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Our existing membership is drawn from a great cross-section of people, including: Academia, architecture, business, chaplaincy, charity work, civil service, coaching, connexions, counselling, diplomacy, economics, educational psychology, emergency services, GPs, head teachers, human resources, journalism, law, medical consultants, medical workers, military services, musicians, NHS staff, police, prison workers, psychiatry, psychotherapy, religion, research, social work, specialist therapists, speech and language therapists, students, Surestart, teaching, volunteers, writers, youth offending team members and youth workers.
When the Institute was first founded, membership was restricted to graduates of the Human Givens Diploma (HG.Dip.) course in psychotherapy (it is their professional body) – but soon many more people outside this field wanted to join to express their support and/or be involved in the wider development of the human givens approach, and a general Associate Membership category was duely created.
The more people from the educational, mental health and caring professions that join the Institute, the more it can continue to speak with authority based on the strength of its membership. The Institute's use and effectiveness therefore depends, in part, upon its membership being as representative as possible of both the general public and a wide range of professional disciplines.
The Institute has influence on matters of direct concern to therapists, counsellors and teachers, with members frequently asked to speak about the HG approach at conferences and training events. And its influence continues to spread to other fields.
Our members unite under the idea that greater psychological insight is needed at all levels of society if we are to avoid considerable distress and even more conflict in the future.
We believe that understanding, teaching and applying the human givens approach to children, adults, and within organisations everywhere, has become a priority in these troubled times. The more members of the HGI are involved in originating new thinking where these ideas are applied in crucial areas of concern, such as youth offending, the more likely it is that improvements will come about.
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Joe Griffin talks with Professor Ian Robertson about the role of experience in the sculpting of our brains, and why certain types of counselling may do harm.
Ros Jeal describes how she is helping women stop themselves from being lured back into abusive relationships.
Brett Culham describes the outcome of his research to validate the needs-based human givens approach to psychological health.
Emily Gajewski describes how, as a therapist in private practice, she helped a client overcome the psychotic delusions that were keeping her trapped.
WRITING down negative thoughts, crumpling them up and throwing them away (as often advocated by therapists) really does help reduce negative thinking, research has shown.
John Bell suggests that only a radically different, innate needs-based approach to conflict resolution can bring a possibility of peace to the Middle East.
If people are suffering emotional distress there will always be unmet emotional needs, this is how the Human Givens approach works.
Listen to Brian Greene’s interview with Sue Saunders (Human Givens College tutor and Educational Director) as they discuss the HG approach to treating mental illness, human givens counselling and our training events.
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Volume 25, No 1, 2018, the latest edition of the Human Givens Journal is now available.
Date posted: 11/06/2018
Brian Greene and Jennifer Broadley discuss how to apply the human givens approach in couples therapy.
Date posted: 30/05/2018