Havening Techniques® is a new pychosensory technique that has the power to treat anger, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, fears and distressing memories in a step by step process.  It can help people who are struggling to cope after living through traumatic events.  Havening creates a safe haven and when in that calm state it allows the body to heal.  If you are experiencing feelings of helplessness and hopelessness and feeling out of control and overpowered by these emotions, Havening can help remove the emotional response that was connected with the memory so you no longer feel stuck. Havening offers you the opportunity to live a healthier, happier and more productive life.

What is Havening?

Havening Techniques® offers individuals a better life through neuroscience.  The Havening Techniques® are healing modalities designed to help individuals overcome problems that are the consequence of traumatic or stressful encoding. They belong to a larger group of methods called psychosensory therapies, which use sensory input to alter thought, mood and behavior. The system is comprised of protocols and methods that use touch as a therapeutic tool we call Havening Touch®. This touch generates a delta wave in the brain and as a consequence we also refer to Havening Techniques as Delta Techniques™.

Havening, the transitive verb of the word haven, means to put into a safe place. While some forms of this approach have been around for decades, many mental health professionals remain skeptical given that it involves no medication, talking or prolonged exposure.  Havening can best be used within a psycho-therapeutic setting with professional mental health-care clinicians who have been fully trained and certified in the Havening Techniques.

What Types of Problems Can Havening be Used for?

The consequences of traumatic encoding can be physical and psychological. Havening has been shown to help with:


-Chronic pain

-Distressing memories (broken relationships, shocking news, loss, embarrassment, etc.)

-Victims of natural disasters (hurricanes, floods, etc.) and man-made (war, fire, assault, home intrusion, etc.)


-Fear of abandonment


-Self Esteem



-Panic attacks

-Sexual abuse

-Performance enhancement

-Public speaking


-Emotional eating

These are just a few, find more

and review testimonials on the website.

Is Havening Permanent?

It’s not possible to provide any guarantees but once Havening is successful it has shown to be permanent in most cases. This is because Havening is believed to alter the biological structure of the brain. The 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 with the Havening Techniques® at the present time. No therapy works for all problems, but Havening is demonstrating that it’s possible to successfully treat disorders that have not been resolved by western medicine.

Although the Havening Techniques appear to have promising emotional, mental, and physical health benefits, they have yet to be fully researched by the Western academic, medical, and psychological communities and, therefore may be considered experimental. The Havening Techniques are self-regulated and they are considered alternative or complementary healing methods in the United States.

The Havening Techniques® have been developed by the Ronald A. Ruden M.D., Ph.D. and along with his brother Steven J. Ruden, D.D.S., ICF/ACC.

The Havening Techniques are powerful tools that can be used to alleviate the consequences of traumatic or stressful events.

Havening or Delta Techniques™ is a method which is designed to change the brain to de-traumatize the memory and remove its negative effects from both our psyche and body.

These techniques have been developed and refined over the last fifteen years. The first official training occurred May 2013 in the UK.  Now we have grown and spread to all corners of the world.  “Havening Techniques engages our inherent biological system to permanently heal, strengthen and empower our minds and bodies.” ~ Ronald A. Ruden M.D., Ph.D.  For  more information on Havening go to


 Unleash Your Full Potential Now!

Eugenia E. Karahalias, LCSW-R, CASAC, CCH, RMT

Office: 516·456-4490

Fax: 877-235-1560 

 180 Great East Neck Road

West Babylon, New York 11704

We are meant to thrive, not survive…even in the desert!