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Al Chambers

Al Chambers B. Comm, M.Ed, DipC has worked for 25 years in therapy and psychology, has taught at universities and colleges, and leads programs throughout Asia and Canada.  He is also a trained trauma counsellor, and leads Come Alive at The Haven. Resources : Book – Being: A Manual for Life

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Amil Reddy

Amil Reddy (they/them) comes from a social innovation and community impact background. They worked with communities with the goal of bringing people together to create positive and meaningful change with long term impact. All of the work Amil has done has been rooted by their intersectional experience as a trans person of colour and parent/teller of dad jokes. They love travel, a good Americano, and heading to the forest with their kiddo and pup Peanut.

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Angela Walkley

For many years, Angela used NonViolent Communication as a professional facilitator and plalner working through tough dialogue, decisions and conflict situations. She found NVC powerful in decoding and transforming the judgments, blame and demands spoken during complex and difficult situations. Years later, she found herself relying on the practices of NVC to get through turmoil in her relationship and family life. As she fully stepped into it, she discovered the deep strength in how NVC could support her and others: that it could change relationships; could transform conflict and pain, lead to mutually beneficial decisions and could lead people into…

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Annika Raithby

Annika has been assisting and facilitating group workshops for over a decade. She has a Diploma in Child and Youth Care and is in the process of completing a Diploma in Counselling through The Haven. She has many talents, including hair and makeup, and has worked in salons, adventured on film sets and beautified many brides. Annika’s  aim is to create spaces and communities where people can be vulnerable and connected in a meaningful way. Her vision is to support people to get to know themselves and make the changes they want to see in their own lives, their communities and…

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Bettina Rothe

Bettina Rothe is passionate about igniting one’s connection to the intelligence of the body. She is an embodied leadership coach, 5Rhythms® movement facilitator, trained psychologist and pioneer in the field of somatic intelligence. Bettina supports clients in the development of an authentic leadership presence that is powerful, compassionate and self-aware. She offers customized programs to a wide range of clients, from individuals to corporate organizations, to support them in developing new skills for the challenges they face in life and at work. Satisfied clients include Hootsuite, Tedx and Sony. Bettina is the cofounder of SKYPILOTS, a transformational leadership training company that…

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Betty Gene McCallum

Betty Gene McCallum DipC brings creativity and a sense of humour to her passion for working with people. She leads a Staying Alive group in East Vancouver, assists programs in China and has worked with First Nations groups in Northern Canada. She has been involved with The Haven for over 20 years.

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Bev Hope

Bev is of the Swampy Cree people from Grand Rapids, MB, on her mother’s side, and is of Scottish/English descent on her father’s side. As someone of mixed lineage, she offers herself as a bridge of understanding between both worlds. With 30 years of cumulative experience as a child and youth care work, and a social worker, Bev has been successful in all facets of service delivery. Her career has taken her from grass roots frontline work to leadership roles within different community, government, no-for-profit, provincial, and territorial organizations. Complimenting her abilities in contemporary educational settings, Bev is also very experienced…

Blair Stanley

Jennifer Roger BAppSc(PT), MD, CCFP and Blair Stanley BSc, MD, FCFP are rural family physicians and clinical faculty with the University of British Columbia. They bring a passionate interest in promoting personal development as they see it as fundamental to an individual’s “wellness”. As seasoned facilitators, they draw from a wealth of learnings and experience. Personally, Jen and Blair have each been through separation and divorce and lived as single people in their 40’s before coming together as life partners. Presenting workshops together on Life After Separation and Relationships Skills for Singles, they offer compassion, support and opportunity for growth…

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Brad Cassidy

Brad Cassidy has been a life-long seeker, and that seeking was brought vividly conscious after a personal crisis in 1993. Since then he has trained extensively at The Haven, with Hakomi Method founder Ron Kurtz and with Anodea Judith of Sacred Centres; he is a certified Sacred Centres practitioner. He has a passion for the raising of consciousness and the awakening of hearts. He lives in Burnaby, BC, and works in the fields of personal and community development. He is presently writing his first book, focused on the evolution and trajectory of Western consciousness. Website: Heart Wisdom

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Captain Snowdon

Dr. Liam ‘captain’ Snowdon is a Sexologist, Counsellor and Somatic Sex Educator/Bodyworker in practice in Victoria, BC and Portland Oregon. He specializes in working with folks around gender, sex and sexuality. He facilitates workshops in schools, parents groups, universities, community organizations, on many topics including embodying our desires, supporting gender variant youth in schools, personal sexual enrichment, sexual anatomy for pleasure and alternative relationships. Captain runs SPARC the Sex Positive Art and Resource Center in Victoria, and is on the faculty for The Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality and The Institute for Sexuality Education and Enlightenment. He…

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Carole Ames

Carole Ames BES (Honours), DipC supports people, couples and groups in meaningful reflection, creative exploration, and effective integration. Her communication skills, humour and insight have been key in her  career.  Associated with The Haven since 1990, she leads programs including Come Alive, Living Alive 1 and Getting Unstuck with Humour in both Canada and China. Website: Creative Pursuits

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Carolyn Tees

Carolyn is honored to live, work and play on the traditional territory of the Lekwungen/Songhees people with her husband and son. Carolyn is the Director of Business Development for the Prevention & Safety team of the Canadian Red Cross. She has been with the Red Cross over 25 years and supports marketing and communications with a growing distribution network of over 5000 Training Partners. Carolyn also oversees our corporate training with over 90 companies across Canada. Carolyn holds a Master of Business Administration from the Sauder School of Business.

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Catherine Fallis

Catherine Fallis RCC, DipC, PhD has more than 25 years’ experience using movement and the expressive arts in her work with individuals and groups, both in her private practice and in the public school system in the Vancouver area. She studied Dance/Movement Therapy at the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado.  She leads Moving into Connection at The Haven. Website: Catherine Fallis: Body Oriented & Expressive Arts Therapist

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Cathy McNally

Cathy McNally BSc, DipC is passionate about people and possibility. Growing up in a mix of cultures, with a background in business and teams, Cathy is curious about the gift of differences, and is committed to connection and understanding. A particular joy is coaching relationships of all kinds. Following a major life change, she is exploring aliveness, loss and meaning through the adventure of movement, voice, creativity, nature, eros and community. Her trademark kindness, caring and fun make her a sought-after group leader. Associated with The Haven since 1989, Cathy believes that “living well, together” is necessary, urgent, and possible.

