Does Havening give side effects?
No side effects have been reported from the now hundreds of certified therapists.
If I have severe symptoms of anxiety, depression or suicidal thoughts
The Havening techniques are not a medical treatment and should not replace the doctor. You may need medication. If you have suicidal thoughts or severe symptoms of anxiety or depression, ALWAYS contact your doctor or the psychiatric emergency services
Can I go to my own psychologist or psychiatrist at the same time?
The Havening techniques nicely complement a regular course with a psychologist, psychiatrist or psychotherapist. The technique has been used by doctors as well as psychologists in the USA, UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
Can I use the Havening techniques with evidence-based EMDR?
We do not recommend this, as the methods have much in common (formation of delta waves in the brain).
How is the Havening techniques explained scientifically?
The Havening techniques’® inventor, doctor Ronald Ruden, MD, PhD, has explained the effect of the treatment right down to the cell and molecular level in a scientific article. It is an interesting article that describes how the primeval brain gets its response to trauma recoded by “depotentiation”. Read the article (1)
What other clinical research supports the efficacy model?
Research shows that the emotional response to trauma is particularly open to influence right after the trauma has been recalled from memory (2). Research also indicates that touch has a positive effect on the processing of emotions (3).
Is there evidence that Havening works?
The first clinical research trials of the method have shown a positive effect on general well-being (4), phobias and anxiety (5) as well as pain (6).
Are there more clinical trials with the Havening techniques now?
Yes, further clinical studies are taking place during 2020. In particular, the trauma psychologist, Dr. Kate Truitt is researching Havening at her trauma center. She was previously traumatized and now cured with the Havening techniques. As of May 2020, only two research articles have been published.
What does a traumatized policeman have to say about the Havening techniques to BBC, London?
Watch this interesting TV report on YouTube: “BBC Breaking news: Policeman gets help for PTSD with the Havening techniques“ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM9gmgBF3m0
What do scientists who have had their own traumas cured do with Havening techniques?
Two researchers have, independently of each other, dedicated their professional lives to the Havening techniques®: trauma psychologist Dr. Truitt, USA, as well as neuroscience literature researcher and civil engineer, Marianne Sandberg MSc., Founder of the REbrain Clinic.
Books on Havening techniques
When the Past Is Always Present: Emotional Traumatization, Causes, and Cures, by Ronald Ruden (buy), Fifteen Minutes to Freedom (Kindle) by Harry Pickens (buy)
Marianne Sandberg is a certified practitioner of Havening Techniques. Havening Techniques® is a registered trade mark of Ronald Ruden, 15 East 91st Street, New York www.havening.org