The Haven Institute is an internationally acclaimed centre offering a wide variety of experientially based seminars devoted to the
understanding and acceptance of the self and others, blending eastern and western ideas.
The Haven is devoted to providing courses that will help people in their personal and professional development. All of them are designed to expand the participants' awareness of
themselves in their everyday personal lives and at work. Those registered in the training program in counselling can earn a Diploma in Counselling. Courses range in length from one
day to several months.
The methods are educational, broad and eclectic, derived from a great variety of sources in the fields of Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology, as well as more traditional fields
of Psychology, religious studies, drama, music and art. The techniques used cover a broad spectrum of approaches, including gestalt, Reichian body approaches, acupuncture,
psychodrama, psychosynthesis, role playing, family therapy, fantasy and visualization techniques, video work, music and play therapy, all stressing encounter and communication
skills. Some lectures and discussion groups are involved, but an emphasis is placed upon heuristic education in which the person is invited to experience situations in which (s)he
will be able to learn what (s)he needs to learn. The approaches are educational rather than therapeutic, so no medical or nursing care is available.