Faculty Member

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

Events with Carole Ames

Getting Unstuck: The Alchemy of Humour Waiting List
Open Dates

Humour, laughter and play.  These are some of the earliest forms of self-expression seen in children. They are strong indicators of the innate human ability to process, express and connect.  Adults have often forgotten, or never learned, the ease, effectiveness and pleasure of humour.  Additionally, humour is an amazing path to acknowledging and releasing the places in our lives where we get stuck. Alchemy /’al-ki-mi/   Power or process that changes or transforms something in a mysterious or impressive way. Getting Unstuck:  The Alchemy of Humour is for you if you are: Feeling stuck in patterns, behaviours, insights, or mood; Interested…

ONSITE: Come Alive
March 21 - 26, 2022

Come Alive is our most popular core program and the perfect place to begin or continue your journey in personal or professional growth and transformation. People from all walks of life, backgrounds, experiences, lifestyles, and locations join us and most experience something profound. We are grateful for the land and sea that sustain us.  We are deeply grateful to learn, live and play on 7 acres of forested land by the sea that is the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation, a community of Coast Salish Peoples.  Our peaceful yet vibrant centre on Gabriola Island offers…