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Human Givens College

Helping humanity thrive:

We care passionately about improving mental health and reducing suffering – our aim is to support improvements in mental and physical healthcare, education and social services, by giving you the psychological knowledge and proven therapeutic skills that make it easier for you to reduce the considerable emotional distress and behavioural problems that increasing numbers of adults and children are experiencing. Our approach is holistic, and enables you to tailor therapeutic interventions to each individual.

Cost-effective, evidence-based training:

Our down-to-earth training has introduced new research and insights into the causes and drivers of common conditions such as depressionaddictionanxiety disorderstrauma and psychosis which, when combined with the human givens framework for mental health and wellbeing, are revolutionising effective treatment...

Start your HG training journey:

  • Human Givens Diploma - become a human givens psychotherapist.
  • Online courses - all come with life-long access, 15% off sale online now.
  • Live online workshops (via Zoom) - get 20% off with GIFT20 discount code.
  • Attended workshops - join us in London, Leeds and Bristol.
  • Webinars
  • In-house training

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What is the human givens approach?

‘Human Givens’ is a practical, holistic and scientific approach focusing on what individuals need to live mentally healthy and fulfilling lives.

It draws on the latest insights from neuroscience and psychological research, and combines this knowledge with proven therapeutic techniques from a wide range of approaches to provide highly effective interventions.

Its application is broad – encompassing mental and physical healthcare, wellbeing, education, social work, life coaching, the workplace, conflict-resolution and beyond.

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Accreditation

Graduates of the Human Givens Diploma to practitioner level are eligible to join the Human Givens Institute’s Professional Register of human givens practitioners, which is independently accredited in the UK by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) – this is the same government authority that oversees BACP, the General Medical Council, UKCP and many others.

 

If you have any questions, please call our friendly office team on +44(0)1323 811690 or email info@humangivens.com

 

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Overcoming Self-harm - How to reduce and prevent self-harming behaviours (1-day workshop)

Reduce and prevent self-harming behaviours -

You will gain a wealth of new information, proven techniques and useful tips which combined will ensure you give sufferers the best chance of recovering their mental health and moving on in their lives – you will also hear from people who have been able to completely stop self-harming (or dramatically reduced it) and are now living fulfilled lives as a result of this approach.

If you would like to make sense of all the fragments of information you have about self-harming and pull them all together into a cohesive and effective treatment strategy, this workshop is for you.

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Book 5 courses to save 10%.

 

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Guided imagery and visualisation for therapeutic change (1-day workshop)

If you want to be able to help people effectively, this is a key course to attend – guided imagery is an essential skill required for removing phobias, curing PTSD, lifting depression and overcoming addictions or self-harm, and is also useful for raising self-confidence and increasing motivation. When you become confident in using these skills, you can begin to bring patients out of the emotionally-driven trance states of a wide range of conditions such as anxiety disorders, addiction, anger, stress overload, trauma, depression, chronic pain and much more.

That is why guided imagery is one of the most powerful psychotherapeutic tools available to us – and one you need in your ‘toolkit’.

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  • CPD Certificate
  • Diploma-Linked
  • LIMITED SPACES
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Effective treatment for Trauma (PTSD) and Phobias - The Rewind Technique (2-day workshop)

The Rewind Technique – an essential skill for all mental health professionals.

Even the most severe phobic and post-traumatic stress (PTSD) symptoms can be successfully removed using the version of the Rewind Technique you will learn on this 2-day course.

Using the rewind technique you can, in often as little as one or two sessions, detraumatise bad memories, stop flashbacks and other PTSD symptoms, cure phobias, banish nightmares and reduce anxiety so you can help the victims of abuse, rape, violence, car accidents, fire, terrorism and panic attacks, heart attacks and other life-threatening experiences.

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Get 10% off by booking 5 courses.

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The Therapeutic Power of Language – essential skills for everyone (2-day workshop)

This course is suitable for anyone working with adults, teens or children – the knowledge and skills you will gain have a wide range of applications in addition to therapy and counselling, including coaching, healthcare, teaching, motivation, overcoming resistance, emotional turmoil and much more.

You will leave with a powerful toolkit of precisely-targeted and creative therapeutic language skills, as well as a range of effective brief therapy strategies. These can be easily tailored to any individual and used to successfully help people resolve a wide range of conditions and problems as quickly as possible.

If you want to be more effective in what you do, these are core skills to have…

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GET 10% OFF when you book 5 or more courses.



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How to Control Chronic Anxiety – the practical skills you need (1-day workshop)

This highly practical course focuses on giving you the key information and practical skills you need to lower anxiety levels and help people manage their own anxiety better.

