Havening Technique®

A powerful psycho-sensory technique to work with Trauma, Phobias,
PTSD, Panic Attacks, Anxiety and more.



Havening Technique® was developed by Dr.Ron Ruden in the United States, to alter the physical structure of the brain in order to give relief from difficulties resulting from

  • Traumas
  • Phobia
  • Panic Attacks
  • Relationship Breakup/loss
  • Chronic Pain (Rheumatism, Arthritis, ME, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia..)
  • Wars/burglary/assault/fire
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Shock
  • Long term, low-grade stress
  • Addictions, and more

Havening Technique® can also be used for stress management, and to maximise wellness.

Havening Technique® includes touch on the arms, palms and face, which causes physical changes in the brain via synaptic depotentiation:  Havening Technique® causes delta waves to be produced in the brain.  These Delta waves:

a) Produce a feeling of or a “safe haven”. This feeling of safety counteracts the perceived sense of inescapability of the trauma, thus removing one of the four components of trauma encoding, and

b) Cause a series of electrochemical changes leading to the production of the which removes the phosphorus from the encoded receptors and so they can recede. This de-activates the trauma.

At we may still remember the event, but become free of the trauma it brought, and in it may not be possible to even remember the event. Please note that this could affect the outcome of any pending legal cases!

Often 3 or 4 sessions are advised to unearth and eliminate the causes of your difficulty, learn self-havening techniques and resilience for the future.

As with all therapies, you can have a Havening Technique® session in person, or have Distant Havening Technique® session via phone/video call/ Zoom/etc.

It should be noted that, like most healing techniques, Havening Technique® has not been proven in clinical trials, and so in this context is considered “experimental” .


You remain fully clothed, and is usually seated, although in some cases you may prefer to lie down.  There are a number of ways of working with Havening Techniques, the most common being Event Havening:

Event Havening session to eliminate a particular trauma

In a typical Havening session – called Event Havening – you recall the fear/trauma/phobia/etc., and give it a stress level from 0 to 10.  The aim of the session is to bring this number down to 0. You then do Havening Touch to your upper arms, palms and face.  At the same time, I’ll talk you through a number of simple exercises (counting/naming colours/humming/etc.) to complete the process.

Event Havening: Without Disclosure

An attractive feature of Havening Technique® is that you don’t have to disclose the trauma which is worrying you:  I can adapt the process accordingly.

Transformational Havening: Without knowing the source of the trauma

Even if you don’t know the source of your trauma/phobia/etc.,  I can adapt the Havening Technique® to suit you.

This is often also done after one or a number of Event Havening sessions.

Hopeful/Affirmational Havening to build resilience:

Havening Touch can also be used to increase the benefit of positive events in life, and to draw things which are desired into the client’s life.


“I wasn’t able to travel as a passenger in a car for years: I’d faint or vomit. After Havening I was amazed that I could try it at all, and then at how relaxed I was during the drive. This treatment can certainly change lives.

Cally Marin, Dublin

Havening helped me to stop thinking about my problem. It was making me miserable for months, but since having Havening it has stopped going around and around in my head, and I feel free.”

Burt Carroll, Dublin

“I received a Havening Treatment from Alison and not only did I find it very beneficial, but it had an immediate effect” and I would recommend Havening with Alison to anybody.

Neil Hammond, Wicklow

“I have always had an uncanny fear of lifts and I would feel a panic attack coming on as the doors closed ….. The therapy was a little unusual…… I came away thinking well that couldn’t possibly have any effect.
Just two days later I found myself in the lift in the Pavilions Swords with not a care in the world. I realised I had not given it a thought before getting in and as I ascended I had no panic or nervous feelings whatsoever…. So Havening worked for me.

Al Lexington, Malahide


Fee: €120
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