Havening Training in The Netherlands
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IO: Well hello, I’m Ina Oostrom and I’m here with Stephen Travers, he is
the Director of U.K. and International Havening, and I’d like you to
introduce yourself and about what you’re doing . We are here because
an exciting Havening Training in The Netherlands on the 7th
and 8th of March in Oosterhout. But Stephen please introduce yourself
first, what are you doing, what is your job, what are your experiences?
ST: Well first of all thank you for having me Ina here in this webinar. Yes as
you mentioned my name’s Stephen Travers, I am the Director of the
U.K. and International Havening organisation, and I also have over 15
years’ experience specialising and helping people with anxiety based
disorders, trauma, and helping people really just to live life with more
confident and freedom. And I’m also an international Havening
techniques trainer, and I’m one of the most experienced Havening
practitioners in the world.
IO: Wow that’s great, it sounds interesting already and you haven’t said
anything about what the Havening Training in the Netherlands is about.
Why should a therapist learn Havening? Let’s start with that, what is it and what can
you do with it?
ST: Well I’d like to begin that with a question, the question being how can it
be that we can now resolve most anxiety based issues within minutes
with Havening? how can that be that we can now do that?
And over the two day training I’m going to run I’m going to show you how we can
quickly and effectively remove anxiety based issues within minutes,
things like panic attacks, phobias, post-traumatic stress, pathological
emotions like unresolved anger, rage, guilt, fear or shame, and how we
can use the Havening techniques to build emotional resilience, states
of confidence, calmness, wellbeing. And to give you a bit of an idea of
what is Havening, it’s a cycle sensory treatment for anxiety based
disorders, it’s a ground-breaking method that uses sensory touch which
makes it quite different than most therapies, where we stroke the arms,
hands and face, and we also use pleasant psychological distractions. It
sounds a bit strange but it’s a neuro scientific procedure, and I explain
all of that in the training. So you really learn how trauma becomes
encoded in the brain, what causes most anxiety based issues, and how
the Havening can rapidly change what’s happening in the brain and
free people from those problems. So that’s just a summary or an
overview of some of the things we cover over the two days.in this first
Havening Training in The Netherlands
IO: Yeah what I understand is it’s really founded in science, can you tell us
something more about that?
ST: So it was developed by my good friends and colleagues Dr Ronald and
Steven Ruden. Now they come with very high credentials, Dr Ronald
Ruden is a Harvard University academic, he’s got the largest private
medical practice in New York City and he’s also a neuroscientific
researcher. His twin brother Dr Stephen Ruden is a dental surgeon,
and he’s one of the world’s foremost expert on dental phobias. And it
really all began back in 2001 when the famous hypnotherapist called
Paul McKenna, maybe your audience might know who Paul McKenna
is who actually do hypnosis–
IO: Yeah he’s famous from television.
ST: Yeah he’s done lots of television work; he has lots of books in the field
of hypnotherapy and NLP [Neuro Linguistic Programming]. So Paul
was talking to Dr Ruden back in 2000 about tapping, tapping
techniques and EMDR, and he was really asking Dr Ruden ‘well how
do these techniques work?’ because we knew back then they were
getting very good results but we didn’t know how, there was no
academic literature really on why these treatments were working. So Dr
Ruden went off and did really seven to ten years research, and looked
at why sensory touch changes what’s happening in the brain and how it
actually works to clear anxiety based issues.
IO: Wow that’s an amazing achievement to do this kind of research and
then come up with such a special program.
ST: Yes, well Havening is really the latest evolution in what we call cycle
sensory therapies. So you’ve got EFT, Emotional Freedom Therapy,
TFT [Thought Field Therapy] originally developed by Dr Roger
Callahan and EMDR, so Havening is sort of the latest evolution in
IO: So now it is a two day Havening Training in The Netherlands,
can you tell me what happens during these two days?
What can the students who would like to sign up expect?
ST: Well over the two days Havening Training in The Netherlands I will do
many live demonstrations of all the techniques.
So I bring someone up from the audience and we actually
work on a real issue. So I’ll be bringing people up who have got
anxiety, if someone has a phobia or a distressing memory, or
something that’s stressing them out that they’d like to resolve. So I do
many live demos over the two days, I explain to them the
neuroscience behind Havening, and after each live demo they sit in
groups of three and they actually practice the techniques on each
other. So it’s very practical based training in that perspective, because
after the two days the aim is that the participants will be able to go out
and start using Havening immediately with their clients to start
achieving remarkable results for them.
IO: And you also explain the science behind this, I can read that from the
beautiful testimonials you have received over the training’s you gave.
ST: Yes well I mostly train therapists, like at the moment we have hundreds
of Havening practitioners around the world trained, we have medical
doctors, psychotherapists, councillors, hypnotherapists, practitioners
and many other health professionals. And what’s so interesting is
anyone who trains in Havening, all those type of professionals I’ve
mentioned, nearly every single one of them now uses Havening
exclusively or mostly when helping their clients with anxiety based
issues. Why? Because of the results it produces, and that’s why we
have all those testimonials, because the results are quite remarkable,
and sometimes you have to see it to believe it and experience it.
