Program

Questions? Need help? Email register@haven.ca for info and registration support for online and in-person programs.

Wondering about financial assistance and payment options? On each of the program pages below, you’ll find information and deadlines for our Community Diversity & Inclusion Fund and/or tiered pricing choices. Our weekly Group Check-ins are pay-what-you-can.

Looking for additional programs? Below are just our upcoming sessions. You can browse all the programs we offer and add yourself to a waiting list here to be the first to hear about newly scheduled offerings!

Boundaries: The Vital Edge Waiting List

With Linda Nicholls

Open Dates
Pleasing, Proving, Performing, Perfecting are exhausting for me. For you too? Boundaries – clear, compassionate boundaries – are the key to living in the Present – Passionately, Proactively, and even Playfully! A boundary is not a "thing" – instead, defining a personal boundary is an active process that is more accurately described as "boundary-ing." This is an awkward word to say – and often even more awkward to put into practice effectively! And the rewards are well worth it. Discerning, expressing and dialoguing about personal boundaries strengthens our ability to live more compassionately, to access creativity, energy and aliveness so that we enjoy greater…
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Sound, Belonging & Wholeness waiting list

With Leah Hokanson and Lynette Jackson

Open Dates
The year is 2021. Our world, constrained by a pandemic, has become ever more “connected” via the internet. Yet many of us have never felt more lonely and isolated, as if we don’t belong. Quantum Theory teaches us about the unified field, that everything is connected through vibrating, pulsating energy, and yet humanity has never seemed more fragmented and polarized. What is going on? Physicist and philosopher David Bohm, in his book Wholeness and the Implicate Order, writes about “the subtle but crucial role of our general forms of thinking in sustaining fragmentation and in defeating our deepest urges toward…
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Process Oriented Conflict Facilitation Waiting List

With David Hatfield

Open Dates
Conflict is natural and, with proper facilitation, can bring us much closer to ourselves and each other. Interpersonal conflict is an inevitable and basic human experience, and is generally a challenging one.  It is found in our relationships, organizations, dreams and bodies.  With effective facilitation conflict can bring insights, resolutions, healing and relationship growth. The results from unaddressed conflict are predictable: decline in trust, distancing in our relationships, increased stress and poor health.  In organizations, conflict effectiveness is crucial to team cohesion, staff retention, innovative practice, motivation and meeting objectives. To move through stuck polarities we need to learn more about how to sit…
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Awareness through Creative Expression Waiting List

With Louise Amuir

Open Dates
Become intimate with your creative being and meet aspects of yourself you have never known before, in a fun and respectful environment. Increasingly, science is telling us how creativity correlates with intelligence, academic, social, and emotional success, and the development of the brain’s highest information processing capacities. What role does creativity play in your life? Do you long to express yourself creatively, but don't know where to start? Do you want to experience the freedom of a mind at rest? Come join us to awaken your creativity, spirituality, and playfulness. Experience mind, body and emotional awareness through various forms of…
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Self Compassion Waiting List

With Jo-Ann Kevala and Graemme Brown

Open Dates
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. The program will benefit anyone who has tried to be the person they "should" be and, in the process, lost touch with the person within. It offers an expansion and exploration of The Haven's Selves Model that is presented in Come Alive. (But you do not have to have done Come Alive in order to take this program.) This program is for you if you: Recognize self-harming patterns in your health or relationships Have found outward success but inner…
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Living Alive Essentials Waiting List

Open Dates
We are hoping to offer another session of Living Alive Essentials: Self Awarenss in person Spring 2021.   Add yourself to the waiting list and we will be in touch to let you know when registration opens.  In the meantime we have brought some of our programs Online and are adding new offerings regularly, https://haven.ca/program Are any of these statements true for you? I am going through a personal transition and am unsure what happens next. I want to make informed decisions about things that affect me, my life, and my relationships. I want to discover, transform, and release energy blockages that negatively impact my health and wellbeing.…
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Come Alive Waiting List

Open Dates
Come Alive is our most popular core program and the perfect place to begin or continue your journey in personal or professional growth and transformation […]
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ONLINE: Communication Basics

