HG Newsletter - March 2018
In this issue:
- A wealth of information on the airwaves
- USA training dates confirmed
- Lower anxiety, unblock thinking and enhance learning
- Get your butterflies flying in formation
- NSPCC award for Chris Dyas
- ‘Refer a friend’ for HG College courses
Spring is in the air here in the northern hemisphere and with longer daylight hours comes a natural energy of intent and a blossoming of ideas and plans. There’s certainly plenty of news in the world of mental health, shared here along with some thought-provoking items and interviews which I hope you can take a bit of time out of your busy day to enjoy...
A wealth of information on the airwaves
Dublin City Radio’s Brian Greene hosts a weekly Mental Wealth programme where he interviews leading figures in the mental health arena, highlights news events and discusses the latest technology designed to keep us well.
His recent interview with HG practitioner and tutor Sue Saunders provided an enlightening chat and a good introduction to the HG approach. It’s well worth listening to and sharing with others – you can hear the full interview here >
North Carolina HG Diploma Part 1 – 2018 dates confirmed
HG tutors Denise Winn and Sue Saunders are returning to the USA for two weeks this summer to deliver Part 1 of the HG Diploma for HG North Carolina. The training will be held at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Week one runs from 18th to 22nd June and week two from 23rd to 27th July 2018 – you can read more about the training and book places here >
Interest in the human givens approach is increasing worldwide and the HG office often gets enquiries for HG therapists in the USA, so this is a fantastic opportunity for anyone in the USA, Canada or beyond to start training as a human givens practitioner.
You can book now via www.humangivensnc.com — or if you'd like to find out more or asks any questions about the training you can contact the organisers in America, John Shuford and Maggie Minsk, on 919-426-2924 or by email at i[email protected] – they'd love to hear from you!
Lower anxiety, unblock thinking and enhance learning
It’s well established that heightened anxiety narrows our focus, disables our thinking processes and therefore reduces our ability to learn. As all of this can happen at times when we most need to be open to learning – as students at school or university, or when learning new aspects of our job for instance – it’s crucial to be able to calm down and think more clearly.
As an HG psychotherapist working in the Counselling Service at the University of Derby, Gareth offers his wealth of knowledge and insight in a clear, accessible and energetic delivery. Click here >
Get your butterflies flying in formation
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your own emotions? Do you consider yourself to be good at deciphering emotion in others from facial cues? Has it occured to you that the physical manifestation of one emotion can be strikingly similar to that of another? Perhaps hunger and fear, or remorse and stoicism?
Canadian professor of psychology Lisa Feldman Barrett has studied emotion for many years and has news for us in her TED talk ‘You aren't at the mercy of your emotions, your brain creates them’ with scientific research findings that concur with the HG therapeutic approach to helping people reframe perceptions, create new pattern matches and react to situations in a healthier way.
NSPCC accolade for Chris Dyas
HG practitioner Chris Dyas has been awarded the ‘Makes me proud to be associated with the NSPCC writer of the year’ Highly Commended Personal Award from his employers, the NSPCC, based on his recent HG Journal article "Speak truth to power". The whole article can be read in the latest Journal issue, which is also now available as a digital download.
NSPCC staff also nominated Chris their Star Performer for 2017.
Peter Wanless, Chief Executive of the NSPCC, said that Chris was chosen for the award in recognition of the remarkable impact he makes in his role. Congratulating Chris on his award, Peter added, “I want to personally thank you for all you do to help us keep children and young people safe.”
Chris will be speaking about his latest project at the HG conference this May.
‘Refer a friend’ for HG College courses
What could be better? If you refer a friend to our HG courses you both benefit from a 15% discount – and you don’t even have to book onto the same course! Just phone our friendly staff on +44 (0)1323 811690 with you and your friend’s details and they will book you both in.
One last thought...
"Emotions that seem to happen to you are actually made by you.
Be the architect of your own experience."
Lisa Feldman Barrett
Professor of Psychology Boston, US
Explore our articles and interviews
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'.
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...
Julia Welstead on loneliness and the Human Givens approach
Teacher trainer Andy Vass shows how knowledge and application of the human givens approach could help hard-pressed teachers reduce stress and improve the climate in class.
Denise Winn looks at the research on whether writing about traumatic experiences enhances physical and psychological health.
With debates raging around racism, cultural conditioning and freedom of speech, Carol Harper reflects on the problem of unconscious bias.
Self-harm is still a taboo subject. Angela shares her experience of self-harm and the impact it had on her life before taking the first steps to recovery.
Sally Nillson reflects on her first year in private practice.
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Human Givens therapist and tutor, Ros Townsend, has been invited to join an internationally recognised panel of speakers at the Trauma Recovery Summit which takes place from June 21-23 this year.
This update on Marion Brown's work to highlight the often tragic effects of withdrawal from prescription medicines was first shared in the April 2021 issue of the HG Newsletter.