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Cathy Wilder

Cathy Wilder, Haven Core Faculty, MEd, RCC, Dip-C, is a creative and compassionate group leader, counsellor and coach, who leads Come Alive, and Deep Listening: Core Skills for Coaching, and other workshops in both Canada and China. 
She is a skilled clinical counsellor with a specialty in addictions, alongside a deep understanding of mental health concerns, working with Fraser Health MHSU for twenty years.

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Cayley Benjamin

A mom herself, Cayley is an experienced coach and facilitator who supports parents to bring more consciousness and fulfillment into their lives. She has over 14 years personal and leadership development, facilitation and coaching experience. She was the Mindful Performance Manager at Lululemon where she designed and delivered personal development workshops and retreats to employees globally and was faculty on their Yoga Leadership Teacher Training program. Her work is informed by her extensive study and practice of yoga and meditation, mentoring with Dr. Aurelie Athan, Ph.D, Faculty at Columbia University and the world’s leading researcher on matrescence, and study of…

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Cheryl McLean

Cheryl L. McLean M.A. is a leading international publisher, researcher and practitioner in the field of the creative arts in research and practice.  She is an educator, publisher, editor, arts based researcher and therapist/ ethnodramatist and has edited three leading texts in creative arts in practice: Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice Inquiries for Hope and Change, Creative Arts for Community and Cultural Change and Creative Arts in Humane Medicine, published by Brush Education, Edmonton.

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Christian Lapointe

Christian is a professional coach helping people, teams and organizations to learn to ask themselves more relevant questions. He has the goal of bringing more congruence into this world. He’s been a student of Maria Gomori and her way of teaching Satir since 2016 and is co-facilitating workshops and therapy groups for the past two years in Paris using the tools created by Virginia Satir. Christian also likes to brew beer and bake bread, because sometimes, the simple things are what life is all about.

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Christina Smith

Christina Smith Dip. C has cultivated her deep intuition and compassion in Haven programs since 2004.  She draws on these qualities in her personal life and while mentoring, coaching and being in service to others.  A student of Maria Gomori in the Teaching of Virginia Satir since 2010, Christina believes we are all equipped to take self-responsible risks and make our own choices using our many life resources. She considers herself privileged to witness and support participants on their journey to enhance their lives and deepen their relationships. She has also had a successful career in the financial sector, has acted as an advocate for Elders in their aging and dying processes, and is a joyful grandmother.

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CrisMarie Campbell

CrisMarie Campbell BS, MBA, DipC, Master Certified Martha Beck Coach, Mind-Body Coach, leads Come Alive and Couples Alive with Susan Clarke. Susan and CrisMarie co-founded Thrive! Inc.  CrisMarie is a mind-body, relationship and business coach. Whether you’re struggling with chronic pain or weight issues, yearning to revitalize your relationship, or wanting to kickstart your career or business, CrisMarie’s your coach. As an Olympic rower, she knows what it takes to create great results, and how to do it without giving yourself away! CrisMarie also enjoys tapping her own intuition and creativity as an artist, dancer and actor. View the Conflict: Use It, Don’t Defuse It, a…

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David Hatfield

David Hatfield M.A., M.Ed. is a consultant and process facilitator specializing in masculinity, conflict facilitation and improvisational singing.  He is fascinated by change and transformation processes and is honoured to support people in making shifts in their sense of self and relationships.  In light of the troubles of our world, he also feels a sense of urgency about the befriending of change itself.  He loves playing music, sports and zipping around on his bike.  He acknowledges that he lives and works on unceded, traditional territory of Coast Salish people in Vancouver. Website: http://www.davidhatfield.ca

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David Raithby

David Raithby, DipC MEd RSW, seeks to encourage transformational presence in all aspects of one’s personal and professional life. He has worked locally and internationally with individuals, groups and businesses for over 45 years, and is a senior faculty member of The Haven on Gabriola Island.  David has led Haven’s flagship ‘Come Alive’ program for 25 years, as well as many workshops of his own design. He also co-leads Couples Alive, and has co-authored the book ‘Living With Passion’, with Sandey McCartney, his life and work partner of 36 years.

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Denise Goldbeck

Denise MA, PhD, DipC, RCC is a developmental psychologist specializing in social and moral development in children. She has been working with children, teens and families for over 35 years. She is the founder of Kids in the Spotlight and the Youth Leadership Program and leads Personal Parenting. Denise’s purpose in life is to smooth the way for young people as they discover their identities and build their lives. She helps parents increase harmony in their homes and raise children who are prepared to thrive in our challenging world. Website: Kids in the Spotlight

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Derek LaCroix

Derek LaCroix QC, DipC practiced law for many years and has been an entrepreneur and a corporate executive. He is the Executive Director of the Lawyers Assistance Program of BC. Since 1987, Derek has made personal development, spiritual growth, and working with others his life focus.

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Dr Fred Voon

Dr Voon has been an MD for 20 years, with 15 years experience in the Emergency Department. He’s the author of “Your Inside Guide to the Emergency Department—And How to Prevent Having to Go!” a non-fiction for the public aiming to increase health literacy. He’s a Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC Faculty of Medicine, Co-President of the South Island Medical Staff Association (MSA), Peer Supporter and member of the MSA Physician Health and Wellness Committee, and President of Victoria Emergency Physicians’ Management. Contact: DrVoon.ca

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Dr Muna Osman

Muna is a research methodologist specializing in equity, inclusion, anti-racist approaches and broadly social and cross-cultural psychology. She has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Ottawa and has published in psychological journals on ethnocultural diversity, mental health, and youth civic engagement. With extensive  experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods, she is passionate about the value of research in improving the lives of immigrants and racialized communities across Canada. She is passionate to use her skills and training to answer timely questions about equity for diverse peoples.

