Shen blog

Personal boundaries. Many of us are curious about our own. Some are in professional roles where we support others in discovering their boundaries. In this article, Matthew van der Giessen, RMT and somatic practitioner, connects the idea of boundaries and identity to our anatomy and cellular makeup...Read more
Written by Leslie Sanderson, Registrar at The Haven. I recently went home to Saskatchewan to visit my father. When I arrived, I realized I had forgotten the most important piece of luggage… a suitcase full of Haven granola! My family absolutely loves this granola so, to be honest, I am never sure...Read more
Our annual fundraiser is now LIVE and you're invited to participate. Click HERE to start bidding! This is the 7 th year we’ve hosted an auction and our community has supported Financial Aid at The Haven. They say that the 7 th wave in the ocean is the biggest one -- we’re hoping that proves true...Read more
By Graemme Brown, co-leader of Gestalt: The Art & Practice For many years, I had the good fortune to attend personal development workshops led by The Haven’s co-founders, Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen. While they said many wise things, one always stood out to me: “It’s important to resolve your...Read more
By co-leaders of Dynamic Dialogue: Communicating and Connecting When It Really Matters, Cathy McNally, Jane Kilthei and Jennifer Hilton. Next session Nov 1-4, 2018 at The Haven. **** Every time before we deliver a workshop, the three of us get together to dialogue – a creative exploration that we...Read more
Wayne's Zeitgeist series: Breaking the Cycle , by Sushma Subramanian; poetry by Wendy Westlake; and, The Hard Stuff , music by Justin Timberlake.Read more
Wayne's Zeitgeist series: The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness , by Sy Montgomery; Mind: A Journey to the Heart of Being Human , by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.; poetry by Antonio Machado; and, music by Ben Harper.Read more
This September 20–23, Judi Oakes and Jim Edwards will be leading Addiction in The Family , a psycho-educational, experiential opportunity, based in the work of Virginia Satir. Here they write about this transformative program Have you have been coping with someone’s addiction? Stuck in a cycle of...Read more
As a contribution to The Haven's hot tub fund, Shelley Lewis donated her beautiful photograph Raven Steals The Smokey Sun. The names of all the hot tub donors were put in a hat, and one was drawn to receive the photo – and the winner was Jennifer Hilton! Here Shelley describes the amazing story of...Read more
By Toby Macklin Living Alive Phase I (October 1–26, 2018) focuses on self-awareness, but very much in the context of relating with others. It’s an intensive course in what we describe as “self-responsible relational living.” One way of thinking about the kind of process people can go through in the...Read more