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If you feel inspired by the information and case histories on this website, we suggest you take a look at the training offered by Human Givens College
It is the official, international source of training in the human givens approach and offers a wide range of courses, both online and in person, on how best to help people with a range of emotional and behavioural problems and more. It also offers essential psychotherapy and counselling skills training.
You can develop your own knowledge and skills through its:
Training in the USA
"The Human Givens approach is not just a model of therapy. Based on how the brain works, it provides a simple yet profound framework for understanding human nature and for working to help individuals in distress develop fulfilling, emotionally and mentally healthy lives." Samantha Stepleton
This will be the second time HG training events have been run in America, these courses were North Carolina, with the help of the North Carolina Human Givens Center.
You can read more about human givens courses here
Explore our articles and interviews
John Halker interviews Joe Griffin (co-founder of the human givens approach) at the human givens conference 2018.
Teacher trainer Andy Vass shows how knowledge and application of the human givens approach could help hard-pressed teachers reduce stress and improve the climate in class.
Listen to Brian Greene’s interview with Denise Winn (Human Givens College tutor and psychology journalist, editor and author) as they discuss how the human givens approach is used for successfully treating depression.
Jim Penman tells Ivan Tyrrell how biology drives our social history, explaining temperament change within cultures and the rise and fall of civilisations.
We take a look at what's been achieved since two pioneering psychotherapists put a name to this powerful understanding of human nature and mental health...
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').
Doris Lessing believes we are all much closer to craziness than we like to believe. In conversations with Ivan Tyrrell she talks about age, breakdowns and the ubiquitous 'self-hater'.