About Humanitarian Havening
As the number of world crises increase, more humanitarian groups are lending assistance and creating programs, and more methods are being developed for reducing emotional distress on a wide scale.
One of the simplest and most lasting ways to bring relief is a psychosensory technique called Havening© that consists of soothing touch to places that are particularly calming to the body: the hands, arms, and face.
This touch is accompanied by distractions that keep the mind pleasantly preoccupied like singing, humming, and listening to music. The touch and distractions together reduce distress and amplify a state of well-being. They cause calm brain waves, soothing neurotransmitters, and a reduction of stress hormones.
Havening© can be done completely on oneself. It can also be done between people who know each other and feel safe: like parent to child, partner to partner, or friend to friend.
It can be taught to groups, who can then teach it to other groups. In this way it can help people exponentially.