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>> Human Givens Institute achieves significant mark of quality

The HGI, which represents Human Givens

PSA Accreditation of Human Givens Institute's therapist registerpsychotherapists and practioners announced on 11th May that its register has been accredited under the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) in the UK.

 

This mark of quality assures clients and the public that Human Givens practitioners belong to a register vetted and approved by an independent statutory body.

 

 

> Read the full press release here

 

 

Added on 11.05.16


>> New ONLINE TRAINING now open for booking...Human Givens Online courses

Great news – you can now visit our new online training website, which has just been launched!

As well as the very first of our online courses – which is now open for enrolments – there are FREE lectures from our Diploma course which you can watch straight away.

Count towards the HG Diploma

Over the next few months we will continue to add more and more online courses which will all count towards Part I of the Human Givens Diploma.

Blended learning programme

These aren't replacing our directly taught days – particularly the practical, skills-based ones – but they will enable more people worldwide to benefit from the new insights and practical, proven help they contain.

Learn at a time and place that suits you

We hope you find the website easy to use and look forward to welcoming you on one of our online courses soon.

 

To find out more about the new online training visit: www.hgonlinecourses.com.

Added on 14.11.1414


>> New course dates for 2015 – BOOK NOW New Training Programme for 2015

The training programme for 2015 is now online and available to book! There are lots of new dates for you to choose from.

Our courses will continue to run in London, Bristol, Birmingham and Dublin.

We also welcome back Emily Gajewski who will be running her key training day, From self-harm ... to self-belief, from May 2015 onwards.

You can book online or if you prefer to book by phone please call us on:
01323 11690.

And don't forget our block-booking discount:
Get a 10% discount by booking onto 5 courses at once, whether for a group or all for yourself – call 01323 811690.

Added on 11.08.2014


>> 2014 Human Givens Conference – book now

The theme of this year's HGI conference, which takes place on the weekend of 14th—15th June at Sunningdale in Berkshire, is "Mental health in the digital age – is it possible?".

This year's Guest Speaker is Richard Bentall, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Liverpool. His books include Madness Explained: Psychosis and Human Nature, which won the British Psychological Society Book Award in 2004 and, Doctoring the Mind: Why Psychiatric Treatments Fail – both best sellers. The various other speakers will continue to explore the key theme from a number of angles, some of which include:

  • How the digital world is affecting school life
  • How the internet is affecting home life
  • How many digits do we need? The potentials and pitfalls of technology in the workplace
  • Working with children affected by online abuse
  • The lack of real world skills in the digital generation
  • Online psychotherapy guidelines
  • Sleepwalking into the future – how technology is changing the global context
   
Book early to
ensure your place
 

View the full programme here

The cost is £295.00 per delegate which includes attendance at both days with lunch, a Saturday evening dinner, tea/coffee at each break and conference materials. (There is accommodation available at Sunningdale Park).

Click here for a PDF copy of the Conference Leaflet and Booking Form or call Kathy Hardy on +44 (0)1323 811662 to book your place.

Everyone welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

Added on 12.03.2014


>> New Human Givens Online Courses
Human Givens College is launching two types of online courses this year

The first, which has just launched, is Delving Deeper with Human Givens. These courses will explore in more depth new insights and ideas arising from research into brain functioning and other areas, including concepts about the mind and pattern-matching that derive from Human Givens psychology.

Delving Deeper Human GivensThe first of this series: Exploring Consciousness, opened in February and is already proving very popular. it is a profound transformational guide to understanding reality – a wonderful trip for imaginative people interested in the innate human need for meaning.

To find out more, visit: hgdelvingdeeper.com

The second series of online courses – Human Givens: Psychological Interventions – will cover key mental health and brief psychotherapy topics from our prospectus, which will count ultimately towards the HG Diploma. These will be of particular interest to people working in the fields of psychotherapy, education and motivation, but will also be suitable for anyone else with an interest in the subject covered.

The first of this series, Tackling Addiction, is being prepared now and will open in the next few months.

Added on 24.02.2014


 

>> SAVE THE DATE: 2014 Human Givens Institute Conference

This year’s conference looks set to be as fascinating and lively as ever. The overall theme is: Mental health in the digital age – is it possible?

It will be held at Sunningdale, Ascot, on 14th and 15th June 2014.

Professor Richard Bentall, author of Madness Explained and Doctoring the Mind: Why psychiatric treatments fail, is to speak. More details will be available soon.

