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Human Givens Foundation
The Human Givens Foundation (HGF), is a charity registered in England and Wales, Charity No. 1108432.
Its objectives are to promote research and public education into the 'givens' of human nature and their application into the treatment and care of those suffering from mental illness.
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Janine Hurley describes how the HGI Ethics Committee helped her cope, professionally and personally, when, tragically, a client killed herself.
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'.
Stuart Coulden describes an innovative project for enhancing emotional health in diverse school communities.
Jim Penman tells Ivan Tyrrell how biology drives our social history, explaining temperament change within cultures and the rise and fall of civilisations.
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.
Julia Welstead considers the connection between our mental health and our planet
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.
Hugh McNab illustrates how to successfully detraumatise even the most severe cases of trauma and anxiety-related disorders and help a client back to work and engaging positively with life once again.
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The Human Givens Institute (HGI) was one of the six organisations, along with BACP, UKCP and NCS, involved in developing the SCoPEd framework,
As you may be aware, after 26 years as editor of the Human Givens Journal, Denise Winn will be stepping down at the end of 2023. Despite advertising for a successor last year, we have been unable to find any one person who could fulfil the role.
Date posted: 13/04/2023