Havening is a neuroscientific approach to the treatment of traumatic life events developed by Dr Ron Ruden. It is a form of psycho-sensory therapy which uses touch and distraction techniques which activate hormones and neurotransmittors in the brain via the skin receptors to bring relaxation and a sense of safety to the body and mind. It changes brain wave from Alpha to Delta helping us to regulate anxiety and mood.
Havening Techniques is a registered trade mark of Ronald Ruden, 15 East 91st Street, New York www.havening.org
Below is a video which explains the science behind this approach.
What is Havening and how does it work? A Tam Johnston video on the neuroscience of Havening.