Advantages of membership
By joining the Human Givens Institute today you can connect up with other practically minded people who are interested in, and working to improve, the collective mental health and quality of life of people in all societies — something politicians and governments as presently organised are floundering with.
As a member you will have the opportunity of tuning in to the biggest ideas related to the needs of humanity over the coming decades.
The ‘Human Givens’ journal
Editorial Director: Ivan Tyrrell Editor: Denise Winn
All members receive a copy of HGI’s journal, Human Givens: Promoting emotional health and clear thinking, two times a year.
Full of fascinating stories, research findings, new insights, articles, interviews, case histories, research, book reviews and letters — the journal provides the best writing on human psychology and behaviour currently available.
Exploring the relevance of the latest knowledge about human psychology and behaviour to how we live today, the journal is the ideal way for people to keep up to date with the latest thinking and advances, and how this knowledge is being implemented across a wide range of areas.
The columns of the journal are open to members and correspondence on relevant matters of interest is always welcomed. Members are also invited to submit articles, but please discuss possible submissions with the editor in the first instance (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
HGI Internet Forums
Membership gives you access to the HGI online forum, where you can meet interesting people who want to discuss the human givens approach, and access a rich archive of previous discussion topics. HG Professional Member levels also have access to the HG Practitioners' where they can discuss matters awaiting from their therapeutic practice.
For graduates who are new to private practice, there is a wealth of information, useful tips and downloads in the HG Professional Members' Area about starting up and managing a practice.
Online help with work problems and difficulties in other areas of life is also available from people who have had similar experiences (via the internet forums). HG.Dip. graduates also have the invaluable input from their regional peer group meetings.
The Institute speaks to government agencies and other organisations to offer advice, participate in relevant activities, and promote the interests of its professional members in this country and abroad.
Human Givens Conference
Our bi-annual conferences are a wonderful opportunity to meet up with others who are involved in HGI work and hear about the life-enhancing educational and therapeutic discoveries being made as a result by people working in many different fields. From time to time, the HGI also presents one-off special interest events. (Click here for information about the latest conference.)
You will be kept informed ahead of the public about new events, publications and research connected with the HG approach.
Role of membership
You know that, by being a member, as well as the above benefits you are playing an important supportive role in the spread of these organising ideas.
For a list of all additional benefits and the precise benefits for each membership category, please see each membership levels.
Explore our articles and interviews
Last night, while you slept, you went into the REM state and dreamed. You probably don't remember because, for a very good reason, we evolved not to. However all normal humans go into the REM state and dream every night and most mammals show evidence of this brain pattern too.
Mark Evans describes how working imaginatively with rewards and punishments has helped his clients achieve very swift change
Jim Penman tells Ivan Tyrrell how biology drives our social history, explaining temperament change within cultures and the rise and fall of civilisations.
Ivan Tyrrell talks with Daniel Nettle about the far closer than expected connection between psychosis and creative thinking.
THE pain–pleasure recall principle also explains the well-known phenomenon of conditioned taste aversion, which has always presented a problem for classical conditioning.
Social work should be about helping people yet, bogged down in bureaucracy, it has lost its way. Jan Little shows how the human givens approach can put it back on track.
When we react excessively to events, major or minor, we may be victims of a primitive survival mechanism gone awry, suggests Joe Griffin. Despite often causing years of distress, it can be treated successfully — and usually remarkably quickly.
Brett Culham describes the outcome of his research to validate the needs-based human givens approach to psychological health.
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Understanding extremism in the Syrian conflict through the prism of 'Human Givens' - Thursday 16th March 2017 in Cheltenham