Program list

Programs are listed in alphabetical order. Select a program title to view more information. If a future session is scheduled, the dates will be shown. If no dates appear, no future sessions for that program are currently scheduled.

Questions? Are you looking for a program that doesn’t appear below? Contact our registrars at 1 800 222 9211 x1 or register@haven.ca.

A Gathering of Men

Whether life is going well or you have some things to sort out, you’ll find inspiration, resources,  and support for your learning and growth at this event. 

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Act Natural

Act Natural is a dynamic, deeply personal opportunity to expand your range of expression and reconnect with your sense of aliveness and creativity.

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Act Natural II

This program is for participants who have experienced the depth and fun of Act Natural and are interested in digging even deeper into their creative process. Act Natural...

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Addiction in the Family

Using the systemic approach as developed by Virginia Satir, this psycho-educational, experiential opportunity will provide you with information to help you begin to deal...

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Addictions: A Wider Path in Recovery

This program provides an expanded perspective and increased choice in recovery from various addictive behaviours, by integrating 12-step and Haven models.

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Anatomy and Expression Workshop I

Inhabit your inner landscape, experienced through the world of anatomy and physiology.

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Anatomy and Expression Workshop II

Inhabit your inner landscape, experienced through the world of anatomy and physiology.

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Anger, Boundaries and Safety

The boundaried, safe and responsible expression of anger can help you stand forward on your own behalf and create the life and relationships you want.

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Awareness through Creative Expression

Become intimate with your creative being and meet aspects of yourself you have never known before, in a fun and respectful environment.

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Ayurvedic Lifestyle Retreat

An inspiring and rejuvenating weekend of ancient Ayurveda and Lifestyle.

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Befriending Your Inner Critic

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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Body, Breath and Beat: a 5Rhythms Workshop

The fastest way to quiet the mind is to put your whole self into motion. This practice invites you to follow your feet and to listen to the wisdom of your body.

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Body, Breath and Energy Training

In this vibrant training program you will explore personal issues while learning a variety of energetic and expressive approaches.

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Body, Self and Soul

IBP is a complete system that combines verbal work with breath and body wisdom for the systematic integration of body, mind, emotions and spirit.

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Breaking the Bonds of Karma

The ancient path of spirituality begins with a question: Ko hum? Who Am I? 

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Calibrating True North

What gives your life meaning? What do you value?

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Career Revisioning

If you are ready for a career change but uncertain of your direction, this program is for you!

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Come Alive

Come Alive is an opportunity to revitalize your life, discover and activate your resources and realize your full potential.

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Come Alive with Mandarin Translation

潛力蘇醒是重新活化你生命的契機,探索與啟動你所擁有的資源,並充分實現你的潛能。

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Couples Alive I: Foundation

The Couples Alive series is for people in primary relationship who want more, and are prepared to go beyond the familiar to find it.

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Couples Alive II: Edge

The Couples Alive series is for people in primary relationship who want more, and are prepared to go beyond the familiar to find it.

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Couples Alive III: Day to Day

The Couples Alive series is for people in primary relationship who want more, and are prepared to go beyond the familiar to find it.

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Couples in Conflict

Gain clarity in your relationship in order to make healthy decisions while regarding one another with dignity and respect.

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Deep Listening: Core Skills for Coaching

Listening deeply is about listening for what is essential, beyond what is being said or heard, and can enable impactful engagements and connection.

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Depression: Conscious Alternatives

In this program you will examine the personal belief systems that support depression and access your capacity to live a fuller, more joyful life.

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Dynamic Dialogue

In our lives today — at home, at work, in our communities and the world — the need for dialogue is both important and urgent. The health and well-being of all of us...

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Dynamic Empathy

This program offers practical methods to become more empathic, curious and loving, at the same time as strengthening your own sense of self.

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Empathy and Freedom, Body and Mind: 5-Day Immersion in NVC

This program is designed to support the ongoing development and integration of Compassionate or Nonviolent Communication (NVC) into every aspect of life.

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Eric Bibb in concert

Eric Bibb in concert at The Haven, September 27th, 2018.

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Eros and Intimacy, Sex and Spirit for Couples

This program offers couples new ways of igniting their erotic flame and supports them to remember each other in their physical wants and gifts.