With Cathy McNally and Jane Kilthei

June 26, 2021
The Haven’s Communication Model offers a doorway into communicating and connecting when it really matters. As we navigate these uncertain times—at home, in our work, and in our communities—tension and anxiety may be front and center for us or nibbling at our edges. Let’s face it – effective communication can be a challenge in the best of times. In ‘Covid Times’ we are all learning to adapt and connect in new ways, often online. We’re all becoming increasingly aware of how important it is to stay in contact with our fellow humans. Often our closest relationships present us with our greatest communication…
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ONLINE: It Changes With US | A JEDI Workshop

With Amil Reddy

June 29, 2021
  Join us to unlearn and sustain meaningful change for all to feel seen, valued and heard. In this experiential 2-hour session, we will be guided by Amil Reddy, a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion professional. Learn more about Amil's lens below. Explore the interplay between cultural context and personal responsibility. Through the use of experiential learning, interactive activities will aim to deepen connection to yourself and others by providing a new way of communicating through a cross cultural lens. Creating space where all voices are heard, we will end the session with tangible and actionable outcomes and a commitment to…
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ONLINE: Group Check-in – July 1st Drop-in

July 1, 2021
  Join us online to strengthen connections in a time of social distancing. This experience is open to anyone, whether you've been to The Haven before or are new to our community. Social distancing does not have to mean loss of connection. Now more than ever, we need to create ways to open our hearts and minds, to ourselves, to one another, and to the world.   Are any of these statements true for you?   I sometimes feel isolated and alone. I benefit from communicating what I'm feeling out loud. It's important to me to be heard and acknowledged. I value…
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Lunch with Luminaries: How to Build a Stronger Brain

With Jennifer Fraser

July 6, 2021
  Join us for a free webinar with Jennifer Fraser, PhD, a writer and an award-winning teacher specializing in the language of neuroscience and the study of bullying, abuse, brains, and holistic health.    The more we learn about neuroplasticity---namely that we can change our brains---the more we understand how embodied practices are healing and healthy. We have the capacity to change our brains until our very last moment on the planet. Just like a muscle, we can make our brains more flexible, stronger and more efficient. Learn ways to strengthen your brain in order to make it healthy, happy…
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ONSITE: Couples Alive I

With Cathy McNally and Graemme Brown

July 8 - 12, 2021
"It was a pivotal moment in our relationship - we went to The Haven as the last straw before separation. We are now so much more connected and very, very hopeful about a happier future together. Such an amazing experience." -J., Couples Alive   Couples Alive is our renowned 4-day program series for couples. If you’re wanting more out of your primary relationship and are prepared to go beyond the familiar to find it, Couples Alive is for you! With support and guidance from highly skilled leaders, you will learn and practice The Haven's models for communicating and relating with your…
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ONLINE: Advanced Satir Training Application

With Jean McLendon and Maria Gomori

July 12 - November 15, 2021
Please note: this training is now FULL, but we invite you to add yourself to the waiting list and/or submit an application for future opportunities.  Join Master Trainers, Jean McLendon, LCSW, LMFT and Maria Gomori, MSW, RMFT, Dip.C, Retired AAMFT Supervisor, in a unique online training for experienced Satir model practitioners.  Jean along with Maria, when possible, will consult, facilitate, coach, teach, and lead online Advanced Satir training catered to the group’s learning needs. The group will meet for 10 live 2-hour training sessions and with triads in alternating weeks. Triads will be responsible for presenting a case study for exploration, discussion and feedback, which might involve their triad dynamics, an issue, topic, puzzle, or question, etc. The…
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ONLINE: Group Check-in – July 15th Drop-in

July 15, 2021
  Join us online to strengthen connections in a time of social distancing. This experience is open to anyone, whether you've been to The Haven before or are new to our community. Social distancing does not have to mean loss of connection. Now more than ever, we need to create ways to open our hearts and minds, to ourselves, to one another, and to the world.   Are any of these statements true for you?   I sometimes feel isolated and alone. I benefit from communicating what I'm feeling out loud. It's important to me to be heard and acknowledged. I value…
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Launch: Youth Leadership Development Program Waiting List

With Denise Goldbeck

July 15 - 20, 2021
“Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself, it is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult” – Warren Bennis. The youth leadership development program provides opportunities to learn hands-on leadership skills from other youth. Studies show that youth-led leadership training is more effective, engaging with longer-lasting benefits, youth-led programs are hard to find. We are lucky to have a long-running youth-led program with a talented alumnus who are well-versed in many useful psychological models and leadership techniques that help develop excellent leaders. Learning is done through play, of course, since we all know that this is the…
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Families in the Spotlight (FITS) INTEREST

