Better Living Through Neuroscience

Welcome - please read our Disclaimer

This website introduces you to an extraordinary application of recently acquired knowledge in the field of neuroscience. The techniques described herein are based in evolutionary biology and offer you the opportunity to live a healthier, hopefully happier and more productive life. To Western eyes, to watch pain instantly disappear, long standing problems resolve and disturbing memories fade into the irretrievable past is nothing short of astonishing.

We call this method Havening. Havening, the transitive verb of the word haven, means to put into a safe place. While some forms of this approach have been around for decades, many mental health professionals remain skeptical given that it involves no medication, talking or prolonged exposure.

We invite you to explore this website and make up your own mind.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Readiness

Like you, we're monitoring the latest news about the coronavirus. That's why we're doing all we can to make sure our Havening Community stays informed. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter, we will be sending you our best practices and stress reducing videos. We will continue to stay open and available for questions.

Havening has the unique ability to be just an effective online as it is in person. If you are feeling stressed or have particular issues you would additional support with remember that our global community of practitioners are available - just one wifi or cellular connection away. Please read about our practitioners and reach out to them via email to begin your online Havening journey.

Click here to find a Havening Techniques Certified Practitioner in your time zone


This video describes how to use Havening Techniques to prevent PTSD and reduce stress, this particular video designed for our frontline workers.


Join Dr. Kate Truitt, Certified Trainer and Global Coordinator of Continuing Education, in this brief video about Healthy Anxiety specifically tied to Coronavirus fears and how self-havening can help calm the mind and body.


A 10-minute, Self-Havening practice to reduce anxiety, enhance wellbeing, and develop compassion and loving-kindness. See for more resources


Hello my name is James Hymers and I've been a Havening techniques® Practitioner for 5 years.
If you're experiencing Anxiety right now because of Covid-19 use this 2 minute video to help you become calm and relaxed.


6 Minutes to Calm with Janie Whittemore


As COVID-19/Coronavirus continues to spread rapidly world-wide, more and more people are experiencing extensive worry and fear about the situation. If that's you, this video is for you!

Latest News

Symphony of MINDS Coming Together to Inspire Creativity and Hope - Annual Havening Techniques Conference Live Online

Starting June 12th at 6am running CONTINUALLY to Sunday June 14th 6am

Join US for this first ever ONLINE HAVENING TECHNIQUES CONFERENCE... and it last 44HOURS straight !!! YES you can join in anytime around the world and there will be presentations going conference/symphony is broken down into 6 hour time slots/movements Movements of 5hours of presentations/conversations and practice groups followed by ONE break/intermission. You can come and go as you please, we will send all ticket holders copies of the presentations.
9:00am June 12th 
Our symphony begins in London with Paul McKenna, then we sway back over the pond with Dr Steve Ruden in New York, then we minute to California for Dr Truitt and Team... that's our first movement then we break/intermission Lunch for one hour with Dr Ruden.
3:00pm June 12th
Second Movement begins with Judith prager in California, then to Brooklyn NEW YORK to Kimm Sun followed by Doug O'Brien, then we Intermission with LIVE JAZZ with Harry Pickens from Louisville Kentucky
9:00pm June 12th 
Megan Mansfield from California, then Robin Youngson from New Zealand ...more details to come...
Entire world invited for a global SELF-HAVENING on June 14th at 6:00am

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Upcoming Events

Jul 04 & Jul 05, & Jul 11, & Jul 12 2020

Live Online Training 4th/5th & 11th/12th July 9.30am to 1.30pm (UK time) with the opportunity to attend an in person training with Louise McKay in Northern Ireland for FREE!*

Presented by:
Louise McKay

Jul 10 & Jul 11, & Jul 17, & Jul 18 2020

Live Virtual Training in the Havening Techniques: Specially Designed for Mental Health Practitioners July 10th & 11th and July 17th & 18th

Presented by:
Kate Truitt

Jul 04 & Jul 05 2020

Havening Techniques® Training in Raglan, New Zealand 4/5th July

Presented by:
Robin Youngson

Jul 21 & Jul 23, & Jul 28, & Jul 30 2020

Dr Steve Ruden Live ONLINE - Certification Training in FOUR Modules July 21 & 23rd and July 28th & 30th

Presented by:
Steven Ruden