Your delivery team: Tony Burgess and Julie French, sometimes with guest presenters and facilitators

Julie French

Tony Burgess

Julie French

Julie French

Julie French

We’re Tony Burgess and Julie French and we will deliver your training. Tony is a certified Havening trainer and former Head of UK & Europe for Havening (September 2014 to April 2017). He was also Havening’s Head of Trainer Training for a decade (until February 2024) before passing the baton to others to continue the role. Julie is an experienced certified Havening practitioner and trainer and has facilitated and co-presented on many training events in the UK and abroad. We are also sometimes joined by guest presenters and facilitators, all of whom are either certified Havening practitioners or trainers.

About Tony Burgess and his own journey with Havening Techniques

My name is Tony Burgess. I was one of the very first people globally to be certified as a Havening Techniques Practitioner. I was subsequently approved as one of the first certified Havening Techniques Trainers in the world. I was Head of the UK and European Division of Havening Techniques from September 2014 until April 2017 and until recently I was also Havening’s Head of Trainer Training.

I attended the very first official training course in Havening Techniques in London and I can hardly express how pleased I am that I went to that training – It was one of the best professional decisions I have made in my life. Once I had become a Certified Practitioner and a Certified Trainer, I went on to train at events around the UK, across Europe, in the USA and New Zealand. I’ve been privileged to present alongside Drs Ron and Steven Ruden, the originators of Havening. I’ve enjoyed introducing hundreds of people to Havening Techniques and have also been responsible for training many of the Certified Havening Techniques Trainers located around the world.

I’ve tended over the years to be healthily sceptical (whilst curious) about any new approach to facilitating profound change. Whilst open-minded, I like to personally test-drive any techniques so I can experience the effectiveness first hand to make sure that the tools work quickly, effectively and can produce genuine lasting change.

As an already very experienced therapist, coach and trainer it has been rare for me to find a new approach that has genuinely impressed me so quickly … and Havening Techniques is one of those methodologies that has quite frankly blown me away with its ease of use and consistent powerful effectiveness.

Since first test driving Havening Techniques, I’ve helped many people to become completely free from unhelpful responses to past trauma. I’ve also helped people in a wide range of other therapeutic areas using Havening. Although I’d already had a great deal of therapeutic success with clients for many years before I discovered Havening, by incorporating Havening Techniques into my day-to-day work it took things to a much greater level of effectiveness. I have found that Havening can totally free people from the chains of their past so they can start living again – it can give them their life back!

A video about the first few years of Tony’s journey with Havening Techniques (2012 to Feb 2016):

I’ve also applied Havening Techniques within my coaching work and within my personal and professional development work and I have been delighted by how well it integrates with other tools and approaches.

About Julie French

Julie French, Certified Havening Techniques Trainer:

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Julie French is a therapist, NLP Master Trainer, personal and professional coach, training facilitator, author and professional speaker. Based in the UK, she is a founding Director of Academy of High Achievers Ltd specialising in mindset and communication programmes that include training in NLP and DiSC behavioural profiling. Julie’s mission is to empower individuals to get out of their own way so that they can have more wonderful experiences in life. She loves life and one of her great characteristics is in ‘exploding warmth’ wherever she goes!

As an experienced certified Havening Trainer, Julie has presented and facilitated on many Havening trainings globally.


Tony Burgess and Julie French are certified practitioners of Havening Techniques. Havening Techniques is a registered trademark of Ronald Ruden, 15 East 91st Street, New York.