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HG Newsletter - August 2021

In this issue:

NEW podcast – with Joe Griffin

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We’re excited to be able to share with you the first episode in our new “Ask the expert” podcast series. Recorded last week with HG co-founder, Joe Griffin, and Jo Baker this episode delves deep into sleep, dreaming and daydreaming – and the crucial role they play in helping us to be mentally healthy.

On the podcast, Joe shares fascinating anecdotes and insights and answers many of the questions you sent to us in response to our last newsletter. Thank you, as always, for getting in touch – we hope you enjoy the recording, you can listen to the podcast here.


NEW online course

As a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic, more people than usual have experienced extremely stressful, distressing and/or frightening events, and many are finding that it has left them with traumatic stress symptoms.

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To help spread clear, helpful information about trauma, HG College has just launched a new online course – Understanding Trauma, effective treatment and recovery – delivered by Ros Townsend, a highly experienced psychotherapist who specialises in treating trauma.

Suitable for the general public, as well as anyone in in the caring and emergency professions, it helps to clarify why some people become traumatised and not others, the cause of extreme traumatic stress responses, the wide range of trauma symptoms, how to help someone who is suffering – and much more…  View the course here >


Jennifer Broadley explores “no-fault divorce”

The UK government recently announced that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 will come into force in April 2022.  Many HG therapists work with couples navigating separation and divorce, so we asked HG tutor and therapist, Jennifer Broadley, who delivers HG College’s Couples Therapy live online workshop, to take a look at what this change will mean in practice.  You can read her article here.


Special Offer for HG Therapists

Save 4 months’ fees with this special offer for Human Givens therapists from

Welldoing LogoWe are delighted to tell you about a special discounted offer of annual membership on therapist-matching platform

If you join before the end of September 2021 you will pay only £80* + VAT, saving 20% on the usual annual price. is a popular, well-regarded platform with more than 1,200 therapists and 60,000 visitors a month.  Members and other professionals contribute to its vast store of authoritative content, which is shared on social media and in the press.

Please click here to see all the details of what can do for your practice. Further information is available from [email protected].

* There is also an annual verification fee, to ensure that all members are bona fide practitioners and members of a reputable professional association.


ENDING SOON: Lifting Depression Summit replay

If you'd like to watch the Lifting Depression Summit replay, it's a good idea to do it soon!

The Lifting Depression Summit Ending Soon ImageThe HGI’s live online conference received lots of excellent feedback.  Experts Ivan Tyrrell, Joe Griffin, Jo Baker, Ezra Hewing, Marion Brown and Fiona Sheldon together drew on real life examples and the latest neuroscience, to look at depression from a variety of angles – providing invaluable insights and information for both health and welfare professionals and those interested for personal reasons. The day was attended by over 500 people, and many more have watched the replay since.

The replay is coming down on 31st August, so if you haven’t had a chance to watch it yet and would like to, visit to purchase it at the Special Offer price of just £59.


Could you work for the HGI?

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Thank you for the great response we had to our request for lay people (non-HGI members) to sit on the HGI’s External Oversight Committee (EOC).  The EOC is an important check and balance for HGI members and the general public in the event of anyone having concerns about anything the HGI has undertaken.

There is one vacancy left, so please do get in touch with Sue Gray ([email protected]) if you, or someone you know, would like to find out more and get involved.  There is an annual retainer fee of £250 for attending meetings, with £20 an hour paid for any specific work carried out.

Peer-group representative needed – the HGI also has a vacancy for a registered HG Therapist as a Peer Group Representative on its Board (the role is shared between two board members). If you would like to know more or are interested in applying, please contact Sue Gray at [email protected] for further information.


NEW Infographic - Your innate resources

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Our free infographics – illustrating the 9 emotional needs, the cycle of depression, depression myths and facts – have long proved popular.  Now we have added a new one – showing the innate resources, which are as integral to our mental health and wellbeing as our emotional needs.  You can find it here.

Don’t forget you can access a range of other free resources here – including our short ebooks on the HG approach and depression, fascinating podcasts, webinars, posters, our Uplift depression app, and more



Food for thought

“ We don't heal in isolation, but in community. ”

S. Kelley Harrell


Jane Tyrrell - Editor

I hope you've enjoyed this latest news round-up.

We love to hear from you, so do get in contact  if you have any news, helpful advice or interesting case studies you think other readers might like to know about!

Jane Tyrrell
Human Givens News


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