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Havening Techniques Certification Training

Train to become a Certified Havening Techniques Practitioner!

December 4, 5, 6, 7 (9 am to 1 pm EST)

Live online training across four half days with Doug O'Brien and Erika Neil, including option to attend an in-person training in the Washington, DC area later with Erika Neil for free. 

This program is designed for mental health care professionals, hypnotists, coaches, first responders, nurses, energy workers, teachers, and other helping professionals.

The Havening Techniques are an extremely quick and effective method for treating PTSD, phobias, panic attacks, grief, and other intense emotional states brought about by traumatic and overwhelming events. Havening is a psycho-sensory modality that changes the way the brain stores information. The Havening Techniques are used both to heal distressing emotional states and to develop positive ones. They enable liberation from patterns caused by fear and aversion so that clients are more free to live the life they want.

The practitioner training familiarizes participants with how to use Havening Techniques to treat a wide range of issues. In this active training participants will learn:

  • The science explaining how and why Havening works

  • The components of trauma and how they are affected by Havening

  • The ways in which Havening can cultivate resilience  

  • How to use the varied techniques of Havening  

The training will include demonstrations and practice to become comfortable with these skills.

After completion of the training, participants can go on to become certified practitioners by meeting certain requirements including:

  • Science review and ethics course

  • Submission of 30 case studies and 2 videos 

  • Consultation with a mentor who will guide you through the certification process,

  • Signature on Havening ethics and conduct policy 

  • Completion of details on your account including address and a biography for directory listing

  • $99 application fee to Havening headquarters

More details about certification are available at Havening Certification Page.


Doug O'Brien is one of America's leading Hypnotherapists, NLP & Havening practitioners based in New York City.He was a master trainer for the Anthony Robbins' training company and helped establish the Department of Complementary Medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in the 1990's with Dr. Oz. He is author of "The User's Guide to Sleight of Mouth" and NLP book on belief change, and is an internationally recognized trainer of NLP and Ericksonian Hypnosis. 

Erika Neil is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the greater Washington DC metropolitan with specialized training in the treatment of trauma. managing stress and difficult emotions, and strengthening positive emotional states. She is also certified in EMDR (Eye–Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction), and Reiki. She emphasizes mind-body awareness practices to increase capacity and resilience. Prior to becoming a social worker, Erika was a lawyer for abused and neglected children.  Havening techniques have brought about dramatic change and growth in her clients and in herself. Erika's style is collaborative, warm, and solution-focused. She was trained by Dr. Ron Ruden and is the first certified Havening practitioner in the Washington, DC area.


Havening Training with Certification Regular Price $1495



Havening Training with Certification Early Discount Price $1195



Havening Training without Certification  $950



Havening Training without Certification Early Discount Price $850




Havening Training with Certification for Returning Students $750



Havening Training without Certification for Returning Students $425



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