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Elfi Dillon-Shaw

Elfi Dillon-Shaw DipC is a massage practitioner, bodyworker and educator with 20 years’ experience fostering experiences of pleasure and well-being. She teaches programs on sexuality, body practices and stress management, including Sexual Intelligence, Stirring the Cauldron, and Eros and Intimacy (with her husband Gary Dillon). She has worked at The Haven since 1983. Website: Heart Core Touch

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Emmanuel Gaillot

Emmanuel has worked in various roles — such as trainer, facilitator, systems jiggler, theatre translator, and software programmer. For the past fifteen years, he has been helping the people he works with to feel better about themselves, more confident in their choices and proud of what they accomplish. With Maria Gomori as his teacher, Emmanuel has trained extensively in the approach developed by Virginia Satir, deeply understanding, utilizing and sharing these teachings. He mostly lives in Paris, France.

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Eric Bibb

Eric Bibb was born into a musical family and has been singing, song-writing, and performing since a young age. Surrounded by greats like Pete Seeger, Odetta, Paul Robeson, and his father Leon Bibb, Eric learned music and life at the feet of people who were masters of both. At The Haven, Eric leads Spirit in the Song, an exploration of music and creativity. Website: Eric Bibb

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Frank Hope

Frank is a South Slavey Dene and a Residential School Survivor from Liidlii Kue’ (Fort Simpson). Frank understands and lives his traditions, speaks his language, and is a self-aware confident person who knows the strength of his abilities. He has a sound awareness of his culture, including the cultural diversity of the northern territories: the NT and Yukon. In addition to his living knowledge of the appropriate protocols of First Nation, Metis & Inuit traditions and values, Frank has a detailed understanding of the history and impacts of residential schools to compliment his working knowledge of the best healing practices across Canada. Frank has 15 years of experience in social justice…

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Gary Dillon

Gary Dillon MA has studied psychology, theology, and movement therapy, with an emphasis on Esalen massage and Hawaiian shamanic bodywork. He has wide experience in Taoist and Western esoteric transformations of Eros and offers a renewed and modern vision of sexuality and spirituality moving together. He co-leads Eros and Intimacy, Sex and Spirit for Couples with his wife Elfi Dillon-Shaw, and teaches internationally. Website: Heart Core Touch

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Geoffrey Carr

Geoffrey Carr PhD, R.Psych, CPT-S completed his training in clinical psychology and neuroscience at McGill University in 1985. He has been a professor of psychology both at UBC and SFU, receiving high ratings from students and supervising clinical psychology students. He has been a Registered Psychologist in BC for 25 years, has been recognized as an expert in the assessment and treatment of children and adults at all levels of court in British Columbia, and has both published research and taught on psychological assessment. He is also a Certified Play Therapist. Website: Dr Geoffrey Carr

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Gillian Enright

Gillian Enright RMT, BA, DipC, Cert Gerontology is an accomplished teacher in holistic health body dynamics. She has most recently been practicing and teaching as a Somatic body worker and counsellor as well as a registered massage therapist. She has over 20 years years of post-traumatic counseling experience with youth, families and communities.  Her educational path and life experience has led to her passion in evoking the conscious awakening of the body’s full expression of a divine life. She has been associated with The Haven for 20 years and leads Come Alive and Living Alive II.  Gillian leads her programs with a…

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Graemme Brown

Graemme Brown, Dip.C, SEP, has been associated with The Haven since 1985. He is dedicated to compassionate and gentle inquiry, focused on his experience with the philosophy of Virginia Satir, Jungian shadow work and Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing system. Graemme considers his Haven faculty colleagues as another source of creative inspiration with their great diversity of styles and expertise. As a member of The Haven’s core faculty, Graemme co-leads Come Alive, Living Alive Phase I, Journey to Self, Family Reconstruction and a number of other programs on Gabriola, in China and with First-Nation communities in Northern Canada. Graemme is also an award-winning recording engineer, running his…

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Greg Gurel

Greg Gurel MPCC-S RPC ACC is a long time Havenite that has been involved with the Anger, Boundaries and Safety program since 1994 and became the leader in 2007. Currently living in Vancouver where he has a private counselling practice, Greg has also developed curriculum and taught counselling and coaching certification courses at a Vancouver based college with mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual components delivered experientially. Although Greg’s practice is diverse, for the last years he has been focusing more on conflict and boundaries in relationship, supervising/mentoring new counsellors, and providing continuing education courses. Website: The Right Time To Talk

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Ian Curtin

Ian Curtin BComm, DipC, specializes in facilitating dialogues within and between organizations, supporting relational leadership and teamwork, and promoting the art of living change. He believes communication habits form the building blocks of family relationships, work teams, and entire organizations. He has been associated with The Haven for 28 years, leading Come Alive and Couples in Conflict. He is a founding member of The Inner Activist.

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Jane Geesman

Jane Geesman MFA has well over 30 years’ experience as an actor (onstage and television), director and teacher, and has trained and led programs at The Haven since 1993. In 2001 she and Sarah Lucht developed Act Natural, a vehicle for exploring self-expression and creativity in the context of the performing arts. Jane has a reputation for creating a safe and lively environment for people interested in developing their presence, confidence, and creative impulses, both professionally and personally. Website: Act Natural

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Jane Kilthei

Jane Kilthei RM (Hon), DipC brings an open heart and a desire to create a more compassionate world to the programs she leads and assists. She co-leads “Communication Basics: connecting when it matters”, “Communication Intensive: from Fundamentals to Mastery”, and assists at Come Alive, Couples Alive and other Haven core programs. Jane believes that deep listening and the courage to come forward and speak from our values are essential to creating the relationships and world we want. After 30+ years working as a midwife and change-maker, she now focuses on facilitating community dialogue and her resilience-focused coaching practice on Vancouver Island.

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Jane Olynyk

Jane Olynyk BA, DiplomaTCM, DipC is a seasoned counsellor, licensed acupuncturist, and group facilitator and is The Haven’s Director of Intern Training. Blending Eastern and Western medicine and psychology, she offers a truly holistic view of working with body, mind and spirit. She leads Come Alive, New Horizons: Phase III, Five Elements Practicum, and Dynamic Empathy.

