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The Haven is a nonprofit learning centre on beautiful Gabriola Island in British Columbia, Canada. Our focus is self-responsibility, effective communication, healthy relationships, creative expression, and integration of mind-body-spirit. 

For over 35 years, our innovative approach to personal growth and professional development has transformed thousands of lives. Click here to learn more about our most popular program: Come Alive.  


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Featured Programs

The programs featured below are just a few of those coming up soon.

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Jul 26 - Jul 29, 2019

Awaken your creativity and sense of aliveness and purpose in this unique workshop that blends actor-training techniques with Haven concepts of connection and relationship

Jul 29 - Aug 01, 2019

The joy and good humour of self-compassion stand in contrast with the harshness of self-hate. This program explores both ends of this polarity.

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Aug 11 - Aug 14, 2019

This program is for you if you have ever stopped yourself from doing or having what you truly want, by telling yourself you aren't good enough...

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…I was burnt out from work, 'in my head' over-thinking and over-analyzing all the time, and keeping my feelings buried inside too often. Come Alive was an exhilarating way for me to release myself from those thoughts and feelings, and to remind myself to take life less seriously, to play, laugh, dance, connect, and most of all, to have self-compassion. I experienced some of the 'realest' connections I've ever had with other people from all walks of life, and I walked away feeling the most grounded I have ever felt in my life so far.
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