The Havening Techniques® Training

Become a certified practitioner through the three stages of this approved training.

Stage One

Two-day experiential workshop

Online pre-course

Online post-course material



If you have already done Stage One (Two-day course) with myself or any of our approved Trainers, you may attend and use my Online Course. It can be very useful to do several courses as there is lots to learn and practice. It is also fun to meet other Haveners.



Stage Two

Online Training material,

Skype support session, evaluation and feedback (re. your science review, case studies and  videos)



Stage Three

Trainer: M Murphy

Online Ethics Course



Special Early Bird Offer 2016

All three stages for £825.

To take advantage of this offer, email me and pay via bank transfer 


Successful delegates who complete all three stages receive their certificate from Dr Ronald Ruden and Dr Steven J Ruden.

 Join us, 


a small group, in this special place, for a weekend of participant-centered learning. Discover for yourself both the changes that are experienced, the scientific theories of how these innovative processes work, and how to best use Havening Touch® and the many different Havening Techniques® to help either yourself or others. Dr. Ronald Ruden, who created Havening, describes the effect of using these techniques as ‘a new way of healing’ and as providing ‘a better way of living through neuroscience’. People who have experienced the techniques say that they are effective and easy and pleasant to use. A study at King’s College London showed that after just one session of Havening nearly all of the participants were able to concentrate better, let go of disturbing thoughts and eliminate worry, and were able to boost their self-esteem. The results also showed that most of the participants were still benefiting from those changes two months after the single session of Havening (see Testimonials).


Dr Ronald Ruden and his twin brother Steven have a deep interest and knowledge in neuroscience, and from this viewpoint they set out to research Energy Psychology (EP) some decades ago. The root of EP is traditional Chinese medical procedures which employ touching acupoints on the meridian channels to heal both physical and emotional problems. EP claims to resolve a wide variety of conditions including phobias, somatisation responses, post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, as well as a whole host of emotional states such as pathological fear, guilt, anger, jealousy and grief. The Rudens’ research enabled them to propose a new system grounded in neuroscience and clinical observation. They called this system Havening, meaning 'to put one in a safe place'. Havening produces its effect by synaptic (receptor) depotentiation (removal). This disrupts the pathway laid down during the encoding of a traumatic event (illustration below). Havening can also be described with a more technical term which defines the neurobiological mechanism, Amygdala Depotentiation Technique (ADT). Literally receptors on part of the brain called the amygdala are removed (illustration below). This means that when a person is responding to stimuli with a fight, flight, freeze, or funky chicken response, and the Havening process is applied, a physiological change can occur. The result of this physiological change is that when the stimuli are encoutered in the future the response will be calmer, objective or positive.  This begins a series of ongoing changes to the person's 'landscape' (electro-chemical system), and in turn to their perceptions and behaviours.


Havening Training in London, spring 2015

This training is ideal for people who aim to help other people, personal development specialists, and coaches, psychotherapists, hypnotherapists, NLP Practitioners, counsellors, CBT therapists, psychologists, medical practitioners, complementary practitioners, TFT, EFT practitioners, teachers, first responders, Equine-Assisted Therapists, and more. Do just ask me if you are wondering how you can use the Havening Techniques®. It may be that this course is the first step for you to become a certified Havening Techniques Practitioner, or it may be the stage before becoming an Equine-Assisted Havening Practitioner or an opportunity to explore this new modality for self-development. As well as learning about the science behind Havening we will also be building key skills such as:


• accessing the history and finding the ‘seeds’

• sensory acuity

• observation and calibration

• internal processing

• relating and building trust

• listening to voice and language usage

• understanding high-speed change

• how to explain Havening simply

• creative and confident Havening

• how Havening relates to other modalities

  (such as NLP, TFT and hypnosis)

You will also get the opportunity to experience being Havened and perform these three different categories of techniques:


Aspirational Havening


Event Havening

Transpirational Havening

​Flow Havening

Metaphor Havening

Outcome Havening and Future Havening

Role Havening


Hopeful Havening

Ifformational Havening

Affirmational Havening


Imagine the difference when you:


have learned about the scientific basis

have discovered how simple they are to use

experience how they can generate fast and effective change

can share the methods with your clients to empower them to help themselves

discover how beautifully Havening enhances what you already do well

have experienced how a memory that causes a stress response when triggered can be altered so that when the memory is triggered after Havening the response is calm or objective

experience how this electro-chemical change alters the landscape of the brain and how this changes behaviour for the good

see, hear and grasp how these methods work

have gained a solid understanding about the neurological process of encoding in the amygdalae, how people's behaviours are shaped by the electro-chemical response to triggers, how the havening processes cause depotentiation (delinking) to take place, and how these neurological changes alter the electro-chemical responses to triggers and the landscape of the mind; and how the person is then enabled to shape their behaviour in a way that is helpful to them

learn why delinking the ‘seed’ that is at the base of the problem is key 

hear and experience how to find that key 'seed'

hear about how Havening has been used with anxiety, panic attacks, abandonment issues, fears, phobias, distressing memories, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anger, grief, guilt, cravings, compulsions, emotional eating, depression, stress, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), confidence issues, chronic pain, and more.

can use all the tools and techniques confidently and creatively

have gained your Diploma of Certification and are practising as a Certified Havening Techniques® Practitioner and are represented on the originators' website 


Stage One is suitable for enthusiasts or as the first stage of the certification process.



Stage One includes:

Pre-course online material, such as videos, audio, and other information (some pages from the website are illustrated below). 

Two-day training course. Working with a great team of assistants, I use experiential learning methods, such as Havening and being Havened, use of Neurosky to explore brainwaves and heart-rate variables,  using technology to illustrate electrical field, drawing, video, powerpoint, diagrams, metaphors, drama, quizzes, unpacking sessions, and looking at the material in different ways to make learning easy. I am particularly interested in sharing key principles, explaining 'tools' and their 'uses and likely outcomes' to form a solid foundation. This training enables creativity,  confidence and higher success rates.

An educational pack (illustrated below) is also provided as part of this course.

Havening Course
Learn HAVENING, DVDs, Primer
Havening courses

Stage Two is the second stage of the certification process.


Self-led study: see detailed information regarding number of case studies, completion of the science review: video recording of you using the Havening Techniques®.


Support for your study:

The education pack, books, online material from Stage One

A Skype or Zoom session (one hour) with Carol

Opportunity to engage in our FB forum

Any other mentoring you may wish to take up (other HT courses, coaching sessions with HT certified trainers).


After your work has been reviewed and evaluated as successful you can go on to Stage Three and gain Practitioner Certification. 

Joining the training (Stage One and Two) given by trainer Carol Robertson PhD 


Email me to book and purchase your place. You will be sent a password so that you can Login and begin learning right away. 

Stage Three is the final stage of the certification process and is Midge Murphy's training. Go to her website to purchase this part of the training.




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