SANCTUARY SUNDAYS

Rest, relax, renew, reveal. Safe Haven hosts weekly Sanctuary Sundays- come and experience different modalities as guest experts share their talents. Reflexology, Oracle card readings, IET, EFT, creative mindfulness, crystal bowl sound meditation, art projects, chakra courses- a different focus each week allows you to open the channel to peace & calm that we all crave. Safe Haven is a magical place- come and discover the mystical, transformative power of the forest.


CHAPTERS OF CHANGE

WOMEN’S CIRCLES

A circle of support for women in transition. As women we are always changing. Yet there are particular times in life, signposts, where the power of change can feel overwhelmingly strong. We can feel alone in our Chapters of Change. Come join me, and other like-minded women to hold space, bear witness & validate each other’s feelings & experiences. You are truly not alone.

CREATIVE MINDFULNESS

Creative Mindfulness is 7 stage process, from meditation, to inquiry based on a particular focus, going deep into the answers, connecting to our truth, playing with guided creativity to represent what is coming to the surface, integrating the truth revealed in the art piece into your inner being, and finally creating a concrete plan to bring that truth into your daily life. 

The process was developed as a result of a healing journey through Lyme Disease. Creative Mindfulness is part reflection, part creation and all connection-a quiet, gentle and safe place to hold space for going deep into ourselves and finding truth. (Creative Mindfulness creator & owner of Safe Haven Laurie McMurdo.

More on her story, her art & courses at her website omcreativebymariel.com)

GUEST SPEAKERS AND EXPERTS

Crystal Bowl Sound Healing

Sound meditation sessions are powerful events.  A combination of instruments such as crystal bowls, chimes, rattles and drums, and recorded vibrational music are woven together with gentle facilitation and guidance.  Participants receive the immediate benefit of the music and frequencies as well as an hour of deep, peaceful guided meditation.  Every session begins and ends the same yet is slightly unique, governed by the needs and number of participants in the room. Positive effects include reduction of insomnia, reduction of anxiety and stress and increased energy and wellbeing. (Safe Haven Visiting Expert Andrea Courey- andreacourey.com)

Reflexology

Reflexology is an ancient and natural healing art that has been in existence for over 4000 years. It is based on the principle that there are energy zones throughout the body and reflexes in the feet, hands, ears (and other parts) that correspond to every part, gland, and organ of the body. Reflexology has a host of benefits, including reduction of stress, relaxation, cleansing the body of toxins, increasing energy  levels, & improving sleep.

Working a foot (hand or ear) triggers a reflex action in a corresponding part of the body. This action is simply to release tension which reduces vascular constriction and allows the blood and nerve supply to flow more freely. The body can then repair itself unrestricted by the effects of stress. Oxygen and nutrients can then make their way to the area where needed.

(Safe Haven visiting expert Giovanna Daniele- vitareflex.com)

Integtrated Energy Therapy (IET ®)

Integrated Energy Therapy® or IET   , is the art of healing with the pure energy of the Angels. It has been described as one of the “next generation, hands-on, power energy therapy systems that gets the issues out of your tissues for good!”

The principal objective of I.E.T. is to provide a safe, gentle, yet powerful, support to release suppressed feelings, and the energy blockages they cause, from our cellular memory. Releasing the blocks allows for self-healing on all levels (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual). 

(Safe Haven visiting expert Claudine Lascelle- soulscoach.com)

Oracle Card Readings

With the cards and the expert’s intuition, light is brought to what you would most like or need to know, accessing and activating your inner knowing. 

When that call to listen & to clarify comes, light can be brought with insight, information, and guidance. Through an oracle card reading, we can break free into this light!

(Safe Haven visiting expert Sheila Bicknell. Visit her website at bluewateroracle.com)

Mediumship

Using a capacity to connect with many levels of “Multidimensional Beings of Divine Light,” what will be brought forward will be intentional for those who are present. You can experience first hand what channelling is.

“We are all light beings and we are here to express our light in this physical journey in Joy, Peace and Love.”(Safe Haven visiting expert Donna- Marie, lovingly nicknamed “Wifi” from her Spirit Team. Visit her website at www.donna-marie.ca

Evening, half day, full day & weekend retreats.

Retreats of a longer form- time to dive deeply into a theme such as self-forgiveness, connect to ourselves & our truth, and walk away with our spirit singing, our cup filled and feeling more connected to who we really are. 

Personalized Retreats available upon request

You have an idea, wish, desire for a specific type of retreat. Contact us and let’s work together to make it happen.

Renting of space

Safe Haven is a rentable space, the backyard overlooking the mystical forest has hosted many women’s events around the fire pit. The large basement art studio and welcoming main floor with fireplace and a very zen feel has been enjoyed by many groups. Women remark on the peace they feel when they are at Safe Haven, that it has a mystical quality that brings them back to themselves. 

Experts of various modalities have rented out the space for half day, full day and evening retreats. To inquire about renting for an event, contact Laurie at safehavenforest@gmail.com

WORK WITH ME

Laurie offers one on one guidance as well as personalized coaching using creative mindfulness as the gateway. 

She has many self-led and guided retreats created for women. She has created an unprecedented life planning program called I CAN FLY, offering women the chance to build their lives from intention forward. 

Laurie was a classroom teacher for nearly 30 years years and spent many years teaching students with special needs. She has an affinity for bringing out the best in each child, reminding them of the beauty of their essence. 

Laurie has also worked with little ones (aged 5 and up) to work through self esteem issues, problems in school, bullying strategies and other confidence boosters using children’s literature and creative mindfulness.

To access her courses, self-led retreats and to work with her one on one, head over to her art website omcreativebymariel.com.