HG newsletter - December 2022
- New - Overcoming Addictions online summit
- New - Diploma open evening
- Offer for HG Therapists
- New HG journal issue – out now!
- Creating a flourishing society - New podcast
- HG Office - holiday dates
- A Christmas Carol
- Food for thought
HGI Online Conference
SAVE THE DATE
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.
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…
Exclusive room hire discounts
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
Food for thought
“Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, a smile and a grateful heart”
Explore our articles and interviews
Dr Farouk Okhai describes the power of using deep relaxation and guided imagery techniques.
By introducing the human givens approach along with outcome measurements, Jayne Timmins has made her mark on Dyfed-Powys police.
Ivan Tyrrell reviews "The Attention Merchants: how our time and attention are gathered and sold" by Tim Wu (Atlantic Books, £20.00)
Paul Dow finds creative ways of using the human givens approach to help struggling students meet their emotional needs.
Among our essential emotional needs are two nods to our need for human interaction, in the forms of both an intimate relationship and community connection.
Do you think of yourself as an anxious person? This can lead you to think that anxiety is your lot; that there is damn all you can do about it. Well, that isn’t true at all and you are confining yourself to a limiting box if you continue to believe that...
Tom Livesey describes how Hartlepool Mind's successful approach to working with alcohol addiction overcomes funding constraints.
Ivan Tyrrell reviews "The Buddha Pill: can meditation change you?" by Miguel Farias and Catherine Wikholm (Watkins Publishing, £10.99).
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The Human Givens Institute (HGI) was one of the six organisations, along with BACP, UKCP and NCS, involved in developing the SCoPEd framework,
As you may be aware, after 26 years as editor of the Human Givens Journal, Denise Winn will be stepping down at the end of 2023. Despite advertising for a successor last year, we have been unable to find any one person who could fulfil the role.
Date posted: 13/04/2023