Introducing our new Chair
We’re pleased to announce the appointment of Sue Gray as the HGI's new Chair.
Sue, who takes over from Dr Declan Lyons, is an accomplished Senior Health & Social Care Director and Clinician (Physiotherapy and Mental Health/Psychotherapy) with board level leadership, strategy, business, service development and turnaround experience, who has overseen the governance and performance of various organisations and team/people developments.
Sue has extensive health and social care services operational knowledge gained across children, young people and adult services in the Voluntary Sector, NHS (primary and secondary care) and Community Services, and is a champion of peer support models for mental wellbeing that empower people to transform their lives.
She is also Founder Director of a community interest company promoting mental wellbeing in Suffolk, a Trustee for two Charities, has a small HG practice and works as an independent Organisational Consultant. She also enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, four of whom are home schooled.
Sue has been involved with the Human Givens organising idea for nearly 10 years as part her work at Suffolk Mind where she is still a part-time trainer of their Human Givens based workplace wellbeing products.
Sue says: "I'm excited to become more involved in Human Givens as the organising idea is the way I see life now! I wish to play my part in ensuring the ideas and training continue to get out into the world to the benefit of others. And for this to happen in a safe, effective and sustainable way, whilst keeping up to date with current experience and evidence."
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Mark Evans describes how working imaginatively with rewards and punishments has helped his clients achieve very swift change
GP Andrew Morrice explores the part inflammation plays in depression and how that connects with human givens understandings.
Scientific findings confirm the connection between the dream state and schizophrenia...
Last night, while you slept, you went into the REM state and dreamed. You probably don't remember because, for a very good reason, we evolved not to. However all normal humans go into the REM state and dream every night and most mammals show evidence of this brain pattern too.
Listen to Brian Greene’s interview with Sue Saunders (Human Givens College tutor and Educational Director) as they discuss the HG approach to treating mental illness, human givens counselling and our training events.
Julia Welstead looks at why we care so much about body image
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'.
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