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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Andrew Jones describes how the human givens approach has transformed his effectiveness in his demanding role as a chaplain in the Royal Air Force.
Ivan Tyrrell talks to Anne Glyn-Jones author of "Holding up a Mirror" about the dynamics of history that eventually lead to the destruction of security, prosperity and artistic achievement.
Community psychiatric nurse Liz Potts describes her experience as one of the few primary care professionals in Coventry using the human givens approach.
The governing organisations of the world seem all at sea. They are missing an essential element: that of the psychology of human nature, which is programmed into us from our genes (the human 'givens').
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.
Scientific findings confirm the connection between the dream state and schizophrenia...
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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