Core Faculty

Cathy Wilder, Haven Core Faculty, MEd, RCC, Dip-C, is a creative and compassionate group leader, counsellor and coach, who leads Come Alive, and Deep Listening: Core Skills for Coaching, and other workshops in both Canada and China.

Jane Olynyk BA, DiplomaTCM, DipC is a seasoned counsellor, licensed acupuncturist, and group facilitator and is The Haven's Director of Intern Training. Blending Eastern and Western medicine and psychology, she offers a truly holistic view of working with body, mind, emotions and spirit. She leads Come Alive, New Horizons: Phase III, Five Elements Practicum, and Dynamic Empathy.

Carole Ames BES (Honours), DipC supports people, couples and groups in meaningful reflection, creative exploration, and effective integration.

David Raithby, DipC MEd RSW, seeks to encourage transformational presence in all aspects of one’s personal and professional life. He has worked locally and internationally with individuals, groups and businesses for over 45 years, and is a senior faculty member of The Haven on Gabriola Island.

Linda Nicholls DipC is an elder, serving as a guide in transformational circle work for more than thirty-five years in North America and internationally.  She is Senior Faculty with The Haven Institute on Gabriola Island, BC, Canada.

Linda has worked intimately with people of all ages and cultures on five continents within programs that focus on body, breath and energy training; conscious breathwork; shadow exploration; communication skills; sexuality; grieving; defining boundaries; conscious alternatives to depression; reviewing and renewing relationships; guiding teens and youth into their adulthood, and more.  

Denise Goldbeck MA, PhD cand., DipC, RCC is a developmental psychologist specializing in social and moral development in children. She is the founder of Kids in the Spotlight and The Haven's Youth Leadership Program.

Jock McKeen MD, LicAc(UK), DLitt, Haven Faculty Emeritus co-founded The Haven with Bennet Wong in 1983. 

Maria Gomori MSW, RMFT, Dip.C, Retired AAMFT Supervisor, is the world’s foremost practitioner and teacher of Satir processes. She is a retired Supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, and a retired Associate Professor of the University of Manitoba.

CrisMarie Campbell BS, MBA, DipC, Master Certified Martha Beck Coach, Mind-Body Coach, leads Come Alive and Couples Alive with Susan Clarke, with whom she founded Thrive! Inc.

Sandey McCartney, MA, DipC, is a compassionate and skilled facilitator, educator and therapeutic counsellor who has worked locally and internationally for over 40 years.

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