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Make the choice to become the best practitioner you can be and unlock your full potential.

What Is Havening?

The Havening Techniques® is a modern and gentle method that has proven to be highly effective in managing strong emotions, processing traumatic memories, and developing positive mental states that enhance one's life.

  • Learn to dissolve trauma at a neurochemical level 

  • Gain a powerful stress management tool

  • Greatly improve overall well-being and enhanced resilience 

Havening has been found to offer assistance to individuals experiencing a range of issues. These may include trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic attacks, phobias, and anxiety, as well as distressful recollections associated with various scenarios such as breakups, shocking news, embarrassing situations, and natural or man-made disasters, among others. Additionally, Havening has been effective in addressing feelings of anger, frustration, stress, overwhelm, grief, loss, fear of abandonment, annoying habits, and cravings, as well as aiding in the development of self-esteem, confidence, and public speaking abilities.

"Havening literally means moving to a safe space, a safe haven"

Havening is a psycho-sensory approach that utilizes touch-based sensory input to influence our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This technique is based on neuroscience principles and was initially created by Ronald Ruden M.D, Ph.D., and his brother Steven Ruden, D.D.S., ICF/ACC in the United States in the early 2000s. Since its inception, the Havening organization has expanded significantly, with numerous practitioners and trainers operating in various regions of the world

Drawing on the latest insights from the field of neuroscience, Havening Techniques® have been applied in a diverse range of fields, including therapy, coaching, counseling, personal development, business, sports, midwifery, and more.

Why Train in Havening?

Join and connect with a worldwide community of heart-based practitioners from every background with this innovative and constantly expanding organisation that is at the cutting edge of the psycho-sensory therapy world.


  •       Havening Techniques are simple to learn

  •       It is highly effective as well as gentle on your clients/patients

  •       The results are permanent for your clients/patients

  •       It equips your clients/patients with a range of self-help tools   

  •       It is based thoroughly on neuroscientific research

  •       Integrates extremely well with a whole host of therapeutic tools or as a stand-alone

During the training, we will delve into the scientific principles behind the functionality of Havening Techniques and their potential applications in therapeutic and personal development contexts. You will be able to observe practical demonstrations of the different forms of Havening in practice, and you will have the opportunity to actively participate in exercises with other attendees. I will be available to answer your inquiries during the training and beyond, and you will also receive access to online manuals and videos.

What does the training look like?

The training is conducted live via Zoom. 

Certification is a two-step process: 

Step 1 - Attending the 4 half-day training

Step 2 - Conducting Case Studies and completing the Science Review 

In my role as your Trainer in Havening Techniques®, I am here to deliver comprehensive training to enable you to acquire the necessary skills and expertise to become a practitioner. Moreover, I am committed to supporting you throughout the entire certification process, ensuring you have all the tools you need to succeed.

Step 1 - Attending the Training

What will you learn and experience in the training:

  • Learn the techniques that will help your clients get rapid relief and lasting results.

  • How to use Havening Techniques® as a stand-alone method or incorporate it into your existing modalities.

  • Live demonstrations of the various applications of Havening Techniques® and lots of hands-on practice.

  • Understand the neuroscience of Havening and how to explain neuroscience in a way that makes sense to your clients.

  • You will receive a downloadable Training Packet that includes: the Manual (the Primer), the Procedural Guide, DVDs of the 2-day training delivered by Dr. Ron Ruden

  • Access to a vast array of resources including the incredibly supportive and friendly Facebook community with nearly a decades worth of expert advice on anything you may encounter.

Step 2 - Certification & Mentoring Program

Upon the completion of the training, the certification process will entail the submission of Case Studies, which will demonstrate your understanding and application of Havening Techniques. Additionally, a Science Review will be conducted to assess your comprehension of the scientific principles underpinning the Havening Techniques. This step can be completed at your own pace.  

  • ​30 case studies

  • 2 recorded case studies (15-45 minutes in length)

  • Completion of the science review (open book) 

This will be split down into 3 phases to make the process of certification an enjoyable experience and you will be fully supported throughout. 

After successfully completing all the learning and assessment requirements, you'll be required to pay a $99 certification fee to become a Certified Havening Techniques Practitioner. To maintain your certification, an annual renewal fee of $99 will be charged, ensuring that you remain a Certified Practitioner in good standing.


Please contact HaveningUK if you have any questions 



Step 1 - Training cost is £648

  • The 4 half-day training live via Zoom

  • 1-2 Zoom sessions post-training (if needed) to ensure that training material is fully covered 

  • Online materials: Manuals, Guides, Videos


Step 2 - Certification and assessment is £499

  • Assessment of your 32 Case Studies 

  • Assessment of your Science Review

  • Email/phone support during the certification process

Students who have already done the training but are not yet certified are welcome to return and repeat the course for £275.


Once you are a certified practitioner you will have the opportunity to participate as a facilitator in training courses should you wish to do so.

Veterans & serving personnel of the military as well as emergency services and pensioners are eligible for a discount that can be applied

please discuss this with me, your trainer Derek at HaveningUK before joining the course.

Upon signup, you will receive an email with more detail and gain access to resources prior to starting the course. 

Training Dates 2023


April: 25th - 26th / May 2nd - 3rd held over 4 half days

May: 22nd - 23rd / 29th - 30th held over 4 half days

June: 22nd - 23rd / 29th - 30th held over 4 half days

July: 21st - 22nd / 28th - 29th held over 4 half days

August: 18th - 19th / 25th - 26th held over 4 half days

September: 18th - 19th / 25th - 26th held over 4 half days

October: 16th - 17th / 23 - 24th held over 4 half days

November: 16th - 17th / 23 - 24th held over 4 half days

December: 18th - 19th - 20th - 21st held over 4 half days

Bespoke training can be organised by contacting HaveningUK as long as there are 2 participants or more, whether this is for individuals 

looking to train for their own progression and expansion or a company looking to enhance the toolset of employees.

Gain access to your pre-course materials and begin the journey to becoming a Havening Techniques practitioner, press the button below

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