What Is the Havening Techniques™

The Havening Technique is a healing modality that is designed to help individuals overcome problems that are the consequence of traumatic encoding.

The Havening Technique belongs to a larger group of treatments called  psychosensory therapies, which use sensory input to alter thought, mood, and behavior.


Exactly How Does The Havening Technique™ Work

The consequences of trauma  and stressful life events are stored in the brain and are activated by conscious or inadvertent recall.

Once this recall occurs, symptoms are generated. The Havening Technique is designed to disrupt this pathway through a process called synaptic depotentiation; literally, it is as if we darken a room by pulling a plug on a lit lamp. After performing the Havening Technique the emotions and sometimes even the ability to recall the memory can be extinguished.

Is the Havening Technique™ A Form Of Hypnosis?

No. The Havening Technique does not involve a hypnotic trance. The client is always aware of their feelings, thoughts, and surroundings and participates fully in the process.

Is the Havening Technique™ Just A Distraction Method

No, but distraction plays a role in the Havening Technique. Each distraction component has a biological correlate. This means  there is a purpose to each action. 

Are the results of a Havening Technique™ Session Permanent

Yes, we've observed that after successfully applying the Havening Technique it appears to be permanent in most cases. This is because the Havening Technique is designed to alter the biological structure of the brain. The occasional return of symptoms implies either the traumatic core has not yet been found or the problem has been encoded in a different way. In particular, addictive and obsessive/compulsive  behaviors, certain pain syndromes and vasovagal (e.g. fainting) issues often need reinforcement or cannot be treated at the present time. No healing method or therapy works for all problems.

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