The Human Givens are our emotional needs, coupled with our innate resources (those which we are born with) which help us to get those needs met.
The Human Givens approach is an organising idea that is based around a universal human truth – that, in addition to our physical needs, every human being has emotional needs which we are driven to get met from our environment in whatever way we can. We are also born with resources to help get these needs met. When we are able to use all our resources effectively and get all our needs fairly well met and in balance, then it is impossible to be mentally or emotionally unwell. See below for a list of our emotional needs and our resources.
HG therapy incorporates specific techniques that have been proven to work, from a range of different therapies, such as Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy, Ericksonian Hypnotherapy and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). This means we are not restricted to specific ideologies or hemmed in by dogma. It incorporates all the latest scientifically proven research into how the brain works, as well as drawing on ancient and/or Eastern wisdom, folklore, metaphors and stories. My approach is jargon-free, orientated to your needs, pragmatic, and highly effective.
For more about our needs and resources, plus articles, case studies and publications please go to: www.hgi.org.uk
The Human Givens Register is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA)