Saturday 18th June 2016
|The innate need for meaning: Introduction to the conference theme
Dr Declan Lyons – Consultant Psychiatrist at St. Patrick’s University Hospital, Dublin
|10.00||Grasping the meaning
Ezra Hewing – Community Development Manager for Suffolk Mind and training consultant on mental health issues
|11.30||Exploring meaning with cancer patients
Patricia Shields – Cancer team: Royal Sussex Hospital
|12.15||Naked on the beach
Julia Welstead – Author and HG Tutor
The authenticity gradient
|14.45||The joys and sorrows of the modern world:
Finding meaning and pleasure in life, work and love
Professor Patrick Jordan – Business Psychologist
|16.15||Case history - PTSD: How the rewind treatment restored my life
|16.45||Questions from the floor to the day’s speakers|
Sunday 19th June 2016
Dr Declan Lyons
|9.35||Modern organisations: using or abusing the human need for meaning?
Julie Lawrence – HG therapist and civil servant
|10.10||How the need for meaning is driving current events in the Middle East
John Bell – Director of the Middle East & Mediterranean Programme at the Toledo International Centre for Peace
|11.30||Memory and writing memoirs
Ivan Tyrrell – Human Givens College
|12.00||Religion in the modern world: meaning or mayhem?
Professor Gwen Griffith-Dickson – Founder and Director of Lokahi Foundation
|14.15||What comes next – stories – meaning-centred living
Robert Twigger – Author and explorer and John-Paul Flintoff – Writer, performer and coach
|16.00||Questions to the day’s speakers from the floor|
|16.45||Thanks and close|
To see the full list of speakers, click here.
Explore our articles and interviews
An article about the human givens approach that appeared in the major American publication, Family Therapy Magazine.
Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell describe a biologically-based theory which explains the shortcomings of purely cognitive approaches and why effective therapies can work fast.
Ian Thomson reviews "MindReal – how the mind creates its own reality" by Robert Ornstein and Ted Dewan (Malor Books)
In 1991 Sue Hanisch was caught up in an IRA bombing at Victoria Station, London. She lost her right leg as a result and sufferd from severe PTSD for nine years…
Listen to Brian Greene’s interview with Denise Winn (Human Givens College tutor and psychology journalist, editor and author) as they discuss how the human givens approach is used for successfully treating depression.
Lorraine Debnam describes how she used her chance to bring psychological help to Rwandan street children.
Fiona Sheldon describes the impact of her human givens work in an NHS clinic for patients struggling with obesity.
Phil Schofield, a human givens therapist and Director of Operations at Community Care Options, tells us about the charity’s work with vulnerable people in the local community.
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As you may be aware of the work being carried out by the BACP/BPC/UKCP to create a framework called Scope of Practice and Education (SCoPEd).