Havening has three (3) distinct applications—the first is for emotional disturbances and encoded psychological trauma; the second is for wellness, stress management, and peak performance; and the third is a self-help tool. Therefore, Havening can be used within a psychotherapeutic setting with professional mental health care clinicians who have been fully trained and certified in Havening. In addition, Havening can be used by non-licensed practitioners as a protocol for coaching sessions or as a tool in an allied health care practice by individuals who have been fully trained and certified in Havening. Havening can also be used as a self-help technique and shared with family members and friends.

You understand by viewing this website you will be introduced to the Havening Techniques® (“Havening”), an innovative healing approach developed and created by Ronald Ruden, MD, PhD in collaboration with his brother Steven Ruden, DDS. Havening can be described as a type of psychosensory modality based on the fields of neuroscience and neurobiology, which uses sensory input in order to alter thought, mood, and behavior. It is believed that when an event or experience is perceived as traumatic or stressful, it becomes immutably encoded in the psyche and the body, often with life altering consequences. Havening is designed to make changes in the brain in order to de-traumatize and remove from both the psyche and the body the emotional memory of a traumatic or stressful life event and its negative effects. Therefore, Havening is a healing modality that is designed to help individuals overcome problems that are the consequence of traumatic or stressful encoding. Havening is comprised of a number of protocols; one of these protocols used as a therapeutic tool includes human touch, and is identified as Havening Touch®.

Although Havening appears to have promising emotional, mental, and physical health benefits, Havening has yet to be fully researched by the Western academic, medical, and psychological communities. Therefore, Havening may be considered experimental, and the extent of its effectiveness, as well as its risks and benefits, are not fully known.

Any information presented on this website is not intended to represent that Havening is to be considered a substitute for seeking professional medical or psychological advice from an appropriate professional health care provider. Please be advised that Havening may not be suitable for certain individuals and may induce emotional and psychological discomfort or distress in some people. You are solely responsible for any action taken based on information presented on this website. By viewing any videos, reading any articles, or by clicking on any links on this website, you are accepting full responsibility for any emotional, mental, or physical response to any such material to which you may be exposed. Always consult your licensed health care provider regarding your professional care. Never disregard professional medical or psychological advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. We advise you to seek professional advice as appropriate before making any health decision.

Annmarie Beatty of Wellness Guide  is a certified practitioner of Havening Techniques. Havening Techniques is a registered trade mark of Ronald Ruden, 15 East 91st Street, New York. http://www.havening.org/