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Luminaries on Demand

With Jock McKeen, Dr Muna Osman, Greg Gurel, Sheila Marentette, Bettina Rothe, Kathrin Stauffer, Cayley Benjamin, Leslie Brown, Dr. Brian Jarrett, Cathy McNally, Cathy Wilder, Dr Fred Voon, Lizanne Foster, Karen Minden, Victoria Creighton, Jackie Larkin, Maggie Ziegler, Bev Bagnall-Hope, Frank Hope, Jennifer Roger and Blair Stanley, Thierry Vrain, Shakil Choudhury, Kelly Price, Kevin Wong and Peter Joyes

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Lunch with Luminaries is a FREE webinar series to share different perspectives on a variety of topics of interest to our community. These talks pay homage to early Haven days where co-founders Ben and Jock invited various thought leaders into conversation – sometimes they agreed with the ideas shared and sometimes they didn’t. We think this spirit of curiosity and generosity is an important core value we hold, and we’re excited to recreate this concept today with time and space-transcending technology!

Each webinar has a Haven Host who introduces or interviews the guest speaker, and in some cases takes Q&A from the audience. The focus of these 1-hour live events is expansion, learning, and curiosity.


Recordings archive:  

This is an archive of recordings of the live seminars that have been hosted at The Haven Online starting in 2021. Please share this registration page with anyone you think might be interested in this series! Short link to this page:


