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By Bennet Wong Here's another story (both the text and Ben's recording of it) from In and Out of Our Own Way by The Haven’s founders, Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen. Both the book and the CD are available from the Haven store. When I was in the private practice of adolescent psychiatry, one patient...Read more
The intuitive mind, said Einstein, is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. But we have created a society that honours the servant, and has forgotten the gift. In this new RSAnimate, psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our 'divided brain' has profoundly...Read more
By Gary Holdgrafer. Along with Mary Holdgrafer and Wendy Huntington, Gary leads Creative Aging: Embracing the Second Half of Life. Being a person of a certain age, I notice that I am losing the mirror as my good friend. I glanced at myself one very cold winter morning after waking up. My hair was...Read more
By Bennet Wong, co-founder of The Haven and co-creator of Come Alive and other programs here. This entry is from In and Out of Our Own Way by The Haven’s founders, Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen. The stories in the book are also available, read by Ben and Jock, on an audio CD. Both the book and the CD...Read more
By Ellery Littleton & Wendy James Several years ago, Ian Curtin had a germ of an idea – one of those ideas that get hold of you and won’t let go. So he shared the idea with Brad Jarvis, Frank Quinby and Karen Stephens, and soon the idea became a vision – and thus the “Inner Activist” program...Read more
Following is an interview/article written by Ian Curtin, one of our talented ‘Come Alive’ leaders, with Ellery Littleton, poet and novelist, who has been offering intensive journal-writing programs at The Haven for 20 years. The Haven will be offering Ellery’s new workshop - The Spirit Journal – an...Read more
By Margo McLoughlin Margo is leading Storytelling for Reinventing the World at The Haven, November 4–6. A version of this article appeared in "Giving and Receiving," the Summer 2011 issue of Parabola Magazine. A story is like water that you heat for your bath. It takes messages between the fire and...Read more
By CrisMarie Campbell My life is very full right now. In July, I completed the second of two sixth month training programs with Martha Beck to become a Certified Martha Beck Master Coach. Then Susan Clarke and I lead our first Couples Alive I program @ the Haven Institute, which went fabulously, if...Read more
Eric Bibb has recorded a new CD, whose release in September will coincide with his workshop at The Haven, Spirit in the Song – and the CD is called The Haven . You can hear excerpts from three tracks from the album here (Wayfaring Stranger, Victory Voices, and Dream Baker). Here's some of what Eric...Read more
By Maria Gomori and first published in Shen in 2008. Maria is the world's foremost practitioner of Satir family processes. Maria celebrated her 91st birthday this year and is leading The Journey to Self and Family Reconstruction in August. On August 16 2011 she will become a member of The Haven's...Read more