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Havening, is an alternative therapy developed by Ronald Ruden sharing roots with other pseudoscientific therapies. The name 'Havening' is derived from the word 'haven' and means to put in a safe place.[unreliable source?][unreliable source?]
Havening Techniques typically start by prompting a client to bring to their awareness a difficult experience or emotion and measure it using a Subjective units of distress scale by rating the emotional intensity from 0- 10. At this point, Havening Touch is applied wherein a client or their therapist gently and rhythmically strokes the clients shoulders and arms while leading them through pleasant psychological distraction techniques such as getting them to imagine walking on a beach while counting down from 20 to 1. This process is typically repeated till the SUD is zero or further decrements no longer follow a round of Havening. If an SUD of zero is reached, the client is debriefed about what remains in recalled memory.
History & Development
Techniques of Havening arose from treatments such as Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, Thought Field Therapy (described by the American Psychological Association as "lack(ing) a scientific basis.") and Emotional Freedom Techniques (which has been shown to have no effect beyond placebo).
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