Dear Havening Practitioner

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

Briefly, we would like to assess the impact of a 1:1 online Havening session on psychological well-being. To do this, participants complete psychometric online surveys before the Havening session, immediately after the session and then at 2 and 6 weeks after the session. The client will be reminded by email at 2 and 6 weeks.

Please click the following link to have a look at the participant information sheet which gives more details and explains the study protocol:

What will you have to do?
If a potential client gets in touch wanting help with anxieties/stress relating to COVID-19 or the periods of lockdown / social distancing (this can be anything from fear of illness, grief, financial worries, relationship issues, stress at being a key worker, stressed about working from home, or managing home schooling etc), please ask if they would be interested in taking part in the study.

Potential participants must be at least 18 years and able to write in English.

Here is some example text (in bold below) that you might like to copy, modify and use if contacting them by email:


Researchers at Nottingham Trent University, UK would like to invite you to take part in a study investigating the use of Havening Techniques to help people with their anxieties and stresses. The study would require you to complete online surveys before and after you have had a session with your Havening therapist. Please click on the following link if you would like to find out more.


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 hope that you will be able to collaborate with us.

In addition, you could help us with a second strand to this study. If you have contacts (such as key workers or stressed parents) that are not having one-to-one sessions with you but could benefit from ‘shaking off their day’ with some simple video guidance of Havening, please could we ask you to share with them this different link:

Here, they can personally access the psychometric surveys and some guidance videos for some very basic free Havening support day by day. They could be encouraged to share it with any of their own contacts too, if they know others who could benefit. This will allow us to have a wider reach of positive impact beyond practitioners’ direct clients and will potentially draw in a lot of extra data to support this study.


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.