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It’s no great mystery. If no one will listen, it’s only natural to shout!

Irvin Yalom

This blog is an open letter of sorts to The Haven.

From Wikipedia

The Haven Institute is a residential learning centre situated on Gabriola Island in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia on the west coast of Canada. Founded by Jock McKeen and Bennet Wong, the centre offers programs for personal and professional purposes, including Certificate and Diploma Programs in Group Facilitation and Counselling Skills.

From an Amazon review of one of their books

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful

1.0 out of 5 stars Encounter is their religion Jan. 29 2013
By Rozanna Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I know these two authors. They of course will not remember me. I am one of many who were in their programs in the years before they retired. The experience was an extremely cruel one. Unless you came in as a professional or someone with a great deal going for you, you ran the risk of being emotionally crushed. I withdrew following the program and have been unable to deal with people in any credible way since. Their strong belief in encounter as a means of gaining enlightenment worked for some, but not for others who were left worse off than before entering the programs.