The event is open to anyone interested in the HG approach – please contact our Registrar, Kathy Hardy, on 01323 811690 if you would like to find out more or are interested in attending.

Added on 24.02.2014


 

>> NEWLY PUBLISHED RESEARCH:
A five-year evaluation of Human Givens therapy using a practice research network

Last year the Human Givens Foundation (HGF) commissioned Bill Andrews to analyse and write up the patient outcome data gathered by HG therapists and submitted by them to the HGI's Practice Research Network (HGIPRN).

 

The resulting substantial paper based on five years’ worth of data from thousands of real-life cases by over 70 therapists working in a wide range of settings has now been published by the prestigious peer-reviewed journal, Mental Health Review.

 

This larger study reinforces the findings from a pilot study (published by the British Psychological Society) as to the effectiveness of the HG approach in the relief of emotional distress and marks another important step in gaining wider acceptance for the human givens approach.

The abstract and article can be accessed via the following link:
Mental Health Review

The permanent URL link is:  doi 10.1108/MHRJ-04-2013-0011

Its official citation is:

Andrews, W. P., Wislocki, A. P., Short, F., Chow, D., Minami, T. (2013) "A 5-year evaluation of the Human Givens therapy using a Practice Research Network", Mental Health Review Journal, Vol. 18 Issue: 3

The HGF is now planning a randomised control trial (RCT) of HG therapy. And as his next step, Bill Andrews plans to produce a paper on the treatment of trauma by HG therapists.

 

Click here for more information about HG research.

Updated 30.09.2013


 

>> New peer reviewed research recommends Human Givens
    therapy be fully included in NICE guidelines

We are very excited to announce that the journal Mental Health Review has in press two peer reviewed academic papers showing the effectiveness of the human givens approach; one involving the treatment of mild to moderate depression and the other to the therapeutic value of the HG Emotional Needs Audit (ENA) tool.

Anyone who has used the human givens approach over the last decade years will know what a big difference this research could make to organisations and individuals wishing to pitch for funding for HG or further develop the approach to help their clients and service users.

 The full papers will be available after publication but in the mean time we would like to share the abstract, conclusions and recommendations of the main paper on therapy for depression which can be viewed on our research page.

Updated 07.09.2012



>>
2012 Human Givens Conference – book early to ensure your place

The theme of this year's HGI conference, which takes place on the weekend of 12th—13th May at Sunningdale in Berkshire, is "The future of work: a shared vision – Introducing HG ideas and practice into the workplace".

This year's Guest Speakers are Pat Gilroy, Managing Director of Dalkia (Environment Energy Division) who will be speaking on 'Cultivating a sustainable performance culture', and Nick Leeson, the original Rogue Trader who will be talking on 'An object lesson: blinkered banking'. The various other speakers will continue to explore the key theme from a number of angles, some of which include:

  • Putting human givens into the heart of organisations
  • Remodelling corporate reality
  • How genuine charity addresses real needs
  • Trust in the workplace
  • Improving workplace health
  • Educating future citizens in human givens
  • Work as nutrition for self-development
   
 

View the full programme here

The cost is £285.00 per delegate which includes attendance at both days with lunch, a Saturday evening dinner, tea/coffee at each break and conference materials. (There is accommodation available at Sunningdale Park which can be booked separately direct or via lastminute.com.)

Click here for a PDF copy of the Conference Leaflet and Booking Form or call Kathy Hardy on +44 (0)1323 811662 to book your place.

Everyone welcome. We look forward to seeing you there!

Updated 21.02.2012



>>
SAVE THE DATE: 2012 Conference

We can confirm that next year's HGI Conference will take place on the weekend of 12th–13th May 2012 at Sunningdale in Berkshire.

The theme for the conference is Human Givens in the Workplace. More will be announced in the next e-newsletter. The event will be open to anyone interested in the HG approach, and we look forward to seeing you there.

Updated 27.10.2011



>>
British Psychological Society publishes research showing the effectiveness of HG therapy

Piloting a practice research network: A 12-month evaluation of the Human Givens approach in primary care at a general medical practice has been published in The British Psychological Society’s peer reviewed publication: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. The paper’s conclusion supports the massive amount of anecdotal evidence and data sets on thousands of patients now gathered by human givens therapists in the UK and Ireland.

This is good news for all those facing critics who, without looking directly at actual examples of effectiveness, say there is no evidence for the human givens holistic approach to mental health because it has not appeared in a peer reviewed journal.

