Anger, Boundaries & Safet
Book now and get CAD $60.00 off listed prices. Offer valid until Oct 26, 2023.
  • Dorm bed (upper) - Participant – CAD $1,101.00
  • Dorm bed (lower) - Participant – CAD $1,101.00
  • Basic Room - Shared - Participant – CAD $1,155.00
  • Basic Room - Private - Participant – CAD $1,308.00
  • Forestview - Shared - Participant – CAD $1,218.00
  • Forestview - Private - Participant – CAD $1,425.00
  • Oceanview Room - Private - Participant – CAD $1,635.00
  • Oceanview Suite - Private - Participant – CAD $1,728.00
  • Staying off-premise - Participant – CAD $990.00

Date & Time Details:
November 24th - dinner at 6pm, first session follows at 7:30pm
November 27th - finish with lunch at noon

Location: In Person at The Haven

Address: 240 Davis Rd, Gabriola, BC

Contact: Haven registrar -
1-800-222-9211 ext 1

Email us about program

ONSITE: Anger, Boundaries and Safety

With Greg Gurel

November 24 - 27, 2023

The boundaried, safe and responsible expression of anger can help you stand forward on your own behalf and create the life and relationships you want.

Few emotions are more feared than anger, largely because anger is so often confused with violence. A central theme of this program is that anger and violence are different. It is sadly true, of course, that anger is frequently expressed violently – physically, verbally and emotionally. However, this is the unsafe, unboundaried expression of anger, used to harm and control. The good news is that anger is a natural feeling that exists in all of us, and when expressed in a safe and boundaried manner – non-violently – it can be passionate, life enhancing, and good for relationships.

This program offers participants opportunities to both express and witness the safe and boundaried expression of anger. This is helpful for people who have previously expressed their anger violently and no longer want to do this. It is also crucial for people who say they never get angry or, perhaps because of early experiences of violence, avoid any hint of anger today. For both these groups of people, emotional, physical and relationship dysfunction may have resulted. This program will open up exciting new possibilities for you, whatever experiences of anger and/or violence you have had until now.

Initially developed by the late Joann Peterson, the program follows a progression. To begin with, participants explore their beliefs about anger; next, there is discussion of the origins of anger and its varied spectrum of expression; and then participants are invited to gradually begin exploring their personal energetic patterns and trying out a range of individual and relational tools for anger expression.

This program will benefit you if:

  • You’re always trying to avoid confrontations and/or disagreements
  • You’ve been told you’re an angry person
  • You are holding on to anger and resentment connected with past events
  • You feel repressed, depressed, or emotionally numb
  • You want to get angry but are scared of what might happen
  • You experience stiffness, headaches, stomach discomfort or other physical ailments that may be associated with unexpressed or violently expressed anger

You can also read about a personal experience at Anger, Boundaries and Safety in the Shen Blog.

“It was a phenomenal experience on a magical land at The Haven.  Greg Gurel’s program, Anger Boundaries and Safety, has changed my life and many aspects.  I couldn’t be more grateful”

Participant Sep 2022 ED


Our Earlybird tuition price of $720 is available up to one month prior to the program start.  Full tuition is $780.  Full payment is due one month before the program start date regardless of tuition pricing.

We are offering private and shared room options.

You can find our cancellation policy here


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

Daily schedule:

      • Breakfast 8:00 – 9:00am
      • Morning session 9:15am to noon
      • Lunch noon to 1:00pm
      • Afternoon session 3:00 – 6:00pm
      • Dinner 6:00 – 7:00pm
      • Evening session 7:30 – 9:30pm

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.



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.


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
Learn more about Greg Gurel