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HG newsletter - December 2023

In this issue:

Human Givens Book

Human Givens Book

Coming Soon – this new edition of Human Givens brings us smack up to date with the scientific findings that increasingly support its prescient understandings about how human beings function, and the way we can live our best lives.

Written in a lively, engaging style, this edition contains fascinating new research findings and extends our understanding of exactly what can happen when our needs are met well, not met sufficiently, or met in a way that is damaging to others – and relates the impact not only to individuals but within organisational settings such as in health, education, business, and even globally.

Publication date - late January '24 

Routes of Remembrance

Ashley Lamb

Veteran and Human Givens Therapist Ashley Lamb kindly created a handmade poppy wreath featuring the PTSD Resolution and Human Givens Institute logos which she placed on the Poppies to Paddington (Routes of Remembrance) Train.

The well attended event included the Mayor of Newton Abbot, Councillor David Corney-Walker, one of the Deputy Lieutenants of Devon Robin Barlow DL, the Lord Lieutenants Cadet, members of Great Western Railway, the local branches of the Royal British Legion and the RBL Standard Bearer for Newton Abbot.

"As a Veteran with 24 years’ service and now as a qualified Human Givens Therapist, this meant a lot to me", said Ashley.

PTSD Resolution is a mental health charity which provides human givens therapy to UK armed forces veterans, reservists and families. The charity has been awarded accreditation by the Royal College of Psychiatrists to the Quality Network for Veterans Mental Health Services (QNVMHS).

And the winner is....

And the winner is...2023 has been quite a year for PTSD Resolution chairman and founder Colonel Tony Gauvain (Retired) – with his years of dedicated, unstinting work with the charity to provide free human givens therapy to veterans and their families (over 3,600 veterans have been helped since 2009) receiving considerable recognition.

In May their Majesties The King and The Queen Consort recognised Tony as an outstanding volunteer for the official Coronation celebrations in conjunction with The Royal Voluntary Service, and he was chosen as one of the nation’s Coronation Champions – read more >

And in September, he was honoured with the Healthcare and Rehabilitation Award at the prestigious Soldiering On Awards – read more > 

Our heartfelt congratulations Tony – it's recognition that is well deserved.

How to Tame the Political Animal

Human Givens Book

With events in the middle east having taken an overwhelmingly tragic turn, former diplomat and peace negotiator in the region John Bell's memoir makes interesting reading. How to Tame the Political Animal: The Missing Piece is a journey of discovery of the underlying behaviour patterns that makes us politically self-centered, and, effectively, less human – order here >

His online course with Ivan Tyrrell: How to overcome fear and political chaos, gives further useful insights, clarity and some hope... view here >


New HG journal issue – out now!

Human Givens Journal

The last issue of the HG journal has just been published. If you a subscriber, your copy is already on its way to you. Digital Copies are also available.

As always, this edition is packed full of interesting articles, interviews and more – including: a look at the inspirational work Merv Edmunds has been doing with violent indigenous men in Australia`s Northern Territory, Alex Kennedy on the story behind the successful charity he set up to help struggling teenagers and young adults in Scotland, working therapeutically with memories, the untold dangers of psychiatric drugs, developing a moral conscience – and much more...

View full contents here >

Supporting Ukrainian refugees, women living in crisis and uncertainty

The Good Mental Health Podcast

After a little pause, our HG podcast is back with a new look and an inspiring conversation between host Jo Baker and HG therapist Keri Hartwright – after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine caused the worst refugee crisis in Europe since the Second World War, Keri wanted to help and collaborated with The Big Red Bus Club charity, to create a project – all of which is underpinned by the human givens approach – to support Ukrainian women's mental health and wellbeing...  Listen to the podcast >

Help us spread the word –  please subscribe and like the HG podcast, and recommend it to others – it's a great resource and way to raise awareness of the wonderful work of HG practitioners and the HG approach in general...

Our podcasts are available on SpotifyApple Podcasts and Soundcloud.


Xmas Offers

To celebrate the festive season, HG College are offering you 15% OFF their live online training and audio downloads — until 31st December — simply enter the Code: XMAS23 at the checkout!

You can also enjoy an amazing 

25% off the Diploma-linked online courses until January – discount already applied on the website.

Take the questionnaire now > 

HG Office – holiday dates

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

After another very busy year, the HG office team will be taking a well deserved break – the office will be closed from 5.30pm on Thursday 21st December until 9.00am (GMT) on Tuesday 2nd January 2024.

If anyone you know is in need of help with mental health problems over the holidays, please do refer them to the HGI's register of HG therapists.

Food for thought

“We often take for granted the very things
that most deserve our gratitude.”

Cynthia Ozick

Jane Tyrrell - Editor

We hope you've enjoyed this latest news round-up. Do get in contact if you have any interesting news, advice or case studies you think other readers might like to know about – we love hearing from you!

Jane Tyrrell
Editor, Human Givens News

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