Using the Havening Techniques to Remove Therapeutic Roadblocks

This On Demand Webinar is 3 hours. 

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We have all had our moments of feeling “stuck” in the face of a client’s paralysis by their core harmful beliefs or the triggers of a traumatic experience. These moments are actually representative of neuronal encodings that occur in the survival part of the brain, the amygdala.

Join Dr. Kate Truitt to learn the SNAP (Sense Notice Apply Preoccupy) Havening Techniques Protocol. You will learn about the neurological underpinnings of traumatic encodings and discover a new opportunity for trauma reprocessing via amygdala depotentiation. Through the Self-Havening touch and cognitive paradigms, the SNAP protocol helps empower the brain and body to come together as a unified whole to unstick the sticky memories that keep our clients stuck.

Come learn how to SNAP the amygdala out of ruminating negativity or triggers and open up new possibilities for resiliency development.

Want to learn more Havening Technique applications?

Kate Truitt’s 3-hour webinar Empowering Resilience and Regulation through the Havening Techniques is available as an On Demand recording here.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be better able to —

  • Discuss the impact of a traumatic encoding on information processing
  • Identify at least two brain areas that play a role in emotional activation when a traumatic encoding is activated
  • Explain the role of the amygdala in survival
  • Identify opportunities for when to utilize the Havening SNAP protocol as an intervention

Kate Truitt, MA, MBA, PhD, is a neuroscientist and clinical psychologist with an MBA in Healthcare Administration, and has dedicated her life to advancing the treatment of trauma and stress-related disorders. She leads her flagship organization, Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates, headquartered in beautiful Old Town Pasadena. She is the CEO of the Trauma Counseling Center (TCC) with offices in West 2 Hollywood and Studio City. In 2014 Dr. Truitt also founded Viva Excellence to provide cutting-edge trainings and seminars that bring together the newest advancements in the fields of neuroscience and resiliency, as well as stress and trauma treatments. Her research is on brain health during the recovery process, treatment outcomes, and psychophysiology. Dr. Truitt is a Havening Techniques Certified Trainer as well as the Global Coordinator of Continuing Education. She also serves as Chairman of the Board for the Amy Research Foundation, a non-profit focused on advancing the role of brain science in psychotherapy.  Her website is

TimeTopic Covered
1st Hour

Introduction to the Havening Techniques

Mechanisms of Action, Self-Havening, Self-Havening Practice

Introduction to Traumatically-Encoded Events

Role of the Amygdala, Core Constructs of a Resilient Self, What Gets in the Way of Resiliency? Information Processing in the Brain, The Window of Tolerance

2nd Hour

Introducing the Havening Techniques SNAP Protocol: The Neurobiological Hows and Whys

Sensing the block/Noticing the Experience/Applying the self-havening touch/Preoccupy the mind: SNAP Protocol

15 Minute Break
3rd Hour

Transitioning from healing the pain to building resiliency

Introducing the Creating Possibilities Protocol 

Building resiliency with neuroplasticity, Creating Possibilities Practice

This training offers 3 hours of direct contact (not counting breaks or lunch). It is the participant’s responsibility to check with their individual state boards/regulatory body to verify CE requirements for their license to practice.

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  • Name of Participant
  • Title of Training
  • Name of Presenter plus their credentials
  • Number of hours of training
  • Date of training
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This training is aimed at all mental health professionals including:

  • social workers
  • counsellors
  • psychologists
  • psychiatrists
  • medical professionals supporting mental health patients
  • psychotherapists
  • mental health counsellors
  • marriage and family therapists and counsellors
  • occupational therapists
  • vocational rehabilitation therapists
  • addiction counsellors
  • religious counsellors
  • therapists
  • case managers
  • art therapists
  • licensed professional counsellors
  • all other professionals who would like to develop, update or expand their skills and knowledge in mental health practices
Guest and Community Learner Rate$139.00
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