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Jay Wade

Jay Wade is a Victoria-based facilitator who leads transformative programs with youth and adults exploring masculinity, sexuality, gender, sustainable living, and nature connection. He is a Youth & Family Counsellor, Certified Sexual Health Educator, and an Intern at The Haven. Jay co-leads A Gathering of Men at The Haven and actively contributes to the design and delivery of the Haven’s Sexual Intelligence program.  

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Jean McLendon

Jean McLendon, MSW, LCSW, LMFT, Director Advanced Studies, Satir Institute, UNC School of Social Work, Chapel Hill, NC. is a past president of the Virginia Satir Global Network and a recipient of its Living Treasure Award. Jean has over 50 years in the field of human relations. Mentored for nearly 20 years by the late Virginia Satir. Of Jean’s work, Satir once wrote: “Jean has that rare capacity to be able to sit in the airport control tower and, at the same time, be aware of all the planes in her vision and be able to help them find out…

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Jennifer Fraser

Dr. Jennifer Fraser has a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto. She is an award-winning educator, researcher and author. Featured in the Huffington Post, Edutopia, National Alliance for Youth Sports, Toronto Star, Changing the Game Project, National Workplace Bullying Coalition along with many other media outlets and foundations, Jennifer seeks to shift the bullying and abuse construct into a new paradigm based on empathy and compassion. Since the publication of her third book, Teaching Bullies, Jennifer has been writing articles, giving interviews, and presentations across North America on the subject of bullying and abuse’s impact on brains.…

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Jennifer Hilton

Jennifer Hilton CEC, DipC, Owner, Take The Next Step Coaching, is an empathetic relationship focused coaching practitioner and facilitator. Her passion is building healthy relationships and enabling people from all walks of life to reach their maximum well-being and potential. Her professional background includes developing leadership programs and transforming organizational culture. Jennifer has a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching from Royal Roads University and a Diploma in Counselling and Group Facilitation from The Haven. Jennifer is a Haven Coach and Speaker and also co-leads Transforming Anxiety and Stress and Communication Intensive: From Fundamentals to Mastery (formerly Dynamic Dialogue).

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Jennifer Roger and Blair Stanley

Jennifer Roger BAppSc(PT), MD, CCFP and Blair Stanley BSc, MD, FCFP are rural family physicians and clinical faculty with the University of British Columbia. They bring a passionate interest in promoting personal development to their work, as they see it as fundamental to an individual’s wellness. As seasoned facilitators, they draw from a wealth of learnings and experience. Personally, Jen and Blair have each been through separation and divorce and lived as single people in their 40s before coming together as life partners. Together they lead Life after Separation and Relationships Skills for Singles, offering compassion, support and opportunity for growth through…

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Jo-Ann Kevala

Jo-Ann Kevala Dip HGF, BA is a results-oriented senior executive with over 25 years of progressive leadership experience in the high-tech and emerging technologies businesses. The Haven has been a catalyst in her journey to finding self-compassion, balance and a way to live a more congruent life. This has extended to include integration and application of many Haven concepts and models to her relationships, executive coaching, training and business leadership. Jo-Ann leads Come Alive, Living Alive Phase I and leads Self-Compassion and Shift! Exploring our Shadows, Ghosts and Hidden Treasures with Graemme Brown.

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Jock McKeen

Jock McKeen MD, LicAc(UK), DLitt, co-founder of The Haven and Faculty Emeritus, is an accomplished presenter and author. Starting out as an emergency physician, he studied acupuncture at the College of Chinese Acupuncture, Oxford, England. After establishing a complementary medical practice in association with Bennet Wong, they collaborated in the development of The Haven. Together they created Come Alive, the Living Alive Phase programs, and a number of other central Haven programs. You can read more about Jock at the Wikipedia entry devoted to him and the work he’s done.

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Joel B. Tan

Joel B. Tan is a poet, cultural activist and currently the Director of Social Impact for 1Heart HUB in Hawaiʻi Island. He is the author of three collections of poetry with essays, stories, performances, and visual works published and produced by diverse academic and commercial venues. Joelʻs 30+ years promoting Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) in Public Health, the Arts, Education, and Holistic Centers includes co-founding LAʻs Asian Pacific AIDS Intervention Team Health Centers. He is currently enrolled in a Masterʻs Program in Marriage and Family Therapy and lives in Kapaʻau with his husband, three cats, and numerous ancestors.

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Kathrin Stauffer

Kathrin Stauffer PhD, UKCP Registered Body Psychotherapist, is the author of two books: ‘Emotional Neglect and the Adult in Therapy: Lifelong Consequences to a Lack of Early Attunement’ (W.W. Norton 2020); and ‘Anatomy & Physiology for Psychotherapists: Connecting Body & Soul’ (W.W. Norton 2010). She was born and educated in Switzerland. Originally a research biochemist, she retrained at the Chiron Centre for Body Psychotherapy. She lives in Cambridge, UK, and works in private practice as a body and humanistic psychotherapist, EMDR practitioner, trainer and supervisor. www.stauffer.co.uk

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Kelly Price

Kelly Price is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), Certified Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga Facilitator (TCTSY-F), Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) and Continuing Education Provider (YA-CEP). As a trauma-informed yoga therapist and educator her approach integrates advanced training in the therapeutic, technical and spiritual applications of yoga with an in-depth knowledge of trauma theory, attachment theory, internal family systems theory and somatic & transpersonal psychology. Kelly has over two decades of experience working in child and youth care, street outreach, residential treatment and in private yoga therapy practice. She currently specializes in offering individual yoga therapy sessions, therapeutic classes and workshops…

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Kristina Campbell

Kristina Campbell, DipHCS, RTC, is a multimedia artist who cares deeply about life and intimate connection. She delights in using creative processes to share her playful passion for living life fully. Website: https://www.facebook.com/kristinacampbellart

