ONLINE: Getting Unstuck with Humour

In the current climate which includes a global pandemic, racial unrest and global warming, it may be harder, and yet more important than ever, to have a sense of humour.


Humour, laughter, and play are some of the earliest forms of self-expression seen in children. Adults have often forgotten, or never learned, the ease, effectiveness and pleasure of humour.  And humour is an amazing path to acknowledging and releasing the places in our lives where we get stuck.


"How do we break the trajectory of our lives and do something new?"

- Sam Keen

Getting Unstuck with Humour is for you if you are:

  • Feeling stuck in patterns, behaviours, insights, or mood
  • Interested in shifting your energy, mood and perspective in simple, profound ways
  • Willing to explore the physical, psychological and relational impact of humour
  • Seeking ways to enliven your relationships and expand your ways of connecting



In this exciting new online program, Carole Ames will offer 4 hours of experiential learning that is fun, insightful and engaging that includes:

  • creative opportunities to investigate humour
  • a framework in which to understand humour
  • a chance to use the “humour maneuver” to tackle a “stuck place”, potentially shifting your experience internally and with each other

We will gather on Zoom for two, 2-hour sessions with a break in between:

  • 10am-12pm  PT
  • 2pm-4pm PT

Be prepared to let go, and leave room to be surprised in this shared experience of humanity in its richness.


"At the height of laughter the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of possibilities."

- Jean Houston


 What past participants say:

“This terrific course…gave me a new, unexpected tool for dissipating my anxiety and grounding myself.” - Patricia, Counsellor & Social Worker

"Carole uses humour as an approach to personal growth and exploration…and participants experience a fast and easy connection with each other.” - Leslie, Haven Intern



$79 per person.

Accessibility and inclusion is important to us. Along with the facilitator, we're able to offer a limited number of karma spots at $0 for those who have financial barriers to attending this program.There are 1-2 karma spots available for this program. Karma registration closes on July 13th. 

Technical requirements:

This online program will be hosted on Zoom, a video conferencing software that is free for participants and easy to use on a variety of devices. You will need to have a device (desktop computer or laptop recommended; tablet or smartphone can work too), reliable internet connection, and sound capabilities (headset recommended; built in or external microphone or speaker systems can work too). You will be invited to join the call up to 15 minutes early to receive technical support. Your Zoom link and Haven Online How-to guide will be emailed to you the day before the program. All registrants will receive a reminder email the day of the program as well.