Brooklyn, NY Perinatal Havening Training Sept 6th, 7th & 8th 2019


Donna Ryen
Kimm Sun

Havening is a powerful and effective psychosensory technique used for trauma, emotional healing and resetting the human potential for positivity, joy and engagement. It is based on neuro-scientific insight into trauma encoding that was pioneered by Dr. Ronald and Steven Ruden from New York. Kimm Sun, a midwife from New York City has integrated Havening with her midwifery care since 2016, and discovered that Havening skills will allow midwives, doulas and birth workers to provide a truly holistic care to clients and their families. She aims to share her work with other birth workers, and make mental and emotional health care much more assessible to the birth community of NYC.

  • It is estimated that 15-21% of pregnant women experience moderate to severe symptoms of depression or anxiety (Wisner KL, Sit DKY, McShea MC, et al. JAMA Psychiatry 2013).
  • Approximately 21% of women experience major or minor depression following childbirth. (Wisner KL, Sit DKY, McShea MC, et al. JAMA Psychiatry 2013) Low income women and teens have rates up to 60% (Earls, M. Pediatrics 2010).
  • Up to 11% of new mothers experience Perinatal Panic Disorders. (Wenzel A. 2011).
  • An estimated 9% of women experience Postpartum Posttraumatic Stress Disorder following childbirth (Beck C, et al Birth 2011).

Furthermore, the mechanisms on stress and its negative effects on the newborn has been well established. These effects include include low birth weight and smaller head circumference, preterm birth, psychopathology, deficits in attention, neurodevelopmental changes, dysfunctional metabolism and changes to gut and brain due to the alterations of the mother's vaginal microbiome.

Birth workers are uniquely situated at the forefront of this crisis, enabling them to provide this much needed mental and emotional health care. This training is designed for midwives, obstetricians, doulas, birth assistants, obstetric nurses, child birth educators, lactation consultants, body workers, social workers and anyone who works directly with families in the perinatal period. You will be receiving a complete Havening Technique training curriculum from an accredited Havening Trainer, with additional information on Kimm's Perinatal Havening practice and protocols. Our goal is to leave you excited, rejuvenated and confident in providing for your clients using a true body-mind approach. Additionally, you will have access to ways of nurturing yourself as a caregiver, something that has often been overlooked in this very challenging work.

This three-day training is the first part to becoming certified, the rest of the work will be done at home.


Kimm Sun, a Certified Nurse Midwife, a Nurse Practitioner, and a Certified Havening Practitioner. She owns a home birth practice in New York City and is also the creator of the Human Birth Project and The Intact Birth - social media sites aimed at empowering women through knowledge. She has presented on perinatal havening at the Havening Global Conference as well as the United Nations sponsored 2018 Commission on the Status of Women. She is also a global health volunteer who has taught midwifery skills in Haiti, Nepal and Vietnam.

Donna Ryen is one of the first Certified Havening Techniques Trainers and Presenters. She is also the Veterans-Havening Chair for the United States, working with key policy makers to have HT offered as a viable treatment for many veterans seeking help here and abroad. In 1991, Donna began a successful career as a professional corporate coach with APT Consulting and The Center for Professional Development. Her success also includes an Emmy award-winning documentary film writer and producer for PBS. Donna has begun preproduction work and research for a documentary on Havening Techniques.

Price: $1475.00

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Bond Collective

68 3rd Street
(Between Hoyt & Bond)
Brooklyn, New York 11231