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Dr. Ronald A. Ruden


Dr. Ronald Ruden is the creator of The Havening Techniques®. Over the last three decades he has translated the recent advances in neuroscience into new methods of healing. In his first book, The Craving Brain (1997), he explores the science behind addictive behaviors and proposes a way to inhibit relapse and to treat the symptoms arising from sobriety. It is a model that requires the individual to play an active role in maintaining abstinence. In his second book, When the Past is Always Present (2010), he offers The Havening Techniques, methods which use sensory input (touch) intended to eliminate the consequences arising from stressful or traumatic events. Thus, he defines The Havening Techniques as a psychosensory approach.


Dr. Ruden began his research career at Northwestern where he obtained his Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the age of 24. He then went to Harvard in 1971 where he trained with Nobel laureate E.J. Corey. After an assistant professorship at Rutgers he attended medical school and graduated from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Following internship and residency in internal medicine Dr. Ruden obtained training in clinical nutrition at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. During his tenure there, the American Cancer Society honored him for organizing the symposium, Nutrition and Cancer, What We Know So Far. In 1983 he began a private practice in medicine and maintains his love for research. He continues to explore ways to use neuroscience to treat illness.

Read Dr. Ron Ruden's interview here, chapter 33 from Fifteen Minutes to Freedom

Dr. Steven Ruden

Dr. Steven Ruden collaborated with his twin brother for over ten years in the development of the Havening Techniques®. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from New York University in 1971. He enjoys a successful practice for over 40 years and has published in the area of dental phobias. In addition Dr. Ruden is a certified hypnotherapist. He is also a consultant and coach for individuals and Fortune 500 companies including PepsiCo and Smith Barney in the area of communication.

He currently is a member of the International Coaching Federation and has earned the title of ACC. He lectures on the Havening Techniques from the scientific as well as the clinical component. Dr. Ruden is the Director of Education for Havening Techniques.

Read Dr. Steven Ruden's interview here, chapter 34 from Fifteen Minutes to Freedom

Harry Pickens (center), with Dr. Ron Ruden and Dr. Steve Ruden,

Louisville Havening Techniques®Training, January 2017

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