Thank you from two recipients of Financial Aid

Thank you from two recipients of Financial Aid

In order to provide Financial Aid at The Haven in 2015, we are selling Haven Holiday Granola and offering a Matching Pool for donations made in the month of December. If you are wondering about the impact of your giving to this program, these two letters from Financial Aid recipients say more than we ever […]

Sylvia Edlund: Let's Face the Music and Dance

Sylvia Edlund: Let’s Face the Music and Dance

Rachel Davey writes: Our friend Sylvia Edlund died in hospital in Nanaimo yesterday, Tuesday November 11. Sylvia had been in hospital for a while with many different health challenges, and in the end succumbed to an infection. She was peaceful and comfortable in her last days. Sylvia was known by many at The Haven for […]

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 […]

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 […]