the haven

The Online Village For Highly Sensitive People and Those Who Think and Feel Things Deeply

The Haven is an online community space created by me, Andy Mort. Since its inception in 2014, it has been a space for gentle rebels to meet, explore, and rest alongside one another without judgement, pressure, or expectation.

Highly sensitive people might see, feel, and experience things differently, so we learn to wear masks and reshape our natural preferences to fit the mould. This is somewhere we can rediscover, befriend, and come home to who we are beneath those protective layers built up over time.

The social element of The Haven offers different ways to engage with like-spirited Havenites around the world.

Remember when social media used to be a place to hear what people were up to during the day? Or when something caught your attention, and you wanted to share it with people who might appreciate it? The Haven Timeline provides space to playfully engage like this. And, you won't find noisy algorithms and adverts anywhere! You have full control over what you want to see and how you want to express yourself.

The Forum is somewhere to slow down and dive into deeper, longer, meandering discussions that we can return to and build on over time.

Our live online events allow members to connect over Zoom. Everyone is welcome to observe and absorb the safe and gentle vibe, whether or not you wish to get actively involved in the discussions.

Our ever-evolving library of resources is curated to inspire, equip, and encourage deep thinkers and highly sensitive people in accordance with the latest research. The materials support deepening self-awareness and growth through often accidental creativity, playfulness, and adventure.

In our book club, we take slow, deep dives into different books (new and old). Maybe there's something you would love to read alongside others. It would be great to hear about it!

The archive contains articles, videos, workshops, ambient soundscapes, and live music. Andy brings his creative passion and expertise as a coach, songwriter, and performer to help members find their creative voice amidst life's noise.

Step away from the busyness and disturbances of everyday life and rest. There are coaching options to suit your needs.

A range of self-paced courses guide you to identify how you want life to look, overcome challenges, and achieve meaningful goals in accordance with your sensitive temperament.

Our group sessions, conversations, and workshops provide opportunities to engage with the hive mind and get fresh perspectives on familiar topics.

The One-to-One program includes personalised calls with Andy alongside materials for use between sessions to deepen your relationship with your creative spirit, let go of unhelpful voices, and accomplish your aims on YOUR terms and in YOUR way.

We'd love you to join us!

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<b>Andy Mort</b> | UK<br>Founder and Creative Co-ordinator
Andy Mort | UK
Founder and Creative Co-ordinator

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

My life has been full of professional and personal creative projects (music, writing, animation, podcast production, film making, web development, building The Haven, coaching etc). I also spent six years working in a funeral home as an undertaker. It helped me grow as an individual and taught me a huge amount about the things that matter most to us in life.

I love what The Haven has become since 2014.  It is a beautifully welcoming, encouraging, and accepting home for quietly strong and highly sensitive folk, where we can celebrate our imperfections, ordinary silliness, and weird depths together. I love connecting with everyone, whether they pop in, pass through, or choose to unpack and stay a while. It never ceases to reinforce my faith in humanity!

I could not run The Haven without the support of my great friend, Tuula, who I first met when she joined back in July 2014. She has been an invaluable presence around the community ever since.

<b>Tuula Ahde </b>| Finland<br>Assistant Co-ordinator and Sous Chef
Tuula Ahde | Finland
Assistant Co-ordinator and Sous Chef

Hei, I'm Tuula. I love learning, mystic souls, deep sounds, ice photography, accidental mentoring, witty humour and long lists. The Haven is my soul’s home with many memories, stories, growth, friends, love and music.

Throughout my career, I have mainly worked in visual design, online learning design, and content development and production. I have also always been interested in studying human nature, continuously learning also about myself as I go. Somewhat unintentionally, while deeply involved in establishing the Finnish HSP Association in 2014, I founded Erityisherkän Elämää (Highly Sensitive Living), which is a resource website for Highly Sensitive People and professionals working with HSP's in Finland.

I also co-created and now run Photoyoga (also here inside the Haven), a concept that encourages creative awareness and self-knowledge through photography.

I love this opportunity to collaborate with Andy at the Haven. I deeply appreciate his multifaceted wisdom and his ability to create a supportive and safe environment where everyone feels accepted and capable of growing at their own pace. I have to mention Andy’s playful creativity! Thanks to him, I have found those in myself, too.

What Members Say About The Haven

"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.”