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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
Wayne's Zeitgeist series: The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy: Healing the Social Brain , by Louis Cozolino; Hidden Brain , a podcast by Shankar Vendantam; and, Footprints , music by Molly Kate KestnerRead more
Wayne's Zeitgeist series: The Brain's Brakes by Simon Makin; Preventing Suicide by Lydia Denworth; The Brain Reimagined by Douglas Fox; poetry by Vera Pavolova; music by Andra Day and Jennifer Decliveo, and Katy Perry.Read more