IO: So you explained that all kinds of medical professionals, therapists,
they don’t need to have specific knowledge to join the training, you
yourself are also a hypnotherapist and you explained to me earlier on
that it’s also a very beautiful combination together with the
ST: Yes, that’s why Paul McKenna is one of the most famous advocates of
Havening. And Havening works very well as an add on or even
combined with hypnotherapy, because it is a nice closed process, and
when we’re using sensory touch we’re producing something called
delta waves in the brain, so the brain’s going into a bit of a sleep state,
delta waves occur in slow wave sleep. And when your brain is in that
delta state, when you layer positive ideas and suggestions in which we
do in hypnosis, we’ve actually discovered from Dr Ruden’s work that
the information and the suggestions consolidate even better when
we’re applying Havening. So people like Paul McKenna and myself
now combine hypnotherapy and Havening together, and it actually
enhances the hypnotherapeutic outcomes for our clients, and I explain
all of this in the training and I teach this as well.
IO: So now can you explain how the Havening can benefit the practice that
people might already have? I think you already explained a lot about
fast results, a technique you can learn in two days, people are looking
to as well, it’s another investment, but what are your experiences with
this after people have finished the training?
ST: Well as I’ve mentioned I train hundreds of people in Havening, and I
suppose the main benefits when therapists are using it is it gives them
great confidence first of all when they’re working with their clients with
anxiety based issues and even complex issues. Because Havening is
so consistent in terms of the results it produces, it’s a neuroscientific
procedure, and if you use it the way we teach it it gets very consistent
results. The second part is referrals from your clients as well, when
you’ve got happy clients it helps your business grow and expand. And
what a lot of our Havening practitioners have done, they’ve changed
their business model somewhat and their therapy practice or they’ve
cut back on sessions, because they’re able to get results quicker and
faster and they’ve just simply raised their prices because of the value
they were producing for their clients. I will teach all this at the Havening Training
in The Netherlands and more to provide as much value as possible for the attendees.
IO: Yeah you can give people life changing experiences.
ST: Yeah like I teach therapists how to do a full session program with
anxiety based issues and for developing resiliency, and the average
price that is being charged sometimes for that is anything from 200
even up to 500 euro per session. It’s a different model, it will change
the way you do things in your business and it’s a win-win for your
clients and yourself as the therapist.
IO: And it’s good as therapists to have several tools, so not every client fits
the same approach, so it is very valuable to have this tool in terms of
that it helps, it is founded in science which is the evidence based part,
people are looking more and more towards that part, and happy clients
are happy therapists isn’t it.
ST: Yeah, well it’s that simple in many ways and that’s what we all want as
therapists. And Havening is really about the neurobiology of sensory
touch, how it changes what’s happening in the brain and the body. And
there was a study done in Kings College in London by Professor Neil
Greenburg, he’s the head psychiatrist there on Havening, and the
study looked at the impact of a single Havening session on severe
anxiety and depression. Now the people that came into that study were
suffering with post-traumatic stress, panic attacks, there were war
veterans, people who had been raped, horrific car accidents, very
heavy traumas they were working with. The conclusion of the study
showed that 70% of the participants in just one session had a complete
360 degree turnaround and were freed from their trauma; the
remaining 30% had significant positive changes from just one
IO: Wow I think this is a beautiful story to end our interview, and let’s
repeat it’s on the 7th and 8th of March in Oosterhout Havening Training in the Netherlands.
So a two day training, you can find the information on
hypnosementor.nl/en and of course when posting this video we will
place the link so that everybody can find it. Stephen I’m really looking
forward to have this training with you, to follow these beautiful
techniques, and we will have some preparation and I’m looking forward
to seeing the ones who watched this video as well. Sign up now and
make sure you’ll be there.
ST: They can always feel free to contact me; I can always jump on a phone
call as well with people for 10 to 15 minutes if any individual therapists
have any questions. And look the web page you have for the training,
there’s lots of great information there, so I’d recommend anyone
watching this just go to the web page, have a read, and I think there’s
an early bird on it as well at the moment.
IO: Yeah only limited now.
ST: Yeah and you know I’m really looking forward to it; it’s going to be the
first Certified Havening Training in The Netherlands. We’ve done so
many of them in the U.K, Ireland, the U.S, even Australia, New
Zealand, and it’s about time we got to the Netherlands and share what
Havening can do.
IO: Okay great, looking forward to it.
This first Havening Training in The Netherlands thank you Stephen.
ST: Thank you for having me Ina.
Also please see https://stravershypnosis.com/certified-havening-training/
for more the training in Dublin, Ireland on 25th ans 26th April.