Access free support videos and ‘shake off your day’ with Havening Techniques, whilst helping capture data for Nottingham Trent University’s research study.

Taking part in this research could be particularly helpful for ‘key workers’, stressed out parents, individuals worried about returning to work, or anyone feeling the stress and strain due to the global pandemic, periods of lockdown and social isolation.


We would like to invite you to be involved in a research study ‘Calming Distress and Worries as a consequence of the Covid Pandemic: An Online Intervention for Psychological Wellbeing’.

If you feel that you could benefit from ‘letting go of the stresses and strains of your day’ with some simple video guidance of Havening Techniques, you may wish to consider taking part in Nottingham Trent University’s field study.

You can personally access some guidance videos for some basic free Havening support day by day. We hope that you will also be willing to complete the surveys to help us collect data about how useful you are finding it.

Here is the link to take part in the study and access the free video guidance of Havening Techniques:

We are happy for you to share it with any of your own contacts too, if you know others who could benefit.

This will help us get the support out there to more people and in turn will potentially draw in a lot of extra data to support this research study.

What will be involved?

Taking part in the research will involve answering questions online about your mood, mental health and well-being before and after using the videos to guide you through Havening sessions.

You will be able to access short videos of Havening practitioners to guide you as you self-administer the Havening Techniques. This will involve a variety of activities including stroking your own arms and hands, whilst performing self-affirming and anxiety reducing tasks. The videos can be used as little or as often and wherever you choose.

To take part in this research, you need to be over 18 years old. We especially would like to encourage key workers to take part.

We do NOT recommend that you use the video guidance to deal with traumatic events or any highly disturbing experiences. In such a case we suggest you work with a Certified Havening Practitioner instead. A full list of Havening Practitioners can be found here:

If you have any questions about these studies, please contact Dr Kirsty Hunter , tel: +44 (0)115 8483069 or the Havening Practitioner and Trainer who is part of the research team, Tony Burgess,

Thank you in advance for your interest and we hope that you benefit from taking part in the research.

If you have not come across Havening Techniques before and would like to find out more before deciding whether to take part in the study, you can visit the official Havening Techniques website, developed by the creators of Havening:

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.