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HG Newsletter - September 2018

In this issue:

The brave announcement of her teenage breakdown and self-harming by Scottish Conservative Party Leader Ruth Davidson earlier this week has put mental health issues on the front pages of the UK newspapers yet again.

Ruth’s message is a positive one: she overcame her troubles and went on to accomplish her successful career, whilst being aware of the ongoing need to maintain her mental health in ways which chime with the human givens approach to emotional health and wellbeing. Her announcement is yet another reminder of how solution-focussed help, such as HG therapy, can make a real, positive and lasting difference to people in all walks of life...



HG Solutions for Self-harm

Having such a high profile politician speak out about self-harm will be a huge help to the many who suffer in silence, because her story shows that you can recover, can find solutions, and can find success and happiness in your life.

The HG approach has been shown to be hugely helpful to those who self harm, as HG tutor Emily Gajewski explains in her short film clip and her 1-day course, Moving from self-harm to self-belief.

Emily’s course provides us with the vital tools that give us the confidence to work with the increasing numbers of people who are driven to injure themselves.


How well are you doing?

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Life long access to HG online courses

Good news! You now have lifelong access to all our human givens online courses, instead of them being time-limited. So any course – including webinars – you buy will be available for forever to review as often as you like. And this includes any you've bought that have previously expired!

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New initiative to help veterans and their families

PTSD Resolution – the charity that employs human givens therapists to help veterans with mental health challenges – has launched a new initiative called Resolution Pub Hub to help spread the word about PTSD Resolution's work and to raise much-needed funds so they can continue treating veterans and reservists who are struggling to reintegrate into a normal work and family life.

As centres of community life, pubs participating in the scheme are well placed to raise awareness locally of military PTSD, as well as the charity, and to help with fund-raising, often by organising events.

The pubs also offer veterans social contact in a sympathetic setting and provide information on local services by Resolution Networks’ HG trained therapists, as well as services’ charities and organisations interested in providing support.

If you're an HG therapist who would like to get involved in your local area, or know a veteran of the armed forces in need of help, take a look at: PTSD resolution pub hub for more information.



NSPCC TV Ad features HG practitioner

If you're sharp-eyed and know HG therapist Chris Dyas you may have spotted his brief appearance recently on the latest NSCPP (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) TV advertisment.

Whether you saw it or not, you can view the original full 3 minute video of Chris talking about his work with a young man in foster care here. His use of storytelling to instigate a rapid change in perception is impressive.



PSA Promotional Leaflet

The Professional Standards Agency, which accredits the HGI's professional therapist register in the UK, is keen to encourage people to spread the word about how accredited registers' practitioners can make a significant contribution to promoting and protecting the public's health.

PSA co-published their 'untapped resources' report with the Royal Society for Public Health last year and have since produced a leaflet that they encourage people on PSA-accredited registers to use in raising awareness, promotion and marketing.



One last thought...

"When I have periods of heightened anxiety, or I can feel the weight of the black blanket [of depression] start to descend, I go back to what I know works for me: structure, exercise, forward momentum, measurable outcomes."

Ruth Davidson


Jane Tyrrell - EditorWe hope you've enjoyed this latest edition of HG News – do get in contact if you have any news or an interesting case study you think our readers would like to hear about

With best wishes,

Julia Welstead, Editor
Human Givens News

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