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British Psychological Society publishes research showing the effectiveness of HG Therapy

Piloting a practice research network: A 12-month evaluation of the Human Givens approach in primary care at a general medical practice has been published in The British Psychological Society’s peer reviewed publication: Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. The paper’s conclusion supports the massive amount of anecdotal evidence and data sets on thousands of patients now gathered by human givens therapists in the UK and Ireland.

This is good news for all those facing critics who, without looking directly at actual examples of effectiveness, say there is no evidence for the human givens holistic approach to mental health because it has not appeared in a peer reviewed journal.

Typical of the conclusions in the paper are, “The HG approach is informed by NICE guidelines and the evidence upon which they are based … the approach is a bona fide treatment that significantly contributes to assisting service users in primary care to move towards recovery.” “Pre- to post-treatment changes measured with the CORE-OM and CORE-10 suggested that the therapy was highly effective.” And, “The HG approach is an effective treatment for working with service users presenting with a variety of problems, and particularly anxiety and depression, in primary care settings.”

Much of the funding for this research project was raised and donated by the HG Foundation. The papers authors were, William Andrews, Elspeth Twigg, Takuya Minami and Gina Johnson, the GP whose initiative and enthusiasm triggered the research project with the three Human Givens therapists, Mary Marshall, Jane Newson-Smith and Jan Sherlock. Thanks should go to all these people and also to Sam Desborough, the project’s very competent administrator, and the funders: Steel Charitable Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation and the Human Givens Foundation. Some of Gina’s time was also supported by the National Institute for Health Research Flexibility and Sustainability Funding.

If you would like to receive a copy of the paper please email Bill Andrews atwandrews22@mac.com

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