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Linda is a senior member of Haven core faculty and is internationally renowned for her expertise in the field of body, breath and energy work. In this new series, 'From the Forest', Linda brings us into her favourite natural environments on Gabriola Island to share her practice of conscious deep...Read more
By Wayne T. Dodge MD, MPH, DipC If you've been to Come Alive at The Haven, there's a good chance you've participated in or witnessed some Gestalt-type work or more specifically what is called a "2-chair process." Many participants have found profound healing and transformation with this modality...Read more
By Gillian Enright This visualization was created out of a deep desire within me to stay connected with everyone through loving and inner strength at this time when physical and social distancing is being required of all of us. I wish to deeply stay connected and my heart has felt such loving for...Read more
If you find yourself with unexpected time on your hands, you're not alone. In a recent article, long-time Haven Faculty member, Wayne Dodge shared some suggestions of how you might embrace this uncertain time - or at least respond to it in a choice-full way. One action we can take is to listen - to...Read more
By Toby Macklin, Haven Faculty member, MA, RCC, DipHCS A curious thing about human breathing is that we can do it automatically (we must, in order to live!) and also consciously. It can be both a reaction and a response. We need both. Sometimes we instinctively hold our breath to protect ourselves...Read more
By Dr Wayne Dodge MD, MPH, DipC In these unsettling times, we have choice as to how we react and/or respond to our unsettlement. There are the usual recommendations – which I heartily endorse: Practice your grounding . Whatever you do to invite yourself to ground – breath, yoga, running, prayer,...Read more
Jacqueline Neligan is a Haven alumni and artist behind Rosie's HeART on Instagram. Jacqueline's creative approach to integrating and staying connected to her self and her learning has inspired many in The Haven community. Today, we're excited to share the behind-the-scenes of her daily process and...Read more
Jennifer Hilton has worn many hats in The Haven community since 1999 when she did her first Come Alive. She has a deep understanding of The Haven's programs having done over 30 of them as a participant and having interned, supported, assisted and now led many herself. Jennifer is an Assistant in...Read more
Laurel Aasen has been an engaged member of The Haven community since 2013. For the past 7 years, Laurel has supported popular programs like Teens Alive and Transforming Anxiety & Stress , as well as our new Young Adult Symposium for 19-35 year olds. Laurel has also taken part in experiential...Read more
Come Alive leader Toby Macklin asks how we might feel "lonely in a crowd," and suggests a way out.Read more

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