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HG newsletter - August 2023

In this issue:

SCoPEd Framework update

SCoPEd Video

The Human Givens Institute (HGI) was one of the six organisations in the UK, along with BACP, UKCP and NCS, involved in developing the Scope of Practice and Education (SCoPEd) Framework, which was officially adopted by them all in February 2023.  A ground-breaking shared standards framework, it aims to transparently set out the core training, practice and competence requirements for counsellors and psychotherapists working with adults, to provide a nationally recognised framework of counselling and psychotherapy which helps to align PSA-accredited registers and bring clarity and credibility to the counselling and psychotherapy profession. In time, it will also hopefully help clients/patients and services to better identify properly trained and qualified practitioners.

All six organisations involved in SCoPEd have been working closely over the last few months to provide clear routes for their counselling and psychotherapy members to be able to transition between the 3 columns of the SCoPEd Framework. The detailed requirements and application processes for each organisation needed to be agreed by all of the others, which has now happened.

Human Givens College is working closely with the HGI to ensure that all graduates of the Human Givens Diploma will have routes open to them to transition between the 3 columns. As a result, the HGI is planning to make some changes to its membership levels; HGI members are being regularly updated and will be offered support and guidance throughout the upcoming changes and application processes. Being involved in the collaborative SCoPEd project has helped raised the profile of HG and also enabled the HGI to ensure that elements important to the HG approach have been accommodated in the framework. You can find out more about SCoPEd, via the following video produced by BACP.

Diploma Open Evening

Wednesday 27th September •  via Zoom

Human Givens College Diploma Open Evening

Human Givens College is running another online opening evening for anyone who'd like to find out more about the benefits of the Human Givens Diploma and what taking it entails. 

If you, or someone you know has been considering HG training, this is a great opportunity to meet the Diploma tutors, learn more about this ground-breaking qualification, ask questions and discover how it could help you develop your career…

You can find out more here >

Menopause, sleep and mental health

Menopause, sleep and mental healthEzra Hewing, head of education at Suffolk Mind, which uses the HG approach in its wide range of successful interventions, has produced a short animated presentation on the relationship between menopause, sleep and mental health, with the intention of presenting his ideas to the wider public so they may benefit. In this short video he looks at menopause, peri-menopause, and their affect on sleep and mental health, and signposts further useful resources from Suffolk Mind.

Depression and Addiction Online Summits


The Lifting Depression Summit Replay

In response to numerous requests, the HGI has made the replay of its popular first online conference: The Lifting Depression Summit available again to purchase here >  If you attended the original event and don't have a copy in your online portal account, but would like it, please email [email protected]

The replay of the Overcoming Addiction Summit is also still available for anyone who missed it – you can buy it here > 

Both replays provide much-needed funds to support the work of the HGI – so please spread the word to anyone else you think would find them interesting!

Summer Savings – end Tuesday

Summer Sale Ending

If you've been thinking about taking some training with HG College – now's a great time to do so.

There are some great offers, including on the new Dealing with Conflict in-person workshop, popular live online training, the diploma-linked online courses, useful webinars, the Delving Deeper series and more...

View what's on offer >


The Mind-Body Connection

Join Dr Andrew Morrice

for his one-off, indepth Mind-Body Connection workshops on Food, Mood and Sleep, and Emotion, Movement and Calm in Bristol this September.

SAVE 15%
when you book both days

Food for thought

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends...”

Maya Angelou

Jane Tyrrell - Editor

We hope you've enjoyed this latest news round-up. Do get in contact if you have any interesting news, advice or case studies you think other readers might like to know about – we love hearing from you!

Jane Tyrrell
Editor, Human Givens News

Latest News:

SCoPEd - latest update

The six SCoPEd partners have published their latest update on the important work currently underway with regards to the SCoPEd framework implementation, governance and impact assessment.

Date posted: 14/02/2024