Havening Techniques®

In the videos about you can watch the orginators and developers of Havening Techniques®, Dr Ronald Ruden and Dr Steven Ruden and Paul McKenna using the processes and Havening Practitioner Tam Johnston's video explains the science beautifully.


The list below explains some of the techniques, attend a training to learn these and other Havening Techniques.

Event Havening

In this method, the client brings to mind the event that causes distress. The individual then rates the subjective feeling on a scale for measuring subjective experience (SMSE). Havening Touch® and distraction techniques are subsequently employed. The purpose of Event Havening is to remove the distress caused by the recall of the traumatic memory. Dr Ronald Ruden and Dr Steven Rudens videos demonstrate this method.


Outcome Havening

One of the most remarkable finds involving Havening Touch® is that it allows the client to take control of the event in their minds and imagine a positive outcome to the event. For example if a client had been trapped in a circumstance, one could offer a different outcome while Havening Touch® is applied. The idea that we can alter the outcome has powerful implications for the treatment of trauma. It has allowed people to distance themselves from the event to such an extent they can move on.


Role Havening

This Havening Technique requires intimate knowledge of the clients' circumstances. It is never used at the outset. Here, a trained therapist or counselor takes on a role of an individual that is a powerful component of the traumatic event and speaks to the client while applying the Havening Touch®. For example, a child who has died can speak through the therapist. The speech should be comforting and informative. After some of the traumas have been removed, and the client is amenable, they can be coached.


Transpirational Havening

In this process the client chants a word or a phrase that is associated with a traumatic event. The word chosen is proceded by a the non-spoken "I am"... scared, afraid, angry, ashamed, guilty, alone, etc. Without Havening Touch®, emotionally related events remain seperate, but when Havening Touch® is applied during chanting, these events become bound and are brought to consciousness and removed.


Hopeful Havening

This is most often used at the end of a session. Here, the individual chants the word "hopeful"while receiving Havening Touch®. The therapist adds words after each chant. Words such as "I am healing", I am recovering", "My pain has eased","I feel good", "I am good enough. Or, " I am strong","I can do this, I will heal", "I will recover".


Affirmational Havening

In this approach the client seeks something they find positive about themselves. The word or phrase, like in Transpirational Havening, has a preceding unspoken "I AM"... worthy, strong, a good boy, etc. Once chanting begins, Havening Touch is applied for about 3-5 minutes.