explored to ‘stops’ in your day. Write down each time you hear negative self- deep breathing. You can read more about breathing on page 28. physicists are used to integrate the paranormal — or more aptly, a greater depth. Techniques for expressing safe and boundaried talk and notice if you stop yourself from doing something. This is the para-conceptual — into our everyday reality. anger directly between two people will also be introduced. an exercise in building awareness, not judgment, so just notice. Check haven.ca for updated information. tuition: $415 ($455) + accommodation & meals. tuition: $325 ($365) + accommodation & meals. tuition: $485 ($545) + accommodation & meals. 6 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 7 Career Revisioning come alive Coaching: Engaging Relationships Connective Touch NEW! Discover your unique career path! Making space for people to learn JuN 16–19 Gillian Enright & Jane Olynyk Live life to the full: grow, transform, and connect JAN 20–23, OCT 27–30 Marlyn Farrell MAR 10–13 Cathy Wilder & Jennifer Hilton Physical touch is one of the most intimate ways we have of mak- Come Alive is the first program most people take at The Haven. ing connection with another person. From infancy, touch is an Love and work, said Freud, are the cornerstones of our human- Created more than 25 years ago by The Haven’s founders Ben As an emerging conversational style in our lives and workplaces, essential part of our being alive and thriving. Giving or receiving ness. In this creative and relational program, Marlyn Farrell invites Wong and Jock McKeen, Come Alive remains as impactful as ever, the ‘new’ coaching is very different from the coaching most of us touch offers us a chance to see into ourselves and make contact you to experience the personal satisfaction of discovering your providing understanding and experience that will allow you to have experienced on the sports field. Cathy Wilder and Jennifer with another in a vulnerable and caring way. unique career path and beginning to live your dream. transform your life. Come Alive is an invitation to live your life to Hilton teach a form of coaching that creates space for others in the full. which they do their work and learning. This requires being with Each of us has a unique experience of touch. We respond to it in • Take stock of your life accomplishments, personal qualities, the other person from a place of curiosity and heart. It involves many different ways. We may open or defend, relax or tighten; and transferable skills JAN 1–6 Linda Nicholls & David Raithby being present and embodied – mentally, spiritually, physically we can be in our bodies or be completely removed from the • Identify your values and passions JAN 23–28 Ian Curtin & Wendy Huntington and emotionally. experience. • Determine whether your present career offers unexplored potential to express these values FEB 13–18 Wendy Huntington & Jane Olynyk Coaching conversations can deepen contact and learning in This program is an opportunity to explore how we are in touching, • Explore new or enhanced career directions MAR 6–11 Cathy & Ernie McNally teaching, leading, managing, helping, parenting, enrolling, or in a safe and non-sexual arena. You will learn: • Investigate the steps required to bring your dreams to fruition MAR 20–25 Carole Ames & Susan Clarke being in primary relationship. This program is for you if you wish • Breathing exercises to come in contact with your body format: The program includes creative exploration, group dis- APR 17–22 Cathy & Ernie McNally to: • Touch as a form of communication cussion and personal reflection. Note: Please bring with you nine • ‘Help’ others without doing their work • To honour and express boundaries, both your defenses and objects that will represent your hobbies, interests and passions, MAY 8–13 Susa Holt & Derek LaCroix • Create relationships that support another’s learning your opening and a piece of material on which to display them. JuN 5–10 Linda Nicholls & David Raithby • Deepen your capacity to be present with others • To recognize your physiological and psychological responses to JuL 3–8 Leslie Whyte & Cathy Wilder • Learn more about who you are and how you are with others various kinds of touch tuition: $485 ($545) + accommodation & meals. • Learn how to make the most of yourself in your interactions • If you are a bodywork practitioner or Haven intern or JuL 17–22 Wayne Dodge & Gwen Ewan facilitator, how to use your own body knowledge to make format: In an experiential group setting, we explore through ChiRunning NEW! AuG 8–13 Al Chambers & Gillian Enright exercises, activities and discussion how we can bring body, mind, contact with someone and contribute to a healing process AuG 28–SEP 2 Al Chambers & Susa Holt spirit and emotion into focused conversations with others. Super- format: The learning will be offered in an atmosphere of safety, Creating the conditions for energy to flow SEP 18–23 Linda Nicholls & David Raithby vised practice coaching facilitates the learning of energy/body/ in which you notice and define your own boundaries. This program APRIL 15-17, OCT 28-30 Donna Spencer mind-based techniques. Immediate feedback, group dialogue and is not an exploration of sexual touching. OCT 2–7 Leslie Whyte & Cathy Wilder ChiRunning® practice helps you focus your mind, lift your spirit personal work all support participants to integrate their learning. tuition: $480 ($520) + accommodation & meals. OCT 16–21 Carole Ames & Susan Clarke and open up your flow of Chi. It combines the inner focus and tuition: $535 ($595) + accommodation & meals. flow of T’ai Chi with the power and energy of running, creating a NOV 6–11 Gillian Enright & Jane Olynyk revolutionary running form and philosophy that takes the pound- Conscious Sexuality NOV 20-25 Wayne Dodge & Gwen Ewan ing, pain, and potential damage out of this sport. It increases Communication Fundamentals Deep body learning for loving self and other mental clarity and focus, enhances the joy of running, and turns Come Alive is for you if you want to: Self-awareness in action it into a safe and effective lifelong program for health, fitness, OCT 21–24 Gary Dillon, Elfi Dillon-Shaw & Linda Nicholls and well being. • Know yourself better and experience life more fully APR 8–11, SEP 23–26 Cathy & Ernie McNally Our sexuality is the exuberant essential life force that stirs within • Feel more deeply, and respond to your feelings us throughout our lives. Conscious and unconscious taboos, how- The program will include: in a productive way For Ernie and Cathy McNally, the Haven Communication Model ever, mean that we have both a longing for ecstasy and at the • The keys to effortless injury-free running • Develop health in body, mind, and spirit has been a life-changing influence. In this program, they explore same time a fear of letting go into states of arousal and connection • The physics of running without using your legs • Learn to communicate effectively ways to use it effectively to develop self-awareness and enhance that might help us surrender to loving self and other. Sexual health • Chirunning versus power running • Enhance your sense of meaning in life your personal and work relationships. They also introduce a wide is essential for physical, emotional, spiritual and relational vital- • Introduction to the Chirunning form • Have healthy, loving and fulfilling relationships range of other ideas and activities that complement and enrich ity. In this intensive program for men and women we invite you the model. • Injury prevention techniques format: Participants learn and practice the Haven models of com- to dive into the intelligence of your hidden eros, to play, and to • Personal check-in tricks and tools munication, relationship and self-responsibility and are offered a The program is for anyone who: let go of unrealistic, outdated, no longer useful beliefs about your • Learning to use your gears range of opportunities for personal learning. Work is done in the • Wants to deepen intimacy sexuality. We offer rich experiences that challenge stale patterns • Core muscle drills and exercises group as a whole and in smaller groups in the evenings. In addi- • Struggles in discussing difficult issues in body and mind and in our relationships. Join us if you want to: • Pre-run body looseners tion to group activities and discussions, each participant is offered • Wants to improve their work environment and productivity • Innovative technique drills • Appreciate the wide spectrum of human sexuality a time for individual experience in large or small group sessions, • Is training at The Haven and wants to strengthen their • Confront unconscious beliefs • Learn to run with ease up and down hills including breath and body work, gestalt, psychodrama and other • How to conserve energy at any speed facilitation skills • Expand beyond old habits of body and mind forms. Come Alive is led by gifted facilitators who have trained at • Wants greater understanding and clarity in both casual and • Open yourself to states of conscious arousal and pleasure The Haven and have many years’ experience leading Come Alive format: ChiRunning can help you recapture the effortless nature focused conversations • Relax into orgasmic states of mind and body of running. Developed by ultramarathoner Danny Dreyer, it is and other programs. • Wants greater self-awareness, particularly of habits/triggers • Experience new sensations while staying present in deep focused on how you run rather than simply the results of your tuition: $820 ($920) + accommodation & meals. and their sources states of pleasure running: it is more process-oriented than goal-oriented. Bring format: The program takes an exciting look at new and familiar running gear and layered clothing (expect to be outside). format: This is an opportunity for adults who are already on a path ideas, and provides opportunities to engage, practice and learn in of personal growth. It is an expansive, adventurous, consensual, tuition: $370 ($410) + accommodation & meals. a supportive group setting. experimental, experiential and liberating program. Be prepared for tuition: $525 ($585) + accommodation & meals. deep body learning, leaving your limiting primal tensions behind. tuition: $605 ($665) + accommodation & meals. “I love what I see when I look in the mirror! I enjoyed the freedom I felt. You helped me see myself, as truly myself. Thank you.” a come alive participant Three ways to register • www.haven.ca • firstname.lastname@example.org • (Toll free) 1 877 247 9238 ext. 1 8 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 9 the COUPLES ALIVE series NEW! Couples Alive IV is for couples who have participated in at least two of the other programs in the series. Exceptions for couples Couples in Conflict Dealing with the DSM-IV These programs are for people in primary relationship who want who have done extensive relationship work together in other pro- JAN 21–23, APR 1–3, MAY 13–15, An introduction to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual more, and are prepared to go beyond the familiar to find it, in the grams will be considered. safe and respectful company of other couples. JuL 22–24, OCT 14–16, NOV 25–27 Judy Sellner for Mental Disorders tuition: $1440 ($1600) per couple per program. Discounts of This program is for couples who are having difficulty resolving MAR 18–20 Randy Wong Couples Alive I–III may be taken in any order. Couples who are $500 per program are available if you take more than one pro- new to The Haven or have not participated in relationship pro- gram in the same year and if you register at the same time for conflicts, whether due to lack of communication, an affair, frus- The American Psychiatric Association’s standard of classification grams together are encouraged to begin with Couples Alive I. other specified programs. See haven.ca for details. tration, years of ‘all work and no play’, or the strain of blend- has been the source of much debate amongst medical practition- ing families. You may be considering whether or not you want to ers, professional counsellors, social workers and therapists. This remain together, or how you can resolve differences and have the program provides an introduction to: kind of relationship you want. You will not be told whether or not Couples Alive I Couples Alive III you should stay together. If you make the decision to separate, • Psychiatric assessment Communication and Boundaries Living and Loving Day to Day you will be able to do so with your self-esteem intact. • The DSM-IV classification system • Diagnostic formulation FEB 14-18 Ernie & Cathy McNally JuN 20-24 Ernie & Cathy McNally You will have opportunities to: • Treatment considerations, including an overview of The more we have ‘at stake’ in a relationship, the more challen- When we imagine ‘falling in love’ we often picture excitement, • Learn skills for dealing with anger and conflict psychotropic medications ging it can be to speak and listen. unaddressed misunderstand- passion, discovery and great sex. And when we first fall in love, • Learn how to rebuild goodwill with each other • Benefits and limitations for the client and the medical/ ings, unspoken wishes, and recurring struggle-points can breed this is often what we find! Now fast-forward two, five, ten years • Learn how to regard each other with dignity and respect psychiatric system ‘score-keeping’, distancing, and resentments. or more. For many couples, the thrill of ‘falling in love’ has been Participants will have an opportunity to focus on specific replaced by familiarity, routines and predictability. For some, this format: Each couple will work together as a pair in a small group This program begins with an in-depth exploration of the essence setting with much individualized attention. In addition, each diagnoses of interest for a more in-depth study. once-rich find slips into a life-numbing loss. of communication from a distinctly couples perspective. From couple will be offered a private counselling session. Various exer- format: This program is for helping professionals, complementary there, each couple will apply their learnings to the ‘boundary-ing’ Along the way we have missed opportunities to grow from love cises will be presented to help bring clarity to your relationship, therapists, students in the Haven training programs, and graduate process — identifying and expressing wishes, wants and prefer- to loving. Love is the ‘thing’ we dreamed of; loving is the active including ‘homework’ to be done outside of session hours. Judy level students in related disciplines. Previous knowledge of mental ences — and explore the impact and possibilities for their relation- experience of tending to the feelings we have within. This pro- Sellner has taught relationships skills at The Haven for 20 years. health assessment and the DSM-IV is not necessary. The program ship of this self-definition. gram is designed to open the doors to the abundance of living- comprises informal presentations and dialogue with the facilitator loving opportunities in our everyday life. tuition: $525 ($565) per person + accommodation & meals. This