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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
By Warren Fraleigh, The Haven's Executive Director Some of the questions I’m asked more frequently as the Executive Director are “What’s The Haven all about?” and “What’s in store for The Haven’s future?” Sounds simple right? One thing I have learned in my short time here, is that defining our...Read more
Wayne's Zeitgeist series: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo; Protest , poetry by Ella Wheeler Wilcox; and, Bring 'em All In by The Waterboys.Read more
Wayne's Zeitgeist series: The Elephant in the Brain: Hidden Motives in Everyday Life; I Will Not Die an Unlived Life , poetry by Dawna Markova; Medicine Music by Bobby McFerrin; and Mercy , a violin and piano piece by Max Richter.Read more
Wayne's Zeitgeist series: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist ; the science of Heartbreak; Doorways to the Embodied Self: Eugene Gendlin and the Felt Sense by Marian Sandmaier; Moving On , a stop motion video by Ainslie Henderson; poetry by David Whyte; and five selections of background music.Read more
Jennifer Hilton writes about The Haven's Come Alive program and its transformative potential. “You must give birth to your images. They are the future waiting to be born. Fear not the strangeness you feel. The future must enter you long before it happens. Just wait for the birth, for the hour of...Read more