How Havening Techniques can help with overwhelm

How Havening Techniques can help with overwhelm

How Havening Techniques can help with overwhelm and anxiety
Self havening techniques
Self havening techniques

Living life feeling stressed and overwhelmed is nothing short of exhausting.  It’s hard to concentrate, hard to be patient with others and next to impossible to get into a solid sleep routine.  

To get on top of this we need to find a way of getting back into our green zone, our natural home base, where we can take a pause, get some sleep and calm things down. 

And this is where Havening Techniques come in… it's healing in your own hands.

In order to survive millions of years ago, our brain evolved with a range of natural healing capacities. One of these involves soothing touch to our face, upper arms and palms of our hands.   

There are specific types of skin receptors located in areas on our face, upper arms and palms that, when activated by touch, produces a slow brain wave called a delta wave, commonly found in deep sleep.

The Havening touch naturally creates an electrochemical experience of safety in our brain.  When our brain has a sense of safety and connection, then it is able to move back into the green zone, it feels safe enough to fall into a deep sleep and it stops scanning continuously for threats. 

Self-Havening on a regular basis creates psychological safety for the brain to heal.  It's fast, free and easy to do.  And only a few minutes a day can significantly decrease anxiety and overwhelm. 

Karyn Chalk, Certified Havening Techniques Practitioner

Karyn Chalk is a Certified Havening Techniques Practitioner based in Dunedin, New Zealand.  She came across Havening Techniques whilst experiencing ongoing difficulties with overwhelm and found her self-care took kit was not fit for purpose.   On her brain wellness journey Karyn learnt tools and strategies from world leaders qualified in neuroscience, trauma and resilience.

Karyn is a brain health coach and trainer and is passionate about supporting clients to develop self care programmes that work.

She has masterfully combined her theoretical knowledge, life experience and practical coaching toolbox to create outstanding results in helping her clients recover from burnout, fatigue and anxiety. She has a natural ability to reach the heart of a wide range of problems in a relaxed, pragmatic and friendly way.


  • Certified Havening Techniques® Practitioner
  • Accredited Positive Neuroplasticity Trainer, Dr Rick Hanson
  • Certified Brain Health Trainer, Amen Clinics
  • Positive Neuro-Plasticity Professional Course, Dr Rick Hanson
  • Master Neuro Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Dr Richard Bolstad
  • Transforming Communication Instructor
  • Dip Teaching
  • BCApSci, Human Nutrition
  • Grad Dip Business Studies, Dispute Resolution

Click here to contact Karyn Chalk

Here's what Sarah Bond said about her Havening sessions with Karyn Chalk 

"The havening process led by Karyn Chalk has had a profound effect on my life. Over the last three months, my havening sessions have helped me cope with a series of traumatic events. I am immensely grateful for Karyn’s sessions as they have helped me stay calm, gain perspective and cope with everyday life while processing significant family events. "