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Exploring Gabriola: Kayak and Hike Adventure

Outdoor adventure - kayak paddling, hiking and nature adventure! 

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Family Reconstruction

Satir Family Reconstruction is a powerful opportunity to update the past and reduce the negative impact of early experiences and learnings.

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Five Element Practicum: An Oriental Philosophical Approach to Energy

Oriental Medicine Philosophy, particularly Five Element Theory, is a rich and truly holistic model of viewing ourselves, our world and our process of change and stuckness...

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Gestalt: The Art & Practice

In this invigorating, ‘hands-on’ program, you will learn about the art and practice of gestalt, a classic experiential form of self-discovery and an effective tool for “...

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Get Real: Seeing Yourself. Experiencing Another.

As very young children we form beliefs about ourselves from the messages we receive from the significant people in our lives. Unconsciously, we hold these as ‘truths’...

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Giving Voice

Our vocal sound is a unique signature of who we are. The more we learn to accept, embrace, value, love, our own vocal sound expression, the more we necessarily open to the...

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Grieving: Change and Growth

In this program, you can learn to grieve fully and responsively. Rather than a destructive and inhibiting experience, grieving can be growth-enhancing.

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Group Leadership

Learn to work effectively with others in group process.

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Haven Toolkits in Vancouver

The Haven Toolkits are a great way to introduce someone to the work of The Haven.

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Healing Stitches

In this adventuresome program you will use personal awareness as a means of discovering and advancing your creativity.

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Healing through Movement

Healing is movement. If you put your body in motion, you will change.

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Imagine 2019

Join old friends and new in a unique event that will bring people together in a casual, creative and connected environment to bring in the new year at The Haven. Check in...

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Inner Wisdom for Women

This program is an opportunity to explore your own intuition and experience the wise and gentle nudging of your inner being.

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Kayak and Hike Family Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor family fun, kayak paddling, hiking and nature adventure! 

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Kids in The Spotlight

In this very popular program, children learn about themselves and each other while working together on a creative musical production. 

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Landscapes and Soulscapes

Camino Divina Adventure Into the Divine is a gentle, yet enlivening walking meditation retreat that will help you explore a richer, deeper relationship with the...

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Laughter Yoga

Enhance your life with this two day retreat and become a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.

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Living Alive Phase I

The 25-day Living Alive Phase programs are exciting opportunities to investigate who you really are and choose how you live your life.

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Living Alive Phase I Part A

The 25-day Living Alive Phase programs offer you an exciting opportunity to investigate who you really are and choose how you live your life.

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Living Alive Phase I Part B

The 25-day Living Alive Phase programs offer you an exciting opportunity to investigate who you really are and choose how you live your life.

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Living Alive Phase II

The 25-day Living Alive Phase programs (I and II) are exciting opportunities to investigate who you really are and how you live your life and relationships.

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Living Alive Phase II Part A

The 25-day Living Alive Phase programs offer you a chance to investigate who you really are and how you live your life and relationships.

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Living Alive Phase II Part B

The 25-day Living Alive Phase programs offer you a chance to investigate who you really are and how you live your life and relationships.

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Living It!

This blended onsite/online program is for people who want to make real, practical use of The Haven in their daily lives.

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Living Stories for Hope and Change

To offer a safe space for engaging in the creative arts in action and practice for personal change and group expression, education and learning, self discovery and...

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Moving Forward: Life after Separation

This program will support you to move through pain and confusion to find new life and direction after the end of a relationship.

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Moving into Connection

In this innovative and effective program you will use authentic movement to explore and address your attachment and relationship patterns.

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Nature Literacy on Gabriola Island

Greater aliveness - Deeper connection - More confidence

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New Beginnings

This program is for individuals who want to learn how to create a positive relationship in the future or improve a current relationship.

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New Horizons Phase III

New Horizons Phase III is the integrative, conceptual complement to Living Alive Phases I and II.

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New Horizons Phase III Part A

New Horizons Phase III is designed as the integrative, conceptual complement to Living Alive Phases I and II. 

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New Horizons Phase III Part B

New Horizons Phase III is designed as the integrative, conceptual complement to Living Alive Phases I and II.