Jock McKeen
Jock McKeen MD, LicAc(UK), DLitt, co-founder of The Haven and Faculty Emeritus, is an accomplished presenter and author. Starting out as an emergency physician, he studied acupuncture at the College of Chinese Acupuncture, Oxford, England. After establishing a complementary medical practice in association with Bennet Wong, they collaborated in the development of The Haven. Together they created Come Alive, the Living Alive Phase programs, and a number of other central Haven programs. You can read more about Jock at the Wikipedia entry devoted to him and the work he’s done.
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Greg Gurel
Greg Gurel MPCC-S RPC ACC is a long time Havenite that has been involved with the Anger, Boundaries and Safety program since 1994 and became the leader in 2007. Currently living in Vancouver where he has a private counselling practice, Greg has also developed curriculum and taught counselling and coaching certification courses at a Vancouver based college with mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual components delivered experientially. Although Greg’s practice is diverse, for the last years he has been focusing more on conflict and boundaries in relationship, supervising/mentoring new counsellors, and providing continuing education courses. Website: The Right Time To Talk
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Bettina Rothe
Bettina Rothe is passionate about igniting one’s connection to the intelligence of the body. She is an embodied leadership coach, 5Rhythms® movement facilitator, and pioneer in the field of somatic intelligence. Bettina supports clients in the development of an authentic leadership presence that is powerful, compassionate and self-aware. She offers customized programs to a wide range of clients, from individuals to corporate organizations, to support them in developing new skills for the challenges they face in life and at work. Satisfied clients include Hootsuite, Tedx and Sony. After completing her degree in Psychology at the Technical University in Berlin, she studied…
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Cathy McNally
Cathy McNally BSc, DipC is passionate about people and possibility. Growing up in a mix of cultures, with a background in business and teams, Cathy is curious about the gift of differences, and is committed to connection and understanding. A particular joy is coaching relationships of all kinds. Following a major life change, she is exploring aliveness, loss and meaning through the adventure of movement, voice, creativity, nature, eros and community. Her trademark kindness, caring and fun make her a sought-after group leader. Associated with The Haven since 1989, Cathy believes that “living well, together” is necessary, urgent, and possible.
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Cathy Wilder
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. 
She is a skilled clinical counsellor with a specialty in addictions, alongside a deep understanding of mental health concerns, working with Fraser Health MHSU for twenty years.
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Dr Fred Voon
Dr Voon has been an MD for 20 years, with 15 years experience in the Emergency Department. He’s the author of “Your Inside Guide to the Emergency Department—And How to Prevent Having to Go!” a non-fiction for the public aiming to increase health literacy. He’s a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC Faculty of Medicine, Co-President of the South Island Medical Staff Association (MSA), Peer Supporter and member of the MSA Physician Health and Wellness Committee, and President of Victoria Emergency Physicians’ Management. Contact:
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Lizanne Foster
Lizanne Foster, a teacher who works with teens from diverse backgrounds in Surrey, BC, became a teacher by accident in South Africa during the Apartheid era. She describes teaching teens as an experience of constantly learning from their courage, creativity and genius. She integrates the Haven’s Communication Model into her teaching practice, introducing it within the first weeks of each semester. Lizanne is often surprised by how quickly students adapt the model for their own needs as they learn to resolve conflicts with clarity, honesty and kindness.  Lizanne has a Certificate in Haven Counselling Skills and is a welcome addition to teaching…
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Victoria Creighton
PsyD, CPsych, is the Clinical Director of Pine River Institute, a live in treatment centre and outdoor leadership experience for a growing campus of 60 + youth ages 13 to 19 struggling with addictive behaviours and often other mental health issues. She has been at the helm of the clinical direction at Pine River for the past 13 years and is currently navigating the expansion of additional government funded beds, the Centre for Family Initiatives and the development of a transition house.  Prior to joining the PRI team, she worked at Montana Academy and was mentored by Dr. John McKinnon…
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Maggie Ziegler
Maggie Ziegler has decades of experience a psychotherapist, specializing in the treatment of trauma. She has delivered  trauma intervention training to diverse communities, both in BC and internationally.  Maggie has a history of community involvement with environmental and social justice organizations, including providing facilitation support for team-building, conflict resolution, visioning and planning. She lives on Salt Spring Island, unceded territory of both the SENĆOŦENand Hul’qumi’num speaking Coast Salish people.
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Bev Bagnall-Hope
Swampy Cree. Bev offers an amassed 33 years as a social worker in various capacities in front line and leadership roles in First Nation community, NGO’s, Government, both Provincial & Territorial as well as within formal and informal educational settings. Bev is a champion at individual & community change initiatives facilitated in a culturally respectful process. Bev has been mentored and endorsed by Dr. Darlene Auger the visionary of the Wiwipson as a decolonized method of Traditional Healing. Bev has had her own baby swing bundle and has assisted others in their healing process for 18 years. Bev has been…
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Frank Hope
Dehcho Dene NT a Residential School Survivor. Frank is fluent in his traditional language of Dene Zhatie. Frank has been involved with the Aboriginal Healing Foundation (AHF) since its inception as a Community Support Worker/Regional Liaison for the Yukon and the NT assisting communities to actively manage their funded contracts with AHF. He then became a Residential School Specialist facilitating psycho-educational trauma recovery healing programs in urban and remote communities in the NT. He then became the NT/Yukon representative/liaison for the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) process. Most recently he has been working with the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and…
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Jennifer Roger and Blair Stanley
Jennifer Roger BAppSc(PT), MD, CCFP and Blair Stanley BSc, MD, FCFP are rural family physicians and clinical faculty with the University of British Columbia. They bring a passionate interest in promoting personal development to their work, as they see it as fundamental to an individual’s wellness. As seasoned facilitators, they draw from a wealth of learnings and experience. Personally, Jen and Blair have each been through separation and divorce and lived as single people in their 40s before coming together as life partners. Together they lead Life after Separation and Relationships Skills for Singles, offering compassion, support and opportunity for growth through…
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Kelly Price
Kelly Price is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F), and Continuing Education Provider (YA-CEP). She is currently completing a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology.      As a trauma-informed yoga therapist and educator, her approach integrates advanced training in the therapeutic, technical and spiritual applications of yoga with an in-depth knowledge of trauma theory, attachment theory, internal family systems theory and somatic & transpersonal psychology.  Kelly has decades of experience working in child and youth care, street outreach, residential treatment, and private yoga therapy practice. She currently specializes in offering individual yoga therapy sessions, therapeutic classes and workshops…
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Kevin Wong
Kevin Wong received his PhD in Biochemistry at the University of Victoria.  He has worked at Cambridge University, studying both bacterial toxins and heart disease.  He returned to Canada in 2000 to do heart research at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, and later returning to British Columbia in 2003 to work for companies researching prostate cancer and producing therapeutic antibodies.  In 2021-2022, he worked with the Haven as Director of Core Business.
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Peter Joyes
Some people know him as “the bubble guy”, others may know him as the person who drew the amazing menus (in pre-covid times), we know him as the one and only Peter Joyes.
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