program is for couples who want to: and other participants. This program is for couples who want to: • Deepen intimacy Creative Aging: tuition: $320 ($360) + accommodation & meals. • Address recurring and difficult issues • Discover the quiet joy of faith-full intimacy Embracing the Second Half of Life • Bring greater understanding and clarity to daily conversations • uncover the deep richness in their loving partnership Depression: Conscious Alternatives • Discover the nature of objectification in personal relationships • Have expression of loving be an integral part of life together OCT 16–21 Mary & Gary Holdgrafer, Wendy Huntington • Increase understanding of reactive triggers and their sources • Identify how we sabotage moments of ease and contact Interrupt depression and access a more joyful life • Distinguish between boundaries and walls, and value both • Create an ambience of kindness and generosity What are you going to do with the rest of your life? The second NOV 6–11 Linda Nicholls • Learn to identify and express preferences • understand the ebb and flow of the desire for connection half of life can be rich and fulfilling. Although aging is often • Find connection in the tension of disagreement • Explore the possibilities of curiosity and ‘wondering’ thought of as a time of decline, it is actually a period in which Although medication is often useful in the treatment of depres- • Recognize and transform entrenched family rules and patterns • Cultivate sustainable interdependent connection significant growth occurs. Older brains develop in ways that facilitate creative thought and exploration. Perhaps for the first sion, you may want to consider additional or alternative inter- ventions. With conscious commitment, it is possible to interrupt time, there is freedom to pursue interests and passions set aside depression. In this program you will examine the personal belief Couples Alive II Couples Alive IV in favour of family and career obligations. There is a rich oppor- systems that support depression and access your capacity to live Expanding Awareness and Connection Deepening and Drawing Closer tunity for wise elders to both learn and teach. At the same time a fuller, more joyful life. older people face change, loss and end of life. This program offers APR 25-29 Ernie & Cathy McNally JuL 25-29 Ernie & Cathy McNally a careful look at creatively embracing the second half of life. This program is for you if: When we first meet someone that we often do so on our ‘best In the isolation of our own relationship, we can often be too This program is for you if you are: • You are experiencing depression behaviour’. When we are strongly attracted, the stakes go up and close to the struggles at hand, focus on the details and miss the • You have worked your way out of depression and want to we do everything possible to be seen in a positive light. From essence of our differences. We can also fall into habits, initially • In, or entering, the second half of life focus on prevention these well-intended beginnings we can foster an inner struggle intended to serve our partnership, that limit intimacy. And we • Anxious about your future • You are concerned for someone you know who is depressed to limit what we show of ourselves by suppressing aspects of our- can overlook the chance to pause and appreciate who we are and • Longing for meaning • You work with people who experience depression selves we fear may sabotage the relationship — these aspects are what we have within and between us. • Seeking passion and purpose part of our shadow. Ironically, the choice to suppress can itself • Wanting to review and assess your life experience format: In these five days of education and experiential learning, lead to resentment, distance, distrust and anxiety. This program is a rare opportunity to come together with other • Interested in having a positive attitude about growing older you will gain a wide variety of take-home skills to facilitate either This program looks at the concept of shadow, the ‘positive’ as well couples in a peer-focused environment to explore, confront and attend to current and recurring relationship issues. • Attracted to discovering and creating possibilities for yourself your personal or professional life. You will mobilize your breath and energy, access your feelings and creativity, and enjoy the as ‘negative’ things we hide from ourselves and one another. Par- format: using music, guided imagery, art, stories, quiet reflec- pleasure of body movement. Working with the whole group, in a foursome with another couple, tion and other experiential forms you will have an opportunity to ticipants will identify and share with their partner characteristics of and with facilitators, each couple will have opportunities to ‘roll consider your past, your life today and to imagine your future. The tuition: $835 ($935) + accommodation & meals. their own shadow. Couples will be invited to go beyond ‘good-bad’ up their sleeves’ and meet their challenges. In addition, couples leaders will share their own second half of life experiences and judgments of shadow and work together to explore ways these will have a private one-hour session with the group leaders. learning as well as current information on aging. There will be rich traits can be embraced in their relationship. This program is for couples who want to: discussions and time for personal contemplation as well as fun This program is for couples who want to: and laughter. • Move beyond destructive patterns in their relationship • Expand and deepen intimacy You may be able claim the cost of tuition • Bring balance and awareness to their self-expression • Directly address issues in a safe and respectful environment tuition: $740 ($840) + accommodation & meals. at The Haven against your income tax! • Experience personal and relational self-definition • Identify and practice ways to bring conscious expression to their loving The Haven is a certified educational institution under • Create an open environment for all aspects of each person • Have a ‘relationship tune-up’ with other like-minded people Sections 118.5 and 118.6 of the Canada Income Tax Act. • Actively build the foundation of their relationship through risk, • Bring ‘more’ to their day-to-day loving We are also registered with the BC Private Career Training compassion and curiosity Institutions Agency. 10 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 11 Drum Talk impact of early experiences and learnings. Letting go of what is other psychological systems. With an emphasis on the crucial role or issues seemingly beyond our control we must leave something no longer useful provides the freedom to make new choices and of contact, the program will be useful to those who work with behind. Rather than destructive and inhibiting, grieving can be African drumming for creativity, passion and healing access deeper recognition and acceptance of your self and others. people in a wide variety of settings, including interns or group growth-enhancing. leaders in Haven programs. JuL 8–11 Lyle Povah In this program you can: This program is for people who are experiencing loss related to: Five Elements Practicum includes: Since the beginning of time, drums have been utilized to cele- • Discover your parents as real people • Relationships – separation, divorce, death brate, communicate, and express all that it means to be human. • Appreciate and connect with your family roots • An introduction to Five Elements Theory, Qi (Chi), Yin/Yang • Body and Life transitions – illness, surgery, abortion, aging This program is for anyone who wants to bring more creativ- • update the past and reduce the negative impact of earlier theory, and concepts of Micro/Macrocosm, Harmony vs. • Change – career change, relocation, financial status ity and passion into their personal lives, work or relationships, experiences balance, and Dualism • Global concern – environment, poverty, war including: • Let go or transform learnings that are no longer useful for you • A review of each of the Elements, including their spiritual format: using a range of experiential forms, including the creative • Health care workers and practitioners • Clarify distorted or limited perceptions and deal with unmet aspects and key personality characteristics use of ceremony, participants will have opportunities to learn • Seekers on a spiritual path expectations • Identifying imbalance in the Elements, using pulses, colour, about the grieving process, express their feelings, grieve fully, and • Music therapists and music lovers • Move beyond survival pain towards active growth smell, voice tone, and language develop a map toward deepening inner strength and wholeness. • People living with chronic illness • Access your inner resources and become your own responsible • How to move Qi, including the use of source points and other choice-maker therapeutic techniques tuition: $425 ($465) + accommodation & meals. • Teachers and coaches • The Cycle of Change – a process that can be used to identify • Performing artists format: Satir processes incorporate psychodrama, gestalt, blockages at the microcosmic level to the macrocosmic level • Community organizers guided imagery, sculpting communication stances, and methods Hands-on Poetry NEW! of accessing the unconscious. Work is done in group and in triads. format: Participants will utilize their rich personal imagery and format: This group drumming program is suited to first-timers body experience to connect with the Elements and each other. A hands-on approach to poem-making or more experienced players, and will involve sound healing tech- tuition: $1070 ($1190) + accommodation & meals. The learning process is relational, creative, and practical. Par- niques, drum circle work, guided imagery with drumming, and JuL 15–17 Ellery Littleton Family Reconstruction and The Journey to Self are running back to ticipants should have taken Phase III New Horizons or have some playful rhythm games. back in 2011. Register for both and receive a $300 discount. basic knowledge of Chinese medicine. If you like to make things – beautiful, personal things – you will tuition: $405 ($465) + accommodation & meals. enjoy this weekend workshop. Writing poetry is not some eso- tuition: $435 ($495) + accommodation & meals. Field Guide to Your Wild Side NEW! teric academic pursuit – it’s a craft and a skill and a creative Effective Boundaries: Defining the Self JuN 17–19 Hilary Leighton (with Louise Amuir & Marlyn Farrell) For Play: Sex, Eros, Spirit and Intimacy pleasure available to us all. The exercises offered in this program will quickly lead you toward building confidence in your writing MAY 5–8, NOV 25–28 Cathy McNally & Wendy Huntington and experiencing the enlivening joy and playfulness that writing This program is both an experiential and theoretical way to mine A workshop for couples The ability to discern, express and dialogue about personal for a deeper human-nature connection, and help us reawaken to poetry can bring. APR 29–MAY 2, NOV 11–14 Elfi Dillon-Shaw & Gary Dillon boundaries strengthens our ability to access creativity, energy our birthright of belonging to a wider community of beings. • Recapture the joy of creativity through poem-making and aliveness and enjoy greater intimacy and clarity in our per- Jung said that human consciousness is how the universe reflects This program offers couples new ways of igniting their erotic • Speak in your distinct voice about your unique experience sonal and work relationships. flame and supports them to remember each other in their upon itself. Indeed, we are not just living on this earth, we are a format: The atmosphere of this program is mutually supportive, This program is for people who want to: part of how it lives, are living elements of it. Rather than being physical wants and gifts. open and non-judgemental. If you love words, there is no better apart from it, we are a part of it and therefore, what we do to one • Know and express who they really are another and ourselves, we do also to the planet. The program will benefit couples who: way to express that love than by writing a poem – the language of • Experience greater intimacy in relationship • Grieve the loss of erotic play or sex in their relationship the spirit and of the heart. • Discover, speak, and stand behind their own thoughts, Topics and experiences will include: • Want to sustain and expand their connection tuition: $325 ($365) + accommodation & meals. feelings and choices • Waking our animal senses – sensorial modes of knowing • Want to update their understanding of sexuality • Be proactive and clear when creating new, healthy • Eco-stories and ecological identity • Want to open to the flow of life-giving energy relationships, following past experiences of abuse and violence • Want to experience the benefits of erotic energy in their Healing Stitches • Free themselves from the experience of being trapped by • Exploring ecopsychology and integral ecology roles, rules and obligations • Wilderness rites of passage, the importance of ritual and physical, mental and spiritual health Release your creative energy! ceremony in coming to life • Develop a new perspective on allergies, chronic fatigue, • Cross species communication, wild mirroring format: Elfi Dillon-Shaw and her husband Gary Dillon present MAY 15–20 Mary Holdgrafer & Wendy Huntington depression and other symptoms experiential exercises using breath, voice, movement, sensuous • Re-enchantment through play, wandering, and wild poetry touch and loving-presence meditations from the wisdom teachings In this program you will use personal awareness as a means of format: This three-day program combines presentation and • Earth-based transpersonal practices for human development of Tantra and Taoism, along with ideas rooted in the revolutionary discovering and advancing your creativity. You will examine your experiential learning about the discovery and effective implemen- edges of modern biological and physical science. commitment to the creative process, confront fears and develop format: Through a direct and embodied experience of the world strategies for dealing with creative blocks. In addressing the chal- tation of the boundary-ing process. Participants will also explore around us using soulful and arts-based approaches, we will ripen tuition: $465 ($525) + accommodation & meals. lenge of creating, you will gain a new awareness of your self. how to establish useful consequences when an expressed bound- toward a more ‘eco-centric’ worldview, cultivate an ecology ary is not respected. For those who internalize boundary conflicts into an illness pattern, there will be an opportunity to explore and of compassion, open to the elegance and simplicity of natural • Discover your untapped creativity and passion decipher the story expressed in the symptom. rhythms and recover a joyful connection with the land and the Grieving: Change and Growth • Deepen your creative work more-than-human-world. Please bring a timepiece, a journal and (formerly Separation and Loss) • Get yourself out of a rut tuition: $525 ($585) + accommodation & meals. wear