Havening Techniques®

Havening Techniques® is a fabulous therapy developed by Dr Ronald Ruden MD PhD and his brother Steven J. Ruden, D.D.S., ICF/ACC.  It is based on research from the field of neuroscience which has informed an understanding of how we can use touch as a therapeutic tool which we call Havening Touch®.

When an event or experience is perceived as traumatic or stressful by a person, the brain can go into ‘protect mode’ (fight or flight). We believe that everything about the event, down to the smallest details such as distant sounds and smells, are encoded in the brain as a way of protecting us from similar experiences in the future – whether or not something similar is ever likely to happen again or the details are in any way related to the event. Things that remind the receptors in the brain of that event can then trigger uncomfortable feelings which can then affect us in our everyday life, often without us realising what the trigger was. 

We understand that by using Havening Touch, we can create the necessary conditions in the brain to de-link the receptors that would normally continue to trigger the distressing emotions and physical responses from the difficult memory.

The Havening Techniques can be very effective at easing symptoms arising from  difficult memories including phobias, anxiety, grief, panic attacks, stress, guilt, jealousy, shame, pain and much more.

There is no need for the client to disclose the content of the trauma or ‘re-tell the story’, the process can be completely content free, if that is more comfortable for the client.

Face to face sessions are available in the relaxation room, @ The Office, Irby or online via Zoom and can be booked through the Dancing in the Rain booking system (see booking button below). There are a variety of time segments available (in multiples of 15 mins, from 45 mins to 2 hours) so you can choose what feels is right for you.

With any complementary therapy, it is important to find the practitioner that is right for you. With this in mind, before booking a session, you can schedule a free 20-minute chat to find out more about how Havening can help you and check you feel comfortable to proceed.

For more information about Havening, please click here

Jan Shaw is a certified practitioner of Havening Techniques. Havening Techniques is a registered trade mark of Ronald Ruden, 15 East 91st Street, New York. www.havening.org

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