Retreats, Workshops and Seminars
for healing, recovery, and inner
re-integration; bringing
self-renewal, connectedness,
empowerment, and healing.

They involve all three levels of our
being: Mental, Spiritual and

~ Better Lives - Better Relationships
- Better Families ~
Regain Joy In Your Journey
- and Life
Healing Centre

Holistic Mental, Spiritual, and Emotional Healing
Welcome to Dawn Cove Abbey's Healing Circle
Helping the Wounded Create Their Healing Space
The Healing Centre provides
support resources for your
healing journey: articles, essays
and other informative materials
to help you find the answers
you are looking for.
Topics include:
  • Stress Management
  • Depression
  • Fear issues
  • Trust issues
  • and more

Along with these, there is
distance counselling
(mentoring) where we can
discuss your issues, challenges
and situations in person.

As well, workshops, seminars
and retreats are available (
Healing Circle)
Dawn Cove Abbey
Roadside assistance For Your Journey Through Life
- Dedicated to helping people return (and maintain) sanity and decency to life -
Questions and comments welcomed.
From the eBook: "One! The Journey hOMe", by Klaas Tuinman MA, © 2007-2017
Topics and Support Articles are listed below
Depression >

Depression Questionnaire: >

Anxiety: (Specific Phobias  >
Generalized Anxiety Disorder(s)
Panic Attacks/Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Agoraphobia, Social Phobia
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Communication:  >
The intricacy and many variables
involved in Communication:
it's not just words.

Communication: >
Using Dialogue - the basics

Communication: >
The power of Words to
Heal or Hurt

Communication: >
Dialogue; Talking Things Out

More coming . . . .
The many shades of being and behaviour human beings come in, is at times totally
baffling, sometimes frustrating or bewildering, and sometimes annoying or hurtful. And at
other times people seem to rise above themselves and are caring, joyful and considerate.

  • There are those who seem blithely or blissfully unaware of the effects their behaviour,
    words and actions have on others; or are aware but don't understand the fuss; and
    there are those who are totally aware, but couldn't care less.

  • On the opposite side of that, are those who are on the receiving end of the above,
    desperately wondering how anyone could be so unaware, or hurtfully to know that the
    other is aware but appears to have actually chosen to be (or stay) that way. And want
    to understand it, or discover what they can do about it, or not.

Untangling it is not easy: there are "Issues", "Challenges", "Syndromes", "Disorders" and all
sorts of other names and labels attempting to make some sort of order into that seeming

I do not have "
THE" answer(s) for you, but I can help YOU find the answer(s) you need.
(The answer(s) are
already inside you - you'll rediscover them on your healing journey,
here and elsewhere).

My intention, purpose, and hope is to be helpfully informative. And also hopefully,  thought
provoking, but never persuasive or judgemental.  I have nothing to sell: I simply provide
"Roadside Assistance", so to speak, for Healing and Recovery in a
Shaming-Blaming culture
that is often very much
Fear-Based: a Culture of Dysfunction - but not as widespread as it
may seem, or feel. But you'll find many encouraging examples of many, many exceptions
to it, here.

There are two important truths you'll rediscover as you browse the site:
1 - YOU are not your
"Label", your "Disorder", or your "Disease", and,
2 - OTHERS are not their
"Label", their "Disorder", or their "Disease".

The Help and Information here are not "Psychological", "Philosophical", nor "Theological":
rather it is based on the wisdom garnered by humans overt the ages - and added-to by
former clients, students - and through observing people in many places and situations
during a long time-frame. They are based on Life in all its glory.

This page is undergoing revision at the moment, so please bear with me. It should all be
complete by the end of May.

     LIFE is meant to be Lived!

Life is NOT:
your job, career, "role" or profession;
those are only the means of income that allows you to live Life!

Life is NOT:
your household and property chores, tasks and maintenance; these are simply the things
that enhance and maintain the quality and atmosphere of the place where you do much of
your "living".

Life IS:
* your personal state of being in all your wholeness.
* being at peace in harmony with yourself and with your loved ones.
* the actualizing and development of your full spiritual and emotional potential:
who you were meant to be - in all your fullness.
* a celebration of your relationship with yourself - and with
others; for it is the foundation and basis from which the inner
strength comes to handle and cope all the things life brings you.

"Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation.
Use it!"
"We're all walking each other home".
~Ram Dass

Every Journey begins with a single step.
Yours too; your
First step . . .
No one can walk with you till you take that first step, beautiful person.
Stress >

Stress Management

Insecure Personality >

Dependent Personality >

All About Love >


Guilt >

ANGER & its      >

and much more to come