weather-ready clothing. • Deal with the fear of rejection, of your work or yourself as an Growing through loss and separation artist Family Reconstruction tuition: $370 ($410) + accommodation & meals. • Communicate your message more effectively APR 8–10 Linda Nicholls • Experience joy and playfulness in your work A process of transformation developed by Virginia Satir Five Elements Practicum In this program, participants will learn to grieve fully and respon- • Find a spiritual connection in your work AuG 22–28 Maria Gomori sively. Life involves ongoing experiences of attachment and sep- format: Through experiential learning and presentation, Heal- Chinese medicine for mind, emotions and spirit aration, situations of helplessness and disappointment. We face ing Stitches provides rich opportunities for personal growth and The objective of the three-generational Family Reconstruction MAY 5–8 Jane Olynyk separations and losses through relationships ending, deaths, exploration. In an atmosphere of safety, we use design, collage, process developed by Virginia Satir is to revisit one’s family roots aging, career changes and geographical moves, children grow- This program focuses on the mental, emotional, and spiritual journaling, movement and guided imagery to release blocked and to meet with and understand our parents (or major childhood ing up and leaving home, fading dreams or the interruption of aspects of Chinese Medicine. Haven core faculty member and creative energy. caregivers) as people, instead of seeing them only in their stereo- life by illness, injury or trauma. Issues broader than our personal typed roles. It is a powerful psychodynamic process that pro- Registered Acupuncturist Jane Olynyk offers a theoretical and lives, such as our environment and the state of our world may tuition: $740 ($840) + accommodation & meals. vides an opportunity to update the past and reduce the negative practical grounding in its use as an alternative or complement to be fueling our grief. In facing planned or unpredicted transitions, 12 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 13 the HAVEN MASSAGE series NEW! Erotic Massage for Lovers Intuitive Healing Five-Day The Journey to Self JuN 10–13 Elfi Dillon-Shaw Maximize the resources of your soul! An exploration of self and family using the Satir Method This program explores the art of giving and receiving erotic mas- FEB 11–16, NOV 11–16 Phil Winkelmans AuG 15–21 Maria Gomori Haventouch Massage: An Introduction sage. Founded on the principles of taoist and tantric teachings, it Virginia Satir created a number of healing and integrating pro- is for adults in intimate relationships who want to increase their This program provides leading-edge intuitive self-solution tools, FEB 18–21 Elfi Dillon-Shaw erotic repertoire and expand the landscape of their love. This allowing you to break through your ego’s limitations and maxi- cesses to help make sense of ourselves and each other. Her workshop is for couples who desire to connect with each other in mize the greater wisdom, intuitive resources and passions of your objectives were personal growth and congruent communication, In this program you will explore various modes of transforma- a new way. soul. This program is for those who want to: helping individuals to become ‘more fully human’. This involves tional touch, and learn about their origins, history and effects appreciating our past and the resources we developed as we on the body/mind. We will introduce the principles of grounding • Touch with eyes, hands and breath • Have free access to their intuitive wisdom and abilities grew up in our family of origin. Satir processes allow us to give full and connecting with self and other, while learning the flow and • Explore the intimate geography of your lover’s body • Access intuitive insights and knowledge for self and others expression to the resources we wish to utilize, and to let go of or necessary mechanics of touch. • Rest in sacred space and open the doors to ecstasy and peace • Know their true identity, passion and purpose transform learnings that are no longer useful to us. The program offers a taste of massage from East and West, foot • Relax into arousal – staying present while opening to energy • unleash intuitive healing powers and increase intimacy massage and reflexology, Hawaiian Lomilomi, Reiki, and more. • Strengthen the intimate bond through loving sexual touch • Improve mental awareness, clarity, and creativity In this program you can: • Celebrate your own body through surrendering to sensation format: This program includes Phil Winkelmans’s exclusive Tools • Gain clarity about your identity, autonomy and boundaries This program is for people who: • Celebrate and witness your partner’s pleasure for the Soul Kit. Activities include mind/body/spirit intuitive • Gain deeper recognition and acceptance of yourself and others • Are considering entering the field of massage or one of the • Discover orgasmic potential through movement, breath and touch exercises; journaling, art and stories; individual and group oppor- • Learn to be self-responsible many ‘hands on’ healing arts tuition: $495 ($555) + accommodation & meals. tunities for sharing and self-reflection; breath, visualizations and • Let go of learnings that no longer fit • Who want to learn simple touch techniques to share with image-streaming processes. • Take risks in exploring new ways of living family and friends • Experience the freer flow of your life energies • Who are curious, who work with people, and want more tuition: $765 ($865) + accommodation & meals. • Achieve your highest potential information about touch therapies, their origins, intentions format: Satir processes incorporate psychodrama, gestalt, and effects For more on massage and other Intuitive Healing Weekend guided imagery, sculpting communication stances, and methods tuition: $495 ($555) + accommodation & meals bodywork at The Haven, see page 28. Transform your life from the inside out! of accessing the unconscious. Work is done in group and in triads. APR 1–3, OCT 7–9 Phil Winkelmans tuition: $1070 ($1190) + accommodation & meals. Simply Touching: In this weekend program you will access powerful, intuitive infor- The Journey to Self and Family Reconstruction are running back to Giving and Receiving Haventouch Massage mation centres for greater insight and wisdom. This powerful back in 2011. Register for both and receive a $300 discount. JuL 14–17 Elfi Dillon-Shaw introductory program gives you theory, tools and skills that can change your life forever. You will leave this program with: In this program you will learn how to give and receive a simple Inner Wisdom for Women (formerly Primal Nudgings) Kids in the Spotlight relaxation massage based on principles of grounding and pres- Arouse your feminine creativity! • A profound sense of a greater, more intuitive and creative you. ence, while communicating about touch, basic body mechanics • Clarity about finding your ‘life purpose’ Children learn about themselves and each other and structural anatomy. MAR 17–20 Marlyn Farrell • Greater strength in all your relationships and activities JuL 7–12, 13–18, 18–23, 24–29, 29–AuG 3 Denise Goldbeck This program is for: Build a relationship with your best life guide — your self! This format: This program includes both written and experiential This extremely popular program (formerly know as Dance and program is an opportunity to explore your own intuition and training, providing theory and skills you can access during and Games for Kids) is in its 22nd year. All five sessions fill up months • People who want to include massage in their home life to experience the wise and gentle nudging of your inner being. The after the workshop. We will work in groups and one-on-one as in advance – so register now! share with friends and family program uses music, visual arts, movement, guided meditation, we explore various intuitive exercises and forms of self-expression. • Professionals, bodyworkers and laypeople who want to add laughter and story to help women build (and rebuild) relationship tuition: $355 ($395) + accommodation & meals. Denise Goldbeck, with a team of youth interns, leads a group of new ideas and a fresh outlook to their own work with their inner nudge or intuition. children and teens through a creative process that culminates in a special show, presenting music, dance and stagecraft with tuition: $495 ($555) + accommodation & meals. This program is for women who want to: Intuition Mastery a modern and ironic twist. The children explore the movement of • Move through a transition The key to your creative powers their bodies and the unlimited range of their imaginations, and Aloha Principles • Trust themselves to create new possibilities discover aspects of their own and each other’s development.Chil- for Coordinating Mind and Body • Reconnect with a lost part of themselves JuN 3–8 Phil Winkelmans dren learn: • Build confidence in their ability to care for themselves and be In this program you will learn to accept and understand the awe- • Self understanding MAR 11–14 Gary Dillon with others • Mutual cooperation and respect This is a bodywork and movement program rooted in the Hawai- • Practice present moment awareness some intuitive power of your soul, the source of all knowledge, • Social understanding ian tradition of dance, massage, breath and healing. Principles • Cultivate intuition, wisdom and faith wisdom and creativity. The program offers: • Leadership skills and exercises are introduced to develop and deepen the har- • Deeply enjoy themselves and the women around them • Five powerful tools, using your senses to tell you things about • How to support others monious integration of mind and body for greater psychological format: Arrive the first evening with nine objects that have emo- yourself you do not know • How to contribute to the success of the group and psychospiritual clarity. tional value for you and represent the female / feminine — things • Word Image Streaming, intuition, creativity, physical healing that remind you of the woman you are, the woman you want to • The opportunity to dismantle the barriers created by lower In optional, complementary sessions, caregivers learn about: Movement and bodywork practices rooted in both the heal- be, or women in your life that you respect. This is a beautiful way levels of consciousness • Child development (in their own lives and their children’s) ing tradition of Huna and that of transformational movement of getting to know each other and facilitates a gentle process of • A chance to program your intuition for accessing future events • The developmental aspects of the program therapy will be introduced, along with Kahi Loa and Laulima – self-discovery. The next two days are filled with mask-making, • Access to your true purpose and direction tablework that does not involve oil or disrobing. Attention will dance, writing and more. The activities shine a light on the inner • An opportunity to learn The Art of Intuitive Communication format: use is made of theatre, music, dance, drama, costumes, also be paid to evolving the embodied voice in order to empower make-up, props, crafts, games and imagination to write, produce you, allowing you time to see, admire, ask questions and process format: This program is a response to people who have asked for and present a show to an audience of friends and relatives. Older communication. the answers with creative and cognitive awareness. a further Intuition program to complement what they have already children support younger children in dances, songs and dramatic tuition: $495 ($555) + accommodation & meals. learned. However, the only requirement is some previous experi- scenes. note: Children stay at The Haven with a parent or guardian. tuition: $485 ($545) + accommodation & meals. ence in personal development. tuition: $625 ($725) + accommodation & meals. tuition: $765 ($865) + accommodation & meals. 14 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 15 living alive phases i & ii “I learned to make choices every day about New Horizons Phase III Life after Separation NEW! how much I bring myself forward, and how SEP 27–OCT 22 Wayne Dodge & Jane Olynyk JuN 3–5 Margaret Adams & Rick Griffin The 25-day Living Alive Phase programs offer you a chance to much I hide away. To be fundamentally Part A SEP 27–OCT 9, Part B OCT 10–22 When a primary relationship ends, we often find ourselves lost, investigate who you really are and how you live your life. In a sup- scared and overwhelmed. Many aspects of our lives are thrown more honest with myself and others in the New Horizons Phase III is designed as the integrative, conceptual into turmoil, and it is hard to move forward. Yet this is also a portive and respectful environment, you will be offered experi- complement to Living Alive Phases I and II. It is an exploration ences designed to heighten your awareness of your physical, moment. To keep checking in with myself of the many concepts by which each person is defined and con- time of tremendous potential and new learning, where we have intellectual, emotional and spiritual self. The understanding you a chance to define ourselves in ways that more truly reflect who gain in these programs will enable you to make more informed and others.” sequently defines him or herself. Through understanding these we are. ideas, participants can broaden the options available to them decisions about yourself, your life and your relationships, and to in creating their own world. The program is intended both for Through presentations, exercises and group interactions, this live your life more fully. people wanting to further their own personal growth as well as program looks at how to move through the painful, stuck places Living Alive Phase II and find new life after separation. The Living Alive Phase programs are for people who: health professionals, teachers and other ‘people helpers’ want- ing to broaden and deepen their theoretical framework and skills. • Want a deeper understanding of themselves An exploration of Self and Other This program is for: • Want to enrich the sources of meaning in their lives AuG 14–SEP 8 Cathy & Ernie McNally In this program, you will be exposed to a wide variety of ideas, • Feel stuck in old patterns of behaviour that are destructive or systems and thought structures — ways of viewing the world. You • Individuals who have been impacted by a relationship breakup no longer useful Part A AuG 14–26, Part B AuG 27–SEP 8 will question prejudices, fixed ideas and ideologies. By investigat- • Those who find themselves unable to move beyond anger or • Are at a point of change Living Alive Phase II focuses on how we see ourselves, how other ing the nature of your own assumption system, you will have an pain • Want to engage more fully in their lives people see us, and the ways we establish and maintain our rela- opportunity to free yourself from the idea that there is one par- • People looking to learn more about what went wrong in their ticular truth. By articulating your own system of belief, you will relationship so they won’t repeat the same mistakes