It concentrates on generalised anxiety (including generalised anxiety disorder – GAD), social anxiety and panic attacks, but also addresses how to handle anxiety that is a feature of conditions such as autistic spectrum disorder, ADHD and bipolar and borderline personality disorder.

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Workshop

Guided imagery and visualisation for therapeutic change (1-day workshop)

If you want to be able to help people effectively, this is a key course to attend – guided imagery is an essential skill required for removing phobias, curing PTSD, lifting depression and overcoming addictions or self-harm, and is also useful for raising self-confidence and increasing motivation. When you become confident in using these skills, you can begin to bring patients out of the emotionally-driven trance states of a wide range of conditions such as anxiety disorders, addiction, anger, stress overload, trauma, depression, chronic pain and much more.

That is why guided imagery is one of the most powerful psychotherapeutic tools available to us – and one you need in your ‘toolkit’.

Book your place >

Get 10% off by booking 5 courses.

 

Workshop

Effective treatment for Trauma (PTSD) and Phobias - The Rewind Technique (2-day workshop)

The Rewind Technique – an essential skill for all mental health professionals.

Even the most severe phobic and post-traumatic stress (PTSD) symptoms can be successfully removed using the version of the Rewind Technique you will learn on this 2-day course.

Using the rewind technique you can, in often as little as one or two sessions, detraumatise bad memories, stop flashbacks and other PTSD symptoms, cure phobias, banish nightmares and reduce anxiety so you can help the victims of abuse, rape, violence, car accidents, fire, terrorism and panic attacks, heart attacks and other life-threatening experiences.

Book your place >

Get 10% off by booking 5 courses.

 

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Guided imagery and visualisation for therapeutic change (1-day workshop)

Why take this course

Strong emotions focus and lock attention – keeping people trapped in problem behaviours. Therapeutic change cannot happen until the emotional arousal is reduced. This is why all health and welfare professionals need to know how to induce the relaxation response in their clients. Guided imagery and visualisation not only reduce emotional arousal quickly but can be used to reframe life circumstances through metaphor and to rehearse in the imagination any required changed behaviours and/or feelings, which dramatically increases the likelihood of those changes taking place in ‘real life’.

If you want to be able to help people effectively, this is a key course to attend – guided imagery is an essential skill required for removing phobias, curing PTSD, lifting depression and overcoming addictions or self-harm, and is also useful for raising self-confidence and increasing motivation. When you become confident in using these skills, you can begin to bring patients out of the emotionally-driven trance states of a wide range of conditions such as anxiety disorders, addiction, anger, stress overload, trauma, depression, chronic pain and much more.

That is why guided imagery is one of the most powerful psychotherapeutic tools available to us – and one you need in your ‘toolkit’.


Book your place >



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How to Control Chronic Anxiety – the practical skills you need (1-day workshop)

An essential course for anyone who works or lives with frequently anxious people.

The good news is there’s much that we can do to reduce this suffering. This highly practical course focuses on giving you the key information and practical skills you need to lower anxiety levels and help people manage their own anxiety better.

It concentrates on generalised anxiety (including generalised anxiety disorder – GAD), social anxiety and panic attacks, but also addresses how to handle anxiety that is a feature of conditions such as autistic spectrum disorder, ADHD and bipolar and borderline personality disorder.

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How to lift depression – the practical skills you need (1-day workshop)

Depression is now so common that everyone needs to know how easy it can be to treat – especially as it can lead to suicide. This workshop saves lives.

On this day you will learn how combining these insights with a wide range of different psychological techniques enables the majority of cases to be lifted surprisingly quickly … even severe ones.

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Book 5 courses to SAVE 10%.

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Brief therapy for stopping addictions (1-day workshop)

At this practical training day you will learn and practise the powerful skills derived from the human givens approach (which organically integrates the best brief therapy techniques) that are helping people overcome a wide range of addictions, including: alcoholism, heroin, smoking, gambling addiction, shopping, social media addiction, sex, substance abuse, self-harm and eating disorders.

These skills are essential if you wish to improve your effectiveness when working with any addiction.

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"Hugely informative - one of the best days training I’ve ever had" ADDICTIONS COUNSELLOR

https://www.humangivens.com/college/stopping-addictions/

Workshop

The Therapeutic Power of Language – essential skills for everyone (2-day workshop)

This course is suitable for anyone working with adults, teens or children – the knowledge and skills you will gain have a wide range of applications in addition to therapy and counselling, including coaching, healthcare, teaching, motivation, overcoming resistance, emotional turmoil and much more.

You will leave with a powerful toolkit of precisely-targeted and creative therapeutic language skills, as well as a range of effective brief therapy strategies. These can be easily tailored to any individual and used to successfully help people resolve a wide range of conditions and problems as quickly as possible.

