Havening (formally known as Amygdala Depotentiation Technique) is a ‘psycho-sensory therapy’, combining both talk and touch therapies. When a person has experienced trauma, they often feel an overwhelming sense of inescapability (no safe haven), therefore I use part of this healing process with my clients to develop a sense of creating a ‘safe haven’.
Even though Havening was only founded 4 years ago, by Dr Ruden (PhD Organic Chemistry and MD Internal Medicine), other therapies such as EMIR and AFT were studied for over 10 years. Dr Ruden was determined to clinically test and evolve an effective set of approaches that quickly, thoroughly and reliably treat trauma and other amygdala-based issues (phobias, fears, stress, chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, etc).
Havening is a firm, slow movement of your arms, palms and face, which cause brain chemistry to permanently remove an emotion, craving or thought. Some people are unsure about havening to start with (if they haven’t seen it before) so often I will teach them self-havening techniques, before they realise how I can work with them at an advanced level.