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
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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: email@example.com).
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
All children have an innate need to be stretched and connected up to more of reality. It is a psychological law of nature. Consequently we can say that, whenever teachers are having difficulties in schools, it invariably comes down to the fact that they are not working with, or being allowed to work with, that fundamental truth.
Most severe, even psychotic, mental illness can be helped more effectively at home than in hospital. Professor Marcellino Smyth illustrates how home treatment services work.
Dr Farouk Okhai describes the power of using deep relaxation and guided imagery techniques.
Would you know if someone you care about has depression? Most people probably think that they would, but it isn’t necessarily as obvious as you might expect. Indeed, until some simple screening questionnaires were introduced for GPs to use, half of them were missing the diagnosis in patients that came to consult them.
Ivan Tyrrell reviews "The Buddha Pill: can meditation change you?" by Miguel Farias and Catherine Wikholm (Watkins Publishing, £10.99).
Doris Lessing believes we are all much closer to craziness than we like to believe. In conversations with Ivan Tyrrell she talks about age, breakdowns and the ubiquitous 'self-hater'.
Looking at cult behaviour. A revised version (including additional material) of an article by Ivan Tyrrell, first published in 1993, that explores Dr Arthur Deikman's enlightening work on cult behaviour.
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Reni Landor is featured in 'The Psychologist' talking about what the human givens approach has brought her, professionally and personally.