tionships. The program is designed to give you a deep experi- Living Alive Phases I and II are two parts of a whole, and are nor- ence of yourself as you interact with others, whether in close and be able to make conscious decisions about what aspects of it to • Individuals wanting to understand some basic principles of mally taken in sequence. For participants who cannot take a full keep, discard or change. Highlights of the program include: good relationships and how to apply them for the future intimate encounters or more casual ones. • Those who have felt very isolated in their separation process 25-day program at one time, the programs can be taken in two parts, Part A and Part B. Part A must be taken before Part B. During this program, you will have opportunities to: • Traditional Chinese Medicine. The philosophy of acupuncture and want to meet others going through similar issues and Traditional Chinese Medicine is very different from Western • Discuss relationship issues such as commitment, dependence thought. It offers a different perspective for the application of format: We will look at moving through the separation process and independence, jealousy, vulnerability and defensiveness, healing practices to one’s self and to others. through experiental exercises, internal exploration and group Living Alive Phase I security and self-discovery. • The Body and its Energy. An in-depth presentation of the process. • Invite a person who is significant to you to enroll in the three- theory and practice of various body-oriented therapies tuition: $445 ($485) + accommodation & meals. Self-awareness in depth day Relationships section of the program (see description on introduces participants to concepts and experiences of energy p. 20), or work with a partner from the Phase group. blockage and release. The implications for illness and health JAN 9–FEB 3 Wayne Dodge & Gwen Ewan • Examine your relationship to gender, sexuality, sensuality, will be addressed. Part A JAN 9–21, Part B JAN 22–FEB 3 intimacy, spirituality, and personal strength, through • Methods for Change. A variety of techniques will be presented Living with Passion presentations, discussion, movies, and fantasy exercises (see and practiced, such as gestalt, group dynamics, psychodrama, MAY 15–JuN 9 Carole Ames & Susan Clarke Sexuality and Identity, p. 21). Rediscover your zest for life! bioenergetics, bodywork and communication skills. This will be Part A MAY 15–27, Part B MAY 28–JuN 9 • See yourself as others see you and try out new ways of useful both to those who work with people as helpers and in MAY 27–30, NOV 17–20 David Raithby & Sandey McCartney presenting yourself, with extensive use of video and group participants’ own growth process. OCT 23–NOV 17 Cathy & Ernie McNally Passion involves intense feeling, aliveness, and contact – as well feedback • Lively Discussions. Readings, presentations and experiences as the possibility of deeper personal and professional fulfillment. Part A OCT 23–NOV 4, Part B NOV 5–17 will provide material for discussions in which participants can format: This program involves extensive work in the large group, Expand your capacity for a fuller and richer engagement with all Living Alive Phase I focuses on participants becoming aware of use one another as ‘sounding boards’ to help clarify and share including time for self reflection, and work with partners, plus that life has to offer. their patterns of behaviour and energy. Insights and skills are their ideas and assumptions about life. regular evening small-group sessions. A wide range of activities developed to help participants transform the patterns they wish This program is for you if you want: is offered in a safe and respectful environment where personal format: The program consists of daily lectures and discussion to, and release blockages in their energy. During this program, you sessions, skill practice, smaller group time plus some reading and choice is always respected. Participants also have the opportunity will have opportunities to: for individual appointments with the program leaders. films. Learning is both conceptual and experiential. Although a • An enriched and vigorous life • An alternative to well worn, self-defeating ruts • Know yourself and your patterns of behaviour more fully reading list is provided, each person will decide how much or how • Movement beyond obsession and apathy • Discover your own personal resources tuition: $2730 ($3230) Part A or B $1700 ($1940) little to read. Although it is highly recommended to take this pro- • A wider range of feeling and expression • Improve your communication skills + accommodation & meals. gram following the Living Alive Phases, it can be taken at any time, • Greater self-compassion • Explore your fantasies and imagination to make them work for bearing in mind individual needs, requirements and capabilities. you format: This dynamic program will offer you both experiential and The program comprises Part A and Part B, which can be taken • Embrace the hidden aspects of who you are “I liked the respectful approach with together or separately. Part A must be taken before Part B. conceptual learning as you redefine passion, explore, and unearth • Work in a group environment to learn new information about those patterns of belief and behaviour that limit your passion. In yourself participants in all the themes and activities tuition: $2820 ($3320) Part A or B $1750 ($1990) an atmosphere of support we facilitate body/breath release work, • Incorporate increased self-awareness, interpersonal skills and + accommodation & meals. closed-eye exercises, gestalt work, group discussion, body/energy insights into your daily life presented, the recognition of where mapping exercises and other energetic methods of self-expression. format: This program offers a wide range of experiences, in participants were at, the consistent tuition: $535 ($595) + accommodation & meals. addition to presentations and discussion, in a safe and respect- encouragement for all of us to try the tools “This program was life changing and I am A free copy of David and Sandey’s A Book about Living with Passion ful environment. Participants work in large group and in smaller groups, and also have the opportunity for individual appointments we were learning ... This is a lab, Cathy and still in a pattern of immense change.” is included with this program. with the program leaders. Ernie would say. As a couple, they have a tuition: $2880 ($3380) Part A or B $1855 ($2095) + accommodation & meals. special touch in delivering this program.” 16 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 17 Men’s Gathering NEW! Passion for Couples The Power of Direct Mirroring Pro-D for the Self MAY 19–23, NOV 2–6 John Fleury & Duncan Fraser Put the spark back in your relationship! Developing honest, nurturing relationships at home and work A program for teachers and educational assistants Our long held beliefs about ourselves as men and about other FEB 11–14 David Raithby & Sandey McCartney APR 14–17 Wendy Huntington & Cathy McNally OCT 21–22 Ellery & Mary Helen Littleton men can have a tremendous cost to our lives and our spirit. By bringing these beliefs into the light and sharing them openly we Create a more energetic and meaningful relationship, in which In this program, participants learn about and practice direct Developed by teachers for teachers and educational assistants, can begin to see how they serve us and how they get in our way. you and your partner can remain true to self, stay in contact, and mirroring, a style of feedback that nurtures honest, intimate rela- this is a Pro-D Day with a difference. Emphasizing personal well- enrich your intimacy. Whether you are in a new relationship or tionships. Early in life, we adopt messages from others as the ness, this unique program offers a selection of activities to help ‘The good, the bad and the ugly’ all live inside us, waiting to be wanting to re-invigorate a long term relationship – this workshop ‘truth’ about ourselves. If these remain unexamined, they can you: recognized. From the intimate exploration of our true beings, offers you the opportunity to purposefully cultivate greater depth deepening and lasting friendships can emerge. and range in relating. shape our lives in unhealthy ways. An understanding of this pro- • Reduce stress cess helps in relating, parenting, health, making congruent deci- • Relax and explore This workshop is for men who: Choose this program if you and your partner want to: sions, managing employees, and working with colleagues and • Create fresh energy, at home and in the classroom. team members. • Want a deeper felt sense of connection to themselves format: The program will include journal writing, yoga and medi- and others • Share interests, feelings, wants and desires This program is for you if you want to: tation, with plenty of opportunities for sharing and discussion. • Want to live ‘in their bodies’ • Have greater expressiveness and dynamic communication • Want to look at their shadow and know its truth • Learn how to include the other without losing self • unhook from depending on others for self-definition Spouses and partners are welcome to join you for this opportunity • Want to understand how they create friends and enemies • Discover greater aliveness in your differences • Be less defensive and reactive in significant relationships to relax and explore in a nurturing, supportive environment. • Desire congruence between head and heart • Have fun and create shared activities • Form your own opinions rather than abandon yourself to those Don’t forget to check the availability of Pro-D financial support • Want to bring more of themselves into their lives • Explore energetic and physical contact of others from your Administration or Teachers’ Association/CuPE local. • Discover how boundaried anger can deepen passion • Increase your flexibility and creativity format: This workshop offers a variety of methods, from journal- • Find purpose and direction together • Express your inner experiences more clearly in relationships tuition: $160 ($180) + accommodation & meals. ing to movement meditation, breath work to campfires, poetry to • Improve health and well-being for yourself and others family mythology – all designed to aid the participant in recogni- format: This is an active and engaging program with presenta- • Explore and reduce habitual self-hatred and self-doubt The Quantum Laugh tion of self and other. There will be time to sit, talk, eat, walk, tion, discussion, insightful dialogue, relational activities, energetic release work, and practical tools and skills for passionate relating. format: This program is an opportunity to reflect on the ways dance and breathe. Shifting with humour Each couple’s privacy is respected; you will always have the choice we limit our full expression and creativity and assess the ‘fit’ of tuition: $740 ($820) + accommodation & meals. of what and when to share. A free copy of David and Sandey’s A our preconceived beliefs about self-esteem, body and self-image. MAY 12–15 Carole Ames Book about Living with Passion is included with this program. Through a range of experiences, we will exercise our capacity to Humour, and its expression through laughter, can facilitate update messages that no longer fit, and practice direct mirroring. shifts both at the mental/belief level and at the physical/cellu- Nonviolent Communication: tuition: $535 ($595) per person + accommodation & meals. tuition: $525 ($585) + accommodation & meals. lar level. The ability to view life with humour allows us to access A Process of Life our energy, insight and creativity. A measure of our depth and Personal Parenting NEW! breadth as individuals is our ability to laugh at our situations, our MAY 27-JuN 3 Penny Wassman Process of Connecting world and ourselves. Creating relationships while raising children and teens This program is designed to support the ongoing development of MAY 28–JuN 1 Margaret Adams & Rick Griffin This program is for you if you are: Nonviolent Communication (NVC) consciousness, whether par- APR 15–17 Denise Goldbeck & Toby Macklin Many relationships start out with great promise; we are deeply ticipants are new to NVC or relatively experienced. You’ll have This program is for parents, grandparents and caregivers who connected to our partner and believe we will live happily together • Interested in shifting your energy, mood and perspective an opportunity to practice NVC with guidance, compassion, and want to explore and improve their relationships with their chil- for the rest of our lives. • Willing to laugh at yourself and your world through a reframing support. Your aim may be to broaden awareness in your personal of your experiences dren. This process will have a positive impact on their children’s life, teach the process to others, impact positive social change in growth, their own sense of self, and their connections with part- During the years we often find ourselves more distant, struggling • Looking for new ways to express passion and access creativity the world … or all three. ners and other significant adults. Our emphasis is on developing to find meaning in a relationship that began with such connec- • Seeking ways to enliven your relationships and expand your tion and possibility. This program will help to bring understanding ways of connecting • understand the spiritual dimension of human needs as you personal, empathetic relationships between adults and children, to what went wrong, and offer useful ways to work through the • Curious about exploring more of your emotional landscape become the bridge between the outer dimension — the and between adults. stuck places, providing participants new opportunities to create a pain and chaos of our human conditioning — and the inner format: This is an experiential program offering opportunities Personal Parenting offers you opportunities to: deeper understanding of their partner and themselves. dimension — the true authentic self to investigate and instigate humour in forms such as slapstick, • Increase your awareness of your own inner chatter — • Learn to adapt the Haven Communication Model for children using Attachment Theory and other approaches, this program improvisation, movement and games. You will explore, create, projections, moralistic judgements, right/wrong thinking, at different stages of development will present a practical model for participants to hold themselves play and puzzle with what’s funny and what isn’t, and why humour blame, criticism — and learn to embrace it honestly and with • Express deep feelings around parenting and learn to and their partner in a more loving, sustainable way and help is such an underrated form of therapy. This is not for the faint of compassion as you own the difference between the chatter incorporate responsible expression into your daily life make sense of their conflicts. heart — be prepared to laugh out loud! and what you are truly observing • Develop compassion for yourself as a parent This program is for couples who are: tuition: $495 ($555) + accommodation & meals. • Enhance your own empathic power as you learn to really listen • Explore how your own childhood impacts your parenting to others whether or not you agree with their choices in life • Discover your own attachment style and its interaction with • In a primary relationship together and want to deepen their • Express yourself freely, authentically, compassionately and the styles of your children and your partners connection naturally • Create in your adult relationships a healthy environment for • Feeling stuck and distant, and uncertain how to create change your own growth and that of your children • Doing OK, and wanting to keep their relationship healthy format: Beginning with an opening circle for sharing and con- • Considering separating necting, the program will continue with a full-day NVC review. format: The program will include presentation of ideas and infor- • Going through a trauma, such as an affair, illness, loss The balance of the week will deepen the process for all, with an mation and time for group processing and questions. There will • Tired and/or frustrated with repetitive unresolving conflict You may be able claim the cost of tuition emphasis on the spiritual foundation of the NVC process, natural and authentic expression, transforming pain, and deepening be opportunities to practice communication and to explore and express feelings through breath, movement and other experiential • Wanting to begin their new relationship on a strong foundation at The Haven against your income tax! empathy skills. Be sure to bring ideas, props and musical instru- forms. Come with your parenting partners if you can. format: The program is presented in a clearly understandable The Haven is a certified educational institution under ments if you have them for the ‘No-Talent Show’. way through engaging presentations and experiential exercises tuition: $370 ($410) + accommodation & meals. Sections 118.5 and 118.6 of the Canada Income Tax Act. that are either done with relationship partners or alone. tuition: $980 ($1120) + accommodation and meals. We are also registered with the BC Private Career Training tuition: $840 ($920) per person + accommodation & meals. Institutions Agency. 