Separating and Uniting:
The Haven and the Art of Self-Responsible Relational Living
Rachel Davey was the Executive Director of The Haven on Gabriola Island, BC, Canada for ten years. Now a Board member of HCN she offered this keynote during our Holistic Forum in Beijing last year. During the talk she demonstrates how the underlying philosophy of The Haven, a Centre for Transformative Learning, has contributed to the increased wellbeing of both individuals and societies throughout the world.
The Haven was founded in 1983 on a small island on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada by Bennet Wong and Jock McKeen. The Haven models, created by Ben and Jock, draw on both Eastern and Western traditions and throughout its history The Haven has enjoyed a strong connection with participants from Asia. More than 10 years ago, The Haven established a unique and co-creative partnership with Hai Wen, a company offering Haven programs in translation in Shenzhen and Beijing.
As part of her talk, Rachel shares a brief introduction to the Haven Resonance and Communication models, reviews the different approaches to the individual and society in the East and the West, and highlights what The Haven and Hai Wen have achieved in China through their partnership.