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the spirit journal - a personal inner-active writing program
“One of the most effective psychological self-care programs ever devised”
Ellery Littleton’s 20 years of leading writing programs at The Haven have been distilled into THE SPIRIT JOURNAL. Part intensive journaling workshop, part story circle, the program presents a powerful approach to deepening personal exploration and self-awareness in your life.
IN THE SEEING COMES THE MOVING
Through the intensive journal-writing process, we learn to clearly see our life issues and patterns of behavior with dramatic clarity. As we see, and as we begin to stop the pernicious habit of negative self-judgment, we are free to move forward in our emotional and spiritual growth.
What am I meant to do in this life? What are my gifts? What are my shadows? What do I need to heal? What shall I do with my remaining heartbeats? What will be my spiritual testament? These are some of the key questions addressed in the course of the program.
An exploration of these aspects of self is essential in order to bring a deeper sense of meaning to your life. In The Spirit Journal, it is presented in a uniquely accessible, focused form.
“After spending a weekend recently in one of Ellery’s journaling programs, my sense of respect and appreciation for this wise Haven elder was firmly in place. In a very few days he offered a clearer window into my knowing of myself through pause, reflection and expression with pen to paper. He did this simply by presenting opportunity in an open spirit of possibility, without judgment or criticism. This is indeed the greatest gift of elder wisdom. And I believe this is the gift of Ellery Littleton.” Ernie McNally – 2013
Ellery Littleton’s most recent book – HUMMINGBIRD TATTOO – a collection of erotic haiku – was nominated for an American Haiku Foundation “Touchstone Distinguished Book Award” for 2011. It is available in the Haven gift shop.
To read more from Ellery on journal writing, click here.
Faculty: Ellery Littleton
Read a terrific interview of Ellery about the Spirit Journal by Ian Curtin on the Shen Blog.
Tuition: $440.00(Accommodation and meals extra.)
Early Bird Tuition: $400.00 if you register and pay in full at least two weeks in advance.
Accommodation and Meals
There are three types of room: Basic, Forest view, and Ocean view.
If you have any questions or would like further information about this program, please contact the registrars by email@example.com or call 1 800 222 9211 ext 1.
You created a real sense of safety, respect, delight even, for each person's creative voice. I loved the exercises and the variety of places they landed me up in myself, and I was amazed at the quantity and quality of the writing we produced as a group. You have created a wonderful space where people can explore their heartfelt truths.
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