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By Graemme Brown, co-leader of Gestalt: The Art & Practice For many years, I had the good fortune to attend personal development workshops led by The Haven’s co-founders, Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen. While they said many wise things, one always stood out to me: “It’s important to resolve your...Read more
By co-leaders of Dynamic Dialogue: Communicating and Connecting When It Really Matters, Cathy McNally, Jane Kilthei and Jennifer Hilton. Next session Nov 1-4, 2018 at The Haven. **** Every time before we deliver a workshop, the three of us get together to dialogue – a creative exploration that we...Read more
Wayne's Zeitgeist series: Breaking the Cycle , by Sushma Subramanian; poetry by Wendy Westlake; and, The Hard Stuff , music by Justin Timberlake.Read more
Wayne's Zeitgeist series: The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness , by Sy Montgomery; Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human , by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.; poetry by Antonio Machado; and, music by Ben Harper.Read more
This September 20–23, Judi Oakes and Jim Edwards will be leading Addiction in The Family , a psycho-educational, experiential opportunity, based in the work of Virginia Satir. Here they write about this transformative program Have you have been coping with someone’s addiction? Stuck in a cycle of...Read more
As a contribution to The Haven's hot tub fund, Shelley Lewis donated her beautiful photograph Raven Steals The Smokey Sun. The names of all the hot tub donors were put in a hat, and one was drawn to receive the photo – and the winner was Jennifer Hilton! Here Shelley describes the amazing story of...Read more
By Toby Macklin Living Alive Phase I (October 1–26, 2018) focuses on self-awareness, but very much in the context of relating with others. It’s an intensive course in what we describe as “self-responsible relational living.” One way of thinking about the kind of process people can go through in the...Read more
Wayne's Zeitgeist series: The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Healing the Social Brain , by Louis Cozolino; Hidden Brain , a podcast by Shankar Vendantam; and, Footprints , music by Molly Kate KestnerRead more
Wayne's Zeitgeist series: The Brain's Brakes by Simon Makin; Preventing Suicide by Lydia Denworth; The Brain Reimagined by Douglas Fox; poetry by Vera Pavolova; music by Andra Day and Jennifer Decliveo, and Katy Perry.Read more
By Warren Fraleigh, The Haven's Executive Director Some of the questions I’m asked more frequently as the Executive Director are “What’s The Haven all about?” and “What’s in store for The Haven’s future?” Sounds simple right? One thing I have learned in my short time here, is that defining our...Read more