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What is Havening?

Havening is a psycho-sensory therapy technique developed by Dr. Ronald Ruden and his brother Dr. Steven Ruden. It aims to help individuals overcome psychological difficulties, such as anxiety, trauma, or phobias, by altering the brain's electrochemical landscape through touch and specific movements. The word "havening" is

derived from the concept of creating a safe haven within oneself.

How does Havening therapy work?

During a havening session, individuals are guided through a series of simple movements. The repetitive and rhythmic nature of these actions disrupts the neural pathways associated with distressing memories or emotions, leading to a reduction in their emotional impact.

What conditions or issues can Havening therapy help with?

Havening therapy can help with a variety of psychological issues, including anxiety, trauma, phobias, PTSD, stress, and more.  It can also be used to create a positive mindset and improve mental well-being.

How long does a Havening session typically last?

A havening session typically lasts between 45 minutes to an hour.

How many Havening sessions are usually needed to see results?

The number of havening sessions needed varies depending on individual circumstances. Some individuals may experience significant improvements after just a few sessions, while others may require more extensive treatment.

Are there any potential risks or side effects associated with havening therapy?

Havening therapy is generally considered safe, but individuals may experience temporary discomfort or emotional distress during sessions as they process difficult emotions or memories.

How do I find a qualified havening therapist?

You can find a qualified havening therapist at

What qualifications or certifications should a havening therapist have?

A qualified havening therapist should have completed training and certification in havening techniques from a recognised organisation.

How much do I charge for Havening?

I currently charge £40 per session, or £150 for 4 sessions booked and paid for in advance.

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