About the Institute
The Human Givens Institute (HGI) is both a membership organisation – open to anyone wishing to support and promote the human givens approach through all forms of psychological, educational and social interactions – and the professional body representing the interests of those in the caring, welfare and teaching professions who work in alignment with the best scientific knowledge available about the givens of human nature.
Thousands of people around the world recognise that the organising ideas summed up in the phrase 'human givens' have enormous, beneficial implications for education, mental health, social order and the world of business, politics and diplomacy. The human givens approach enables us to think more clearly about a wide range of social issues to do with the running of society and the future and physical survival of our species, including how we bring up children to live in a rapidly changing environment.
The HGI is associated with the Human Givens College, the official teaching establishment for this approach, and all successful graduates of the College are invited to join as professional members. (There are various levels of membership.)
This professional section is the premier UK body concerned with effective counselling and psychotherapy. It advances all aspects of human givens therapeutic practice, including standards, CPD and the ethical behaviour of members.
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An article about the human givens approach that appeared in the major American publication, Family Therapy Magazine.
Tom Livesey describes how Hartlepool Mind's successful approach to working with alcohol addiction overcomes funding constraints.
Sheila Barratt-Smith tells Denise Winn that the images and language used to describe birth can determine whether a woman experiences pain — or euphoria.
Joe Griffin explains why dreaming, and forgetting our dreams, fulfils a vital human need.
Human givens principles have been introduced to over 200 schools and adopted systemically by some. Here, four headteachers provide a vivid snapshot of their impact.
The final version of the Emotional Needs Scale resulting from Brett Culham's research into emotional needs.
At a time when we are struggling with a number of major moral dilemas, Ivan Tyrrell suggests that the human givens approach can help us reach ethical decisions.
Even though self-harm is discussed in the media, the subject of self-harming can still feel difficult to approach. Emily Gajewski's ‘From Self-harm to Self-belief’ one-day training course offers clear, research-based framework and practical skills, so you needn’t feel that way again….
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The HGI Board is running an open competition for new Board members to expand its expertise. In particular we are looking for...
Date posted: 14/02/2018