Mindwise and the Haven Communication Model

Mindwise and the Haven Communication Model

By Rachel Davey. This book review first appeared in the May/June edition of Scientific American Mind. Reading it, I am immediately reminded of the Haven Communication Model and one of its most important components, ‘check it out’. The reviewer seems somewhat disappointed at the end of the article that the best way of understanding another person is “just ask what […]

Haven Woods

Haven Woods

By Harriet Thomas. Harriet is a long time friend and supporter of The Haven. She recently named 50 acres of forest on Gabriola Haven Woods in honour of The Haven, and allowed public access in partnership with the Gabriola Land and Trails Trust (GALTT).  The plight of the Canadian forests and my relation to them […]

Only One ...

Only One …

By Cathy McNally. The next Living Alive Phase I runs from October 10 to November 4 and is led by Susan Clarke and Toby Macklin. I recently had the pleasure of a conversation with a very remarkable and courageous young mother. She was mulling on what direction to take next in her life. She is […]

The Power of Direct Mirroring

The Power of Direct Mirroring

This article written by Joann Peterson, The Haven’s first Director of Education, was first published in Shen magazine in the spring of 1996. Joann co-created The Power of Direct Mirroring which is now led by Cathy McNally and Wendy Huntington. Join them for a transformative experience at The Haven October 9-12.  MIRRORING: The Discovery Of The […]

Claire Uhlick: 2014 Artist in Residence

Claire Uhlick: 2014 Artist in Residence

  It’s hard to believe that my trip to Gabriola Island is only a few short weeks away! I’m very excited to have focused studio time and a chance to break free from my day-to-day routines. I’m also looking forward to immersing myself in the vibrant island community. I was originally selected as one of […]

The Pleasure and Price of Remaining Unaware

At The Haven, on the evening before Ben Wong’s celebration of life, we showed a DVD of a talk that Ben and Jock McKeen gave at the Satir Institute of Manitoba in the 1990s, called the Pleasure and Price of Remaining Unaware. So many people enjoyed watching the talk that we asked Jock for permission to make this […]

I’m So Busy! The Power of Balance

I’m So Busy! The Power of Balance

Laurie Anderson and Kim Hudson are leading The Power of Balance at The Haven, June 6–8. How often do you find yourself saying how busy you are in one way or another?  I caught myself trying to impress my daughter with my busy schedule one day. I had to stop and laugh as she gave […]

Decluttering and Inner Beauty

Decluttering and Inner Beauty

Rachel Davey writes: We have just completed a ‘decluttering’ of the fireplace area in the lodge, with the intention of highlighting the beautiful mantel that was created and donated by Paul Arnold. When I contacted Paul and sent him the photo, this was his reply: “Thank you Rachel for your thoughtful email and attached photo. I […]

Disappearing into Larger Identity

Disappearing into Larger Identity

By Adrian Juric. Adrian and Cathy AJ Hardy will be leading Life Transition Through The Lense of Nature at The Haven, June 20–22. Spring is always a time of heady excitement at the elementary schools where I work as a counselor.  Students grow euphoric when thinking about the freedom and adventure that summer will bring, […]

More Like a Cha-Cha

More Like a Cha-Cha

By Jennifer Hilton. Jennifer is a Haven Faculty member and a Haven Coach. You can learn more about her or contact her for coaching by clicking here. New! Free 20 min starter session now offered by all Haven Coaches. I like this definition of being an optimist … at least I do now. I tend […]

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