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Transform lives with the Human Givens Psychotherapy Courses & Diploma

Over 12,000 psychologists, psychotherapists, doctors, counsellors, social workers, teachers, police, clergy, youth workers and more now help people overcome depression, anxiety, PTSD, phobias, OCD, anger, stress, psychosis and addiction more easily and effectively as a result of their human givens psychotherapy training.

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New insights and skills that will make you more effective


The essential information and evidence-based skills you gain by attending our practical psychotherapy and psychology courses will increase your effectiveness at treating a wide range of conditions, including:

Human givens courses improve your outcomes and help prevent problems from reoccuring.  View our list of courses.


Tailor your work to each client's needs

This psychotherapy training enables you to tailor your work to each individual's needs — whether young or old — so that you can help them regain their quality of life as quickly as possible and show them how to maintain their emotional health.

Because our graduates are able to work with people quickly and effectively, our training also saves organisations money.

Help people regain and maintain quality of life

You will soon gain a broad 'tool box' of the most effective psychotherapeutic skills (drawn from a wide range of proven, solution-focused approaches, including CBT and others approved by NICE) for helping people overcome all number of difficulties, along with a solid psychological understanding of their causes and the essentials that everyone needs to live a fulfilling life.

Suitable for all

Presented in clear, non-jargonistic language our courses make perfect continuing professional development (CPD) for a wide range of professions, but are also suitable for the interested general public or anyone wishing to embark on a career in psychotherapy or counselling.

New insights into mental health problems

As well as discovering the best ways to treat emotional distress and behavioural problems, our skills-based psychotherapy and counselling courses give you new insights and the latest research-based knowledge about the all-important causes of conditions such as depression, anxiety disorders, addictions, trauma/ PTSD, psychosis/ schizophrenia, phobias, anger management difficulties, relationship problems, self-harming behaviour and more.

This knowledge is essential for effective treatment and has proved invaluable in a wide range of settings (read more and see case histories).

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What can our psychotherapy training courses help with?

Our practical, down-to-earth psychotherapy training courses give you the necessary psychological knowledge and therapeutic skills (including guided imagery, the therapeutic use of language and story telling) enable you to:

If you would like to become a counsellor or become a psychotherapist, we would recommend that you start by attending the following Human Givens Foundation courses:


What can human givens therapists do?

Human givens psychotherapists who have completed the full Human Givens Diploma offer practical, solution-focused help that deals with mental and emotional distress in the here and now. They do not waste time just endlessly listening to you or attempting to dredge up real or imagined miserable memories from the past. Nor do they deal in time-wasting so-called voyages of 'self-discovery'.

Their psychotherapy training ensures that they have a sound body of scientifically-based knowledge and the proven skills to help both adults and children as quickly as possible with a wide variety of emotional and behavioural difficulties. They learn how to:

• reduce anxiety — generalised anxiety, panic attacks, fears, phobias, obsessions (OCD), lack of confidence or overwhelming stress and pressure can be treated effectively

• break the cycle of depression — the human givens approach is the best available psychotherapeutic treatment for depression, even chronic depression can often be lifted quickly and the meaning and joy returned to life

• resolve trauma — dissolve the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), however severe, safely and quickly

• manage anger — anger disorders damage health, increase the likelihood of an early death and cause enormous misery among relatives, colleagues and innocent bystanders

• stop addictive behaviour — people can be freed from all forms of addiction - alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex, TV and computer games, eating disorders - providing they want to make the effort to stop

• relieve medical conditions — many conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pain and migraine, have an emotional component. Stressful events often trigger an outbreak because emotions affect health - and vice versa

• improve relationships — relationship difficulties are often self-perpetuating because our beliefs and reactions to one another trigger patterns of behaviour which stop us solving them. When couples want to stay together but are having problems, human givens therapists can help.

When our emotional needs are not met, or when our resources are used incorrectly, we suffer considerable distress and so can those around us.

A human givens practitioner, therefore, will focus on helping their client to identify their unmet emotional needs and empower them to meet these needs by activating their own natural resources in new ways. To do this they use a variety of up-to-date, proven techniques aimed at problem solving.


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