What People Say

(8-Week Mindfulness for Health & Happiness Course)

“I would recommend this course to anyone who, like most of us, has felt that she/he is constantly thinking about the future rather than living now,

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Jane    Sheffield, UK   
Jane    Sheffield, UK   
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(8-Week Mindfulness for Health & Happiness Course)

“I would recommend this course to anyone who, like most of us, has felt that she/he is constantly thinking about the future rather than living now, because thinking about what others expect you to do is often much worse than actually tackling things in a mindful way.

Before the course I felt at times that I was drowning in a sea of things that I had to do, I worried about what people would think of me if I didn't deal with everything, and deal with it well.

By the end of the course I realised that I was calm enough to deal with immediate issues and that nothing terrible would happen if I prioritised things and related these priorities to my own values.

I have fewer panicky moments and feel able to slow my mind rather than imagine the worst possible scenarios. I already feel calmer (mostly) and have found effective ways of focussing on what I value.

The different meditations have been invaluable, also the realisation that thoughts are not facts.
I really enjoyed getting to know some lovely, interesting people, sharing thoughts and feelings with honesty and sensitivity.

The way in which John and Joy responded to each comment, question etc showed insight and demonstrated their knowledge and skills around
mindfulness and meditation. We were all gently encouraged to interact which led to a much better understanding of other people's thoughts and experiences.

All of the team made us feel welcome at each session -although we are glad that John and Joy didn't mirror Lora whose attentions usually included nuzzles, sniffs and lying on her back wanting her belly rubbed!

Thank you both for all the time and effort that you have put into this fantastic course.”


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Havening – Healing Through Neuroscience

New cutting-edge therapy for Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and so much more…

logo_trajan9In November 2015 John Nolan qualified as the 88th Certified Havening Practitioner in the world, and is now welcoming new clients in Sheffield. It’s a brand new therapy that’s very effective and is proving to help shift problems that other therapeutic approaches can’t reach.

What is Havening?

‘Havening’ (officially known as The Havening Techniques™) is a scientifically based way of helping people deal with past events and incidents that were traumatic or exceedingly stressful, and are still causing problems today. 

It uses a combination of talking, visualisation, eye movements and therapeutic touch to change the way the brain stores memories of difficult events. What it can do is de-link the painful emotions from a traumatic or uncomfortable memory. This means you can still remember the event, but the memory will no longer have a negative emotional impact.

It’s a safe and effective way of healing emotional difficulties caused by stressful or traumatic events that have become ‘hard-wired’ into your brain. When traumas get stuck (synaptically encoded) in the brain like this, it can cause long term difficulties like anxiety, depression or mental stress that can’t be ‘talked away’ or ‘reasoned out of’.

It’s a relatively fast, simple and gentle way to heal from trauma. Most importantly – it doesn’t require the client to endlessly talk about, keep re-living or ‘raking over’ old distressing memories.

What can Havening help with?

It appears to help with almost any problem, block or trauma. 

Some examples are…

  • Past traumatic or stressful events that are still intruding into your thoughts and feelings today. An extreme example would be PTSD.
  • Intrusive thoughts, feelings, body sensations or pains that seem to have no rational explanation, and don’t seem to be connected to a memory of a previous related event. Examples include panic attacks or anxiety attacks.
  • Emotional challenges such as depression, chronic stress or severe self-esteem issues which have not responded fully to conventional talking therapies. After therapy you may have had relief, or partial relief for a while, but the underlying issue keeps coming back.
  • Irrational fears and phobias, for example spiders, crowds, etc.
  • Lack of confidence, self-esteem, focus and low-mood.
Havening can also be used as a self-help tool, for improving wellbeing, stress management, and peak performance.

“I’m just so pleased that I can enjoy enjoying my life again” – Havening Client

Who introduced us to Havening?

Havening was first championed in the UK by Paul McKenna after he experienced a life-changing session from his friend Dr. Ron Ruden, a Medical Doctor and neuroscientist who developed the techniques to help his own patients. Paul was astonished by how quickly and well it worked for him and became a certified Havening practitioner and trainer in 2013. He’s already used it on about 1,000 people, including rape victims and PTSD sufferers, and says, “It’s possibly one of the most significant breakthroughs in psychology in the last 200 years, What we are able to do in minutes used to take months.”

Could Havening help you?

The short answer is – we don’t know until we give it a go. For many conditions Havening is proving to be highly effective. Even though tens of thousands of people have received Havening therapy worldwide to date, it is still a new discipline.

If you think that you might benefit from Havening, then call John Nolan on 0114 2998888. If after a brief conversation it looks like Havening could be right for you, we can arrange a formal appointment and start the Havening process.

Want to know more? Click here for Havening FAQs

John Nolan is a certified practitioner of Havening Techniques. Havening Techniques is a registered trade mark of Ronald Ruden, 15 East 91st Street, New York. www.havening.org

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