Nonviolent Communication: A Process of Life

Nonviolent Communication: A Process of Life

By Mitch Miyagawa. Mitch is leading Nonviolent Communication (NVC): A Process of Life,  April 25 –May 2. This week-long program is designed to support the ongoing development and integration of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) consciousness, whether participants are relatively new to NVC or experienced practitioners. Want a free 20-minute empathy session and to find out more about the [...]

Creative alternatives to the same old same old

Creative alternatives to the same old same old

by Ian Curtin Ian is a core Haven Faculty member and a Haven Coach. You can learn more about Ian or contact him for coaching by clicking here New! Free 20 min starter session now offered by all Haven Coaches. I was thinking about how easily I can disconnect from what is important to me. Something [...]

Making space to listen

Making space to listen

By Jennifer Hilton. Jennifer and Cathy Wilder are leading Communication Fundamentals at the Haven, September 25–28. This program, created and first led by Ernie and Cathy McNally, is an in-depth exploration of how The Haven Communication Model can help you in the art of self-responsible relational living. I like words. I like knowing the meaning [...]

Drama Therapy: Enriching your Practice with Presence.

Drama Therapy: Enriching your Practice with Presence.

Kayte Summers is presenting Drama Therapy: Enriching Your Practice with Presence April 4–6 and again in September. Hello to you all. I am writing to introduce my work, myself and my upcoming Haven workshop to you who are interested in The Haven… some whom I know well, some rather less well and some whom I [...]

Duncan Fraser: Master Bodyworker

Duncan Fraser: Master Bodyworker

By Ellery Littleton I arranged an appointment recently with Duncan Fraser, one of The Haven’s little cadre of exceptional body workers and healers. Many friends and colleagues have spoken of his remarkable skills at guiding people to a more whole and balanced experience of life. My lower back was on my mind, so to speak, [...]

A Parenting Scene: Contact Makes All The Difference

A Parenting Scene: Contact Makes All The Difference

By Denise Goldbeck.  This article gives a taste of the kind of thing you can expect in Personal Parenting with Denise and Toby Macklin at The Haven Feb 28-March 2. Good contact provides the recognition your child needs to develop optimally, and makes life easier for you! INT. SCENE – DESCRIPTION Crowded waiting room at a doctor’s office. [...]

Becoming an Elder ... Reluctantly

Becoming an Elder … Reluctantly

By Ellery Littleton There … it happened again. Three times in three days. The same card appearing in all three of my tarogram readings. “When the same thing happens three times in close proximity, you need to pay attention,” Richard Weaver – the founder of the Cold Mountain Institute, and a wise elder of the [...]

Still Alive or Second Wind?

Still Alive or Second Wind?

By Gary Holdgrafer I have just recently read Toby Macklin’s essay entitled Memento Mori: Living to the Full. He points out that we are now living much longer than in the past and that reminders of death as a part of life, such as traditional funerals, are much less visible. A recent editorial on the [...]

Things I Learned at The Haven

Things I Learned at The Haven

Kathleen Alexander first came to The Haven in 1989 as “a new, rather naive physician just starting out the practice of medicine.” “I subsequently did all three Phase programs and many other workshops. I did some interning. I worked as a GP in Vancouver and used so much of the wisdom I learned at The [...]

2014: The Year of The Rhizome!

2014: The Year of The Rhizome!

By Toby Macklin and Rachel Davey The Haven’s word for 2014 is Let’s start with the obvious question: What is a rhizome? A rhizome is a root-like stem that grows horizontally on or just under the surface of the ground, and is capable of producing shoots and roots from its nodes. Irises, ginger, and potatoes [...]