18 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 19 Reflections resentment, emotional isolation, non-supportive behaviour and • Open and deepen their communication • Create lyrics and tell stories in your singing ultimately, embattled separation. With the tools offered in this • Focus on their body process while in communication • Experience new roles and genres in your music-making Bring in the new year at The Haven! program willing partners can work through difficulties to create • Experience static and non-static energy, grounding, and • Access fresh possibilities through improvised movement and rewarding and growing relationships. This program is for: energetic boundaries free-form writing DEC 28 2011–JAN 1 2012 • Couples wanting to increase their intimacy • Explore their beliefs about the body format: This program is a creative and powerful way of improvised Bennet Wong, Jock McKeen, Ernie & Cathy McNally • Couples, friends or colleagues whose relationships have grown • use body experiences to free up habitual patterns music making and of being alive in the world. By turns edgy, hilari- Reflections is The Haven’s New Year celebration. It is an oppor- stale or unhappy • Distinguish sensations from feelings, to open and create a ous, challenging, and deeply moving, each moment is an original greater range of sensational responses, and awaken to contact tunity to look back on the year that has passed, and forward to • Separated or separating couples who want clarity composition that is unrehearsed, precious, and irreplaceable. It’s the next. Join us for a fabulous mix of learning, friendship, heart- • Individuals wishing to explore how intimacy can be developed format: Sensational Contact includes activities such as draw- also profoundly fun! There are no wrong notes and there’s nothing felt conversation, and laughter. • Family members, friends, and co-workers who wish to ing, self-regulatory energy exercises, dramatic forms, movement, to memorize – just breathe and sing. • Mornings spent together in self-formed discussion groups improve their relationships visualizations, group sharing, and presentations. Energy models tuition: $475 ($535) + accommodation & meals. • Afternoons in a wide range of activities created by participants • People wanting to improve their communication, resolve presented include: the chakra system; the medical model of for participants differences, and make their relationships more meaningful neurological systems; Traditional Chinese Medicine; extra-sensory • A New Year’s Eve Follies performance and party perception; the Haven models; and body tracking techniques. Skills 2: Group Leadership format: People who come with partners or family will work in format: The Haven’s founders Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen join their own primary relationships. Those who attend alone will be tuition: $480 ($540) + accommodation & meals. NOV 17–20 Gwen Ewan & Wayne Dodge Ernie and Cathy McNally in facilitating this long-standing, innova- partnered with others. There will be presentations exploring the principles and development of relationships, with special atten- This program explores aspects of leading various types of groups, tive and invigorating Haven tradition. tion given to common difficulties along the path of intimacy. Sexuality and Identity including group formation, designing group experiences and tuition: $510 ($590) + accommodation & meals AuG 19–25 Cathy & Ernie McNally, Bob Owen & Ruth Emerson interventions for common problems and issues. It is intended for tuition: $465 ($525) per person + accommodation & meals. clinicians and those who supervise staff or lead groups in settings Sexuality and Identity offers the opportunity to explore a unique such as volunteer agencies, as well as students in The Haven’s Relationship Review & Renew and enlightening approach to the nature and nuances of sexual- training programs, and Haven assistants and group leaders. Self-Compassion: ity. This program provides insights, experiences and information For individuals, couples, pals, families, and work teams Participants in the program will: Making Friends with Your Self intended to dispel misunderstandings and inaccurate beliefs that NOV 3–6 Linda Nicholls surround sexuality. The ‘identity’ aspect of the program will offer • Increase their discernment in group situations Most people begin relationships with dreams and expecta- NOV 25–28 Gwen Ewan & Wayne Dodge each participant an opportunity to discover the particular flavour • Recognize when to use various methods of work in the group tions. You may now be wanting to enhance the fulfilment you The joy and good humour of self-compassion stand in contrast and style of their own sexuality. This program is for you, if: • Learn how to use counter-transference clues to understand are already experiencing. Or instead, you may be struggling, with the harshness of self-hate. This program explores both ends • You are interested in discovering more about your sexuality events in group defensive, apathetic or baffled. In this program you will learn of this polarity. It will benefit anyone who has tried to be the per- • You wish to better integrate sexuality into your life • Learn at least one intervention that is helpful for each group constructive dialogue, and take part in illuminating relational son they ‘should’ be and, in the process, lost touch with the per- • You want to deepen your sexual experiences, to feel more situation examined experiences with your partner(s). This is an opportunity to review son within. The program offers an expansion and exploration of the excitement with your intimacy • Increase their leadership competence what has and has not been working for you and explore possibil- Haven Selves Model that is presented in Come Alive. However, you • You want to explore the spiritual aspects of sexuality format: This program includes presentations and discussion, as ities for renewal. do not have to have done Come Alive to learn from this program. • You’ve had confusing or painful sexual experiences well as demonstration and practice. Participants are encouraged This program is for people in all sorts of relationships who: This program is for you if you: • You work in the field of sexual education and/or therapy to look at their own experience to develop understanding of work- ing successfully with others in group settings. The group formed • Want to enrich their relationship • Recognize self-harming patterns in your health or relationships format: In a respectful and confidential atmosphere participants by participants in the program itself provides a valuable learning • Want to define and refine boundaries with each other • Have found outward success but inner emptiness will join in group discussions and lectures, augmented by video ground of group process. • Want different options for handling disagreements • Experience destructive addictive tendencies and movies. Current information regarding STDs, safe sex prac- • Want to strengthen the foundation of a new relationship • Experience self-hate tices, contraception and personal orientation will be presented in tuition: $510 ($570) + accommodation & meals. • Are separated or separating and want clarity • Care for others, but not yourself a frank and thoughtful manner, with time for open dialogue and • Want to find or rekindle the spirit between them • Want to become your own best friend discussion. There will be men-only and women-only discussion sessions to talk about gender-specific topics of interest. Styles and Skills 3: Gestalt Plus format: You will be offered information and personal experiences format: using music, guided imagery, gestalt, art, stories and methods of sexual expression, and ways to explore these in a safe MAR 11–14 Gwen Ewan that involve your body, mind and soul in the creation of mean- other experiential forms, you will have an opportunity to learn and respectful manner will also be discussed. ingful relationship. People will work primarily in the partnerships about the paths that lead you away from yourself, and explore Gestalt refers to three different things: a practice or exercise paths that can direct you towards self-acceptance. We will explore tuition: $895 ($1015) + accommodation & meals. sometimes referred to as ‘two chair work’; a school of psycho- that they attend with. Those who come individually will work with others. blame and victimhood, patterns of striving that lead to self-hate, therapy; and the concept of the ‘wholeness’ of a picture or situa- tuition: $535 ($595) per person + accommodation & meals. and a variety of ways we can move toward self-compassion. The Singing Soul: tion. This program examines all three, with most time focused on gestalt as an exercise. The program will benefit clinical counsel- tuition: $505 ($565) + accommodation & meals. Improvisational A Cappella lors, and Haven interns, assistants, and group leaders. Relationships MAY 12–15, SEP 23–26 David Hatfield Participants in the program will: Sensational Contact Transform the ways you relate The Singing Soul is for people who are ready to let go of ‘get- • Recognize several different types of gestalt exercise MAY 20–23 Cathy & Ernie McNally The body in communication ting it right’ and embrace letting it just happen. Participants • Develop their skills in leading gestalt exercises NOV 12–15 Jane Olynyk & Gillian Enright will gain mastery in the skills of the improviser: deep listen- • Learn what to do when work ‘falls apart’ This three-day program provides information and experience by ing, spontaneous expression, fluid awareness of self and others, • Practice their leadership skills which significant relationships can be improved and new relation- This program focuses on the role of the body in how we com- accepting ambiguity, and trusting intuition. People with impro- • Develop greater insight to their own personal issues ships can be established in healthy ways. municate. Communication is often assumed to be primarily a visational abilities add significant value to creative problem solv- mental activity, an exchange of ideas, thoughts, and only occa- ing, addressing difficult conversations, community building, and format: Through lectures, discussion, and practice, participants Most people live their lives in relationship to others, be they sionally, feelings. Yet it is our bodies that attend to collecting the transformation of conflict. Strengthen your abilities to: become familiar with leading gestalt exercises of several different partners, friends, business colleagues or other members of their information and sensing our internal and external world. Our types. In addition, students will have opportunity to discuss com- family. However, many of us are ill-prepared to maintain these bodies respond to all our interactions. • Sing spontaneously, freely, skillfully, and without doubt mon issues that arise in leading gestalt work with individuals. relationships. Frequently, even what began with the best of • Accurately hear pitch, rhythm and musical form intentions can spiral into confusion, poor communication, mutual Sensational Contact is for people who want to: • Fly with others in soulful, freewheeling counterpoint tuition: $510 ($570) + accommodation & meals. 