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Date & Time Details:
April 24th - dinner at 6pm, first session follows at 7:30pm
April 30th- finish approximately noon, followed by lunch

Location: In Person at The Haven

Address: 240 Davis Rd Gabriola, BC

Registration Support:
1-800-222-9211 ext 1

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ONSITE: Discovering Your Path to Self with Satir

With Vicky Frederiksen, Christian Lapointe and Emmanuel Gaillot

April 24 - 30, 2022


Leverage your internal resources and let go of systems and learning that no longer serve you.  

This program will assist you in accessing untapped personal resources for your personal and professional growth and transformation.  


Are any of these statements true for you?  

I want to… 

  • Improve my communication skills. 
  • Develop skills to uncover and make effective choices.  
  • Move from a limited context to expanded range of resources.  
  • Gain clarity about my identity, autonomy and boundaries.
  • Gain deeper recognition and acceptance of my self and others. 
  • Learn how to become more self-responsible. 
  • Let go of ideas and learning that no longer fit my current context. 
  • Learn more about Virginia Satir’s renowned methods, theories, and models.  
  • Take risks in exploring new ways of living and being.  

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, Satir work may provide an excellent path to discovering your Self. 


About Satir Work:  

Virginia Satir developed various processes to help us make sense of ourselves, each other, and the world we navigate. Her objectives were personal growth, congruent communication, and helping individuals to become more fully human. 

We use theories and models from Satir to accomplish thisextending our awareness of who we are and where we come from, acknowledging and appreciating the resources we developed as we grew up in our family of origin, and making choices about how we want to use these resources in the current moment. 

Through examination and illumination of these past and current resources via a range of methods adapted for an online experience, you will then be able to expand and redefine them. 



In this program your international team of facilitators will offer a mix of experiential invitations, presentations, large and small group discussions and personal reflections, and possible homework. 

This program includes:  

  • approximately 40 hours of live learning, coaching, and discussion 
  • takehome resources and homework 
  • registration is limited to 30 participants



Your program begins with dinner at 6pm and your first session at 7:30pm

Daily schedule:

      • 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

Afternoon and evening sessions can vary.  Your program finishes with lunch on the last day


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.



Our Earlybird tuition price of $1650 is available specifically for this session to those registered and paid in full one month prior to the program start.  Full tuition is $1770.

We are offering private and shared room options

    • Shared accommodation and meal packages start at $652.05
    • Private accommodation and meal packages start at $1079.73

You can find our cancellation policy here


Maria Gomori & The Haven 

All 3 facilitators have been working and training professionally for many years in the Satir Model with the world renowned Maria Gomori. Maria was a colleague and good friend of Virginia Satir and worked with her for over 20 years.

Here’s what Maria said about ONLINE: Discover Your Path to Self:  

“Vicky, Emmanuel and Christian have been my students and assistants at the Haven workshops. 

The three of them are attentive to the participants and creatively implement connection, growth and caring for each person as well as for the group. 

The three of them complement each other in knowledge, experience and creativity as a team.” 

— Maria Gomori, M.S.W. RMFT. Dip.C 

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,  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.  If the current mandate is in place at the time this program is delivered then 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.


Recommended Resources:

Here are book titles that can complement and enhance your learning in this program. You can purchase when you are at Haven, or order online. Click to learn more:


The New Peoplemaking by Virginia Satir
The New Peoplemaking by Virginia Satir


Satir Family Therapy in Action by Maria Gomori
Satir Family Therapy in Action by Maria Gomori


Personal Alchemy: The Art of Satir Family Reconstruction by Maria Gomori
Personal Alchemy: The Art of Satir Family Reconstruction by Maria Gomori


Passion for Freedom: The Life of Maria Gomori by Maria Gomori
Passion for Freedom: The Life of Maria Gomori by Maria Gomori


Vicky Frederiksen
Vicky Frederiksen, Haven Assistant Faculty, Dip-C, Dip-HGF,  has been on the assistant faculty and leading programs at the Haven Institute for several years. She has also been training and assisting programs with Maria Gomori in the Satir model, for almost 10 years and has developed and facilitated her own programs in the Satir model for people and families. When she is not working: she loves painting, playing with her pets, exercising outdoors, and enjoying her community. She comes to you with the belief that we all have within us the resources, talents and ability to change.
Learn more about Vicky Frederiksen
Christian Lapointe
Christian is a professional coach helping people, teams and organizations to learn to ask themselves more relevant questions. He has the goal of bringing more congruence into this world. He’s been a student of Maria Gomori and her way of teaching Satir since 2016 and is co-facilitating workshops and therapy groups for the past two years in Paris using the tools created by Virginia Satir. Christian also likes to brew beer and bake bread, because sometimes, the simple things are what life is all about.
Learn more about Christian Lapointe
Emmanuel Gaillot
Emmanuel has worked in various roles — such as trainer, facilitator, systems jiggler, theatre translator, and software programmer. For the past fifteen years, he has been helping the people he works with to feel better about themselves, more confident in their choices and proud of what they accomplish. With Maria Gomori as his teacher, Emmanuel has trained extensively in the approach developed by Virginia Satir, deeply understanding, utilizing and sharing these teachings. He mostly lives in Paris, France.
Learn more about Emmanuel Gaillot