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Leah Hokanson

Leah Hokanson is a a life-long adventurer of sound and listening—as a classical pianist, vocalist, choral director, improviser, singer/songwriter; and now as a facilitator of programs exploring vocal sounding and listening as vibrational portals to healing and Wholeness. She lives on Gabriola Island, BC, surrounded by natural beauty, with gratitude for our community, and the Coast Salish people—specifically the Snuneymuxw First Nation. Over the years she has had the pleasure and privilege of working with several pioneers of vocal improvisation and vocal sound healing, including Chloé Goodchild, David Hatfield, Jill Purce, Rhiannon, and Karina Schelde. Her work is also informed…

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Leslie Whyte

Leslie Whyte DipC, Certified Calling in “The One” Conscious Uncoupling and Feminine Power Coach is a passionate and creative counsellor, group facilitator and relationship coach. She brings a wealth of knowledge, a strong desire to be personal and a depth of caring for the people she works with.  Her capacity to integrate what she is learning and teaching, brings a new dimension of wholeness to those she is working with inspiring them to transform their lives. Leslie has an enthusiasm for working with couples and individuals who wish to discover what is possible in their lives as they breathe new…

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Linda Nicholls

Linda Nicholls DipC is an elder, serving as a guide in transformational circle work for more than thirty-five years in North America and internationally.  She is Senior Faculty with The Haven Institute on Gabriola Island, BC, Canada. Linda has worked intimately with people of all ages and cultures on five continents within programs that focus on body, breath and energy training; conscious breathwork; shadow exploration; communication skills; sexuality; grieving; defining boundaries; conscious alternatives to depression; reviewing and renewing relationships; guiding teens and youth into their adulthood, and more. Website: Linda Nicholls

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Lizanne Foster

Lizanne Foster, a teacher who works with teens from diverse backgrounds in Surrey, BC, became a teacher by accident in South Africa during the Apartheid era. She describes teaching teens as an experience of constantly learning from their courage, creativity and genius. She integrates the Haven’s Communication Model into her teaching practice, introducing it within the first weeks of each semester. Lizanne is often surprised by how quickly students adapt the model for their own needs as they learn to resolve conflicts with clarity, honesty and kindness.  Lizanne has a Certificate in Haven Counselling Skills and is a welcome addition to teaching…

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Louise Amuir

Louise Amuir, Diploma of Haven Counselling and Diploma of Haven Group Leadership, is interested in creativity and expressive arts as a means to connect with self and others. Louise is committed to diversity, inclusion, equity, reconciliation, and building collaborative processes. Louise’s varied life experiences in theatre, writing, art, dance, music, working with street youth, youth in receiving and treatment homes, parenting, relationships, and meditation bring humour, mindfulness, curiosity, and play to her work with people. As Haven faculty, Louise leads/co-leads: Befriending your Inner Critic; Inner Wisdom for Women; Awareness through Creative Expression; and Haven New Year visioning programs and assists…

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Lynette Jackson

Lynette is an adult educator, spiritual spelunker, and program ‘midwife,’ with over forty years’ experience helping to breathe life into budding opportunities. Gabriola has provided a sweet home base for her family for the past two decades. Lynette’s early years focused on scholarship, music, and immersion in both conventional and less orthodox expressions of spirituality: initiation into a mystical tradition at age 12, confirmation in the United Church at age 14, and receipt of the Governor General’s Medal for academic achievement at age 17. She studied classical piano and music theory with the Royal Conservatory of Toronto for a dozen of those…

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Mackenzie Dickson

Mackenzie is a facilitator, educator, and professional futurist that loves engaging with groups in exploring both personal and global issues. After completing his MSc in Strategic Foresight, Mackenzie took his relentless curiosity to the United Nation’s Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization to further his learning about futures literacy and global systems. With UNESCO, he had the opportunity to facilitate workshops internationally for policymakers and government advisers. Mackenzie was also one of the facilitators at the 9th UNESCO Youth Forum, where 500 talented youth from 159 countries came together to explore new options for the future. He was then proud to…

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Maria Gomori

Maria Gomori MSW, RMFT, Dip.C, Retired AAMFT Supervisor, is the world’s foremost practitioner and teacher of Satir processes. She is a retired Supervisor with the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, and a retired Associate Professor of the University of Manitoba. She studied and worked with Virginia Satir for over 20 years and has been an advanced trainer in the Satir Global Network since 1981. She has taught at The Haven since its foundation in 1983, leading Journey to Self and Family Reconstruction and more recently coaching Advanced Satir online. The Haven has published a number of her books,…

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Mitch Miyagawa

Mitch became a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication in 2014. Since then, he has worked with hundreds of people, in workshops, intensives, summer camps, workplaces, and year-long programs. He was on the leadership team for the 2017 New York Intensive in NVC, and is also an award-winning writer and documentary filmmaker. He received the 2013 Writers Guild of Canada’s Screenwriting Award for his documentary A Sorry State, about the meaning of government apologies. Website: http://farthestshore.org/

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Nigel Mojica

Filipino-Canadian facilitator, host, voice narrator, and counselling psychology masters student born and raised on Coast Salish lands. My recent work has mostly been in mental health support, media and communications, social innovation, and the arts and culture. I am currently a psychotherapist in training at Adler University, co-host of the SFU RADIUS Fellowship program, and facilitator with Manology Vancouver.  Creatively, I am a hip hop vocalist, radio host, writer, event MC, and arts-based facilitator who works from a place of loving language, nurturing interpersonal connection, and inviting new (un)learning opportunities. Favourite pastimes include music, friendship, and being in or near…

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Pandit Tejomaya

Pandit Tejomaya was called to a spiritual life from early on. He holds a bachelors of arts in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota and a masters of science in Health from the University of Wisconsin. Following in the tradition of his upbringing, Tejomaya entered a Christian monastery as a Dominican Monk, but the hand of the Guru was already at play in his life. Following the monastic life, Tejomaya had a 20 year career in occupational health research. But a stage III cancer diagnosis in 1995 re-awakened his call to spiritual living and thus led him to the eastern…

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Sandey McCartney

Sandey McCartney MA, DipC, is a compassionate and skilled facilitator, educator and therapeutic counselor with over 40 years’ experience. Associated with The Haven since its foundation, she co-leads several programs, locally and internationally, with her life-partner of 36 years, David Raithby. Together they have co-authored the book ‘Living With Passion’ and have led numerous personal and professional development programs, including Transforming Anxiety and Stress and the Couples Alive series.

