What is Paul McKenna's Havening technique?

Category: Complementary and Alternative Medicines


The Havening technique is used for reducing sadness, stress, trauma and compulsion. The technique uses a pattern of repeated touch to parts of the body combined with specific eye movements and visualizations.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bipolar depressive episodes 1 1
Emotional abuse 1 1
Emotional pain 1 1
Feeling of hopeless and irremediable social/emotional isolation 1 1
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 1 0
Low Self-Esteem, Feeling Worthless, Unimportant 1 1

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  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Paul McKenna's Havening technique

Side effect Patients


Based on patients currently using Paul McKenna's Havening technique

Dosage Patients
1 other monthly 1


Currently using Paul McKenna's Havening technique

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1

Stopped using Paul McKenna's Havening technique

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0
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