The Human Givens Diploma is a highly practical psychotherapy course that has been revolutionising the successful treatment, understanding and prevention of the mental and emotional health issues that affect all human beings for more than 20 years.
- HG is the only form of psychotherapy to unify 100s of counselling models into one common language – view benefits of the approach
- A highly effective alternative to drug treatments
- Typically gets faster results in 1–2 sessions instead of the average 4 
- People come from all over the world to take the Diploma course
- The knowledge and skills you will gain are widely applicable and students often say they have benefitted personally too
All Human Givens Therapists on our Professional Register, which is accredited in the UK by the Professional Standards Authority (which is the same organisation that accredits BACP and the UKCP) have completed the Diploma up to Part 3 level. Become an HG therapist >
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Denise Winn looks at the research on whether writing about traumatic experiences enhances physical and psychological health.
Scientific findings confirm the connection between the dream state and schizophrenia...
After almost losing his life, Stuart Waters is passionate about bringing emotionally healthy practice to the dance world.
Green space, blue space, vitamin N, the great outdoors, animal therapy, the nature cure: whatever we want to call it and however we want to engage with it, most of us are aware that communing with our natural world is purported to be good for us. But why is time in nature so beneficial and how does it make us feel better?
Would you know if someone you care about has depression? Most people probably think that they would, but it isn’t necessarily as obvious as you might expect. Indeed, until some simple screening questionnaires were introduced for GPs to use, half of them were missing the diagnosis in patients that came to consult them.
Lee Pycroft describes how a beauty makeover can trigger self-care and self-respect in vulnerable or traumatised women.
Primary school teaching assistant and HG Diploma graduate, Kashfi Khan describes how she has applied the HG ideas in very practical ways, to the benefit of pupils, parents and teachers alike.
Ivan Tyrrell warns that hypnosis is a powerful tool that must be used with care, understanding and integrity.
Ivan Tyrrell asks Professor Richard Noll, author of ‘The Jung Cult’, to unravel the lies Carl G Jung told to aggrandise himself and his charismatic psychoanalytic movement.
Brett Culham describes the outcome of his research to validate the needs-based human givens approach to psychological health.
Sheila Barratt-Smith tells Denise Winn that the images and language used to describe birth can determine whether a woman experiences pain — or euphoria.
With mindfulness now all the rage, many online articles are now advocating breathing techniques as a way to lessen anxiety and control stress levels.
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.
In this article, Joe Griffin suggests that techniques which can yield immediate success, may share an underlying mechanism.
Looking at cult behaviour. A revised version (including additional material) of an article by Ivan Tyrrell, first published in 1993, that explores Dr Arthur Deikman's enlightening work on cult behaviour.
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Join HG co-founder, Ivan Tyrrell, and HG Diploma tutor, Carol Harper for an in-depth look at our innate resources.
Date posted: 20/01/2022
This fascinating conversation is now available to watch.
Date posted: 10/01/2022