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By Penny Wassman. Penny is leading Nonviolent Communication: A Process of Life at The Haven April 23–30 In the Fall of 1998, I was immersed in spiritual study, clear that I wanted to involve myself in work that would enable me to more actively and tangibly contribute to life and really unclear as...Read more
By Paul Walton This article first appeared in the Nanaimo Daily News, March 09, 2010 After doing a course at The Haven on Gabriola Island last month, executive director Rachel Davey asked if I could bring some attention to the difference between The Haven and Haven House. I can and will. And more...Read more
By Cindy O'Dell Ever since the Victor Wooten Workshop last week at the Haven, a one-line song has been playing in my head, “Is that pepper or mouse poo on my eggs?” By most standards my musical effort inspired by the two-day session on creativity and music, would hardly measure up, especially when...Read more
By Ellery Littleton This article presents a summary of some of the basic ideas of Ira Progoff’s “Intensive Journal Process,” and includes a very brief outline of one of his extensive journal-writing exercise cycles: 12 Entries. Ellery writes: “The first Intensive Journaling workshop I attended in...Read more
By Susan Clarke I am on my way home from the annual Faculty meeting at The Haven. It is a long trip with added frustration this year due to Olympic security in Vancouver. I had thought I would not make it. Now heading home, tired and weary from the travel I am very grateful I made the effort. I...Read more
By Gwen Ewan & Cathy Wilder Recently several of us had an experience that reminded us how privileged we are to have been exposed to a way of working with people that is effective, and, even though we have been doing it for 25+ years, is now described as ‘leading edge’. We are privileged to have...Read more
Victor Wooten is the author of The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth through Music and is described by many as the finest bass player alive. We're very excited to announce that Victor is coming for a second time to The Haven, February 7–11 to lead a workshop for both musicians and non-...Read more
LeighAnn Vaughan first came to The Haven in 2005 for Shadow Play with Linda Nicholls. She describes it as a 'life-altering' experience. Mostly, she realized in those few days a potential for connection and relationship she had never thought possible. From then on, she says, there was no turning...Read more
We recently welcomed a group of helpers on the second Haven Unplugged. They did a huge amount of work around the property and enjoyed some great evening sessions led by members of Haven faculty. Many thanks to all, and enjoy the slideshow. [kml_flashembed publishmethod="static" fversion="8.0.0"...Read more
Shirley Cameron attended a recent Singing Soul: Improvisational Acapella led by David Hatfield at The Haven. We participants were a diverse group with different levels of experience and musical skills and all voices were heard, welcomed and appreciated, all experiences and growth supported. Some of...Read more