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Books

Maria book signing 2014

The Haven publishes books by Jock McKeen and Bennet Wong and by members of the Haven faculty.

The books listed below are available from the Haven Store. To order, call 1 800 222 9211 x0 or email info@haven.ca

 


Collected works of Ben and Jock

Special package: 6-book set by Ben & Jock

  • Being: A Manual for Life

  • Joining: The Relationship Garden

  • The Illuminated Heart

  • In and Out of Our Own Way

  • As It Is in Heaven

  • Health and Happiness

Being is a new edition of The New Manual for Life, and Joining is a new edition of The Relationship Garden. The new editions were published in 2013 to celebrate The Haven's 30th anniversary.

Buy all 6 books listed above by Ben Wong and Jock McKeen. Visit our bookstore, call 1 800 222 9211 x0 or email info@haven.ca.

CAD$90 plus shipping.


Being

Being: A Manual for Life

Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen

Haven founders Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen outline the essentials of their approach to life and learning, developed over more than four decades together. Being, published in 2013, is a new edition of The New Manual for Life.

Price from The Haven store: $19.95

Being and Joining together: $34.95

Also available for: iTunes, Kobo.

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Joining

Joining: The Relationship Garden

Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen

Haven founders Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen offer perspectives and tools to help you transform your life and relationships. Drawing on their own personal and professional relationship of more than 40 years, and their long careers of working experientially with others, Wong and McKeen provide insightful guidance in the art of relationship. Joining, published in 2013, is a new edition of The Relationship Garden.

Price from The Haven store: $19.95

Being and Joining together: $34.95

Also available for: iTunes.

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The Illuminated Heart

The Illuminated Heart

Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen

Jock McKeen and Bennet Wong distill a lifetime's investigation of the theory and practice of Western psychology and classical Chinese philosophy and medicine. They trace the personalities and ideas from East and West that have influenced their own lives and their work with people in North America, Asia and around the globe. In so doing, they describe their vision of a world in which people can learn to appreciate diversity and experience the fullness of contact, understanding and empathy.

Price from The Haven store: $26.95

Also available for: iTunes, Kobo.

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In and Out of Our Own Way

In and Out of Our Own Way

Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen

This is a fascinating selection of the teaching stories of Ben Wong and Jock McKeen, taken from their own lives. The stories will amuse, inform, provoke, challenge and inspire you in your own relationships and personal and professional endeavours.

The Haven Institute Press, 158. 224 pages, 6" x 9".

Price from The Haven store: $16.00

Available from The Haven bookstore, call 1 800 222 9211 x0 or email info@haven.ca.


As It Is in Heaven

As It Is in Heaven

Selected poems of Jock McKeen, with a commentary and introduction by Ben Wong.

This is a selection of the passionate and revealing poems of Jock McKeen. Remembering a line from Les Misérables – "To love another person is to see the face of God" – Ben Wong describes Jock's poems as "revelations of my friend whose words seem to know the face of God."

The Haven Institute Press, 1996. 184 pages, 6" x 9".

Price from The Haven store: $16.00

Available from The Haven bookstore, call 1 800 222 9211 x0 or email info@haven.ca.


Health and Happiness

Health and Happiness

Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen

In this book, The Haven's founders Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen explore how people can transform their lives from within. Blending their own experience with the latest scientific and psychological research, they emphasize the roles of relationship, communication and personal responsibility in the creation of health and happiness. The book also contains a fascinating account of the development of The Haven on the basis of the authors' own relationship.

The Haven Institute Press, 2005. 160 pages, 5" x 7".

Price from The Haven store: $16.00

Available from The Haven bookstore, call 1 800 222 9211 x0 or email info@haven.ca.


Anger, Boundaries and Safety

Anger, Boundaries and Safety

Joann Peterson

Making a clear distinction between anger and violence, Joann Peterson shows that anger is a feeling to be valued and explores how we can express it safely, responsibly and non-violently. In this way, she teaches an approach to anger that can connect us rather than drive us apart. Joann Peterson was The Haven's Director of Education until her death in 2007. The program that she developed, Anger, Boundaries and Safety, is a popular choice at The Haven.

