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HG newsletter - December 2022

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HGI Online Conference


The Overcoming Addiction Summit - Saturday 11th March 2023

Following the success of the Lifting Depression Online Summit two years ago, the Human Givens Institute is bringing together experts and highly experienced psychotherapists to share new insights, research findings and examples of best ways to help people overcome addictions on Saturday 11th March 2023.

Speakers include: Joe Griffin, Aric Sigman, Jenny Wakelin, Ros Townsend, Emily Gajewski and Mandy Cooper – make sure you save the date!

The day will draw on real-life examples and the latest neuroscience and look at addiction from different angles, including the many forms it takes, the causes (inc. links with trauma), key steps to recovery, and the best ways to help not only addicts but families and friends affected by addiction too. You'll also have the opportunity to ask the speakers questions.

EARLY BIRD OFFER – booking will open in the New Year with a limited amount of early bird tickets available – we'll let you know when they go on sale.

Diploma Open EveningHuman Givens Diploma Open Evening

Human Givens College is running its first 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 >

Special Offer for trainee & new HG therapists

Exclusive room hire discounts

A room in town - Special Offer for Human Givens Therapists

A Room in Town – the central London provider of purpose-built talking therapy rooms, are offering all Human Givens trainee therapists and newly qualified HG therapists room hire for only £5 per hour on Mondays before 2pm, all day on Fridays & Weekends. 

View locations and room details >

For more information on this offer, please email [email protected]

New HG journal issue – out now!

The latest issue of the HG journal has just been published. If you a subscriber, please note due to UK nationwide Royal Mail strikes, yours may have been delayed, but it is on its way to you. Digital Copies are also available.

Human Givens Journal Volume 29 No 2

This latest packed edition – which contains no advertising – includes an exploration of the complexities of sleep that have relevance for human givens understandings, including the phenomenon of aphantasia and its implications for therapy. Ezra Hewing suggests that dissociation, as activated in REM sleep, may explain successful trauma treatments – and ‘shutdown’. And Sara Pendlebury shows how modern art therapy complemented HG in a project to help Ukrainian refugees. View full contents here > 

The HG journal is one of the most lively, thought-provoking peer-reviewed magazines about psychology, human behaviour and mental health available.  Its round up of the latest research is also a brilliant way to keep your knowledge up to date.

You can subscribe, order your print copy (please note these won't be mailed out until the New Year) or download your digital PDF edition here.

HG and a flourishing society

Human Givens Podcast - Episode 33 with Dr Gareth Hughes

The latest HG podcast features a stimulating discussion between Diploma tutors Dr Gareth Hughes and Jo Baker as they explore a range of important questions such as: What is society for? Why do we need a healthy society? How can human givens insights help us to create a flourishing, cohesive society where everyone is still free to be an individual?  Also covered are: wellbeing, purpose, pleasure, harmony, emotional needs, mental health and more...

Listen to the podcast >

HG Office – holiday dates

After another very busy year, the HG office team will be taking a well deserved break – the office will be closed from 5.30pm on Thursday 22nd December until 9.00am (GMT) on Tuesday 3rd January 2023.

If anyone you know is in need of help with mental health problems over the holidays, please do refer them to the HGI's register of HG therapists.

A Christmas Carol - revisited

A Christmas Carol

For a little bit of light festive reading, we thought we'd share with you a popular article from our archive in which clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist and human givens therapist James Tapper offers us his intriguing interpretation of 'A Christmas Carol', Charles Dicken’s top selling story of 1843. James suggests that this widely loved seasonal novel strikes a universal chord and contains much that reflects the human givens approach to therapy...

Read the article here >

Food for thought

“Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile and a grateful heart”

Zig Ziglar

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

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