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Welcome to The Haven!

This is a refuge of belonging for highly sensitive people and quiet souls looking to connect with themselves, other people, and a deeper sense of meaning in their life. Learn more about your innate sensitivity (and the wealth of research underpinning the trait) and explore your potential through creative practices and play alongside others.

It's the perfect place to be if you've never thought of yourself as a creative person. You'll soon begin to see that there's a quiet creative voice in each of us. Including you.

Creativity is an often misunderstood and under-utilised tool in the highly sensitive toolbox. But I believe it holds the key to connecting us with the potential we all have to not only survive but truly thrive in new ways.

Our natural creativity can help us process the world's noise, soothe an uncontrollable nervous system, and find connection with others who process deeply and feel the weight of the world on their heart.

During Your Stay in The Haven You Can:

  • Find space to co-regulate your nervous system through accepting and encouraging conversations with sensitive souls
  • Let your natural sensitivity rise up and find its home through creative and playful pathways
  • Get beneath the external noise and inner-critic, and tune into the sound of your creative spirit
  • Reshape and rewrite internal patterns and stories that are currently stopping you from moving in the direction you want
  • Deepen your relationship with your innate sensitivity and recognise its potential in different parts of your life
  • Begin sharing your creative experiments around welcoming and accepting souls who care and feel deeply

The Haven is an Online Space That Inspires, Encourages, and Equips Highly Sensitive People With:

  • A deeper sense of calm in a noisy world
  • Focus and purpose when things feel uncertain and out of control
  • Anchors to help prepare for and respond to life's unexpected challenges
  • A happy buzz from spontaneously connecting dots and bringing creativity to life
  • Expanding horizons of possibility and potential for the future
  • The inner glow of pride at accomplishments you never imagined possible
  • Conditions for sub-surface healing and recovery
  • Steady growth of confidence in your ability to respond and adapt to an unpredictable world
  • Opportunities for friendships, connections, and collaborations

Wherever you are right now and however it feels, know there is always another chapter of your story preparing to be written.

Whether you need respite from life's noise, feel confused about what you want to do next, or you'd like to connect with "your people", you're in the right place.

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Inside You'll Discover...

Community Events and Forums

You are very welcome to join our workshops, co-working sessions, and themed discussions.

Through our written forums and meetups we get to learn and grow together. Ask questions, respond to others, and see new ideas blossom into life through our hive mind conversations.

Prompts and Explorations

Explore and experiment with safe practices aimed at loosening the grip of weighty seriousness that might hold back your creative courage.

Learning Resources

A library of courses, videos, interviews, and replays of past events.

Music and Sound

Ambient sound anchors, narrative meditations, and live performances from through the years.

Member Testimonials

"It is a place for sensitive and/or introverted people to remove the masks we feel obligated to wear out in the larger world and breathe freely, speak freely, and grow freely with others who are doing the same."

"We all want to feel a sense of belonging and connection. A place where we feel 'at home’, where we are accepted and most importantly where we can be true to our inner self. I’ve found this in The Haven, provides nourishment for the heart, soul and head…and Andy brings such a caring humble and intelligent spirit to his creation."

"The Haven is where I meet my “tribe” and my authentic soul can emerge and feel safe and utterly accepted. In this community I feel like I’m wrapped in a big warm hug and given a mug of hot drinking chocolate…"

“The Haven provides a safe space for quiet rebels to learn how to take care of themselves, excel in their own way, and feel understood and accepted. It’s perfect for the quietly ambitious!”

"To me, the Haven is a place to belong. It is where deeply caring and thoughtful people come to connect and to share. It is a place of healing, a place of comfort, a place of rest, but also a place to be inspired, and a place to grow. It is a place to feel at home. 🥰"

"The Haven has been a useful place where I have felt at home amongst other people who share similar characteristics to me. I have benefited from learning more about being a HSP from the activities offered, wisdom shared and information given.”

"My world is so chaotic and overwhelming. I really appreciated the rare peaceful companionship of the live cafe. Andy has done a wonderful thing collecting us from around the world and providing a cozy place for us to coexist."

"Andy's authenticity, generosity in giving credit to others as well as his fresh and insightful thoughts has generated a great space. I am positively addicted to this supporting community of creative, fun and goodhearted people."

"The depth of Andy's wisdom continues to amaze me. He expands on his wisdom in true artist style with the people he invites to share of their experience for you to learn in a way that inspires and gives you a sense that you have discovered your tribe.”

Who You Will Find Inside

I'm Andy Mort. I am a sound artist, songwriter, and professionally qualified coach (I like the term 'Slow Coach'). I facilitate creative and restful spaces to support deep thinkers and sensitive souls process life and express their unique sound in meaningful ways

The Haven began life in 2014 when I wanted to build somewhere highly sensitive people and introverts could take off our defensive armour and breathe naturally. Where our imperfections, ordinary silliness, and unique depths are welcomed, accepted, and embraced.

<b>Andy Mort</b> | UK<br>Founder and Creative Co-ordinator
Andy Mort | UK
Founder and Creative Co-ordinator
<b>Tuula Ahde </b>| Finland<br>Assistant Co-ordinator and Sous Chef
Tuula Ahde | Finland
Assistant Co-ordinator and Sous Chef

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