Living Alive Phase II


introduction to the living alive phases



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The 25-day Living Alive programs offer you a chance to investigate who you really are and how you live your life. In a supportive and respectful environment, you will be offered experiences designed to heighten your awareness of your physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual self. The understanding you gain in these programs will enable you to make more informed decisions about yourself, your life and your relationships, and to live your life more fully.


The Living Alive programs are for people who:

  • Want a deeper understanding of themselves
  • Want to enrich the sources of meaning in their lives
  • Feel stuck in old patterns of behaviour that are destructive or no longer useful
  • Are at a point of change
  • Want to engage more fully in their lives


People who take the Living Alive Phase programs have experienced transformation in their professional as well as personal lives. The programs provide take home tools to improve communication and relating, which can assist in conflict resolution, team building and leadership.


Living Alive Phases I and II are two parts of a whole and are normally taken in sequence. For participants who cannot take a full 25-day program at one time, the Phases can be taken in two parts, Part A and Part B. Part A must be taken before Part B. 


If you haven't seen it, check out this video with Ernie and Cathy McNally talking to Bob Owen and Ruth Emerson about Living Alive Phase II


Living Alive Phase II


Living Alive Phase II focuses on how we see ourselves, how other people see us, and the ways we establish and maintain our relationships. The program is designed to give you a deep experience of yourself as you interact with others, whether in close and intimate encounters or more casual ones.


During this program, you will have opportunities to:

  • Discuss relationship issues such as commitment, dependence and independence, jealousy, vulnerability and defensiveness, security and self-discovery.
  • Invite a person who is significant to you to enroll in a three-day section of the program.  Program participants without an invited partner will work with a fellow participant from the Phase group.  For a fuller description of this section of Phase II including the dates and cost see Relationships.
  • Examine your relationship to gender, sexuality, sensuality, intimacy, spirituality, and personal strength through presentations, discussion, movies, and fantasy exercises. You can also invite a person who is significant to you to join you for a seven-day section of the program. For more information, dates and cost of this section of Phase II see Sexuality and Identity. Program participants without an invited partner will work with a fellow participant from the Phase group.
  • See yourself as others see you and to try out ways of presenting yourself. Extensive use of video and group feedback provides a rich source of information.


Format: This program involves extensive work in the large group, including time for self reflection, and work with partners, plus regular evening small group sessions. A wide range of activities is offered in a safe and respectful environment where personal choice is always respected. Participants also have the opportunity for individual appointments with the program leaders.


Note: Phase II Part B begins at 3pm on the first day.



2014 Dates:


Gillian Enright, John Fleury LIT & Wenshwu Lee LIT
Full Program Jun 1-26 Register
Part A Jun 1-13 Register
Part B Jun 14-26 Register


Early Bird Tuition: $3,300.00 (Accommodation and meals extra.)


Tuition: $3,800.00 (Accommodation and meals extra.)


Tuition Part A or B: $2,540.00 (Accommodation and meals extra at a specially discounted rate.)


Early Bird Part A or B: $2300.00 (Accommodation and meals extra at a specially discounted rate.)


Note: Any participant who has already completed Living Alive Phase I, Living Alive Phase II or New Horizons Phase III can repeat the same program for the full 25 days, and receive an $800 discount. Contact the registrars for more information (1 800 222 9211 x 1).


Accommodation and Meals
The Haven offers a range of comfortable rooms and suites. All accommodation is designed to be shared by two or more people, though private rates are available. We make every effort to meet the needs of all our guests, but cannot guarantee specific rooms. Rates include three buffet-style meals per day.


There are three types of room: Basic, Forest view, and Ocean view.
Find out more about accommodations.


A specially discounted price for accommodation is available to participants taking the complete 25-day program.


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I'm sure this program will be useful in more ways than I can imagine.

April 2008


Not only would I recommend the program to a friend or partner ... I would not limit myself to just one round of Living Alive Phase II.


Your tuition may be tax deductible

The Haven is a certified educational institute and is registered with the BC Private Career Training Institutions Agency. All eligible participants will receive a T2202A in January. For more information contact the registrars:


Phone:     1 800 222 9211 ext 1

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