Dr Ron Ruden


Dr Ron Ruden is a groundbreaking innovative New York doctor and author who created Havening Techniques – changing the brain with Neuroscience. Dr. Ron received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Northwestern University in 1971 at the age of 24. He was then offered a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard with Nobel Laureate E.J. Corey. After his training with Professor Corey, he obtained an assistant professorship at age 26 which allowed him to open his own research lab at Rutgers University. He then attended Medical School at Mount Sinai, graduating in 1979. After an internship and residency at Beth Israel Hospital in New York, he accepted a fellowship in clinical nutrition at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York where he stayed on and helped run the department. 

In 1983, he opened a medical practice. From the beginning he has funded research using neuroscience to help solve some complex medical problems. In 1997, he published a book called The Craving Brain which dealt with addictive behaviour. In early 2000, he was introduced to a method called ‘Tapping’, which led to his discoveries involving the clinical application of brain waves and the publication in 2010 of his second book When the Past is Always Present. The applications he developed became known as Havening Techniques.

Havening is Amygdala Depotentiation Therapy. It is gentle, and highly effective in removing trauma. Dr Ron, and his twin brother, Dr Steven Ruden have trained Practitioners all over the world. Their great legacy is healing the world through all the Practitioners they and their team of Trainers have trained.