Havening Techniques Certification Training

Train to become a Certified Havening Techniques® Practitioner live online!

December 4-5, Saturday and Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm EST 

Please contact me if you are interested in future training dates.

16 hour continuing education credits available for mental health clinicians for an additional $60.

This program is designed for helping professionals including but not limited to mental health care professionals, hypnotists, coaches, first responders, nurses, energy workers,and teachers.

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

Certification allows practitioners be able to put Havening certification on their promotional materials, be listed on the Havening website: www.Havening.org, and have access to numerous supplemental trainings and resources.

Comments from recent participants:

"It was a wonderful training and experience."


"By far, the best training I have attended! I felt so connected, energized, and confident."

"Very positive. I was engaged the whole time. I came away feeling like I grew personally and professionally."

"I think this was a perfect example of a well thought out training. I wouldn't change anything."

"I liked the didactic training followed immediately by practicing the different types of Havening. The facilitators were invaluable in creating a safe space and for supporting and guiding us when we were stuck."

"I loved everything about it. It was structured incredibly well, I thought the management of time and holding of everyone's space was extremely professional. The information was all outlined in a very coherent manner that made it understandable. I loved having our own facilitator in the breakout rooms for support and feedback."

"It was very informative and practical. The practice sessions were so helpful and Erika did a great job. She was very organized and full of knowledge."

"Everything was set up really well. Erika did a fantastic job from start to finish."

"Fabulous job! I really enjoyed this!"

"The strong experiential component really helped to prepare us as confident practitioners."

"All of the tools were just right- alternating didactic with slides and then experiential with discussion helped to balance and sustain attention."

"Thank you Erika, I so glad I was able to take this from you. I am excited to complete the certification and look forward to using Havening in my practice. It was time very well spent."

"This was by far the best training I've attended. I really appreciated how you helped to support practitioners from diverse backgrounds and experiences in a safe and supportive environment."


Erika Neil is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the greater Washington DC metropolitan area who helps clients overcome the limiting effects of trauma and other difficult life experiences so that they are free to live the life they want. Erika attended Harvard University, Columbia University Law School, and Catholic University School of Social Service. She has specialized training in the treatment of trauma. managing stress and difficult emotions, and strengthening positive emotional states. In addition to Havening, she is trained in EMDR (Eye–Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction), Reiki, Quantum Touch, Emotional Freedom Technique, Somatic Experiencing, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, the Flash Technique, Brainspotting, and Trauma Tapping Technique (TTT).

Erika 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 in Washington, DC. She was also a school social worker for fifteen years in Northern Virginia. 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. Erika is passionate about spreading awareness of Havening and its benefits. She is a certified Havening Techniques Trainer.

Havening Training with Certification $1495 $1195


Havening Training without Certification $950 $850

Continuing Education Credits $60

Returners and groups  please email Erika at [email protected] for pricing.


I did the Havening Training with Erika in Dec. of 2020. She did an amazing job! All the attributes that one would want in a teacher/mentor, she delivers in spades. Focused, attention to detail, making it fun, and keeping us all on task. I came out of the training feeling confident and ready to do my 30 case studies. While I was doing the case studies, she was right there encouraging and offering really helpful suggestions on how to be a better practitioner of Havening. The whole experience was empowering for me and I have to thank Erika for that . Awesome job Erika.

- Charlie Wright

I wanted to let you know what a wonderful experience I had in the training, personally and professionally. Our staff were so impressed they cannot stop taking about it. I think we may end up having more of them getting certified. You’re obviously an excellent instructor. It’s not just your knowledge, but the delivery that impressed me. You were very patient and sensitive to our needs. I particularly liked your openness and willingness to listen. I found the training to be highly personally rewarding. This was one of the best trainings I’ve ever done. 

- Pablo Moro

The Havening Techniques 2 day training by the Center for Havening Research & Training, Inc was impressive and informative. Erika Neil was a great presenter and truly knowledgeable. I especially liked the hands on practicum which Erika and other practitioners helped facilitate as it allowed my agency professionals to be immersed with the experience. It is especially rare to find a training that can allow each participant to attain personal growth while learning. I highly recommend Erika’s training in Havening Techniques.

- Deepa Patel

16 CE Credits

Information on Continuing Education Credit for Health Professionals

• CE credits for psychologists are provided by the Spiritual Competency Academy (SCA) which is co-sponsoring this program. The Spiritual Competency Academy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Spiritual Competency Academy maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

• The California Board of Behavioral Sciences accepts CE credits for LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFT license renewal for programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

• LCSW, LPCC, LEP, and LMFTs, and other mental health professionals from states other than California need to check with their state licensing board as to whether or not they accept programs offered by approved sponsors of CE by the American Psychological Association.

• SCA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN Provider CEP16887) for licensed nurses in California. RNs must retain this document for 4 years after the course concludes.

• SCA is approved CE provider for National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coaches (CEP Number 00196)

For other questions about CE please contact [email protected]

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