Amanda Raine

Certified Practitioner since November 2020

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I struggled for over twenty years with CPTSD, anxiety, depression, disordered eating and addictions.  On my journey from surviving to thriving I’m deeply grateful for all I’ve learned especially the powerful and life changing process of Havening.  I was amazed how quickly Havening could bring about longed for change and growth.  

I am a Certified Havening Practitioner, Focusing Trainer (Register with UK & USA) and I qualified in 2010 as a Non-Violent Communication Trainer, then subsequently as a Focusing Practitioner and an Internal Family Systems Practitioner.  My ongoing exploration of the emotional & physiological impact of trauma, its release, healing and care are of immense value to my work.  The empathic listening of Internal Family Systems, Focusing & NVC fit perfectly with the gentle and safe approach of Havening for working with trauma.

I offer sessions worldwide through Zoom and other online platforms.

In addition to ongoing learning in Havening, Internal Family Systems and Focusing I continue to broaden my growth and understanding through additional trainings.  Exploring ADHD, Autism and other areas have enriched my understanding of our brain functionality, it’s plasticity and and the cross overs with Havening.  I have attended courses and seminars with Bessel van der Kolk, Janina fisher, Stephen Porges, Gabor Mate, Diane Poole Heller, Peter A Levine, Sarah Peyton, Richard C Schwartz and many top IFS trainers, as well as somatic trainings including PTSD Training with Bodynamic and my own personal growth with Breathwork.

Areas of specialization

Addictions, Alcohol abuse, Drug abuse, Food addiction, Gambling addiction, Internet addiction, Quit smoking, Sex addiction, Anxiety, Childbirth, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Eating disorders, Exam nerves, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Obsessions and compulsions, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Public speaking, Relaxation, Sexual issues, Insomnia, Stress, Weight loss, Grief


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Letting go of recurring negative feelings from a traumatic labour with Havening.

Amanda helped me look again at my traumatic labour and the aftermath and approach the events from a different point of view. It allowed me to let go of the ballast of negative feelings associated with these unfortunate occurrences and move on. Amanda guided me gently but firmly towards this positive outcome and I am very grateful to her. Monika David
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Havening in releasing a traumatic haunting memory and a dog phobia

“In only one session I was able to let go of a very sad and traumatic haunting memory of my mother who passed away 1 year ago. Since that session the memory doesn’t bother me anymore. It has become of little significance. Almost something neutral . . and I’m able to remember my mother with love and a smile . .

I was amazed by the power of Havening and asked Amanda to help me with my phobia of dogs. The session was very insightful and since then I don’t experience dogs any longer as animals to be afraid of.

I experience Amanda as skilful, warm, light, trustworthy, understanding, very qualified and patient. I love how she interweaves her Focusing experience with Havening”.
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Work anxiety and resourcing with Havening

“I suffer from a mild form of occupation-induced anxiety and am always looking for ways to alleviate stress in my daily life.

I had never encountered this mode of therapy before and went in with an open mind. Amanda guided me through the process and helped me to identify those factors that were causing undue stress. We then moved on to ways to deal with those negative feelings and cope with them by employing techniques that struck me as very creative.

I found Amanda to be very supportive in demeanour and adept at explaining the intention behind the various exercises. I found it easy to relax and apply my mind to the task at hand. The end results were effective and I find myself using them whenever I get the feeling of being overwhelmed.

I would recommend Amanda and the Havening Techniques to anyone in a similar boat.” K. Jones
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Havening & releasing chronic pain

“The session had an immediate impact on me. I felt my whole body and my nervous system calming down straight away. The following day I felt so light and pain-free and that continued for the following days. The session also gave me a deeper sense and awareness of how stress and mental habits may be contributing to my chronic pain condition. I can definitely see how Havening can be an important part of my toolkit to help me deal with this condition”. M. E. Sanchez
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The calming effects of Havening in dissolving fears from childhood trauma

“I found Havening a very effective and calming technique. Amanda's blend of warm reassurance and vibrant encouragement instilled in me the confidence to explore an area of traumatic memories l had avoided for years. The result was that, with her support, l was able to move on to a much more comfortable place and so much fear just melted away. I am deeply grateful to Amanda for being there for me on this journey.” M. Montgomery
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