The Haven Institute Press, 2006. 144 pages, 5" x 7".

Price from The Haven store: $16.00

Available from The Haven bookstore, call 1 800 222 9211 x0 or email info@haven.ca.


Living with Passion

Living with Passion

David Raithby and Sandey McCartney

Haven faculty members David Raithby and Sandey McCartney demonstrate how passion can enrich every aspect of our daily lives. With provocative ideas and practical suggestions, this book will help you embrace the full range of what passion can be and allow it to flourish in your life. The authors lead Living with Passion and Passion for Couples at The Haven.

The Haven Institute Press, 2005. 144 pages, 5" x 7".

Price from The Haven store: $16.00

Available from The Haven bookstore, call 1 800 222 9211 x0 or email info@haven.ca.


Ben and Jock

Ben & Jock

Gerry Fewster

This is the fascinating biography of The Haven's founders, Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen. It is the story of an experiment in relationship that would take them to the core of intimacy - the complete revelation of one person to another.

This book is a story of relationships, stripped of the defences and rituals that keep us distant and dependent. It is a story of love between two men that transcends our cultural preoccupation with romance and sexuality. And it is a story about medicine, challenging many of that discipline's most revered assumptions.

Oolican Books, 2001. 416 pages, 6" x 9".

Price from The Haven store: $24.95

Available from The Haven bookstore, call 1 800 222 9211 x0 or email info@haven.ca.


Satir Family Therapy in Action

Satir Family Therapy in Action

Maria Gomori

Maria Gomori presents five varied and impactful cases from a family therapy teaching project conducted in China in 2011 and 2012. The book will be inspirational both to parents and families and to practitioners and students.

Satir Family Therapy in Action also contains two personal essays, one on the life and pioneering work of Virginia Satir, another on Maria’s own involvement in the development of Satir’s work around the world.

Price from The Haven store: $19.95

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Passion for Freedom

Passion for Freedom

Maria Gomori

The inspirational autobiography of Maria Gomori, the world’s foremost teacher of Satir family processes, who at the age of ninety-seven continues to work tirelessly with people around the world.

Her life encompasses the romance of her days at the Sorbonne in the 1930s, the terror of her escape from a Nazi death march, and her family’s daring flight from Hungary in the face of the Soviet invasion of 1956. Her new life in Canada brought fresh challenges – a horrific car accident, the death of her beloved husband – as well as the joys of a growing family, establishing a pioneering career in social work and the Satir approach to family therapy, and learning and practicing alongside many of the leading figures of the time.

Price from The Haven store: $19.95

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Eastern Body, Western Mind

Eastern Body, Western Mind: Psychology and the Chakra System As a Path to the Self

Anodea Judith

A fresh approach to the yoga-based Eastern chakra system, adapting it to the Western framework of Jungian psychology, somatic therapy, childhood developmental theory, and metaphysics. This groundbreaking work in transpersonal psychology has been revised and redesigned for a more accessible presentation. Arranged schematically, the book uses the inherent structure of the chakra system as a map upon which to chart our Western understanding of individual development. Each chapter focuses on a single chakra, starting with a description of its characteristics, then exploring its particular childhood developmental patterns, traumas and abuses, and how to heal and maintain balance. Illuminated with personal anecdotes and case studies, Eastern Body, Western Mind seamlessly merges the East and West, science and philosophy, and psychology and spirituality into a compelling interpretation of the chakra system and its relevance for Westerners today.

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Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

Marshall B Rosenberg

An enlightening look at how peaceful communication can create compassionate connections with family, friends, and other acquaintances, this international bestseller uses stories, examples, and sample dialogues to provide solutions to communication problems both at home and in the workplace. Guidance is provided on identifying and articulating feelings and needs, expressing anger fully, and exploring the power of empathy in order to speak honestly without creating hostility, break patterns of thinking that lead to anger and depression, and communicate compassionately. Included in the new edition is a chapter on conflict resolution and mediation.

Price from The Haven store: $21.95

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Other titles popular with Haven program participants include: