Academy of Human Development

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UEN No/CPE Reg No: 199900986N
(Reg. Period: 20 May 2016 - 19 May 2020)

The Havening Techniques Training


This training introduces the history, underlying neuroscience, and foundational protocols and skills required for the practice of the Havening Techniques, a promising option for the treatment of psychological/emotional stress and trauma and associated conditions, including panic attacks, phobias, PTSD, pain, attachment difficulties, and other amygdala based disorders. Application of the techniques for other presentations, including peak performance, self-havening self for self-care, and the integration of Havening with family work will be included. Lectures, discussion, demonstrations, and guided small group practice will combine to equip participants to use the Havening Techniques within their scope of practice as well as exploring avenues for further development and possible accreditation


On completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the history of the Havening Techniques
  • Articulate a basic understanding of the context and the processes involved in the encoding of traumatic memory
  • Articulate a basic understanding of the neuroscience behind The Havening Techniques such as is required as part of the Havening Techniques protocols
  • Articulate the protocol for Event Havening and a basic understanding of the mechanism for change
  • Demonstrate basic proficiency in the application of the Event Havening protocol
  • Articulate the protocol for Transpirational Havening and a basic understanding of its context for use and of the mechanism for change
  • Articulate the protocols for a range of other Havening protocols, including Outcome Havening, Role Havening, Affirm tional Havening, Iffirmational Havening
  • Articulate the possible means of integrating the Havening Techniques in working with families
  • Articulate the application of Havening Techniques for self-care and building resilience
  • Articulate the possible pathways for further development in the Havening Techniques
  • Articulate professional ethics relevant to the Havening Techniques


Day 1

  • History of the Havening Techniques
  • Neuroscience of Havening I
  • Event Havening - including demonstration
  • Practitioner proficiency

Day 2

  • Neuroscience of Havening II
  • Transpirational Havening - Including demonstration
  • Outcome Havening
  • Role Havening
  • Applications for working with families
  • Applications for self-care and resilience building
  • Professional Ethics and Risk Management
  • Next steps


Social workers, psychologists, family practitioners, medical and psychiatric practitioners including nurses, doctors, psychiatrists, child and youth workers, case workers and others involved in the mental health professions.


Participants who meet 80% class attendance will be awarded a Certificate of Completion by The Bouverie Centre, La Trobe University & Academy of Human Development.


Fees S$

Regular Course Fee (Nett)


Early Bird Discount (Nett) - register and pay before 31 Aug


 ** course fees inclusive of resource pack worth US$80 **

Subsidies/ Funding S$

Company-Sponsored Applicant:

VCF pre-approved funding at 30% per pax for Singaporeans/PR Social Service Organisation Staff, Reference No PAS00001873 valid till 22 Jul 2020



Robyn Elliott is a family therapist and social worker employed at the Bouverie Centre for almost 20 years. As senior lecturer with La Trobe University she manages the Academic Program - administering and supervising the delivery and development of all Bouverie’s university accredited courses. She also lectures and supervises in the Master of Clinical Family Therapy course. Robyn also provides non-accredited training and consultation to government and non-government organisations in the health and welfare sector. She is a clinical member of AAFT, PACFA, AASW (AMHSW), and an accredited consultant with EMDRAA, and a member of the EMDRAA board of management.

Robyn's area of special interest is trauma. She has been learning, teaching and practicing in the area of trauma for the past 23 years. She is particularly interested in EMDR and how this can be integrated with systemic approaches. Her training and consultation to other organisations, for example, Child Protection, Community Health, Adult Mental Health and non-government organisations has focused mainly in this area, although a highlight of her career was a five-day training in family therapy in Mongolia!

Louise Carmi is one of the first six Certified Havening Trainers to have been appointed worldwide. Louise has presented in and supported trainings in the UK, Ireland, Australia, USA and Norway. In June 2014, Louise initiated and continues to convene the most successful Practice Group worldwide. This provides Practitioners support towards Havening Certification and beyond, and is attended by practitioners from all over the UK.

Louise is a Certified Havening Practitioner, Havening Authorised Trainer, NLP Master Practitioner, (former) Child Safeguarding Designated Nurse, Health Visitor, Primary Care Tutor, and Cot/Crib Death Specialist Nurse working in North London and Harley Street, and world-wide via skype. Louise has supported individuals, families and colleagues affected by serious and complex adverse life events, in a sensitive and practical way for many years. She works with a wide range of issues which includes the removal of life limiting fears, phobias, trauma, bereavement and pain. She has held roles in Senior Nurse Management in the UK Health Service, and worked as a specialist nurse, in Safeguarding Children and within Multi-Agency Partnerships. This prior health service experience has contributed to Louise’s demonstrable talent in helping clients to make the transformation from feeling out of control and overwhelmed, into a calm and positive state.



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Course Schedule

Dates 6 & 7 Nov 2019
Timing 9.30am - 5.30pm
Trainer(s) Ms Louise Carmi & Ms Robyn Elliott (The Bouverie Centre, La Trobe University)
Venue(s) TBA