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Sarah Lucht

Sarah Lucht is a professional actor, educator and coach. A member of Actors’ Equity and the Screen Actors Guild, she has 35 years’ experience in theatre, film and television. She has been training and leading programs at The Haven since 1995. With Jane Geesman she leads Act Natural, a program which combines actors’ training techniques with Haven concepts and models. Sarah and Jane have created a vehicle for exploring self-expression and creativity in the context of theatre arts. Sarah uses her expertise, warmth and humour to invite people to explore and express their intuition, presence and engagement with others. Website:…

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Sheila Marentette

Sheila Marentette: I acknowledge that I am blessed to live work and play as an uninvited guest on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Okanagan and Syilx people. So thankful for those who walked on these lands before and care for the lands today. I was born and raised on the lands of the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation. I am of mixed ancestry – my mother is Scandanavian descent and my father is French and Archigantegou from Quebec. I am a very proud mom of 4 adult children, a partner to my soulmate, a sister, aunt and friend. My…

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Solanna Anderson

Solanna Anderson BA, MA is a Vancouver- and Edmonton-based Somatic Sex Educator who works with groups and individuals to support their erotic learning, sensual pleasure and intimacy skills. She is certified in Counseling skills (Haven) and Somatic Sex Education and her research on sexual health has been published in international peer-reviewed journals. Solanna also leads programs on anxiety and stress at the Haven.

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Sue Muirhead

Sue Muirhead, Dip C, MEd, RCC is a lover of deep connection, the wild, windy world, and passionate, soulful creating of all kinds. In her practice as a counsellor she shares with individuals, couples, families and groups. She has been coming to The Haven since 1993, and works now as an assistant in a variety of courses. She is committed to sinking into the profound and meaningful aspects of our human existence – living fully and facing dying with awareness and curiosity.

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Susa Holt

Susa Holt, ND, MA, LMHC, SEP, Dip C, is a Psychotherapist who works with individuals, couples, groups and organizations, seeking meaningful responses to change while deepening capacity for relationships. Her career spans Naturopathic Medicine, Allopathic Medicine, Organizational Design and Counseling Psychology, including Somatic Experiencing trauma work. She first arrived at the Haven in 1985 and became a program leader in 1995. She currently leads Come Alive Programs and has led our Phase One program, Couples 911 and Self Compassion Workshops.

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Susan Clarke

Susan Clarke DipC is co-founder of Thrive! Inc. with CrisMarie Campbell. Together they work with organizations and teams to develop trust, effective communication and strategic alignment. Susan’s journey through a life-threatening illness has given her a depth of experience and a commitment to living life full out. Associated with The Haven since 1984, she has led Come Alive for over 20 years, as well as Living Alive Phase I and most recently the Couples Alive Series. View the Conflict: Use It, Don’t Defuse It, a video of Susan Clarke and CrisMarie Campbell presenting at TEDx Whitefish in 2015. Website: Thrive! Coaching and Consulting

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Toby Macklin

Toby Macklin MA, RCC, DipHCS leads Come Alive, Living Alive Phase I, New Horizons: Phase III and  the online Come Alive Integration program. He has a private online practice (goodcounselling.ca) working especially with men around trauma, change and growth. He is also a counsellor with the Vancouver Island Counselling Centre for Immigrants and Refugees. He has collaborated on several books with Maria Gomori and Haven founders Ben Wong and Jock McKeen.

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Tony Ollivier

Tony has held global product, sales & marketing positions in the high tech industry including Xerox, Apple, Microsoft and IBM and has a background in project management. He’s also a published author through Pandamoon Publishing. Tony first came to the Haven in 1988, attended many programs and watched his two children grow up while they attended Kids in the Spotlight and became leaders in the program.

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Vicky Frederiksen

Vicky Frederiksen, Haven Assistant Faculty, Dip-C, Dip-HGF, is adaptive and creative when working with people in recovery, and has facilitated programs for women and families at Sagewood Recovery in Maple Ridge, and has coached and supported clients in treatment on Bowen Island. Vicky has been on the assistant faculty and leading programs at the Haven Institute for several years. She has also been training and assisting programs with Maria Gomori in the Satir model, for almost 10 years and has developed and facilitated her own programs in the Satir model for people and families. When she is not working: she…

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Wayne Dodge

Wayne Dodge MD, MPH, DipC has been associated with The Haven since 1981. He was the Clinical Director of an 18-practitioner Medical Clinic and administered the AIDS program for a large medical organization for 15 years. He has led Come Alive, Living Alive Phase I, and New Horizons: Phase III. With Gwen Ewan, he co-created Self-Compassion and a series of programs on Haven skills. He is a proud grandfather who is enjoying retirement and spending time in Seattle with his husband and partner of more than 30 years.

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Wen-Shwu Lee

Wen-Shwu Lee, Haven Core Faculty, CEC, Dip-C, MBA, BFA, BA, is a passionate, personal and professional corporate trainer and coach. She leads Come Alive and other programs in Canada, Taiwan and China. Over the years her work has been focusing on issues of addictive behaviours and co-dependent relationships.

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Wendy Huntington

Wendy Huntington MA, LMFT, DipC is a family therapist, group facilitator, and teacher. She specializes in addiction issues and works clinically with people in group settings and in private practice. She has been associated with The Haven since the early 1990’s.

