Havening: The Weird Hugging Technique That Will Fix Your Anxiety

On the most basic level, havening means hugging or caressing yourself, sometimes while voicing positive affirmations. On a more technical level, it’s using self-soothing to induce “amygdala depotentiation,” which essentially means reining in and retraining the emotional part of the brain that kicks us into fight-or-flight mode and causes anxiety. From Fatherly.

Neal O'Farrell
Founder of GetBetter@Work and a recovering cybersecurity expert.

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