ONSITE: Pathways to Resilience
With Graemme Brown and Karla Osborne
April 22 - 25, 2022
Pathways to Resilience
“A toolkit for living with greater vitality and connection in challenging times”
To borrow a nautical analogy, we must be a ‘seaworthy vessel’ to be able to deal with all that we experience in life, especially if we are to meet the challenges of the Covid-19 era. Resilience is not merely the ability to endure difficulty: Rather, it is the conscious use of our resources as well as the desire to get back up and dust ourselves off after a set-back or a loss. It is nurturing the faith in ourselves to locate and utilize our innate skills to move beyond just surviving and into thriving and wholeness.
Resilience is a simple concept that has many elements in its make-up: neuro-biological, relational, beliefs about self, beliefs about the world, our relationship with past events, our ancestry and sense of community, among many others.
In this workshop we will explore how to re-connect with our innate resilience via the ‘felt-sense’ approach, combining a diverse range of modalities, including practical applications of Polyvagal Theory, Satir-Model, various attachment theories, Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, Wong & McKeen (Haven), Neuro-Linguistic Programming, as well as eastern and western spiritual practices.
This workshop is for anyone who wants to:
- expand their capacity for living life fully
- develop tools and techniques to work with others in a compassionate and trauma-informed manner
- increase their sense of self-belief and ability to focus on the present
- connect and learn with others on a similar journey
- connect with their deeper yearnings and core-values
- embrace vulnerability as a foundational resource
A combination of experiential and theoretical opportunities including presentations, exercises, guided visualizations, breathwork and journaling, with an emphasis on group activities rather than individual process.
Our Earlybird tuition price of $890 is available specifically for this session to those registered and paid in full one month prior to the program start. Regular tuition is $950.
We are offering private and shared room options
- Shared accommodation and meal packages start at $326.03
- Private accommodation and meal packages start at $539.87
You can find our cancellation policy here
Approximately twenty-one hours of formal class time, spread over four calendar days. The second and third evening sessions are intended to be restorative and relaxing. There are also long mid-day breaks for rest and integration!
Your program begins with dinner at 6pm and your first session at 7:30pm
- Breakfast 8-9:15am
- Morning session 9:15am to noon
- Lunch noon to 3:00pm
- Afternoon session 3:00-6:00pm
- Dinner 6:00 – 7pm
- Evening session 7:30pm
Your program finishes at 11:30am on the last day followed by lunch.
If you are travelling to Gabriola as a foot passenger on the Gabriola Ferry a shuttle to The Haven can be requested. Information on this option will be included in your pre-arrival email.
Admission requirements: The student must have the desire and ability to learn. Must demonstrate a capacity for responsible self care, responsible self organization and sound mental health. The student must understand and speak English.
This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. As such, the registrar did not review this program. What does this mean? Click here to learn more.
Covid 19 Protocols and Mask Mandates:
If you wish to register you will be required to provide proof of full double vaccination documentation by scanning your BC Vaccine Card when you check-in at The Haven. You can find out more and access a digital copy of your BC Vaccine Card here, or by registering with Health Gateway, https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/managing-your-health/health-gateway. If you are from out of province you will need to provide an officially recognized proof of vaccine from your province.
On August 24, 2021, the BC provincial health authority mandated that masks were to be worn in all indoor open public areas. After consulting with the Vancouver Island Health Authority and WorkSafe BC, it has been determined that Haven session rooms fall under the category of indoor open public areas at this time. Haven will be constantly monitoring future Health Authority announcements, and will adjust our health policies accordingly.
Masks will be required to be worn inside the session room. Weather permitting some sessions will be held outside, please bring appropriate outdoor clothing. We will update you if this changes. If you have any questions please check with the Registrars.
We have crafted a clear, comprehensive set of guidelines that apply to everyone on the property. Please read our current Communicable Disease Safety Protocols to help keep us all healthy on property.
Graemme Brown (Dip.C / SEP) runs a private counseling practice on Gabriola Island. Associated with The Haven since attending his first experiential workshop there in 1985, he is dedicated to compassionate and gentle inquiry. Drawing on his expertise with the family-systems approach of Virginia Satir, Jungian shadow work and the trauma healing of Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing system, Graemme’s approach is to assist people to re-connect with their innate resilience and aliveness, fostering healthier relationships within the self, with others and with the planet. As a member of The Haven’s core faculty, Graemme co-leads Come Alive, Living Alive Phase I,…
Learn more about Graemme Brown
Karla Osborne, RTC, Cert HCS, FAP, CTP, is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor and Certified Trauma Professional specializing in the treatment of food addiction. She currently works as a group facilitator, educator and counsellor for SHiFT Recovery (foodaddiction.com). Karla has an honest, calm and compassionate style and has been working with people in a variety of contexts and capacities since 2007. Her breadth of personal and professional experience is an asset as she incorporates her understanding of relationships, human growth and development, trauma, and mind-body connection (somatics) in her work. Karla lives on Vancouver Island with her husband of 30 years.
Learn more about Karla Osborne