A New Approach to Working with Trauma & Long Term Stress
The brain has the potential to release trauma, but it needs to know it's safe to do that. This work can offer significant results
remarkably swiftly with the emotions and sometimes even the ability to recall the memory being extinguished. However, because it is so powerful I feel it is important to only offer this alongside ongoing psychological therapy once a relationship has been fully established.
Unlike other treatments for phobias and trauma such as Solution Focused Hypnotherapy, it is essential that there is a safe level of relational depth before moving forward; this is vital in order to work through any underlying trauma which may arise during a session, so there is no script, or one size fits all solution, every session is tailored to the individual needs and experiences of the client.
In 2015 I undertook the Havening Techniques Certification Programme to become a registered practitioner.
Although I completed the training and undertook case studies I felt unable to commit to registration as, at the time
the programme was not affiliated to any regulatory body.
I do however incorporate elements of this training into my own approach, particularly with clients who have worked hard to learn about themselves and their experiences in order to move forward with their lives but found there were elements of trauma so deeply encoded that whilst they understood their reactions to certain stressors they were unable to work through them.
When I discovered this new field within psychosensory therapies, using sensory input to alter thought, mood and behaviour, it seemed like the perfect tool to help release clients from those memories.
Trauma and Long Term Stress can be expressed in many ways, nightmares, anxiety, phobias, addictions, chronic pain and chronic fatigue are all possible responses to traumatic experiences whether long term or a single stressful event.
Please note The Havening Technique Certification Program has no affiliation with my membership of the BACP or my credentials as a BACP member.
As The Havening Techniques™ is a new approach it is not yet registered as a complementary therapy in the UK.
To find a registered Havening Practitioner please visit https://www.havening.org