Staying Alive

Staying Alive is a way to further explore the ideas presented at The Haven, deepen your awareness of yourself, practice personal and interpersonal skills, and explore boundaries, communication, self-compassion, anger, loving, relationships, and more.

Groups meet online or in cities around Canada and the United States and are facilitated by graduates of our Diploma program.

The content, cost, and format are variable depending on the leader and location. Find more information on online offerings (Cathy McNally) and weekend intensives (Carole Ames) below. 

To find out more, contact the Staying Alive leaders directly…

Staying Alive groups

Online Staying Alive

Cathy McNally

Click HERE for more details.

Leslie Whyte
250 729 8002 or 250-755-9840

Bowen Island

Vicky Frederiksen
778 881 9012


Kristina Campbell
250 896 6000

Cowichan Valley

Jane Kilthei
250 715 1007


Louise Amuir
250 247 8462

Jan Pullinger
250 325 4009


Bob Owen
260 324 3495

Seattle (women’s group)

Wendy Huntington
253 588 1687


Cathy Wilder
604 773 0629

East Vancouver

Betty Gene McCallum
604 312 7141

Vancouver (Youth Staying Alive)

Mackenzie Dickson
778 994 9023

Annika Raithby
778 874 0878


Ian Curtin
250 858 4094

Colleen Cuggy and Kathy Morris
250 882 3012

Carole Ames (Intensives)
250 532 2232

Staying Alive Intensive is a weekend workshop that provides time and space for diving deeper into current issues, practicing skills, and connecting with each other.  They can be an open-ended exploration of whatever is foreground, or they can be focused on specific topics such as “getting unstuck”, “resonance”, “conscious living”, or even “play”.  They are 1-2 days in length and are offered periodically in Victoria.  If you’re interested you can contact Carole and even suggest your own topic.


Gisela Sartori
867 393 1912

If there is no Staying Alive group in your area, consider Haven coaching or contact the registrars to see if there is an informal Haven check-in group (1 800 222 9211 x 1 or