20 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 21 Spirit in the Song NEW! format: In an atmosphere of consensuality and confidential- format: In Timeless Loving, Steve and Lokita Carter will use Victor Wooten’s workshop is an opportunity to: ity, women will have the opportunity to experience themselves lecture, breathing techniques, meditations, energy work, visu- SEP 4–8 Eric Bibb as sacred sexual beings. Knowing that erotic exploration can be alization and ritual to help transform your life and loving into a • Learn from one of the world’s finest musicians and teachers fraught with barriers of shame, tension and anxiety, we respect truly magical experience! This workshop is open for couples and • Recognize how you block yourself from achieving and Writing songs is an exciting way to update our connection to our- expressing what you want, in music, in other forms of selves and the people around us. Spirit in the Song is a creative these as each woman’s individual space is honoured. individuals. Same-sex couples are welcome to join the program. creativity, and in your life Couples work exclusively with each other unless desired otherwise. workshop designed to explore the liberating process of following tuition: $365 ($405) + accommodation & meals. Individuals, please register early to keep a gender balance. • Learn new ideas for shifting these patterns – things you can do an inspired idea on an inner journey to the birth of a new song. instantly in the moment and tools you can practice every day Led by well-known singer/songwriter/guitarist Eric Bibb, a long Teens Alive I, II & III tuition: $470 ($510) + accommodation & meals. • Access your full creativity and the range of your resources time friend of The Haven, this workshop offers an opportunity to • Jam with and listen to a great group of musicians, both pros Identity, relationship and independence for teens and beginners meet new friends and share the joy of finding ‘the spirit in the Transforming Anxiety and Stress NEW! • Explore the connections between music, other forms of song’ together. Teens Alive I AuG 8–11; Teens Alive II AuG 11–14 creative expression, and life Potential to advance your life format: A piano or keyboard will be available. Please also bring Teens Alive III AuG 14–17 Linda Nicholls & David Raithby your portable instruments. Experienced songwriters and new- APR 3–8, OCT 23–28 David Raithby & Sandey McCartney format: Join Victor Wooten for four days of music, learning and Teens have an important opportunity in these programs to sharing. Bring your instruments, your voice, your brushes – how- comers welcome! develop a stronger sense of ‘self’. If you can learn to com- This new, five-day program has its roots in the extremely popu- ever it is that you express your life! Victor will be performing a tuition: $640 ($720) + accommodation & meals. municate clearly from strength, you can improve and deepen lar Transforming Fear and Anxiety, which ran at The Haven and in solo concert on the evening of February 10. Workshop participants friendships and relationships and learn to be emotionally self- other locations for many years. Transforming Anxiety and Stress attend the concert free of charge. supporting rather than dependent on family and others. Teens broadens the focus to include stress, an issue many struggle to Spirit Body, Soul Dance Alive is designed to encourage you in this process. manage in their busy lives. tuition: $485 ($565) + accommodation & meals. Spirituality through movement Teens Alive is for people from 14 to 19 who want to: We invite you to take the risk to face your anxiety, and make use of its potential for changing and advancing your life. In addition, Writing up a Storm: Haiku NEW! APR 1–3 Catherine Fallis • Be comfortable speaking their truth in a responsible way you will understand more about how you get stressed, and learn In most ancient and indigenous cultures, movement is an inte- • Develop stronger self-esteem and self-acceptance practical methods for managing your stress. Poetry and popcorn gral part of worship and the ritual celebrations of community life. • Be less defensive and more outgoing MAR 19–20 Ellery Littleton Many of us have lost touch with the power of our moving bodies • Make relationships work Many people find anxiety and stress troubling or even debilitat- to enhance our connection to deeper sources of both individual • Deal with conflict ing. People use a variety of self-defeating behaviours in order to “Writing haiku is like eating popcorn,” Allen Ginsberg once said. and collective wisdom. In this program, creative movement, ges- • Discuss topics such as vocation, school, sex, music, violence, avoid them, including becoming numb or out of touch. However “Once you get started, it’s hard to stop.” There is something deli- ture, and sign, are seen as expressions of the wholeness of life, drugs, parents, family, authorities we know that suppressing anxiety and stress creates ill health and cious – addictive, even – about writing haiku, the traditional and the sharing of personal and community awareness. • Have fun and get to know other teens other problems, including relationship difficulties. In fact, anxiety Japanese three-line poem, with its remarkable capacity to cap- • Enjoy The Haven’s beautiful surroundings and its oceanside and stress are evidence of exceptional, challenging and poten- ture the universal in the moment. In this program, fun exercises This program is for people who would like to: facilities – swimming pool, hot tub, gym, air hockey, pool tially transformative energies at work. quickly get you writing haiku and other forms of Japanese poetry, • Have a more embodied experience of their spirituality table, video games, and music and dance facilities Choose this program if you want to: such as Renga, a unique form of group haiku writing. Japanese • Bring movement into their worship and religious life format: Teens Alive is divided into three parts, which run back to poetic forms offer great potential for subtle, incisive expression of • Experience prayer and meditation through the body and back and build one on another. Participants can attend one, two, • Learn more about anxiety and stress experience and awareness. movement or all three parts; they can be done all in one year, or over two or • Become aware of these at a body level • Discover the pleasure of writing poetry in a relaxed • Explore illness or injury as a spiritual journey more years. The only requirement is that they be done in order. • Develop insight into your anxiety and stress patterns environment, looking at life through a sharply focused lens • Celebrate life in community with others Teens will stay at The Haven with a parent or guardian. You must • Learn guidelines for change • Included will be a brief discussion of the history of haiku, and be 16 or over to take Teens Alive III. • Have a personal experience of transforming anxiety and stress the influence of Zen. format: Experiences will include individual movement meditation • Find direction and purpose in life and prayer, small group work using movement with words, and tuition: $525 ($585) per program + accommodation & meals. • Discover more excitement and joy format: This program starts at 1.30 pm. Hours are: Saturday whole group circle dances. Processes will be drawn from mindful- 1:30—5:30 pm and 7:30—9:30 pm; Sunday 9:15 am—noon. ness practices, sensory awareness, and Authentic Movement. No format: In an atmosphere of respect and support, this program previous movement experience is necessary. Each participant is Timeless Loving offers practical skills and concepts, insightful dialogue and feed- tuition: $160 ($180) + accommodation & meals. invited to bring a piece of writing – poetry, scripture, song, or any back, breath and energy work, visualization, individual focus, and An introduction to SkyDancing Tantra experiential exercises. short passage that has personal and spiritual meaning. Writing up a Storm: Journaling SEP 23–25 Lokita & Steve Carter tuition: $835 ($935) + accommodation & meals. tuition: $360 ($400) + accommodation & meals. A journaling workshop for men and women This popular experiential workshop is a fun and safe way to begin Stirring the Cauldron your tantric journey, become a better lover and create deeper A Workshop with Victor Wooten JuN 24–26 Ellery Littleton intimacy and more love in your life. Learn ancient tantric tech- niques – including ritual, communication, and energy conscious- FEB 7–11 Victor Wooten You will ‘write up a storm’ in this richly creative program, which is An erotic workshop for women ness – to integrate spirituality into your life and lovemaking. Victor Wooten is described by many as the finest bass player alive. part writing seminar, part intensive journaling workshop and part JuL 8–10 Elfi Dillon-Shaw Celebrate being fully alive in your body, heart, spirit and mind. In story circle. The writing exercises offered are deceptively simple He is the author of The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth This weekend retreat is for women of every age and lifestyle who a safe and loving environment, we explore: through Music. but powerful and effective, and can lead you to writing about yourself, your life and your most important experiences in a new want to taste the full energetic potential of their erotic body. Sex- • Weaving spirituality, love & intimacy This four-day workshop is for musicians and non-musicians alike. and vivid way in an atmosphere of safety and confidentiality. ual energy flowing through the body allows for a more fulfilling • Intimate communication skills Drawing on music for inspiration and examples, Victor Wooten erotic life, whether we are in relationship or not. The purpose of • Breath: the key to expanding connection and pleasure will present and explore ideas around creativity and the art of The process allows you direct access to the wellspring of your own arousing this energy is to strengthen our Chi — life energy — for • Full-body orgasm living. Whether you play music or not, the workshop will offer inner wisdom, which is a wonderful source of good straight feed- healing purposes, erotic autonomy, and just plain fun! back, advice and spiritual direction. Come and write up a storm! Developed by best-selling author Margot Anand, SkyDancing Tan- stimulation, pleasure, challenge and food for thought. His work- • In celebration together we will support each other to let go of tra is a unique spiritual path for modern lovers, blending ancient shop in 2010 was a phenomenal success, with the entire Haven And have a lot of creative fun along the way. old ways of living in our body teachings with modern psychological knowledge from humanis- property alive with music, discovery and conversation. tuition: $325 ($365) + accommodation & meals. • Through exercises from the tantric and taoist traditions, we tic and transpersonal psychology, as well as the most advanced will experience the flow of sexual energy teachings from clinical sexology. 22 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 23 The Haven Faculty Ian Curtin BComm, DipC, MTC is President Catherine Fallis PhD, RCC, DipC has used Rick Griffin has practiced as a clinical of IC Possibilities Consulting Inc., a com- movement and the expressive arts in her psychologist for over 35 years. He has pany specializing in facilitating dialogues work for more than 25 years in private focused on how relationships work, what Haven faculty members are among the finest within and between organizations, rela- practice and in the public school system brings about and maintains intimacy, and tional leadership and teamwork, and the in the Vancouver area. She studied Dance/ how relationship problems can be repaired. leaders, educators and facilitators in the world Movement Therapy at the Naropa Insti- Viewing relationships as a primary avenue art of living change. Associated with The Haven for 18 years, he has assisted and led tute in Boulder, Colorado, and has a PhD through which we learn about ourselves, Margaret Adams has co-led relationship Come Alive since 1999. in movement therapy and spirituality from he co-leads programs for couples with workshops with Rick Griffin (see facing the California Institute of Integral Studies Margaret Adams, his partner of 28 years. Elfi Dillon-Shaw RMT, DipC is a registered page) for the past 25 years. She believes in San Francisco. massage practitioner, bodyworker and Greg Gurel RPC became involved with strongly that the attachment we form in Marlyn Farrell CLSC, DipC has worked as educator with more than 20 years’ experi- Anger, Boundaries and Safety in 1994, led our primary relationship helps us to live a trainer of lay counsellors and employ- ence fostering pleasure and well-being. then by the program’s creator and Haven longer and create a safe and meaningful ment facilitators, and has 15 years’ experi- She is The Haven’s Bodywork Coordinator Director of Education, the late Joann life. Margaret and Rick have been work- ence leading creativity-based healing and teaches programs on sexuality, body Peterson. With his passionate enthusiasm ing on their relationship for 28 years and workshops. Associated with The Haven practices and stress management, fre- for anger exploration and his fun nature, are continually expanding their learning by since 1984, she has worked with such quently with her husband Gary Dillon. She Greg now leads Anger, Boundaries and exploring issues as they arise. diverse groups as professionals, at-risk has worked at The Haven since 1983. Safety and runs a private counselling prac- Carole Ames MTC, DipC, BES has worked youth, and people with mental illness. tice in Vancouver. Gary Dillon MA has studied psychology, with people and process for 30 years, first theology, and movement therapy, espe- John Fleury DipC has a 30-year associa- David Hatfield has taught improvisational as a professional planner and later as a cially Esalen massage and Hawaiian sha- tion with The Haven and brings this lived a cappella workshops since 1997 in Can- group leader, counsellor and consultant. manic bodywork. He has wide experience experience to the workshops he now ada, the uS and New Zealand. He was Associated with The Haven since 1990, she in Taoist and Western esoteric transforma- leads. His kindness and directness are well the conductor of the improvisational choir brings her blend of pragmatism, humour tions of Eros and offers a vision of sexu- known to many who visit The Haven. He House of Song. His experience ranges from and compassion to programs including ality and spirituality moving together. He co-leads Men’s Gathering with Duncan street performance to off-Broadway, from Living Alive Phase I, Come Alive, and Bleep teaches at The Haven and internationally Fraser, utilizing a range of energy tech- fully choreographed to fully improvised. of Faith with her husband Bill Leuze. with his wife Elfi Dillon-Shaw. niques to assist men in becoming more He holds a diploma in Jazz Studies. Wayne Dodge MD, MPH, DipC is a family alive and loving. Eric Bibb was born into a musical family Jennifer Hilton CEC, CertHCS has provided and has been singing, songwriting, and physician in Seattle, Washington. He has Duncan Fraser MTC, DipC is a passion- facilitation and coaching to people in performing since a young age. Surrounded been the Clinical Director of an 18-practi- ate and compassionate facilitator who a variety of positions in organizations. by greats like Pete Seeger, Odetta, Paul tioner Medical Clinic and currently admin- has been associated with The Haven since She delights in relationship building and Robeson, and his father Leon Bibb, he isters the AIDS program for a large medical 1988. He has taught Haven principles in enabling people to achieve their potential learned music and life at the feet of people organization. Associated with The Haven Canada, uSA, Japan, and Europe. He has through expanding self-awareness. Jen- who were masters of both. He leads Spirit since 1981, he leads Come Alive, the Liv- now created a sanctuary for healing in his nifer has a Graduate Certificate in Execu- in the Song, an exploration of music and ing Alive Phases and other programs, often home on Gabriola Island. Duncan brings tive Coaching from Royal Roads university creativity. with Gwen Ewan. joy and enthusiasm to his work. He co- and is working towards her Haven Diploma. Steve and Lokita Carter are the princi- Ruth Emerson MD, DipC is a family phys- leads Men’s Gathering with John Fleury. Mary Sullivan Holdgrafer MEd, DipC, is pal lineage holders of Margot Anand’s Sky- ician from Seattle who works for a large Jane Geesman MFA has 25 years’ experi- a skilled creativity and meaning coach and Dancing Tantra method in the uS. They not-for-profit health plan. She has been ence as an actor, director and teacher group facilitator, and an accomplished have been teaching