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Healing in Your Hands: Self-Havening Practices to Harness Neuroplasticity, Heal Traumatic Stress, and Build Resilience

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Kate Truitt, PhD, MBA
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Dec 06, 2022
PESI Publishing
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The power to heal the wounds of your past, create your present, and build your future is in your own hands.

Written by Dr. Kate Truitt, a psychologist, neuroscientist, and trauma expert, Healing in Your Hands is the first book of its kind to integrate the neuroscience of trauma with cutting-edge research on self-havening – a groundbreaking technique that draws on the power of mindful touch to heal even the most profound traumatic stress. It weaves together powerful client stories, insights from the field of neuroscience, and personalized havening practices to create a complete self-healing program that anyone can use.

With the simple and effective tools in this book, you will learn how to:

  • Draw upon your brain’s amazing ability to heal itself
  • Build a trusting relationship with your mind and body
  • Soothe your nervous system in moments of reactivity
  • Create feelings of safety, agency, and personal empowerment

… all with the palms of your own hands.



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Kate Truitt, PhD, MBA, is a licensed clinical psychologist, applied neuroscientist, and internationally recognized expert in the neuroscience of trauma, stress, and resilience. She is regularly sought out as a contributor for global media outlets ranging from Oprah and Medium to the to the BBC and Today. Dr. Kate is an international trainer and has spoken at the United Nations, the United States Department of Defense, and PESI, among others. She has dedicated her life to advancing the treatment of trauma and stress-related disorders, eliminating the stigma surrounding mental health, and empowering wellness through the dissemination of psychoeducation and self-healing tools through her speaking engagements, books, blog, and social media presence.

Dr. Kate resides in Los Angeles, CA, where she leads her flagship organization, Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates. She also serves as CEO for both the Amy Research Foundation – a nonprofit focused on advancing the role of brain science in psychotherapy and eradicating the translational lag between science and clinical practice – and the Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles. In 2013 she founded Viva Excellence, a training institute that provides cutting-edge trainings and seminars that bring together the newest advancements in the fields of neuroscience and mental health. Dr. Kate is honored to be recognized as on the creators and developers of the Havening Techniques. She also serves as their global director of research and curriculum development.

Dr. Kate knows that when we choose to let every moment of adversity strengthen and empower us, we are choosing to become out strongest and most inspired selves. Her treatment model consists of three core pillars: trauma-informed, neuroscience-based, and resilience-focused care. These components, when taken together, empower individuals to become proactive participants their transformational journey as they heal the past, create the present, and build the future.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Kate Truitt maintains a private practice. She is the CEO of the Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles. Dr. Truitt is the executive director and found of Viva Excellence and Amy Research Foundation. She is the executive director to American Cognitive Training Association. She is the global director of continuing education to The Havening Techniques. Dr. Truitt receives a speaking honorarium form PESI, Inc. She is a scientific advisor and board member to Her relevant financial relationship with has been mitigated.
Non-Financial: Dr. Kate Truitt is a member of the American Psychological Association; the Los Angeles County Psychological Association; the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies; the American Cognitive Training Association; and the San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association.


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