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Personal Parenting: Window to your Child

This program is for parents, grandparents and caregivers who want to explore and improve their relationships with their children.

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Personality Styles: Understanding Ourselves and Others

This program provides an introduction to assessment of personality styles based in object relations theory of personality development as an approach to understanding...

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Photography and the Search for Meaning

This workshop is intended to provide an opportunity to use photography to discover our selves, to investigate in a visual way, our place in the world and the meaning that...

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Play with Clay

Get grounded and re-energize yourself!

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Process Oriented Conflict Facilitation

Conflict is natural and, with proper facilitation, can bring us much closer to ourselves and each other.

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Projection and Transference

This program is an opportunity to directly explore the processes of projection and transference, in the service of others and yourself.

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Psychology of The Chakras

This program imparts the knowledge, develops the skills and cultivates the awareness needed to grasp the overall character traits of an individual.

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Refresh: Digital Detox Weekend

We are more connected than ever before, and yet many of us feel disconnected from ourselves, from meaning in our lives, and relationships.

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Relationships

This is part of the Living Alive Phase II program and is only open to Living Alive Phase II participants and people they have invited to participate.

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Self-Acupressure

Learn the basic tenets of Traditional Chinese Medicine, one of the world's oldest methods of health care.

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Self-Compassion

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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Sexual Attitude Restructuring (SAR)

The Sexual Attitude Restructuring (SAR) is an intense learning event designed for people who wish to better understand Human Sexuality, their...

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Sexual Intelligence for Body, Mind and Heart

This is a dynamic program in The Haven's core curriculum that teaches erotic literacy for body, mind and heart.

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Shift! Exploring our Shadows, Ghosts and Hidden Treasures

Are you stuck repeating unwanted patterns in your life? …Living from an old story that is no longer benefiting you?  …Looking for a sense of meaning and purpose...

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Spirit in The Song

Join world renowned singer/songwriter/guitarist Eric Bibb on an inner journey that leads to the birth of a new song.

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Stirring the Cauldron

This weekend program is for women of every age and lifestyle who want to taste the full energetic potential of their erotic body.

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Teens Alive I

Teens Alive has been offered at The Haven for more than twenty years and is an extremely popular program, with many teens returning year after year.

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Teens Alive II

Teens Alive has been offered at The Haven for more than twenty years and is an extremely popular program, with many teens returning year after year.

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Teens Alive III

Teens Alive has been offered at The Haven for more than twenty years and is an extremely popular program, with many teens returning year after year.

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The Journey to Self

This Satir-based program is an exciting opportunity to utilize your resources and let go of what no longer supports you.

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The Quantum Laugh

An opportunity to energize yourself, ignite your creativity and refresh your ability to see life's challenges differently. And have some fun!

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The Singing Soul

The Singing Soul is for people who are ready to let go of "getting it right" and embrace letting it just happen. 

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Transforming Anxiety and Stress

This program focuses on understanding, harnessing and transforming difficult life energies to foster courageous and productive living.

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Understanding People

Why do people say and do the things they do? This program demystifies everyday struggles and psychiatric diagnoses.

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Unplugged

Haven Unplugged is an opportunity to give back to The Haven by volunteering your time and skills for special projects around the property.

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Writing and Thinking for the Human Spirit

How is experience understood from one person to the next? How do we recognize what a story is?

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Yoga and Ayurveda Immersion: Fall

This program offers seasonal practices that celebrate your body’s innate intelligence, and the significance of being in alignment with nature.

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Yoga and Ayurveda Immersion: Spring

This program offers seasonal practices that celebrate your body’s innate intelligence, and the significance of being in alignment with nature.

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Yoga for Trauma: Mind-Body Practices for Resilience and Recovery

The Yoga for Trauma program focuses on how the practices of yoga can address the physical, psychological and spiritual challenges of addiction recovery.

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Youth Leadership Training

This training is mandatory for Kids in the Spotlight youth interns.

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Youth Leadership Training: Group Facilitation

This training is for those currently enrolled in the Haven Youth Leadership Training Program, with an intention of broadening their experience and knowledge of...

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Zen and the Art of Paddling

Outdoor fun, kayaking and nature adventure! 

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