Tantra and ecstatic liv- associated with The Haven for more than and has trained and led programs at The contemporary quilt artist. Working espe- ing since 1999 and are the directors of the 25 years, contributing her time, skills, Haven since 1993. She is on the faculty cially with women in mid-life and beyond, SkyDancing Tantra Institute uSA. They are knowledge and energy to the development of the Portland Actors Conservatory. Jane she uses creativity as a means of per- founders of the Institute for Ecstatic Living of many programs, including Relationships has a reputation for creating a safe and sonal growth and healing. With kindness, and leaders of SpiritWorks Church for Spirit- and the Sexuality and Identity section of dynamic environment for people inter- warmth and gentle humour, she has taught ual Partnerships. They lead Timeless Loving. Living Alive Phase II. ested in the craft of acting and in gaining at The Haven for more than 10 years. Al Chambers has a PhD in Therapeutic Gillian Enright RMT, MTC, BA, DipC, Cert confidence on stage and in life. Gary Holdgrafer PhD is an accomplished Counselling, a Masters in Counselling Ger is an accomplished teacher in body Denise Goldbeck MA, DipC is complet- educator and group facilitator. Professor Psychology, a Diploma in Counselling and dynamics and owner of Inspired Health ing her PhD in Developmental Psychology. Emeritus of the university of Alberta, he a degree in Business. He has worked for Centre in Nova Scotia. Her 23 years of Over the last 25 years she has created a has made a successful transition in early 25 years in therapy and psychology, has trauma counselling have led to her passion method using theatre, dance and music retirement from a professional career to a taught at universities and colleges and in evoking the awakening of the body’s to help children understand their own rich variety of other meaningful pursuits. leads programs throughout Asia and Can- full expression of life. Associated with The development. Kids in the Spotlight is in He co-leads Creative Aging with his wife ada. He is also a trained Trauma Counsel- Haven for 20 years, she leads Come Alive its 23rd year at The Haven. She also leads Mary and Wendy Huntington. lor. He has led Come Alive for 14 years. and Sensational Contact. Personal Parenting, with Toby Macklin. Susa Holt ND, PA-C, DipC is a naturopathic Susan Clarke MA-ABS, DipC has worked Gwen Ewan MA, MATS, DipC, RCC is an Maria Gomori MSW, DipC, PhD is the physician with over 20 years’ experience for 20 years leading and facilitating groups, AAMFT clinical member who has worked in world’s foremost practitioner and teacher blending western allopathic and alterna- conducting conflict resolution, and teach- mental health, education and addictions for of Satir processes. She is an Approved tive medicine and body/mind awareness. ing communication effectiveness. Her over 30 years. Associated with The Haven Supervisor with the American Associa- Associated with The Haven for more than journey through a life-threatening illness since the mid-1980s, she teaches several tion of Marriage and Family Therapy, and 20 years, she recently received a Mas- has given her a depth of experience and programs in addition to Come Alive and a retired Associate Professor of the univer- ter’s degree in Organizational Design and a commitment to living life to the full. She Living Alive Phase I, including Self-Com- sity of Manitoba. She studied and worked Renewal, and has a special interest in leads Come Alive and Living Alive Phase I. passion and the Skills series, often with her with Virginia Satir for over 20 years and designing and supporting systemic change long-time friend Wayne Dodge. has taught at The Haven since 1983. in organizations, groups and individuals. 24 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 25 Wendy Huntington PhD, MA, LMFT, DipC Toby Macklin MA, DipHCS has assisted in Bob Owen DipC, LMP, CMHC is a massage Leslie Whyte MTC, DipC, DipAc has a pri- is a family therapist, group facilitator, and Come Alive, Being Alive, the Living Alive practitioner and certified mental health vate practice in counselling and acupres- teacher. She specializes in addiction issues Phase programs and Anger, Boundaries & counsellor. His marriage to Ruth Emerson sure in Nanaimo, BC. Leslie is interested and works clinically with people in groups Safety, in Canada and China. He has co- is the inspiration for his work with couples. in the awareness of our body, mind and and in private practice. Associated with led parents’ groups as part of Kids in the Associated with The Haven for 25 years, emotions and the impact this has on our The Haven since the early 1990s, she has Spotlight for several years, and now leads Bob and Ruth were instrumental in the well-being. She has been associated with led Come Alive, Living Alive Phase II, and Personal Parenting with Denise Goldbeck. development of Relationships and the Sex- The Haven for nearly 20 years and has other programs at The Haven since 2000. He lives on Gabriola Island with Rachel uality and Identity section of Living Alive assisted and led Come Alive since 2000. Davey and their two children. Phase II. Derek LaCroix QC, PhD, DipC prac- Cathy Wilder PhD, MEd, RCC, DipC is a ticed law for many years and has been an Sandey McCartney MA, DipC is a skilled Lyle Povah is a singer, percussionist, creative and compassionate group leader, entrepreneur and a corporate executive. facilitator, educator, trainer and thera- guitarist, writer, recording artist and chil- counsellor and coach. Her capacity for He is the Executive Director of the Law- peutic counsellor with 30 years’ experience. dren’s entertainer with a special inter- embodying a deep range of human experi- yers Assistance Program of BC. Since 1987, She co-leads several Haven programs with est in African drumming. He has studied ences and feelings has opened pathways for Derek has made personal development, her life-partner of 25 years, David Raithby, and performed worldwide and is a pion- others in personal transformation and pro- spiritual growth, and working with others and teaches at the Vancouver Island uni- eering educator in areas related to health fessional development, resulting in greater his life focus. He has led and assisted versity Centre for Continuing Studies. Asso- and creativity and community building. He health and more satisfying relationships. Come Alive since 1994. ciated with The Haven since its foundation, leads Drum Talk at The Haven. She leads Come Alive and other programs. Hilary Leighton MEd is a natural educator, she also maintains a private practice. Lee Pulos PhD is an internationally rec- Philip Winkelmans MA, PhD has facili- a perennial learner, and a tireless advocate Jock McKeen MD, LicAc(uK), co-founder ognized clinical psychologist in private tated his Intuitive Healing programs at The for a more sane society. She studied Eco- of The Haven and Faculty Emeritus, is an practice and Clinical Assistant Professor Haven for eight years. For over 30 years he psychology at Naropa and is entering her accomplished presenter and author. An Emeritus on the Department of Psychiatry, has studied and taught systems for enhan- doctoral studies in the field. She is com- emergency physician, he studied acupunc- uBC. He is the author of Miracles and Other cing intuition, inspiration, and creativity pleting training in IBP at The Haven, is a ture at the College of Chinese Acupuncture, Realities, Beyond Hypnosis, The Biology of through psychospiritual technologies. He certified Laughter Yoga Leader, a Myers- Oxford, uK. He has co-authored a num- Empowerment and The Power of Visualiza- is author of The Art of Purposeful Being: Briggs facilitator, and Director of Continu- ber of books with Ben Wong, including The tion. He leads Adventures in Conscious- Your Destiny Project. ing Studies at Royal Roads university. She New Manual for Life, The Relationship Garden, ness at The Haven. Bennet Wong MD, FRCP(c), co-founder leads Field Guide to Your Wild Side. and A Book about Health and Happiness. David Raithby DipC, MEd, RSW began his of The Haven and Faculty Emeritus, stud- Bill Leuze DipC has followed a lifelong Cathy McNally BSc, DipC is an accom- career in family, youth and critical care ied at the Menninger School of Psychiatry spiritual quest, developing a grounded plished communication specialist with settings, and has worked in personal and before practising as a psychiatrist special- approach to spirituality and an embod- over 30 years’ experience in management, professional development for 35 years. izing in problems of youth and adolescents. ied experience of faith. After working on training, consulting, and counselling. Since David has been associated with The Haven After establishing a complementary med- staff at The Haven for 20 years he recently 1998 she has led Come Alive, Living Alive since 1979. Since 1992 he has taught num- ical practice with Jock McKeen, they col- moved into IT management in the BC heli- Phases I and II, and many other programs, erous programs, with his life-partner of 25 laborated in developing The Haven. They copter skiing industry. Bill co-leads Bleep often with her husband Ernie McNally. In years, Sandey McCartney, and his friend created Come Alive, the Living Alive Phases, of Faith with his wife Carole Ames. 2011 she and Ernie are leading The Haven’s and colleague Linda Nicholls. and a number of other programs. first Couples Alive series. Ellery Littleton BEd is a former teacher Judy Sellner PhD, DipC is a successful Randy Wong BSc, MEd has worked for and counsellor with over 30 years’ experi- Ernie McNally DipC has worked with teacher of group process and psychol- Adult Mental Health Services in Victoria ence as a professional writer. He has writ- people personally and professionally for ogy, and an author. She has been in pri- since 1993, providing community based ten many articles, a novel and two books of over 40 years. His ability to communi- vate practice in Vancouver for 25 years, counselling in an interdisciplinary team poetry. He has long experience with inten- cate with humour and heart make him a working with individuals and couples. She setting. Randy incorporates into his work sive journal-writing, creating a supportive sought-after group leader and counsellor. has been associated with The Haven since warmth, humour and a keen interest in atmosphere for journaling groups. A long- Since 1998 he has led Come Alive, Living 1988, teaching Couples in Conflict several intra- and interpersonal process and time student of Zen Buddhism, he has been Alive Phases I and II, and other programs. times a year. dynamics. associated with The Haven since 1983. This year he and his wife Cathy McNally are Donna Spencer is a Certified ChiRunning Victor Wooten is described by many leading the first Couples Alive series. instructor who has been running for 27 as the finest bass player alive and is the Mary Helen Littleton BA, BEd is a teacher with 30 years’ experience and a relaxed Linda Nicholls DipC, MTC, PhD is a gifted years and coaching for 11. She completed author of The Music Lesson: A Spiritual and accessible instructional style. She has leader, drawing on her life experience, her instructor training three years ago Search for Growth through Music. A five- practised and taught specialized kinesiol- diverse business background, and expert with Danny Dreyer, the founder of ChiRun- time Grammy award winner, he is known ogy for 16 years, is a Certified Instructor counselling skills. She has taught inter- ning, and has taught under the supervision as a soloist and a member of Béla Fleck & of Touch for Health, and a practitioner of nationally for three decades. In addition to of a master Instructor. Several Haven pro- The Flecktones. He teaches widely, includ- the Bowen Technique. A long-time student Come Alive, Linda has taught myriad pro- grams have furthered her understanding of ing his Bass/Nature Camps at Wooten of Zen Buddhism she has been associated grams at The Haven over some 25 years, body sensing and balance. Woods in Nashville, Tennessee. with The Haven since 1983. often with David Raithby or Maria Gomori. Penny Wassman is a founding director of Sarah Lucht BA, AEA, SAG combines 25 Jane Olynyk DTCM, BA, DipC is a sea- the BC Network for Compassionate Com- years as a professional actress and acting soned counsellor, eastern medical prac- munication and a certified trainer for the teacher with 13 years of training and lead- titioner, and group facilitator. She is a international Center for Nonviolent Com- ing programs at The Haven. She studied licensed acupuncturist with a Diploma in munication. She offers programs across theatre at the university of Oregon, with Chinese Medicine. She leads Five Elements Canada to corporate and government further studies in Los Angeles and London. Practicum, Sensational Contact and Con- groups, First Nations people, educators, She is on the faculty of the Portland Actors nective Touch, as well as Come Alive and parents and students, care providers, sen- Conservatory. New Horizons Phase III. iors’ groups and prison inmates. 