What is Havening Touch®? -Discover This Revolutionary Neuroscience Technique and Learn Self-Havening Today

Calm Stress, Anxiety And Worries, Re-Connect Your Body, Mind And Soul And "Mine The Diamonds Within You"

Could  Havening - hugging yourself in a certain way  - be the key to alleviate your stress, anxiety and depression?  

The science says yes...

Many people these days feel overwhelmed with stress and anxiety 

And small daily rituals can help manage this effectively...

Today, I want to introduce you to Havening Techniques and how it can help you to de-stress and “turn down” the anxiety response and improve your sleep. 

You already heard of techniques like meditation, deep breathing, personal time, and turning off non-essential notifications on your device. 

All these can have a real positive impact, as can exercise, which releases endorphins, quiet time to improve happiness, and screen free time. 

In a world where stress and anxiety are common and time seems to run faster and faster, small actions help in a bigger battle.  

But here's another science-backed, highly impactful weapon to add to your arsenal: Havening. 

What are Havening Techniques®? 

Havening, also known as Amygdala Depotentiation Technique (ADT), is a powerful psycho-sensory therapy that has gained recognition for its effectiveness in reducing anxiety, post-traumatic stress and improving overall well-being 

Developed by Dr. Ronald Ruden MD PhD, this groundbreaking technique involves a unique combination of touch, attention diversion, and positive visualization to help individuals overcome anxiety and emotional distress. 

Havening, at its simplest, involves self-touch in specific areas, distractions and positive affirmations.  

More technically, it's using self-soothing techniques to induce "amygdala depotentiation," which essentially means calming and retraining the emotional part of the brain that can drive us into a state of stress and anxiety.  

It may sound very personal and emotional, but it’s supported by real scientific research and respected experts. Here’s why. 

Firstly, Havening works by targeting the amygdala, which is the part of our brain responsible for processing emotions, including fear and anxiety 

During a havening session, a trained practitioner guides you through a series of gentle touch movements on specific parts of your body, such as your arms, face, and hands. 

These touch movements stimulate the production of delta waves in your brain, which are associated with deep relaxation and emotional regulation. 

Try it for yourself by following me in this video:

So, how exactly does havening help with anxiety?  

Let's dive into the details. 

Before the practitioner commences with the havening touch movements, you are encouraged to focus on the anxiety or distressing memory that you want to address and rate your dis-stress on a scale of 0-10.

Next (ideally together with an experienced Havening Techniques Practitioner) you apply gentle and rhythmic stroking touch of the arms, palms, and face while focusing on distracting thoughts and images.  

The tactile stimulation helps activate delta waves in the brain, which are associated with deep relaxation and emotional regulation, while the distractions allow the brain to remove the chemical structures (receptors) on the surface on the amygdala that used to connect your memory with the dis-stressing emotion of anxiety or fear. 

As you engage in Havening, you may notice a gradual shift in your emotional state. The distressing memory or anxious thought may begin to lose its intensity, becoming less emotionally charged over time. This process is known as "depotentiation," where the neural connections tied to anxiety are weakened, leading to a reduction in anxiety symptoms. 

If you rate your dis-stress after only 7-10 minutes of havening, you will notice a decrease, often strikingly significant.

It's important to note that Havening should ideally be performed under the guidance of a Certified Havening Techniques Practitioner. They possess the knowledge and expertise to tailor the technique to your specific needs and ensure its safe and effective implementation. 

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This attention diversion technique helps to interrupt the neural pathways associated with anxiety and rewire them for a more positive response. 

Furthermore, havening incorporates the power of positive visualization. While engaging in the touch movements and attention diversion, you are guided to visualize a safe and calming place or imagine a positive outcome related to your anxiety trigger. This visualization technique helps to create new neural connections that associate the trigger with feelings of safety, calmness, and confidence. 

The combination of touch, attention diversion, and positive visualization in havening helps to disrupt the anxiety response at both the physiological and psychological levels.

By stimulating delta waves and rewiring neural pathways, havening promotes deep relaxation, emotional release, and ultimately reduces anxiety symptoms. 

It is important to note that havening is not a one-time fix but rather a process that requires regular sessions for optimal results.

The number of sessions needed may vary depending on the individual and the severity of their anxiety.

However, many individuals report significant improvements in their anxiety levels after just a few sessions. 

If you are considering trying havening for your anxiety, it is crucial to work with a certified havening practitioner who has undergone proper training.

They will guide you through the process, ensure your safety and comfort, and tailor the sessions to your specific needs. 

Our Brain on Stress

To truly understand havening and how it works, it helps to first understand what’s happening in the brain when we experience stress. Regardless of the cause - be it a demanding workplace, childhood trauma, or a generalized anxiety disorder - researchers theorize the brain’s reaction is essentially the same. 
We have an "emotional brain" and a "thinking brain." The emotional brain, ruled by the amygdala, is primal. It gauges threats and reacts quickly to avoid danger. "The amygdala is designed to keep us safe. It operates on an instinct of 'safe' or 'not safe,' says Dr. Christine Sauer, a certified practitioner of the Havening Techniques. When detecting a real threat, the amygdala activates the fight-or-flight mode, and we feel stress and anxiety. 

Thankfully, our "thinking brain" activates upon perceiving a threat as well, introducing reason and helping us respond more appropriately. However, in many people, especially in stressful times, the amygdala overpowers the thinking brain, trapping us in a fight-or-flight mode, even when there’s no threat. The result: persistent stress and anxiety. 