Typical of the conclusions in the paper are, “The HG approach is informed by NICE guidelines and the evidence upon which they are based … the approach is a bona fide treatment that significantly contributes to assisting service users in primary care to move towards recovery.” “Pre- to post-treatment changes measured with the CORE-OM and CORE-10 suggested that the therapy was highly effective.” And, “The HG approach is an effective treatment for working with service users presenting with a variety of problems, and particularly anxiety and depression, in primary care settings.”

Much of the funding for this research project was raised and donated by the HG Foundation. The papers authors were, William Andrews, Elspeth Twigg, Takuya Minami and Gina Johnson, the GP whose initiative and enthusiasm triggered the research project with the three Human Givens therapists, Mary Marshall, Jane Newson-Smith and Jan Sherlock. Thanks should go to all these people and also to Sam Desborough, the project’s very competent administrator, and the funders: Steel Charitable Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation and the Human Givens Foundation. Some of Gina’s time was also supported by the National Institute for Health Research Flexibility and Sustainability Funding.

If you would like to receive a copy of the paper please email Bill Andrews at wandrews22@mac.com



>>
The 'Measuring National Wellbeing Project'

Paul Allin, Director of the Measuring National Wellbeing Programme for the Office of National Statistics (ONS), had an in-depth discussion with Ivan Tyrrell, Director
of Human Givens College and co-founder with Joe Griffin of the HG approach about innate human needs and how these are the ‘capital’ we all come into the world with.

Paul Allin was full of praise for our members' great work in energising, promoting and using all that’s known already about what makes for a fulfilled life. He said that he and his colleagues had found the submissions from Ivan and other HGI members very useful indeed (so much so that ONS were prompted to contact us directly for more information). He also wanted Ivan to encourage you all to contribute to the ‘National Debate on Wellbeing’ in whatever way you can.

This discussion will be published in the next issue of the Human Givens Journal.




>>
New Diploma dates announced for 2012

Three new dates have been announced for the two-week intensive courses which make up Part II of the Human Givens Diploma Course:

York: 20th – 24th February & 26th – 30th March 2012
Bristol: 28th May – 1st June & 2nd – 6th July 2012
Ascot: 22nd – 26th October & 26th – 30th November 2012

 

 

For further information about dates and venues, please click here.




>>
New Peer Group in South West London

A new Peer Group has been set-up in Wimbledon. The first meeting will be held on Friday 28th January, between 10am and 12pm. If you would like to attend, please contact:

Peter Johnson:
Tel: 0208 672 0311 / 07817 52225
Email: pj.pathways@virgin.net


 

>> 2010 Human Givens Conference announced

This year's Human Givens Institute (HGI) conference, which is open to all, takes place on the weekend of 6th—7th November at Sunningdale Park in Berkshire. The theme is "Relationships—the human givens perspective".

Our Guest Speaker this year is Dr Aric Sigman who will be talking on: 'Relationships and the media'. Aric, who is on the editorial board of the Human Givens journal, is an engaging and highly knowledgeable speaker is often frequently courted by the media himself. We are also very pleased to announce that Canadian diplomat John Bell will be speaking, sharing with us his fascinating experiences as he discusses the important role of the human givens in Middle-East negotiations.

Various other speakers will continue to explore the key theme from a number of angles, some of which include:

The cost is £285.00 per delegate which includes attendance at both days with lunch, a Saturday evening dinner, tea/coffee at each break and conference materials. (There is accommodation available at Sunningdale Park which can be booked separately direct or via lastminute.com.)

Click here for a PDF copy of the Conference Leaflet and Booking Form or call Kathy Hardy on +44 (0)1323 811662 to book your place.

We look forward to seeing you there!

 


 

>> Major article on the human givens approach is published in '
     The Arab Journal of Psychiatry'

The May edition of The Arab Journal of Psychiatry (Vol. 21, No. 1) features an extensive article on human givens psychotherapy. Written by the Human Givens Institute's chairman, Dr Farouk Okhai. The article gives a wonderfully clear and useful overview of the approach and the benefits and new insights it brings to the field of psychotherapy.

As the abstract says: "There is a profusion of psychotherapy models, most of them formulated in the west, confusing both those seeking and those striving to give help. The human givens approach seeks to integrate the effective ingredients of all therapies using as its organising idea what human beings need in order to live healthy lives. As such it will have a universal appeal, in keeping with the increasing recognition that individuals and societies have much more in common than their relatively superficial cultural differences would indicate."

The article is well worth reading, click here to download a PDF version.

 


 

 

 

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