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傑米森 Jamison Schulz-Franco

傑米森最近畢業於加拿大多倫多的瑞爾森大學。他在加拿大海文學院的經典課程『聚光燈下的孩子』和『青少年潛力甦醒』有超過十五年的參與以及實習經驗。從大學最後一年開始,傑米森希望分享他在情緒覺察上的體驗,他希望與朋友和同事之間開啟更開放並有益身心健康的對話。作為一個混血兒,傑米森堅定的倡導種族平等、公正和包容,他對人性化的連結充滿了熱情。 傑米森最近開始與加拿大維多利亞移民和難民中心工作,這是一個橫跨不列顛哥倫比亞省的反種族主義和反仇恨工作組織。 Jamison Schulz-Franco is a recent graduate of Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. He has over 15 years of experience as a participant and an intern in both Kids in the Spotlight and Teens Alive at the Haven. Through his final year of university and beyond, Jamison hopes to share his experience in emotional awareness programs to create a more open mental health dialogue for his friends and peers. As a mixed-race individual, Jamison is a strong advocate for racial equality, equity and inclusion, and has a passion for human connection. Jamison recently started work with the Victoria Immigration and…

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徐扬 Yang Xu, 翻譯 Translator

BA, MA, RCC 曾多年就职于加拿大维多利亚救济中心,从事流浪者及吸毒者的紧急心理救助及社会资源整合;曾就职于加拿大维多利亚家庭服务中心(Family Service of Greater Victoria),从事少年儿童及家长的心理治疗咨询,及组织带领团队的心理辅导治疗。加拿大彩虹堂(Rainbow Hall Society)非盈利组织咨询顾问,及同伴帮助项目培训导师。现作为独立心理咨询师进行线上及线下心理咨询,在同馨济慈健康咨询中心,华东师范大学,中智关爱通EAP等机构进行个人及家庭的心理咨询服务及团辅。玛瑞亚家庭治疗与家庭重塑学术委员会兼职助理。上海Halo后现代心理培训ICCP项目特聘翻译。 Yang Xu is a Canada BC Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with enthusiasm for working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. She received her B.A. in Psychology, and her M.A. in Counseling Psychology, both from University of Victoria. Yang Xu believes in a collaborative and integrative way of working with her clients, in hope of offering a safe and warm place to share feelings and explore solutions. Every individual has the possibility to change and grow, and her work is to find their own strengths and resources. She has been working…

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李文淑 Wen-Shwu Lee, 翻譯 Translator

BA, BFA, MBA, DipC, CEC 文淑是一位熱情, 專業, 平易近人的導師, 她擁有跨東西文化的豐富人生閱歷. 她的教學以人性為出發點, 在她熱情關懷和洞察人心的教學風格中, 文淑有效整合了她的企業背景與生活經驗, 巧妙地將教練領導, 心理諮商, 與創意啟發等不同的技巧融會應用於身心整合與全人啟發的人才培育工作中. 多年來她在加拿大, 中國大陸以及台灣教授個人成長以及領導力開發課程, 引導學員從桎梏的個人模式中, 轉化壓力為有效的資源, 蛻變出每一個人的獨特魅力與全方位的領袖風範. 文淑目前是加拿大著名的潛能開發學院 The Haven Institute 的董事以及核心導師, 同時她是樂泉諮詢顧問公司The Train Coaching & Counseling Corp. 的創辦人. Wenshwu is a passionate corporate trainer and coach; in her work, she is both personal and professional. She embraces life fully and keeps enriching herself in cross cultural environments. Her leading style is based on humanity, on which she effectively integrates business trainings with personal experiences. She applies ideas of coaching, counseling and creativity in the series of heart-brain integrated leadership development programs. She leads and assists personal growth workshops and leadership programs in China, Taiwan and Canada. In these programs Wenshwu witnesses many people breaking through fixated patterns, transforming suppression into useful resources, and living fully in their…

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李文淑 Wen-Shwu Lee 

李文淑:企業教練碩士認證, 心理諮商文憑, 企管碩士, 藝術學士, 文學士 文淑是一位熱情, 專業, 平易近人的導師, 她擁有跨東西文化的豐富人生閱歷. 她的教學以人性為出發點, 在她熱情關懷和洞察人心的教學風格中, 文淑有效整合了她的企業背景與生活經驗, 巧妙地將教練領導, 心理諮商, 與創意啟發等不同的技巧融會應用於身心整合與全人啟發的人才培育工作中. 多年來她在加拿大, 中國大陸以及台灣教授個人成長以及領導力開發課程, 引導學員從桎梏的個人模式中, 轉化壓力為有效的資源, 蛻變出每一個人的獨特魅力與全方位的領袖風範. 文淑目前是加拿大著名的潛能開發學院 The Haven Institute 的董事以及核心導師, 同時她是樂泉諮詢顧問公司The Train Coaching & Counseling Corp. 的創辦人.   Wen-Shwu Lee: CEC, Dip-C, MBA, BFA, BA, is an enthusiastic, professional, and approachable program leader. She has a rich life experience across Eastern and Western cultures. Her teaching is based on human nature. In her warm, caring, and insightful teaching style, Wen-Shwu has effectively integrated her corporate background and life experience, blending different skills such as coaching leadership, psychological counseling, and creative inspiration in the cultivation of physical and mental integration and holistic growth work. For many years, she has been leading and co-leading program in Canada, China, and Taiwan.…

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瑪莉亞‧葛茉利 Maria Gomori

MSW, RMFT, Dip.C 瑪莉亞‧葛茉利與維琴尼亞‧薩提爾一起學習和工作了20多年,自1981年以來一直是薩提爾全球網路Satir Network的主要導師。她在海文學院任教數十年,帶領《自我和家庭重建之旅》,最近她還線上指導《薩提爾進階課程》。海文出版了許多她的書,包括她的自傳《愛與自由》(繁體版)《自由的激情》(簡體版)。您可以在維基百科 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Gomori) 上閱讀更多關於瑪莉亞的生活和專業相關的信息。 Maria Gomori studied and worked with Virginia Satir for over 20 years and has been a main teacher in the Satir Network since 1981. She has taught at The Haven for decades, leading Journey to Self and more recently coaching Advanced Satir online. The Haven has published a number of her books, including her autobiography, Passion for Freedom.  You can read more about Maria’s life and career here. 『瑪莉亞的生命見證了存在主義所强調的原則:自由、真實、責任,和道德的行動者。 在平衡與勇氣中,她也接受了焦慮、孤獨和令人癱瘓的不確定性等不可避免的挑戰。 她頭腦中充满了關於人的想法、概念和新颖的觀点。』— 黃煥祥和麥基卓 “Maria’s life is a testimony to the principles addressed by existential philosophies: freedom, authenticity, responsibility, and moral agency. With balance and…

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艾爾菲 Elfi Dillon-Shaw

海文心理諮商文憑,資深身體工作者,在個人肢體開發與全人健康教育上有20年的教學經驗,艾爾菲主要帶領的課程有:生命力的覺察,身體的工作,壓力管理,性智商,女性能量的開發,愛神的力量與親密連結,艾爾菲在1983年即加入海文,是海文的最資深導師之一。 Elfi Dillon-Shaw DipC is a massage practitioner, bodyworker and educator with 20 years’ experience fostering experiences of pleasure and well-being. She teaches programs on sexuality, body practices and stress management, including Sexual Intelligence, Stirring the Cauldron, and Eros and Intimacy (with her husband Gary Dillon). She has worked at The Haven since 1983.