The Role of Havening to Create Resilience and Improve Mental Health

Havening, developed by neuroscientist Ronald Ruden, M.D., Ph.D., was initially used as trauma therapy. By using gentle touch on the upper arms, hands, and face, and accompanying positive messaging, it can rewire unhealthy neural pathways that stem from stressful experiences, replacing them with healthier responses and emotions. 

Havening is also a powerful stress-busting technique that you can learn and practice at home.

You simply cross your arms, place your palms on your shoulders, stroke your arms downward, and repeat. While doing this, you can recite a calm and positive sentence, or engage in a simple mental distraction.My favorite, as demonstrated in the video above, is the Loving Kindness Meditation.
 
On a neurological level, havening helps shift your brain into a calming mode by boosting oxytocin, a hormone typically produced through human touch and bonding. It leverages the brain’s ability to heal, regulate, and build itself. 
 
The more you practice havening, the more resilient your amygdala becomes and the more easily and quickly you can access a calm state in the future. Whether you are preparing for a stressful work engagement or are simply feeling overwhelmed, these havening techniques can provide much-needed relief. 
 
To learn more about havening and how it can help you overcome stress, anxiety, and other mental health struggles, book a call with Dr. Christine Sauer Don’t let your life be controlled by stress and anxiety - with havening, you can find your path to peace. Begin your journey with love and light. 

Would You Like to Overcome Stress, Worries and Anxiety and Feel Calm and at Peace?

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  • Do you often feel tired, run-down, fatigued or nervous?
  • Frustrated by trying meditation - with no lasting results?
  • Overwhelmed by all the conflicting information on the internet?
  • Dreaming of a Calmer Life with More Resilience and Happiness?

This is the 55 min Video Training in Self-Havening by Dr. Christine Sauer MD ND with added .pdf Workbook, affirmations and much more... 

Get Self-Havening Masterclass Today!

Dr. Christine Sauer MD ND

physician, naturopath, coach, human

"When you combine modern science, ancient wisdom, nature, experience, and love, magic happens... "

About Dr. Christine 

Dr. Christine Sauer is a German-trained Physician (Medical Doctor) and a Naturopath, as well as a Certified Brain and Mental Health Coach, Licensed Brain Trainer, Havening Techniques® Practitioner and Neuroencoding Specialist, helping business owners across the world create laser-focus and lasting success in business and life by optimizing their brain and mind for lasting high performance and happiness.

After an episode of severe back pain, followed by depression, she nearly lost her own life and brain power to despair and psychiatric medications.

She dedicated her life and over 40 years of experience to exploring and improving the intricate connections between brain, mind, spirit and body in 5 dimensions. 

As a TEDx Speaker, #1 international bestselling author, and radio and podcast host, her unique fusion of modern science, ancient wisdom, nature, experience and love creates the magic that leads to real transformation.

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And I feel now like I have more control over my thoughts and the ending, I guess, of my story and how I want things to go. But it really took a lot of digging and introspection and she was there every step of the way. I love the way she makes me question things, even when I think I've given her the answer, I got to give her more. But it's really helped me. And I'm in a place where I feel empowered because I feel like I'm in control over how I want to view things and how my story will end. So thank you, Christine, and I will recommend you to everybody and anybody. You've been a big help. Thanks.

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Charlene Pickrem

I Understand Myself and My Daughter Better

I bought the Family Program, because I wanted to learn how to be a better parent and understand my daughter.
During the time working with DocChristine Coaching, I noticed that my daughter started to take more responsibility, analyses her own behaviour and understands herself and others better.
During the time working with DocChristine Coaching, I found that It is always good to have someone impartial and trained to talk to. Christine is like my sounding board. She shares practicable examples for different family situations. She draws attention to those areas and behaviours where I did not pay attention or which I didn't notice. This then helps to change perspective and understand each other better. I have become more observant of myself and got know myself and - as a result - I understand my daughter more and we get along better.

The main thing I learned from working with Dr. Christine, is that there is no perfect anything, especially no parent is perfect so you can only try to best of yourself and look after yourself.
What I appreciated most about my coach (Dr. Christine Sauer) is her vulnerability and openness. She is easy to relate to as she shares her own struggles and imperfections.

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I was very lucky to work with Dr. Christine as she has helped me very much. She looked at my body as a whole and helped me discover many food allergies that were causing havoc with my life. Dr. Christine also helped with which vitamins and probiotics are the best for my body and now I am living a very healthy life. I am very thankful for meeting Dr. Christine because I am now living a much healthier life. I also like that Dr. Christine checks in with me occasionally to make sure I am doing well. I highly recommend Dr. Christine if you are having any health issues...she will help you figure them out and find a way to make them better.

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Rosanna Pelton

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Cathy Cornelius

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I am so glad I did the Turn-Around-Assessment with Dr. Christine! After years of feeling crappy all day, fatigued, depressed and being unable to sleep and in pain, I finally knew step by step what to do. After following her plan and with her support and accountability for a few months I feel like a new person – energized, happy and 20 years younger! This process truly changed my life.”

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Cheryl Brandi

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Would You Like to Overcome Stress, Worries and Anxiety and Feel Calm and at Peace?

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  • Do you often feel tired, run-down, fatigued or nervous?
  • Frustrated by trying meditation - with no lasting results?
  • Overwhelmed by all the conflicting information on the internet?
  • Dreaming of a Calmer Life with More Resilience and Happiness?

This is the 55 min Video Training in Self-Havening by Dr. Christine Sauer MD ND with added .pdf Workbook, affirmations and much more... 

Get Self-Havening Masterclass Today!

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