What are the Havening Techniques®
The Havening Techniques® are a revolutionary new way of healing the mind. The Havening Techniques belong to a larger group of methods called Psycho-sensory therapies. These therapies work by using applied touch. The Havening Techniques can be used by yourself (Self Havening) or by a registered practitioner (Facilitated Havening) to remove the effects of traumatic memories from the mind.
Whilst Self Havening is very effective at clearing milder issues, I would strongly recommend seeing a registered Havening Techniques practitioner for any larger issues of anxiety or trauma as the techniques are a powerful tool.
Havening for anxiety
Havening is a fantastic therapy for removing anxiety, G.A.D (Generalised anxiety disorder), Social anxiety (being anxious in groups of people) Traumatic memories (a result of traumatic experiences) and limiting behaviours , (having anxiety hold you back from doing what you want to do).
The greatest thing about this particular therapy is that it’s so versatile. So many different issues can be helped using Havening. Yet another massive benefit is it’s incredible speed. my average client will see me for just two sessions using Havening, and many phobias can be erased in just one session!
Does Havening work?
Yes! Havening works amazingly well and is very fast at clearing problems that have been around for years. I have been using this therapy for a number of years now and I am still amazed at how it is so versatile, and able to do so much in such a short space of time. I have been able to help people using the Havening Techniques when they have tried many other therapies unsuccessfully in the past to get the results they wanted from problems as diverse as emotional eating to the Yips in sports and performance anxiety.
Havening has been put through clinical trials at Kings college London. In these trials Havening was tested to see if it could help people with depression, anxiety and impaired functioning because of this. Participants where given just one session of Havening therapy and asked how they felt one week later and also two months later to see if the effectiveness of the treatment wears off.
The single session of Havening was found to be successful at creating the desired results for clients with depression anxiety who beforehand had felt impaired. Participants reported an improvement on all mental health measures, that were sustained after two months.
In a randomised trial of 5000 patients, psycho-sensory therapy was more effective in treating common mental health problems than Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) or medication.
How does Havening therapy work ?
The therapy uses Havening touch, an applied stroking of the arms, hands or face, this creates an electro-chemical reaction within the brain and allows us to change the way we feel about past events at the part of the brain where memories are stored.
When the Havening touch is applied and the upsetting memory or feeling that is creating anxiety or an unhelpful behaviour is recalled,this is when the process starts to deactivate the old behaviour by de-linking the emotion from the memory. This means that the very first part of chain reaction causing the anxiety is no longer able to work. In other words, it’s like taking away the first domino in a long line of dominoes so that after the Havening Techniques have been applied the rest can’t fall over and trigger the same reaction any more, so the anxious response or unhelpful behaviour is gone! This is why it’s so good to use the Havening Technique for anxiety and limiting behaviours as it’s very fast and effective.
Not only is the Havening Technique great at clearing past traumatic events, it can also be used to remove negative emotional states. If you find yourself being stuck in sadness, depression, stress, low self esteem or grief we can change that too. The great thing about working with Havening this way is that the you don’t need to know the origin of these feelings, as the brain is already connected to them. So we are able to get to work straight away at clearing them without spending hours looking for a root cause, and then we can replace the old unhelpful feelings with how you would like to feel instead.
Dr Ronald Ruden, the co creator of Havening along with his brother Dr Steven Ruden, says:
“When an event or experience is perceived as traumatic or very stressful, it becomes immutably encoded, often with life altering consequences.
However recent research in the field of neuroscience has shown us how it’s possible to modify this encoding. we are all aware that sensory encoding changes our thought behaviour (think Mozart, chicken soup,or hugging your child) but for the most part these changes are transient. Is it possible to use sensory input to create permanent change?”
What does Havening do ?
The Havening techniques is a method, which is designed to change the brain, to de-traumatize the memory, and permanently remove its negative effects from both our psyche and our body.
This is what Paul McKenna has to say about Havening
“Havening therapy is going to change the face of therapy across the world. What used to take months to cure can now be done in minutes in most cases: PTSD, trauma, pain, depression and many more disorders. This is not to be confused with other psycho-sensory techniques, TFT, EMDR, etc. Whilst they are very good, Havening is light years ahead.