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 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.

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

Staying Alive groups

Bowen Island

Vicky Frederiksen
778 881 9012


Kristina Campbell
250 896 6000

Cowichan Valley

Jane Kilthei
250 715 1007


Louise Amuir
250 247 8462


Bob Owen
260 324 3495

Seattle (women’s group)

Wendy Huntington
253 588 1687


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.

Solanna Anderson


Gisela Sartori

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