The Haven has published many books over the years, and the bookstore in the Haven Store has many more books on subjects that may be important to you. Check out these books from the Haven, and contact the Haven Store to find out what other books and products are available through the Haven Store.




Bookshelf in The Haven StoreThe Haven Institute Press publishes books by Jock McKeen and Bennet Wong, including their latest work The Illuminated Heart, and by members of the Haven faculty. These are available from the Haven Store, along with a selection of other books and T-shirts, hoodies, cards, water bottles, journals and music. To order now please call our toll free number 1 800 222 9211 ext. 0 or send your request by email to


The Illuminated Heart, Being and Joining are now available as eBooks for iBooks, Kindle, Nook, and Sonyreader. Purchase as you usually do for your particular reader.


Buy all three of the Haven Bookabout Series and save 12%! $42.


Buy all six books by Ben Wong and Jock McKeen for a discounted price of $90.


The Collected Works of Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen



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Being: A Manual for Life

Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen $19.95 or $34.95 with Joining

This thoroughly revised edition of Haven founders Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen's Being: A Manual for Life offers perspectives and tools to help you transform your life and relationships.

Alongside Joining: The Relationship Garden, it outlines the essentials of Wong and McKeen's approach to life and learning, developed over more than four decades together.


by Jock McKeen and Bennet Wong.


The Haven Institute Press, 2013. 240 pages.



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Joining: The Relationship Garden


Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen $19.95 or $34.95 with Being
This thoroughly revised edition of Haven founders Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen's Joining: The Relationship Garden offers perspectives and tools to help you transform your life and relationships.

Drawing on their own personal and professional relationship of more than 40 years, and their long careers of working experientially with others, Wong and McKeen provide insightful guidance in the art of relationship.


by Jock McKeen and Bennet Wong.


TThe Haven Institute Press, 2013. 248 pages.



The Illuminated Heart by Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen


The Illuminated Heart

Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen. $26.95

Now available as an eBook – click here for details.

In their new book, available now from The Haven, Jock McKeen and Bennet Wong distill a lifetime's investigation of the theory and practice of Western psychology and classical Chinese philosophy and medicine. They trace the personalities and ideas from East and West that have influenced their own lives and their work with people in North America, Asia and around the globe. In so doing, they describe their vision of a world in which people can learn to appreciate diversity and experience the fullness of contact, understanding and empathy.


Read a sample of the book.


The Haven Institute Press, 2012. 448 pages.



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In and Out of Our Own Way

Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen. $16.00
This is a fascinating selection of the teaching stories of Ben Wong and Jock McKeen, taken from their own lives. The stories will amuse, inform, provoke, challenge and inspire you in your own relationships and personal and professional endeavours.


The Haven Institute Press, 158. 224 pages, 6" x 9".



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As It Is in Heaven

Selected poems of Jock McKeen, with a commentary and introduction by Ben Wong. $14.00
This is a fine selection of the passionate and revealing poems of Jock McKeen. Remembering a line from Les Misérables – "To love another person is to see the face of God" – Ben Wong describes Jock's poems as "revelations of my friend whose words seem to know the face of God."


The Haven Institute Press, 1996. 184 pages, 6" x 9".


The Haven Bookabout Series


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A Book about Health and Happiness

Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen. $16.00
In this book, The Haven's founders Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen explore how people can transform their lives from within. Blending their own experience with the latest scientific and psychological research, they emphasize the roles of relationship, communication and personal responsibility in the creation of health and happiness. The book also contains a fascinating account of the development of The Haven on the basis of the authors' own relationship.



The Haven Institute Press, 2005. 160 pages, 5" x 7".



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A Book about Anger, Boundaries & Safety

Joann Peterson. $16.00
Making a clear distinction between anger and violence, Joann Peterson shows that anger is a feeling to be valued and explores how we can express it in safely, responsibly and non-violently. In this way, she teaches an approach to anger that can connect us rather than drive us apart. Joann Peterson was The Haven's Director of Education until her death in 2007. Her program Anger, Boundaries and Safety is now taught at The Haven by Greg Gurel.



The Haven Institute Press, 2006. 144 pages, 5" x 7".



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A Book about Living with Passion

David Raithby and Sandey McCartney. $16.00
In this exciting book, Haven faculty members David Raithby and Sandey McCartney demonstrate how passion can enrich every aspect of our daily lives. With provocative ideas and practical suggestions, this book will help you embrace the full range of what passion can be and allow it to flourish in your life. The authors lead Living with Passion and Passion for Couples at The Haven.



The Haven Institute Press, 2005. 144 pages, 5" x 7".



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Ben & Jock

Gerry Fewster. $24.95
This is the fascinating biography of The Haven's founders, Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen. It is the story of an experiment in relationship that would take them to the core of intimacy - the complete revelation of one person to another.

This book is a story of relationships, stripped of the defences and rituals that keep us distant and dependent. It is a story of love between two men that transcends our cultural preoccupation with romance and sexuality. And it is a story about medicine, challenging many of that discipline's most revered assumptions.


Oolican Books, 2001. 416 pages, 6" x 9".


Books by Maria Gomori



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Satir Family Therapy in Action

Maria Gomori. $19.95

Maria Gomori presents five varied and impactful cases from a family therapy teaching project conducted in China in 2011 and 2012. The book will be inspirational both to parents and families and to practitioners and students.


Satir Family Therapy in Action also contains two personal essays, one on the life and pioneering work of Virginia Satir, another on Maria’s own involvement in the development of Satir’s work around the world.


Haven Institute Press 2015. 354 pages.



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Passion for Freedom (new edition)

Maria Gomori $19.95


The inspirational autobiography of Maria Gomori, the world’s foremost teacher of Satir family processes, who at the age of ninety-five continues to work tirelessly with people around the world.


Her life encompasses the romance of her days at the Sorbonne in the 1930s, the terror of her escape from a Nazi death march, and her family’s daring flight from Hungary in the face of the Soviet invasion of 1956. Her new life in Canada brought fresh challenges – a horrific car accident, the death of her beloved husband – as well as the joys of a growing family, establishing a pioneering career in social work and the Satir approach to family therapy, and learning and practicing alongside many of the leading figures of the time.


Haven Institute Press 2014. 320 pages.



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Personal Alchemy: The Art of Satir Family Reconstruction

Maria Gomori. $29.95
This book is an invaluable guide for anyone wanting to practice Satir Family Reconstruction or integrate it into other forms of therapy or education. Maria Gomori is the world's foremost practitioner of Satir family processes and has taught at The Haven for many years.



Hong Kong Satir Centre, 2008.

264 pages, hard cover. 6" x 9".



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