Robin Youngson

Certified Practitioner since July 2018

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As a practicing medical specialist, Dr Robin Youngson is excited to integrate Havening Touch into medical practice and to facilitate research trials on the application of Havening Touch to patients with both physical and mental health problems. He has a deep interest in mind-body medicine and believes that many patient may be cured of their physical illness by healing the underlying emotional trauma.


Robin brings thirty years of medical practice and a deep healing intention to the care of clients. He has helped clients recover from phobias, anxiety disorders, chronic pain, emotional trauma, and associated health problems - freeing them to become the very best version of themselves.


Robin is widely known for his compassionate, healing approach to patient care in his anaesthetic practice. He has helped many patients recover from traumatic medical events and is skilled in creating a trusting relationship and safe experience for his patients. He also brings compassion to his fellow health workers and has run workshops on self-care and wellbeing for health professionals, encouraging them to connect to the deeper aspects of their care for patients. He has coached and supported doctors who find themselves in personal or professional difficulties.


Robin lives and practices in the small town of Raglan in New Zealand. Given his medical commitments, he has limited time available for personal clients but regards this work as a profound privilege. He offers his care as a gift and simply invites donations from clients, according to means.


Robin is also an author, speaker, and internationally renowned leader in compassionate healthcare. He is the cofounder of Hearts in Healthcare ( and his work on compassionate healthcare has taken him to fifteen countries. His book, ‘TIME TO CARE – How to love your patients and your job’ is translated into Dutch, German and Hungarian.


Robin has held many leadership roles in healthcare at a local, national and international level. In 2016, the New Zealand Medical Association award Robin their highest honor, the Chair’s Award, for outstanding contribution to the health of New Zealand.

Areas of specialization

Anxiety, Panic attacks, Phobias, Childbirth, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Pain management, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Relationship issues, Insomnia, Stress, medically diagnosed illnesses and disease, Self-Belief, Shyness


Raglan, New Zealand