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A poem by Wendy Schulz, October 2010 What is that veil, that shroud, that film that lies on top, just above the air I need to breathe? A haze of self doubt, fear, messages from days gone by, no longer relevant but added to the mix no less. If I name it and gaze at it straight on, will it lift...Read more
By Ellery Littleton Ellery leads a number of programs at The Haven, including Writing up a Storm: Haiku in March 2011. Poetry is my favourite form of writing. It took me a long time to figure this out. About 50 years, in fact. Although I wasn’t thinking about poetry as a kid, I was writing it...Read more
Vancouver lawyer, David Boulding recently spoke to Stark Raven Media Collective about Fetal Alcohol and its relationship to the criminal justice system. Prison, he says, is the last place people with FASD should be to find the support and interventions they need. David was recently awarded his...Read more
By David Boulding, who received The Haven's Diploma in Counselling on August 28. Interning for me took longer than law school, was more expensive, and most assuredly was more useful than law school. The practical aspects of interning have improved my lawyering. The communication model, and not...Read more
By Gwen Ewan, The Haven's Director of Education On Aug 28th we had a grand occasion to honour Ben Wong and Maria Gomori, and took the opportunity to also honour five people who were graduating from the Haven Institute internship program with Diplomas in Counselling. After the event I was asked for...Read more
By Susan Clarke. If you enjoy Susan's articles on Shen, visit her blog, I am on my way to Oakland for our annual two days with my Table Group colleagues. I enjoy these days; however, this time I am coming off an intense weekend of celebrating the birthdays of two of my mentors...Read more
On 29th August, a large number of people gathered at The Haven to say farewell to Dianne Anderson. Many memories and stories were shared of Dianne, who played a very important role in making The Haven the unique place it is. We are publishing here a poem for Dianne by Dale Partridge, followed by a...Read more
Tina Boehm describes her experience at the Anger, Boundaries and Safety program. This program is offered several times every year. Check the program schedule for the next opportunity. I have been struggling to come up with a few lines which capture the essence of the recent Anger, Boundaries and...Read more
Susan Clarke first published this tribute to Dianne Anderson on her own blog. Dianne passed away on August 9 and will be hugely missed by many people. Today my good friend Dianne passed away. I got a call about her death just after finishing a yoga class. I cried, laughed, cried and laughed. I...Read more
By Edward M. Marshall, Ph.D. This article was first published in Shen in 2005. Maria Gomori is teaching Journey to Self and Family Reconstruction at The Haven this summer and celebrating her 90th birthday with us on August 28. I had never met her before. In fact, until last week, I did not even...Read more