Havening Technique

2nd September 2022By DZ TeamHolistic Health

Havening Technique

Havening Technique – What is it?

Havening technique is a form of psycho-sensory therapy. It uses eye movements, touch, and distractions to positively alter your mood, thoughts, and behavior. The havening technique aims at helping you cope with anxiety, trauma, depression, and physical pain by altering brain encoding. The founders of this technique, Dr. Steven Ruden and Dr. Ronald Ruden believe that havening therapy can alter the brain pathways. It can help treat symptoms of emotional distress.

This therapy is based on the innate healing ability of touch. Human touch increases serotonin production, which produces relaxation and alleviates the stress and anxiety. This overall experience, in turn, can aid you in detaching from negative emotions and distressing memories.

What are the benefits of Havening Technique?

There are several physical and psychological conditions the havening technique can help you with, including:


○  Chronic physical pain

○  Relationship problems

○  Surviving a natural disaster

○  Anger issues

○  Fear of abandonment

○  Grief

 Unhealthy cravings

○  Panic attacks

○  Eating disorders

○  Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

○  Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

○  Stress

○  Situational depression

 Manic episodes


According to Dr. Ruden, the havening technique has many advantages, such as:

It is a drug-free therapy and is safe

You can see rapid results

Mostly produces permanent changes

It is inexpensive and does not require special equipment

Easy to learn and use

Can be performed anywhere

Makes you self-empowered by enabling you to perform this therapy independently

Helps strengthen the immune system by regulating cortisol levels

Improves overall sense of well-being

Makes you resilient


What should I expect from a Havening Technique session?

Havening therapy is mostly considered a self-help technique. But you can also take sessions from a trained professional to learn this technique. Here is what a typical Havening Therapy session looks like:


After briefly discussing your history and the purpose of going for havening technique, your therapist will ask you to rate your emotional distress. You can describe this using a number out of 10 or describe your emotions in words like "scared" or “anxious.”


Next, the therapist will ask you to picture something calming. They’ll instruct you to clear your head of negative thoughts. You’ll then be asked to start tapping your collarbone while blinking twice. Your therapist will then ask you to count down from 20 while imagining doing a simple visually oriented task, such as walking down the stairs or emptying your drawer. Visualize taking a step or removing an item from the drawer with each number you count. Additionally, the therapist will ask you to cross your arms while keeping your eyes open - and you’ll be instructed to perform certain eye movements like looking up, down, or sideways.


The therapist will ask you to close your eyes again and hum a song while they gently stroke your arms or forehead. If you are uncomfortable with touch, you can perform this action yourself.

They’ll inquire about your level of emotional distress again, and the whole process is repeated with different visualization and song. You’ll be asked to relax your arms, and your therapist will again stroke your arms and forehead.


The session ends by using phrases like "let go" or "release." The practitioner will once again ask about the level of your emotional distress. This process is repeated until you report your emotional distress to be a 0 or 1, or this level stays the same after three continuous havening repetitions.


Although the Havening Technique has been used to treat symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression, research is needed to establish its efficacy. Havening Technique has been used as a complementary therapy. It is not a replacement for other psychotherapies like talk therapy.

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Life Coaching

2nd September 2022By DZ TeamHolistic Health

Life Coaching

Life Coaching – What is it?

Life coaching is a process of bringing fulfillment to your personal and professional life with the help of constant encouragement, reinforcement, feedback, and guidance. A professional life coach helps you set goals, pinpoint the obstacles in your progress, make sound decisions, take the initiative, and get the desired results. To clarify, a life coach is not there to make decisions for you. The role of a life coach is to be your brainstorming partner, assist you in looking at your life from another perspective, and make strategies to overcome the hurdles blocking your way. Life coaching can be a means to succeed in your career, relationships, and day-to-day life.

What are the benefits of Life Coaching?

You may find it helpful if you are struggling with any of the following:

Stuck with a bad habit

Lack of purpose in your life


Constant stress and anxiety

A struggling social life

General dissatisfaction with your work life

Lack of creativity

Changing career

Recently, life coaching has gained enormous popularity with all sorts of professionals to help them build successful careers. Additional benefits include:

Enhanced productivity

Improved focus and attention

Becoming more organized

Better time management

Boost confidence and self-esteem

Strong financial security

Coping with long-held fears

Better teamwork and communication skills

Maintaining the balance between your personal and professional life

Quick decision-making skills

Effective stress management

Being more open to change and new opportunities

Improved sleep


Types of Professional Life Coaches?

Most people decide to get life coaching to bring an overall positive change to their lives. But there are many specialized areas within the life coaching field where you can get help. You can find a life coach in the following specialties:

○  Addiction and sobriety coaching

○  Career Coaching

○  Diet and fitness coaching

○  Family life coaching

○  Leadership Coaching

 Financial coaching

○  Mental health coaching

○  Spirituality coaching

○  Success Coaching

○  Grief coaching

 Transformational coaching


What should I expect from a Life Coaching session?

You can get life coaching in a one-on-one session or over a phone call. The initial consultation session is about you and your life coach knowing about each other. The first session can last anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, where your coach will ask you many questions about your goals and aspirations. They can also provide you with some examples or worksheets to better understand your perspective. These activities can help your coach to make an individualized plan of action for you.

The Processes

The session will be slightly different for everyone as there are several exercises and techniques to choose from. Some of the processes that your coach can implement include:

○  Visualization

○  Meditation

 Neuro-linguistic programming

○  Affirmations

○  Relaxation and others

The sessions are dynamic and bound to change over time as you and your coach make progress. As you get familiarized with the process and become more aware of what strategies are working best for you, your life coach will adjust accordingly.

The process aims to find blind spots holding you back from reaching your full potential. This is what makes life coaching so unique. It’s a type of therapy which will enable you to learn things that you can’t learn from a book or from other sources.

Starting with recognizing your goals and formulating a plan, the life coaching sessions conclude with taking action, holding you accountable, and motivating you to follow through with the plan. You should feel motivated and encouraged to carry those plans to the end.


Life can get overwhelming sometimes. Everyone can feel stuck in their life and struggle with finding the right path for them. Life coaching provides an effective means for these people to make progress in the right direction and change their lives for the better.


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