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At Finding Your Haven, I offer Havening Techniques® therapy to help you overcome the negative effects of anxieties, phobias and trauma.  The techniques can also be used to deal with cravings and as a support towards weight control.  Positive effects including performance boosting, confidence building, enhanced resilience, improved self esteem and so much more.

Havening was created as a result of research done into the process known as Emotional Free Technique (EFT) Tapping.  It creates similar results as Tapping and EMDR (Eye Movement Densitisation Reprocessing) but uses a simpler, more user-friendly process.

I am also in the process of qualifying as an NLP Practitioner and will be using these techniques when appropriate to your situation.

Sessions are carried out over Zoom or Facetime in the comfort of your own home.  I will teach you how to use the Havening movements yourself, giving you the power to continue self healing between sessions.

I am dedicated to providing you with the support you need to find your haven and live your best life.

Visit the Booking Page for details of costs and available plans.

Call me on 07971 853881 for a no-obligation chat or

for more information.

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Transformative Havening Techniques for Mental Wellness

My name is Sue and I am dedicated to empowering individuals on their journey to mental wellbeing through the transformative power of Havening Techniques. I am a Certified Havening Practitioner and I offer a safe and supportive space for you to navigate through life's challenges, overcome past traumas, and cultivate a sense of inner peace.

What is Havening?

Havening is a psycho-sensory therapy technique developed by Dr. Ronald Ruden and his brother Dr. Steven Ruden over the last twenty years. It's a fully science based technique on the concept of "amygdala depotentiation," which involves using touch to alter brain chemistry and disrupt the pathways that encode traumatic memories. The word "havening" comes from the English word "haven," meaning a place of safety or refuge.

Havening involves gentle stroking of the arms, face, and palms of the hands. The repetitive touch is thought to produce delta waves in the brain, which are associated with deep relaxation and a sense of safety. Guided by the Practitioner, Havening aims to reduce the emotional intensity associated with traumatic memories, phobias, or other distressing experiences.   It can also be used to resolve chronic pain, unhelpful emotions such as anxiety, anger, sadness etc and can be used to set up a positive mental framework for the future.

What happens in a Havening Session?

  • We will have an opening discussion to find out what issue/s you have and what you would like to achieve from the session.  If the issue is very sensitive, Havening can actually be done "content free" meaning that I do not need to know the details of the issue as long as you can recall them clearly.

  • I will explain the Havening movements (just three simple, comforting movements)

  • I will guide you through the Havening session as we both Haven together.

  • You may experience various sensations or emotions - we will discuss these as we go.

  • During the whole process we will calibrate - check to see how the impact of the memory is changing in your mind.

  • At the end of the session we will debrief to ensure that your goal has been reached.

  • Simple issues can be resolved sometimes as quickly as ten minutes - more deeply ingrained and complex issues can take more than one session to resolve.  It's common to find that the memory we are dealing with is linked to others, requiring further sessions.

  • Everyone is different and I will always respect your individuality.  The session will be tailored to and focussed on YOU.

  • At the end of our session I will offer guidance on Havening to be done in your own time to meet your further goals.  

  • Every session is held in a safe, confidential environment.

My Services:

Sessions are carried out online (Zoom / Facetime etc).  I can do single sessions, but I recommend that a block of 4 sessions is a good way to start to ensure that all issues of concern are resolved and positive plans for the future are set up.  It's common to find forgotten memories that have left a mark on your psyche during the sessions.  I'm based in Cambridgeshire, but with online sessions, geography doesn't need to confine us to any particular area.


Expert Guidance:  I am passionate about offering the best of myself to you.  I am continually studying to hone and increase my knowledge and skills.

  • November 2023: Certified Practitioner course with Steve Travers (Qualified in Jan 2024)

  • November 2023: London Practice Group - in person with Dr Ron Ruden & Paul McKenna

  • November 2023: Monthly practice session with Dr Steve Ruden

  • January 2024: Monthly practice session with Dr Steve Ruden

  • February 2024: "Clean Communication" with Ulf Sandstrom

  • February 2024:  repeated the Practitioner course with Dr Steve Ruden - I just can't get enough!!!

  • February 2024: started training to become a Certified NLP Practitioner

  • February 2024: assisted a Havening trainer by acting as a facilitator on his 3-day training course

  • February 2024:  "Clean Distractions" with Ulf Sandstrom

Confidentiality and Trust:  Your well-being is my top priority. I adhere to the highest ethical standards, ensuring a confidential and safe environment for you to explore and transform.

Holistic Approach: I believe in a holistic approach to mental wellness. Havening Techniques, combined with empathy and understanding, allows us together to address the root causes of emotional distress, promoting lasting positive change.

Client-Centered Care:  Every individual is unique, and so is their healing journey. You will be at the centre of your session to ensure that your specific needs and goals are our priority.

Become Your Own Healer:  You will learn how to self-haven so that you become your own healer.  This powerful technique can be used on your own between and after sessions to improve your mental well-being by creating a positive and reinforcing mindset.

Get Started on Your Path to Wellness:

Take the first step towards a brighter, more fulfilling future. Whether you're seeking personal growth, relief from anxiety, or resolution from past traumas, I am here to support you. Contact me today for more information or to schedule a session.

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