This article is taken from the Havening.org website and begins to explain the origins and development of this incredible technique that I trained in during the height of the pandemic. I have already worked with numerous clients and achieved some truly life changing results.

The Havening Techniques® engages our inherent biological system to permanently heal, strengthen and empower our minds and bodies. The Havening Techniques® have been developed by Ronald A. Ruden M.D., Ph.D. and his brother Steven J. Ruden, D.D.S., ICF/ACC.

The Havening Techniques® are powerful tools that can be used to alleviate the consequences of traumatic or stressful events. Havening or Delta Techniques™ is a method which is designed to change the brain to de-traumatize the memory and remove its negative effects from both our psyche and body.

These techniques were inspired by a conversation in 2001 that turned into a book, “When the Past is Always Present” and became the Havening Techniques®, with the first official training occurring in May 2013, London. Now, we have grown and spread to all corners of the world, with practitioners in Alaska to New Zealand and hundreds in between.

What is Havening?

The Havening Techniques® are healing modalities designed to help individuals overcome problems that are the consequence of traumatic or stressful encoding. They belong to a larger group of methods called psychosensory therapies, which use sensory input to alter thought, mood and behavior. The system is comprised of protocols and methods that use touch as a therapeutic tool we call Havening Touch®. This touch generates a delta wave in the brain and as a consequence we also refer to Havening Techniques as Delta Techniques™. Havening can be used within a psycho-therapeutic setting with professional mental health-care clinicians who have been fully trained and certified in the Havening Techniques®. These techniques can also be used by non-licensed and/or allied health care professionals as a protocol for coaching, wellness and stress reduction.

Is Havening Permanent?

It’s not possible to provide any guarantees but once Havening is successful, it has shown to be permanent in most cases. This is because Havening is believed to alter the biological structure of the brain. The return of symptoms implies either the traumatic core has not yet been found or the problem has been encoded in a different way. In particular, addictive and obsessive/compulsive behaviors, certain pain syndromes and vasovagal (e.g.fainting) issues often need reinforcement or cannot be treated with the Havening Techniques at the present time. No therapy works for all problems, but Havening is demonstrating that it’s possible to successfully treat disorders that have not been resolved by western medicine.

Although the Havening Techniques® appear to have promising emotional, mental, and physical health benefits, they have yet to be fully researched by the Western academic, medical, and psychological communities, and therefore, may be considered experimental. The Havening Techniques® are self regulated and they are considered alternative or complementary healing methods in the United States.•

What Types of Problems Can Havening be Used for?

The consequences of traumatic encoding can be physical and psychological. Havening has been shown to help with:

  • Phobias
  • Chronic pain
  • Distressing memories (broken relationships, shocking news, loss, embarrassment, etc.)
  • Victims of natural disasters (hurricanes, floods, etc.) and man-made (war, fire, assault, home intrusion,
  • Anger-Fear of abandonment
  • Stress
  • Self Esteem
  • Cravings
  • PTSD
  • Panic attacks
  • Sexual abuse
  • Performance enhancement
  • Public speaking
  • Sports
  • Emotional eating

These are just a few, find more and review testimonials on the website.

For more details of the science behind the work visit the website www.havening.org under the “learn more” tab or contact me directly for a free consultation to see how this incredible technique can help you.