Would you like to learn more?
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
The HGI Ethics and Complaints Committee considers some of the ethical challenges that human givens practitioners may face. Ian Thomson sets the scene.
Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell describe a biologically-based theory which explains the shortcomings of purely cognitive approaches and why effective therapies can work fast.
Joe Griffin explains why dreaming, and forgetting our dreams, fulfils a vital human need.
Treatmenta for schizophrenia that involve no drugs, or only low doses of them, urgently need investigation, suggests Dr Tim Calton, lecturer in psychiatry at the University of Nottingham, and colleagues.
Dr Farouk Okhai opens his casebook to show how the human givens approach can best help severely distressed people.
Ivan Tyrrell talks with Daniel Nettle about the far closer than expected connection between psychosis and creative thinking.
Keith Abrahams describes how applying the human givens approach to his business has boosted both morale and productivity.
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...