If you want to be more effective in what you do, these are core skills to have…

Book your place >

 

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How to tell stories that heal – master the art of therapeutic storytelling (1-day workshop)

All successful psychotherapy and counselling involves storytelling and the use of pertinent metaphors, both of which tap into the natural way our brains work.

We can’t know what goes on in another person’s mind but, if you perceive the ‘pattern’ of a story and understand that it could be useful to them at a specific point in their life, that is reason enough to tell it. Their unconscious, creative imagination will seek and find the ‘meaning’ relevant to their situation. No explanation, no direct statement of a story’s meaning can substitute for the way it acts on the hearer’s mind.

Join us to discover more and learn how to source and tell such therapeutic tales yourself…

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How to support teenagers through the stress of starting university life (online webinar)

Do you know someone about to start university? Are you or they worried about what it’s going to be like or how you’re all going to cope? If so, this webinar is for you...

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  • Tutor: Gareth Hughes
  • CPD Certificate: 1.5 hours
  • Price: £15 per person (price includes CPD Certificate and life-long access)

 

Online

How to overcome fear and political chaos (online course)

Using the lens of innate human needs to help resolve social and political conflicts, undermine terror agendas and promote peace...

  • Tutors: John Bell and Ivan Tyrrell
  • CPD Certificate: 6 hours
  • Price: £129 per person (price includes CPD Certificate and life-long access)

"Excellent, stretches your mind, very useful, clear, provides a practical framework to work with. I enjoyed it. It leaves me thinking. Thank you. My rating: five stars."

Delve into this thought provoking online course >

 

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Stress and Mental Health – what you need to know (online webinar)

Discover the revolutionary ideas on what causes mental illnesses and the fundamental role too much stress plays in this. As well as, what you can do to prevent mental health problems arising, how we can moderate our own stress, and the fundamentals we all need to maintain wellbeing.

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  • Tutor: Ivan Tyrrell
  • CPD Certificate 1.5 hours
  • Price: £15 per person

(Price includes CPD Certificate and life-long access)

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How to create healing stories for children (Live - online workshop)

On this practical and inspiring course you will learn how to tap into your own metaphorical brain to create therapeutic stories and metaphors that are appropriate to each young person’s individual circumstances and experiences. Practising the steps involved with a master storyteller gives you innovative new ways to engage with and help distressed children deal with the experiences they have had – whilst also offering them hope, understanding and new ways of thinking and feeling about life.

Indeed, you may well be surprised at how quickly positive psychological changes occur as a result of the stories you yourself will create and tell.

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A closer look at our innate resources (online course)

About the course:

Developing and using our innate resources well is as integral to mental health as meeting our emotional needs – join HG co-founder Ivan Tyrrell and Diploma tutor Carol Harper to explore them further...

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"AMAZING! Incredibly fascinating subject delivered with a deep respect for the profound human resources with which we are endowed. The two presenters, Ivan and Carol had great chemistry and created a balance of views when necessary and when dealing with sometimes controversial aspects of our human nature."

 

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How to become an even better therapist – in just 90 minutes! (online webinar)

When this webinar first aired live it had almost 1,000 attendees from around the world and received tremendous feedback, so we’ve decided to make it available once again so you can benefit too...

  • Tutor: Ivan Tyrrell
  • CPD Certificate 1.5 hours
  • Price: £15 per person

Price includes CPD Certificate and life-long access

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How to help young people who self harm - Live Webinar

NEW Online webinar:

How to help young people who self harm – how to react, support and move forward...

Discover how you can best help a young person who self-harms – gain the insights and skills you need to approach this distressing subject respectfully and safely, a better understanding of what self-harm is, why young people self-harm, and much more…

The aim of this live online training with Emily Gajewski, a highly experienced psychotherapist specialising in treating self-harm, is to give you a thorough, in-depth understanding of why young people self-harm and how to approach/react when helping someone in both the short and long term, including the essential skills most likely to effectively support the young person on their journey to find less harmful ways of coping – the webinar focuses on the most evidence-based knowledge and skills in this area.

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How to reduce anxiety in students and young people (online webinar)

This hugely informative, far-reaching webinar gives you essential new information and fast, effective techniques to lower anxiety levels and unblock thinking in students of any age...

  • Tutor: Gareth Hughes
  • CPD Certificate 1.5 hours
  • Price: £25 per person
  • You can purchase and access the course on any date/at any time.

Includes CPD Certificate and life-long access

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How to build a successful private practice (Live - online workshop)

Whether you’re starting out in private practice, or have been in business for a while, this new course will help you build the practice and lifestyle you want – it will also SAVE you time and money…

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GET 20% OFF with discount code GIFT20

"Brilliant, this course has shown me what I need to focus on – and where to put my energy, money and time!" COUNSELLOR