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葛萊恩 Graemme Brown

葛萊姆,心理諮商文憑,身體經驗創傷治療師,自1985年以來一直與The Haven合作。他致力於「慈悲與溫和詢問」的鑽研,多年來專注於維吉尼亞·薩提爾模式、榮格的影子工作和彼得萊文的肢體經驗系統的研究。葛萊姆視他的Haven教職同仁為創意靈感的泉源,他們的風格和專業知識多種多樣。作為The Haven核心導師的成員,葛萊姆在中國和加拿大共同領導了Come Alive、Living Alive Phase I、Journey to Self、Family Reconstruction 和許多其他的成長課程。葛萊姆還是一位屢獲殊榮的錄音工程師,經營他的Zen Mastering工作室超過25年。他對音樂的熱愛和創作過程的奧秘在很大程度上體現了他在個人成長工作上所採取的模式。他目前在加拿大卑詩省的加布里奧拉島生活和工作。 Graemme Brown, Dip.C, SEP, has been associated with The Haven since 1985. He is dedicated to compassionate and gentle inquiry, focused on his experience with the philosophy of Virginia Satir, Jungian shadow work and Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing system. Graemme considers his Haven faculty colleagues as another source of creative inspiration with their great diversity of styles and expertise. As a member of The Haven’s core faculty, Graemme co-leads Come Alive, Living Alive Phase I, Journey to Self, Family Reconstruction and a number of other programs on Gabriola, in China and with First-Nation communities…

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韋凱西Cathy Wilder

加拿大The Haven學院核心導師 凱西是一位經驗豐富的導師、咨詢師和顧問。更難得的是她將各種心理學的方式妥善結合並將之應用到個人轉化和領導力發展中,引導健康生活和有效溝通。凱西從1994年起在加拿大以及中國帶領「潛力甦醒」、「海文教練精髓」、「關係、界線、健康,在衝突中成長」等課程。在上癮行為這個領域她的專業工作經驗與探索已超過20年,她通過創造性的學習環境來幫助人們提高生活品質,開創幸福,並做出有意義有價值的選擇。 Cathy Wilder, Haven Core Faculty, MEd, RCC, Dip-C, is a creative and compassionate group leader, counsellor and coach, who leads Come Alive, and Deep Listening: Core Skills for Coaching, and other workshops in both Canada and China. She is a skilled clinical counsellor with a specialty in addictions, alongside a deep understanding of mental health concerns, working with Fraser Health MHSU for twenty years.

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馮錚 Sean Feng 

中國海文學院聯合創始人及世界全人成長中心聯合會理事  馮錚是中國最早在西方學習個人與職業發展團體輔導與帶領的學者型老師之一。他於上世紀90年代初獲得加拿大The Haven學院全額獎學金,遠赴加拿大The Haven學院學習團體動力學,成為該學院第一個獲得心理諮詢師文憑和團體帶領資格的中國人。之後,馮錚又畢業於加拿大社會綜合類大學第一名 – 加拿大西門佛雷澤大學社會學專業。 在世紀之交,馮老師回到中國,成為中國海文學院聯合創始人之一,自2008年至今,馮老師一直擔任加拿大The Haven學院國際心理諮詢專業班督導。 馮老師在心理學與哲學方面有很深造詣,同時,對人滿懷慈悲與同理之心。在他的課堂上,豐富的體驗活動與深入淺出的認知資訊相得益彰; 在回饋和個案中,馮老師擅長撥開雲霧見本質,同時又以感性為連接樞紐,令學習者經驗到更加整合的收穫。    Sean is one of the pioneer leaders who went to the West to study the personal and professional group counselling. In the 90’s he got full scholarship from The Haven and studied in Canada on Group Dynamics. He honorably, as the first Chinese on this category, achieved his Diploma in Counselling from The Haven. Sean graduated from Simon Fraser University in Canada and got his degree in highest mark on the Social Science study. In 2000 Sean came back to China and co-founded Haiwen China. Until 2008 Sean was the supervisor on the Haven International Dip-C program in China. He well integrates his life experiences in his programs, and presents his wisdom in a personal and understandable manners.  

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麥基卓 Jock McKeen 

MD, LicAc (UK), DLitt 海文學院的聯合創始人兼該學院的榮譽教授,基卓也是一位多才多藝的主持人和作家。他最初是一名急診醫生,後來在英國牛津的中國針灸學院學習針灸。與黃煥祥共同建立了互補的醫療方法之後,他們合作創立了海文學院。他們開發了海文的核心課程,撰寫了大量的書籍,並四處旅行到許多國家分享他們的理念與經驗。煥祥和基卓多年來經常在亞洲任教,將他們的海文經驗帶給說中文的朋友們。您可以在專門介紹基卓及其畢生工作的維基百科頁面上 (wikipedia.org/wiki/Jock_McKeen) 閱讀有關基卓更多的信息。 Jock McKeen, co-founder and Faculty Emeritus of The Haven, is an accomplished presenter and author. Starting out as an emergency physician, he studied acupuncture at the College of Chinese Acupuncture, Oxford, England. After establishing a complementary medical practice in association with Bennet Wong, they collaborated in the development of The Haven. They developed the Core Programs at Haven, wrote numerous books, and travelled extensively to share their approach in many countries. Ben and Jock frequently taught in Asia for many years, bringing their Haven teaching to Chinese speaking people. You can read more…