Havening is a relatively new technique that is described as a psychosensory therapy. It uses sensory input to change the neurochemical wiring in a deep part of the brain. At a superficial level it involves stroking the arms of a person which in almost all cases produces a feeling of relaxation. It is a universal reflex and when a person or child is distressed is a very natural response.
Havening is claimed to be effective in a wide range of neurological disorders including phobias, panic attacks, addictions, and chronic pain. It certainly promotes relaxation and anything that reduces stress levels and their associated negative side-effects is worthy of consideration.
All of my transformational work with clients is based upon the power of the unconscious mind. It is difficult if not impossible to access the deeper layers of our thinking if we are stressed. This is where Havening can be helpful, as it can be seamlessly integrated into other techniques such as meditation, hypnosis, Reconnective Healing and Heartmath.
It is particularly helpful with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). If a picture is worth 1,000 words then a filmed live demonstration must be worth 1 million words perhaps.