With Denise Goldbeck

July 22 - 27, 2021
Denise Goldbeck and her team of youth leaders, will lead families through a week of games, connection and creativity!  This program has been in development for years as a compliment to the hugely successful Kids in the Spotlight... and is perfect for the current situation we find ourselves in during this CoVid pandemic. Let’s start with what will be the same if you have ever attended Kids in the Spotlight: The exact same schedule that we are all so used to for Youth Leadership and Kids in the Spotlight will be the schedule for Families in the Spotlight There will…
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Families in the Spotlight (FITS) INTEREST

With Denise Goldbeck

July 29 - August 3, 2021
Denise Goldbeck and her team of youth leaders, will lead families through a week of games, connection and creativity!  This program has been in development for years as a compliment to the hugely successful Kids in the Spotlight... and is perfect for the current situation we find ourselves in during this CoVid pandemic. Let’s start with what will be the same if you have ever attended Kids in the Spotlight: The exact same schedule that we are all so used to for Youth Leadership and Kids in the Spotlight will be the schedule for Families in the Spotlight There will…
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Families in the Spotlight (FITS) INTEREST

With Denise Goldbeck

August 5 - 10, 2021
Denise Goldbeck and her team of youth leaders, will lead families through a week of games, connection and creativity!  This program has been in development for years as a compliment to the hugely successful Kids in the Spotlight... and is perfect for the current situation we find ourselves in during this CoVid pandemic. Let’s start with what will be the same if you have ever attended Kids in the Spotlight: The exact same schedule that we are all so used to for Youth Leadership and Kids in the Spotlight will be the schedule for Families in the Spotlight There will…
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ONLINE: Communication Intensive

With Jane Kilthei and Cathy McNally

August 6 - 28, 2021
"The only sensible and intelligent way of resolving differences and clashes of interests, whether between individuals or nations, is through dialogue." – The Dalai Lama We live in challenging times – times asking us to pay attention to what really matters and come together in dialogue. This intensive online program delves deeply into The Haven’s Communication Model and the fundamental skills that underlie all communication. The need to make space for respectful dialogue is both important and urgent in our lives. Our health and well-being, and the health and well-being of our world, depend on it. When people are willing…
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Families in the Spotlight (FITS) INTEREST

With Denise Goldbeck

August 12 - 17, 2021
Denise Goldbeck and her team of youth leaders, will lead families through a week of games, connection and creativity!  This program has been in development for years as a compliment to the hugely successful Kids in the Spotlight... and is perfect for the current situation we find ourselves in during this CoVid pandemic. Let’s start with what will be the same if you have ever attended Kids in the Spotlight: The exact same schedule that we are all so used to for Youth Leadership and Kids in the Spotlight will be the schedule for Families in the Spotlight There will…
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Families in the Spotlight (FITS) INTEREST

With Denise Goldbeck

August 19 - 24, 2021
Denise Goldbeck and her team of youth leaders, will lead families through a week of games, connection and creativity!  This program has been in development for years as a compliment to the hugely successful Kids in the Spotlight... and is perfect for the current situation we find ourselves in during this CoVid pandemic. Let’s start with what will be the same if you have ever attended Kids in the Spotlight: The exact same schedule that we are all so used to for Youth Leadership and Kids in the Spotlight will be the schedule for Families in the Spotlight There will…
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ONLINE: Transforming Addictions: Sustaining Recovery & Embracing Life  

With Cathy Wilder, Wen-Shwu Lee and Vicky Frederiksen

September 7 - October 12, 2021
Many people say The Haven was “the missing link” in their recovery from a variety of addictive behaviours. This 6-week series will focus on sustaining recovery and embracing life.  We may hear the word "addiction" and think of alcohol or hard drugs, however, addictive substances can also include things like caffeine, sugar, tobacco, and cannabis. And, while substance addictions are common forms of dependency, they are also not the only ones! This series also applies to people struggling with behavioural addictions, like gambling, sex (including online pornography), internet browsing and social media, shopping, video gaming, plastic surgery, binge-eating/food, risk-taking, pain-seeking, spiritual obsessing, over-exercising, over-working, self-hate/victimization and other…
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