HG Newsletter - July 2018
In this issue:
- Promote your business on our new website
- Royal College of Psychiatry accused of 'unprofessional' conduct
- New HG Diploma Part 3 option
- 20% OFF online courses – Summer offer ends soon!
- Case study: when good enough just isn't enough...
- Weekend university – talks now available
While you may be taking a well-deserved break from work to enjoy a bit of sun, sport and time with family, now is also a good time to take stock, reflect, re-evaluate and look to the future. Whether you run your own HG therapy business, are in training, or simply use the HG approach to help within your field of work, please read on for news, information and offers to help you along your way...
Promote your business on our new website
We’re currently working on a new, improved website to help increase awareness of the human givens approach, HG therapy, courses, publications and more... One of the best ways to do this is to show how effective and helpful HG can be through wide-ranging examples of people using it in their work and lives, to benefit themselves and their clients.
So we’d love to feature your business, whatever it is, large or small, if its been helped or inspired by the human givens approach. We will be creating a specific page on the new website so if you’d like your business or human givens centre to be featured, please send the following information to email@example.com
Your name / Business Name / Address / Website / Contact details (telephone/email) / Business logo plus: a short description about your business, the services or products you provide and how you use the human givens approach in what you do
Your fantastic work using the human givens approach is part of our mutual success – thank you. Gemma.
Mental health experts accuse Royal College of Psychiatry of ‘unprofessional’ conduct
For many years now, human givens has highlighted the inherent dangers of using drugs to treat mental health problems, and the many benefits of helping people instead – whenever possible – through a bio-psycho-social approach as encapsulated in HG. We actively support, therefore, the group of 30 mental health experts currently drawing attention to the tremendous suffering caused by addiction to and withdrawal from anti-depressants.
Following the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ refusal to retract a public statement minimising the withdrawal effects of antidepressant drugs, and their suppression of research evidence that contradicts their statement, this group has written to the UK’s new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to inform him that “the Royal College of Psychiatrists is currently operating outside the ethical, professional and scientific standards expected of a body representing medical professionals”.
New HG Diploma Part 3 option
The Human Givens Diploma course has always been structured in three parts, with Part 3 being the stage for gaining therapeutic experience and submitting therapy session videos for examination. Passing this Practitioner Level Qualification enables students to apply to be on the HGI’s Professional Register, which is independently accredited in the UK by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
In response to feedback from students, Human Givens College has recently launched a new Part 3 option in the form of a new week-long course. This give students the opportunity to be taught by the diploma tutors for a third week,with additional supervised skills practice and ongoing evaluation throughout the week.
If you’re thinking of becoming a human givens therapist, this could be the route for you. The first of these Part 3 Weeks is being held in Bristol from Mon 27th – Fri 31st August 2018.
If you would like to attend, please call Mark Thomas on 01323 811690 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: The original Part 3 option is still available to those students who would prefer to qualify via that route. To cover increasing costs, the fee for this option will increase, for the first time in a decade, on 1st September 2018 (view fees).
Summer offer ending soon!
Wherever you find yourself this summer, why not gain inspiration and learn something new with a Human Givens Online Course or Webinar – you can currently SAVE 20% on all online courses, including those that are linked to the HG Diploma – but hurry this offer expires on 24th July! Start here >
Even better therapy – Ivan Tyrrell’s excellent webinar ‘How to become an even better therapist – in just 90 minutes' was so well received when it first aired it's been re-released as part of the HG Online Courses webinar series. Until 24th July you can take advantage of our 20% summer offer and access this information-packed 90 minute talk for just £12.
Case Study: when good enough just isn’t enough...
As a practising HG therapist I have worked with people from all walks of life, all age groups and many different cultures. With any new client there is almost always a time when one has to sit comfortably with uncertainty as to what the problem is and how to help solve it. Indeed I would go so far as to say that if one is not going through a phase of uncertainty and its accompanying openness of mind and ears, then one has possibly fallen into one or all of the traps of complacency, of jumping to conclusions, of relying on pre-conceived assumptions and of applying one’s own culture, conditioning and expectations to the situation.
A few years ago Mary, a midlife professional, sought my help and, because it fitted with her working hours, I visited her in her own home...
Weekend University Mental Health talks
If you missed The Weekend University’s Wellbeing day held in London in May, you can now get access to recordings of all 3 of the day’s talks, including Ivan Tyrrell speaking on Improving Emotional Health using this link: http://bit.ly/2M97TAx
One last thought...
"“Life is movement.
The more life there is, the more flexibility there is.
The more fluid you are, the more you are alive.”"
Explore our articles and interviews
The fundamental new direction in therapy is more than just a set of new techniques explains Bill O'Hanlon in an article first published in 1995.
Even though self-harm is discussed in the media, the subject of self-harming can still feel difficult to approach. Emily Gajewski's ‘From Self-harm to Self-belief’ one-day training course offers clear, research-based framework and practical skills, so you needn’t feel that way again….
People who find guilt feelings highly difficult to tolerate may be especially prone to the OCD-type behaviours of compulsive checking or checking rituals...
Much more is gained from hearing and telling stories, rather than just reading them, says Pat Williams.
Counsellors who use it know that the 'rewind technique' is fast, safe, painless and effective for dealing with trauma. Keith Guy and Nicola Guy have tested it in research.
THE pain–pleasure recall principle also explains the well-known phenomenon of conditioned taste aversion, which has always presented a problem for classical conditioning.
People who are vulnerable to depression tend to generate interpretations of stressful life events and low moods that have negative implications for their future and for their self-worth.
Most people think ethics is concerned with truth, justice, equality, loyalty, fairness, values, principles, morals, etc. All these words in italics are abstractions. They are content free. They contain no sensory information. Such words used to be called 'reifications' in philosophy and are now more commonly called 'nominalisations'.
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