Here's just some of the feedback we've had from previous conferences:
“Excellent standard of speakers – diverse, relevant, thought-provoking, stimulating and wonderful to meet so many interesting attendees.”
“Fantastic programme – refreshing, motivating and enthusing. It’s wonderful to hear that such good work is being done.”
“Such a good all round programme with a group of very diverse speakers. I feel proud to be part of such an inspiring, innovative and thoroughly good organisation.”
“Superb quality of speakers ... the information was invaluable and networking priceless!”
“In the 25 years I have been fascinated by the human mind, it’s the first time I’ve been given an explanation of it that actually makes sense. I’m very excited by the new developments and ongoing research.”
“... shows the way ahead for a saner organisation of human society.
It is truly inspiring but utterly practical – thank you.”
“An excellent blend of theoretical, intellectual, political and practical ideas and a fantastic forum for sharing ideas.”
“It felt good to be surrounded by sensible, clear-thinking people. And I had so many brilliant discussions over the weekend. Thank you!”
“Absorbing and inspiring from start to finish. Well done!”
“All together brilliant!”
“Truly inspiring as ever. Incredible to see how far and wide the HG ideas and approach have now spread – long may it continue!"
D. Le Feuvre
“A really good mix of presentations and inspiring presenters. Money well spent.”
“It’s been a real joy ... I leave with many new ideas, a newly focused vigour and the sense that I have much to think about. Super weekend – thank you.”
“Inspiring and necessary communal sustenance!”
“Invigorating, timely and enlightening.”
“I enjoyed the conference from beginning to end and look forward to future events. I was on a high for days afterwards reflecting on all the information shared.”
“Really enjoyed this year’s conference. It was thought provoking and provided new information for me to reflect on. The calibre of the speakers was high.”
“Thank you once again for such a wonderful two days – I always return home on a high!”
'Work as nutrition for self development'
And here's a sample of the quality of talks at our conferences – this is Joe Griffin filmed in 2012
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Chris Scott, human givens therapist, addresses why a new approach to psychology which breaks away from traditional dogma is needed.
A set of stand-alone articles on Stress, Anxiety, Phobias, Panic attacks, PTSD, Depression, Addiciton, Anger and OCD that human givens practitioners can use to promote both the approach and their own practice.
Julia Welstead considers the importance of our human need for connection
Ian Thomson reviews "MindReal – how the mind creates its own reality" by Robert Ornstein and Ted Dewan (Malor Books)
Most people think ethics is concerned with truth, justice, equality, loyalty, fairness, values, principles, morals, etc. All these words in italics are abstractions. They are content free. They contain no sensory information. Such words used to be called 'reifications' in philosophy and are now more commonly called 'nominalisations'.
Ivan Tyrrell reviews "The Buddha Pill: can meditation change you?" by Miguel Farias and Catherine Wikholm (Watkins Publishing, £10.99).
HG tutor, therapist and newsletter editor, Carol Harper, explores the power of story and how a sense of wonder leads to connection and meaning.
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