Luminaries on Demand
With Maria Gomori, Jock McKeen, Dr Muna Osman, Jennifer Fraser, Greg Gurel, Sheila Marentette, Carolyn Tees, Bettina Rothe, Kathrin Stauffer and Cayley Benjamin
Lunch with Luminaries is a 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.
Click here to see our upcoming Lunch with Luminary webinars and other Online Programs!
This is an archive of recordings of the live seminars that have been hosted at The Haven Online starting in 2021.
Once you register, you will receive an access link that is unique to you! Simply follow the directions in the email to link your email address and access the Lunch with Luminaries Archive!
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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. She studied and worked with Virginia Satir for over 20 years and has been an advanced trainer in the Satir Global Network since 1981. She has taught at The Haven since its foundation in 1983, leading Journey to Self and Family Reconstruction and more recently coaching Advanced Satir online. The Haven has published a number of her books,…
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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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Muna is a research methodologist specializing in equity, inclusion, anti-racist approaches and broadly social and cross-cultural psychology. She has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Ottawa and has published in psychological journals on ethnocultural diversity, mental health, and youth civic engagement. With extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods, she is passionate about the value of research in improving the lives of immigrants and racialized communities across Canada. She is passionate to use her skills and training to answer timely questions about equity for diverse peoples.
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Dr. Jennifer Fraser has a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto. She is an award-winning educator, researcher and author. Featured in the Huffington Post, Edutopia, National Alliance for Youth Sports, Toronto Star, Changing the Game Project, National Workplace Bullying Coalition along with many other media outlets and foundations, Jennifer seeks to shift the bullying and abuse construct into a new paradigm based on empathy and compassion. Since the publication of her third book, Teaching Bullies, Jennifer has been writing articles, giving interviews, and presentations across North America on the subject of bullying and abuse’s impact on brains.…
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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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Sheila Marentette: I acknowledge that I am blessed to live work and play as an uninvited guest on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Okanagan and Syilx people. So thankful for those who walked on these lands before and care for the lands today. I was born and raised on the lands of the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation. I am of mixed ancestry – my mother is Scandanavian descent and my father is French and Archigantegou from Quebec. I am a very proud mom of 4 adult children, a partner to my soulmate, a sister, aunt and friend. My…
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Carolyn is honored to live, work and play on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen/Songhees people with her husband and son. Carolyn is the Director of Business Development for the Prevention & Safety team of the Canadian Red Cross. She has been with the Red Cross over 25 years and supports marketing and communications with a growing distribution network of over 5000 Training Partners. Carolyn also oversees our corporate training with over 90 companies across Canada. Carolyn holds a Master of Business Administration from the Sauder School of Business.
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Bettina Rothe is passionate about igniting one’s connection to the intelligence of the body. She is an embodied leadership coach, 5Rhythms® movement facilitator, trained psychologist 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. Bettina is the cofounder of SKYPILOTS, a transformational leadership training company that…
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Kathrin Stauffer PhD, UKCP Registered Body Psychotherapist, is the author of two books: ‘Emotional Neglect and the Adult in Therapy: Lifelong Consequences to a Lack of Early Attunement’ (W.W. Norton 2020); and ‘Anatomy & Physiology for Psychotherapists: Connecting Body & Soul’ (W.W. Norton 2010). She was born and educated in Switzerland. Originally a research biochemist, she retrained at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy. She lives in Cambridge, UK, and works in private practice as a body and humanistic psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner, trainer and supervisor. www.stauffer.co.uk
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A mom herself, Cayley is an experienced coach and facilitator who supports parents to bring more consciousness and fulfillment into their lives. She has over 14 years personal and leadership development, facilitation and coaching experience. She was the Mindful Performance Manager at Lululemon where she designed and delivered personal development workshops and retreats to employees globally and was faculty on their Yoga Leadership Teacher Training program. Her work is informed by her extensive study and practice of yoga and meditation, mentoring with Dr. Aurelie Athan, Ph.D, Faculty at Columbia University and the world’s leading researcher on matrescence, and study of…
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