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How Does Havening Work?

The Havening Techniques® are healing modalities designed to help individuals overcome problems that are the consequence of a traumatic or stressful life experience. Through the depotentiation, or deactivation, of the neurons in the brain that encoded the traumatic experience. Additionally, Havening provides a powerful opportunity for self-healing and empowered living. It’s time to create a healthy relationship with your brain. It’s time for better living with neuroscience. This video is a short and easily accessible description of how and why the Havening Techniques’ Protocols work. Explores the use of self-havening and facilitated havening, when to use the different types of Havening touch as well opportunities for intervention with Havening.

Building a Self Havening Practice for Self-Care and Empowered Healing

Self-Havening is a powerful tool for autonomic nervous system regulation (staying calm and cool under pressure), bringing ourselves out of reactive emotions (bye bye anxiety, frustration, stress, and overwhelm!), and enhancing overarching resiliency (I am strong and confident!). In this video Dr. Truitt teaches the foundational guidelines for how to build your at home healing and brain health program utilizing Self-Havening and Brain Hacking Tips. It’s time for better living with neuroscience!

What is CPR for the Amygdala® and Self-Havening?

CPR for the Amygdala® is an easy to use tool for calming the mind and body in a moment of emotional hijack. Watch this short video featuring Dr. Kate Truiit and learn how to calm your brain through the engagement of the self-havening touch and brain exercises. This video involves a short demonstration that highlights the impact of the delta wave presence on brain functioning. A fast brain is a reactive brain, a slow brain is a calm brain. Let’s calm the mind and put you back in charge of your emotional state.

Self Havening Guided Practice for Enhancing Calm and Wellness with Dr. Kate Truitt

CPR for the Amygdala is an easy and accessible tool for helping your Amygdala (reactive brain) calm down in a moment of stress, anger, or anxiety. In this video Dr. Truitt will guide you through the self-havening touch and CPR for the Amygdala exercise.

The Havening Techniques: Neuroscience in Healing

The Havening Techniques® relies on the principles of neuroscience to deactivate the trauma in the limbic system which results in a significantly decreased presentation of trauma and other fear-based disorder symptoms.

What are the Havening Techniques?

The Havening Techniques system is comprised of protocols and methods that rely on the electrochemical makeup of our body to create healing. Utilizing similar functional mechanisms as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), they include the newest advancements neuroscience. Havening Techniques provide a gentle, client-centered approach to the rapid release of encoded traumatic memories. This allows for fast and effective healing from posttraumatic stress disorder and other fear-based disorders such as anxiety, panic disorder, and phobias.

How it works:

When an individual is exposed to a traumatic event the brain activates a neurochemical cascade which decides how the individual is going to react or respond to the experience. Exposure can occur via first person experiencing such as the individual being the victim of a burglary or assault, second person such as an individual witnessing a violent act occurring, or third person such as an individual hearing about the telling of a horrifying or traumatic event. This third person exposure is what clinicians often experience as secondary, or vicarious, traumatization and is it one of the primary causes of clinician burnout in the trauma treatment field. Numerous specific conditions must be met for the brain to encode a traumatic experience in such a way that the individual is traumatized. But, once these conditions are met and a trauma is encoded, the neurons that encoded the trauma will stay permanently activated until they are intentionally deactivated through trauma treatment.

A new, neuroscience-based treatment for survivors of trauma

To date, trauma treatment has relied on exposure and talk therapy techniques to address the symptoms of PTSD and other co-occurring disorders. The goal has been increasing exposure to the fear based stimuli in order to decrease sensitization to the trauma triggers thus reducing, and hopefully removing, the symptoms of anxiety, PTSD, panic attacks, and other phobic responses. Unfortunately, these techniques, while effective, are extremely painful not only for the client but also for the clinician to administer. These treatment techniques may inadvertently re-traumatize the client or result in vicarious traumatization of the clinician.

Many trauma treatments have historically focused on executive processing centers of the brain in order to use language, logic, and rational thought processes to reduce the trauma response. The most recent treatment, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), began the development of a new form of trauma treatment. This type of treatment works with electrochemical activity in the central nervous system to shift the brain’s electrochemical response to stimuli which would have led to the presentation of PTSD and/or other fear based responses. Newer advancements in brain science have highlighted the role of the amygdala and specific glutamate receptors in maintaining the activation of the receptors that encoded the traumatic experience. Based on these new advancements, we now know how to depotentiate these receptors . Havening Techniques relies on the principles of neuroscience to deactivate the trauma in the limbic system which results in a significantly decreased presentation of trauma and other fear-based disorder symptoms.

As practitioners we know the effects of living with the experience of trauma are profuse. Untreated, these symptoms seep into every area of our clients lives, leading to disruptions in their personal relationships, emotional outbursts (anger, uncontrollable crying, etc.), a sense of being out of control, feelings of constant and irrational fear (anxiety, panic attacks, hyper vigilance), sleep disruption (nightmares, insomnia, etc.), and so much more. Come learn how to safely and effectively support yourself and your clients in being freed from their painful past and start building their envisioned future.

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