Modern neuroscience for a better life

Havening therapy uses the biological reactions in the brain to specific sensory stimuli to heal and integrate stressful memories. It is carried out with the help of the “Havening Touch”, a sequence of healing touches combined with customized emotional content for the client.

Dr. Ronald Ruden, an internist and neuroscientist from New York, together with his twin brother Steven Ruden set out to thoroughly investigate the effectiveness of the market psychosensory methods of trauma therapy such as EMDR, EFT and TFT. They wanted to know that what it really does and eventually came up with a new approach that summarized the good things about all these methods.

This explains the high effectiveness of this method not only in the area of ​​anxiety and trauma. The often dreaded moment of trauma exposure can be kept very short during a havening treatment. Unlike with high-coverage methods such as EMDR or EFT, abreactions and flashbacks in and after a session can be largely avoided here.

Havening is very suitable for self-help at home. It is really straightforward and can be carried out in a largely resource-oriented way while healing the traumatic core scenes. There must be no exact memories, no single scenes remembered and no feelings are named differentiated. You can contact havening technique practitioners Sheffield for better guidelines to practice this therapy.

The stress in certain life situations stored in the brain and experienced as inescapable can be permanently broken down biologically with the help of Havening Touch.

This also causes lasting progress and healing in anxiety and trauma-based disorders as well as other mental and psychosomatic complaints.

The neurobiology of the effect of Havening:

Here we have the biological basis for flashbacks, over-excitability, anxiety and avoidance behavior, i.e. the clinical symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its healing with havening:

For an unpleasant event in the brain to be traumatically encoded, it needs:

  • the event itself,
  • a sense of high threat in the meantime,
  • a vulnerable constitution in the brain at the time of the event
  • as well as the subjectively perceived inevitability or inescapability of the situation.

Only then will a life experience be stored as traumatic in the amygdala. The gap between the individual cells there is quickly bridged in the moment of traumatic experience with the help of the so-called Ampa receptors. And, instead of completely regressing after the event and releasing the neuronal gap completely, these Ampa receptors remain permanently deployed, remain stuck there, and thus cause this high excitability in all, even remotely similar, life situations.

Through the Havening contact a biological detachment process of the Ampa receptors takes place in the brain. The neuronal gap is then open again and the high level of responsiveness to the event completely erased.

During treatment, hormones and messengers are released at the same time as serotonin, oxitocyn and dopamine, and the stress-related excessive cortisol levels decline in return.

Consequently, after havening treatment, the biochemical cause of the distressing symptoms in the neural structure is lacking.

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