Havening Techniques

Havening delinks the stressful, overwhelming emotions and feelings from the memory (intellectual knowing) of traumatic events.
It has shown to reduce or eliminate many symptoms people struggle with in their day-to-day life after traumatic experiences.
It is a great tool to reduce or eliminate anxiety, fears, phobias, overwhelming emotions, hypervigilance, panic attacks, flashbacks, nightmares, triggering or the debilitating symptoms of (C)-PTSD.

Havening targets the encoding of trauma encoded memory, which often causes triggering. Havening resets the safekeeping system of the body (Amygdala) back to a normal threshold.
Havening gets swift results with lasting effect, so clients can move forward and enjoy their life again.

Havening is a fairly new technique based on neuroscience. It utilizes touch to the palms, upper arms and face to create delta waves which are soothing and help us to feel calm and safe.

About Havening sessions:
With Havening there is no need to speak at length about what has happened. Sometimes clients don’t have the story – If you can think about it, feel it, or are able tap into how you are affected, we can work with this with Havening.
Once we have established the “headline” of what we are working on, I will choose the most suitable Havening Technique(s) to work with this. Often different techniques are strung together within a session, and I will guide you through them. What all Techniques have in common is that the soothing Havening Touch is utilised.
Usually the client will come to a place of “settling” – where the distress is greatly reduced or completely absent.
Whilst Havening has consistently shown to deliver good and lasting results, as with any modality, there are no guarantees.
Please note, Havening is not psychotherapy or medical treatment, nor is it a substitute for either.

Clients can easily learn the basics of Havening, and use it at home (self-havening), this is a very useful tool to:
– help themselves when they experience distressing emotions, panic attacks, flashbacks etc.
– to create resourceful states by using Havening Touch and supportive phrases the client feels aligned with. Havening Touch creates Delta waves which help us feel safe and well, this supports the brain to be more resilient to stress and re-traumatisation.


Gudrun Wiedemann
Haslemere | Tel: 07948 735 475 | [email protected] | www.gudrunwiedemann.co.uk