Shen blog

Bettina Rothe is leading Body, Breath and Beat at The Haven, August 15–18. Here she offers a one-minute meditation and the opportunity to increase your awareness, aliveness, and presence. Where is your attention? In a typical day most of your attention might be going towards your work, your social...Read more
Ken Ouendag invites you to explore new ways of connecting with nature and open the door to the healing properties of forests and other natural environmentsRead more
Wayne Dodge reviews You Are The Placebo by Joe Dispenza, with both appreciation and caution.Read more
Carole Ames describes how Living Alive Phase I helped her when she was on medical leave 26 years ago – a program which she now leads.Read more
Living Alive Phase I is a fabulous opportunity to explore and commit to who you are and how you want to live. This article by Toby Macklin looks at the program through the lens of James Marcia's model of identity statuses.Read more
Wayne Dodge recommends Johann Hari's Connections Lost: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depresssion.Read more
Catherine Fallis describes the potent combination of attachment theory and Authentic Movement in learning to work effectively as a group leader, therapist, team manager, or parent.Read more
Linda Nicholls writes very personally about the powerful benefits of conscious deep breathing.Read more
Scott Acomba says interning Come Alive has been one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of his life.Read more
From the Shen archives. Until her death in 2012, Gwen Ewan led groups at The Haven for many years, most often with her friend Wayne Dodge. In this article, first published in 2008, she discusses the "magic" that so many people experience in Haven group programs such as Come Alive and Living Alive...Read more