26 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 27 Massage and other Bodywork Accommodation and Dining Various forms of massage and other bodywork are available at The To find out more, contact our The Haven offers a range of comfortable rooms and suites for program participants Haven. Our bodyworkers are exceptionally gifted and have exten- Bodywork Coordinator and group guests. All accommodation is designed to be shared by two or more people, sive personal experience of Haven programs, both as participants Elfi Dillon-Shaw on though private rates are available. We make every effort to meet the needs of all our and facilitators. They will work with you respectfully, relationally, 1 877 247 9504 guests, but cannot guarantee specific rooms. and in support of your learning at The Haven. For many people or 250 616 8175 bodywork sessions are an integral part of their Haven experience. email@example.com We offer three types of room: Basic, Forest view, and Ocean view. Call in advance to find out which of the following are available For reflexology contact Suzanne • Basic rooms are simply furnished, comfortable and economical. They have two singles during your stay and to book a session: or one double bed, and a private bathroom. They do not have a TV. 250 668 9937 Massage Therapy • Reflexology • Lomilomi Hawaiian SCPartridge@shaw.ca • Forest view rooms are located in attractive forested areas of the Haven property. A Basic room Bodywork • Cranio-Sacral Therapy • Structural Integration Please book in advance. Larger than our basic rooms, they have two or more beds, a TV and private bathroom. Jin Shin Do Acupressure • Four-handed Lomilomi Massage You may also enjoy The Haven • Ocean view rooms and suites offer spacious, well-equipped and comfortable accom- Transformational Movement Therapy Massage Series programs (p. 14). modation looking out over the beach and waters of Taylor Bay. There is a TV in each room, a full kitchen or kitchenette, and private bathroom. Most Ocean view rooms have a deck. Breathing Off Peak Season Jan 8–May 31 Peak Season Jun 1–Sep 14 Sep 15–Dec 23 Dec 27–Jan 7 This article is adapted from The Haven: Ideas in Action, which may include anger and sadness as well as pleasure, joy, loving, Basic private $115 private $136 also describes the principal models we teach at The Haven. creativity, and more. Conscious deep breathing is a great tool in Shared $77 Shared $88 You can download the booklet from haven.ca/resources and living a rich and full life. get hard copies by contacting The Haven. If you want to know There are many ways of breathing, adapted to a variety of pur- Forest view private $148 private $170 A Forest view room more about the models referred to in this article, Ideas in poses. The style we most often teach at The Haven involves taking Shared $94 Shared $105 Action is a great place to start. deep full breaths through an open mouth, breathing into both your Ocean view private $185 private $215 belly and your chest. Inhale deeply then let the air ‘fall out’; then Shared $113 Shared $128 Deep breathing is taught and practiced in Come Alive, Being Alive, breathe in again. Try to keep your breathing ‘circular’, without Living Alive Phases I and II, New Horizons Phase III, and many long pauses at the top or bottom of the breath. We recommend – prices include breakfast, lunch and dinner – other Haven programs, including Breathe! and Body, Breath and lying on your back with your arms at your side and knees raised. Energy Training. Breathing is an important part of each of the models we • Prices are in Canadian dollars and include taxes. teach at The Haven. As we use the Haven Communication Model, • Prices are per person per night and include three buffet-style meals a day. breathing will help us in the clarity of our perceptions and • Pets are allowed in a small number of rooms, with a surcharge payable. thoughts, in fully experiencing our feelings, and in sharing our • Smoking is not allowed in any room or on shared decks. experience with others and really hearing what others say to us. • There is a $10 per day non-resident fee for guests staying in accommodation outside The Haven. Breathing is also a very useful step in learning self-compassion as presented in the Haven Selves Model. An Ocean view room The Haven Resonance Model is a picture of how, as we grow up, we tend to freeze or rigidify the natural flow of energy with which we are born. As we do this, we limit our connection with universal You can breathe alone or with a partner. Your partner can Caring for our Environment energy and with each other. One way we achieve this rigidity is by either sit with you and offer coaching, encouragement and con- holding our breath or breathing only shallowly. When we begin to tact, or you can breathe together at the same time. The land which The Haven now occupies was traditionally known as the Green Place. breathe more deeply, we begin to ‘unfreeze’, loosen up, and reac- Occasionally, and mostly in early sessions of breathing more The Haven is committed to maintaining and strengthening this tradition. tivate our energy and our connection with others. deeply, people experience muscular spasms, cramping or rigidity, • Our beautiful gardens are organically worked. The rigidity we create in our lives expresses itself in many ways, especially in their hands or around the mouth. This is not danger- • Plants are locally purchased and propagated and are hand watered (without including in our bodies. As we hold our breath, we also hold and ous, but can be uncomfortable and alarming if you do not know sprinklers). The lawns are not watered in the summer. tighten our musculature. This is sometimes referred to as ‘body what is happening. Caused by a lowering of carbon dioxide levels • We preserve the natural habitat for wildlife as much as possible, maintaining armour’, which we create to protect ourselves from perceived in the blood, it indicates that you are breathing enough for now, protected old-growth areas. threats in the outside world. In terms of the Power and Strength and should back off for a few minutes. You can reverse the pro- • The entire property has been inventoried and assessed, to protect our rare and model, this is a power-based, defensive approach to the chal- cess by quieting your breathing. If the cramping is severe or per- endangered trees and plants. lenges of life. While it can give us a sense of security and control, sistent, breathe slowly into and from a paper bag until it passes. • We manage our limited water resources responsibly, through collecting rain water and it also limits our growth and cuts us off from other people and a As you continue regular deep breathing, your body will likely using different water qualities for our various needs. whole range of experiences. adjust to the increasing amount of air you are taking in, and this • Throughout the property you will see notices asking you to help us in water Often as we breathe we have a physical experience of this will no longer be a problem. conservation, for example by eco-aware showering. armour loosening and shifting – our bodies may tingle or vibrate The benefits and challenges of this kind of breathing are con- • In our kitchen we are committed to providing healthy, nutritious food and minimizing or want to move in other ways. We may experience feelings that siderable. We encourage you to experiment with integrating more waste. We buy ingredients locally whenever possible to reduce fuel consumption, and we have previously ‘held down’ or make sounds that we have pre- breath into your life and to notice, acknowledge, accept, and we order in bulk, using organic fair-trade products as much as we can. viously ‘swallowed’. Sometimes we experience anxiety and resis- appreciate yourself in the experience. The more you can do this, • Paper, bottles, cans and plastics are all recycled. tance in this process. If we continue breathing, however, we can in all aspects of your life, the more you will grow and develop • Rather than sell bottled water, we provide free triple-filtered local drinking water. also experience the strength that comes from discovering and your own strength to live your life fully, responding resourcefully accepting our natural qualities, resources and energies. These to its challenges and in connection with others. The Heron building in the Haven garden 28 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 29 Getting to The Haven is easy! Group Bookings Facilitation Services Inspiring the Spirit of The Haven is the perfect, natural setting for conferences, meet- for corporate and professional training Members of The Haven faculty offer facilitation services Adventure ings, planning sessions or retreats. Our facilities offer groups of up for corporate and professional training, addressing to 100 people the opportunity to focus on important issues, away issues such as: from the office environment, and free from the distractions of the city. Our stunning oceanfront location is 20 minutes by ferry from • Conflict resolution Nanaimo and within easy traveling distance from Victoria and • Team building Vancouver. • Effective communication • Wellness Facilities we offer include: • Relational leadership The Haven is on beautiful Gabriola Island, • A range of meeting rooms set up to suit your needs. • Resilience one of the southern Gulf Islands of British Our auditorium can seat 180. It is also possible to combine your meeting with a Columbia. People come to The Haven • Comfortable accommodation, private and shared, custom version of one of our programs, tailored to the from all over North America, as well as for up to 100 guests. specific needs of your group. from Europe and Asia. • Phones in all rooms, with voicemail. • Buffet-style meals in our waterfront dining room. Gabriola Island is • Wireless internet access on most of the property. • 20 minutes ferry ride from Nanaimo • A data centre with internet access and word processing • 20 minutes by float plane from facilities. Vancouver Airport south terminal • Hot tub, gym and seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Nanaimo is • The Haven’s bodyworkers, offering a variety of ways to • 20 minutes by float plane from de-stress, relax and revitalize. downtown Vancouver or Vancouver • Coffee, tea and other refreshments. Airport A number of Haven faculty members are available to facilitate • 1½ to 2 hours from Vancouver by ferry meetings and workshops. For information and for room and facili- • 1½ hours from Victoria by car ties prices please contact Louise Amuir. Accommodation and For more information see our Vancouver is website or contact Louise Amuir: meal prices for group guests are given on page 29. • 4½ hours flying time from Toronto firstname.lastname@example.org or Ext. 222. • 4½ hours flying time from Chicago • 9 hours by plane from London, uK • 13 hours by plane from Hong Kong For more detailed information, please see our website and the websites of the The Haven lodge from Taylor Bay transport providers. Useful contact information the haven 1 877 247 9238 www.haven.ca bc ferries 1 888 223 3779 www.bcferries.com tofino air 1 800 665 2359 www.tofinoair.ca harbour air 1 800 665 0212 www.harbour-air.com greyhound bus 1 800 661 8747 www.greyhound.ca air canada 1 888 247 2262 www.aircanada.com Espresso drinks, brewed coffee, baked nanaimo shuttle 1 250 619 9297 treats and more. Serving quality coffee with passion and persuasion in a vibrant gabriola taxi 1 250 247 0049 and lively atmosphere. madronascoffeebar.ca | 250.247.0008 Madrona Marketplace 500 North Rd. 30 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 31 Join us in creating The Haven’s future! Ever since Ben Wong and Jock McKeen founded The Haven nearly 30 years ago, we have explored the idea that relationships are a great place for growth to happen. To finance specific parts of our work — for example, to offer bursaries to those who could otherwise not attend our programs and to invest in the physical and educational development of The Haven — we rely on our relationships with generous people like you. If you have benefited from your relationship with The Haven, you can ensure that others benefit too by making monthly donations to Haven Foundation or Friends of Haven Foundation (for US donors). • You can become a Haven Friend with a monthly donation of $5–$49 • You can become a Haven Partner with a monthly donation of $50 or more We also welcome annual donations. • You can become a Haven Friend with a donation of $50 a year or more • You can become a Haven Partner with a donation of $1000 a year or more The Haven is a not-for-profit, charitable organization and can provide both Canadian and uS tax receipts. Join us in creating The Haven’s future! Find out how you can be part of this growing relationship at haven.ca /giving or contact Rachel Davey on 1 877 247 9238 Ext. 235 or email@example.com The Financial Aid Program a recipient’s view LeighAnn Vaughan first came The very process of applying for a bursary was an important to The Haven in 2005, for a pro- experience for LeighAnn. She had become very isolated in her rela- gram with Linda Nicholls. She tionships and in her community. Reaching out for help was a risk describes it as a life-altering and took courage — in her past, asking for things had been dan- experience. Mostly, she realized gerous. When Rose Hunter, The Haven’s Bursary Fund Manager at in those few days a potential for the time, contacted her to say she was delighted to offer a bur- connection and relationship she sary, LeighAnn says it was like someone reaching out a hand to had never thought possible. From her when there didn’t seem to be other hands to hold. To her it then on, she says, there was no was a message that it was OK and safe for her to tell her story and turning back. express her life. However, it was not until 2009 Today LeighAnn remains committed to herself and her son, work- that it became financially pos- ing with her ex-partner on joint custody, and beginning to find new sible for LeighAnn to do more connections in a community where she had previously felt iso- programs at The Haven. With her lated and alone. “The Haven taught me it was safe for me to reach primary relationship disintegrat- out to connect,” she says. “I was touched back every time I found ing and with a young son to look after, she was determined not to enough courage to reach out. This was the beacon of light The repeat the same patterns in her life. She applied for and received Haven shone through the darkness that surrounded my life. I can- bursaries to do Come Alive and Living Alive Phase I. As a result, she not overstate the importance of this support in my life.” says, she has integrated a huge amount of learning into her life, to her own benefit and in her relationships, especially with her son. At the time of writing, we have just launched our annual She has worked out practical, creative ways to help her son Fall Fundraising Matching Campaign for our Financial through difficult times. Together they are learning about it being Aid program. Every dollar you donate will be matched up to OK to feel sad or angry, for example, without having to get rid of a maximum of $25,000. Go to haven.ca/giving for more or change anything, and how they can remain connected to each information. other in these experiences. 32 To register and for regularly updated program information visit www.haven.ca or call 1 877 247 9238 “Come Alive gave me the tools to reach in and to see myself with new eyes and a new heart.” discover The Haven 240 Davis Road Gabriola Island, BC the haven Canada V0R 1X1 www.haven.ca Tel. 250 247 9211 Fax 250 247 8454 Toll Free 1 877 247 9238 The Haven is a personal and firstname.lastname@example.org professional learning centre on beautiful Gabriola Island in British the haven vision Columbia, Canada. Our programs The Haven is an exceptional create opportunities to grow, institution creating a relational world where every person is whole and transform and connect. People responsible for themselves and their leave with skills to be fully alive, environment, and where all life is have healthy relationships and met with dignity and respect, open curiosity, and loving compassion. communicate effectively. our organizational values www.haven.ca • Loving • Freedom • Integrity • Respect • Joy • Self-responsibility our teaching principles • Curiosity • Self-responsibility • Communication • Relationship • Embodiment • Experiential Learning • Personal Fulfillment • Inclusion The front cover shows a stained glass window in the dining room at The Haven, dating back to before 1983, when Ben Wong and Jock McKeen bought Taylor Bay Lodge and founded The Haven. The back cover shows the view over Taylor Bay from The Haven. There are often herons on the beach. The front cover photo is by Chris Finlayson; the other cover photos are by Sam Mak. The inside pages of this catalogue are printed on FSC-certified 100% post-consumer recycled paper; the cover on FSC-certified 50% post-consumer, 50% pre-consumer recycled paper. Printed by Hemlock, named the Most Environmentally Progressive Printer in Canada, 2010.
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