The term "human givens" represents a set of ideas that provide a clear explanation of human behaviour and what it means to be psychologically well. The ideas are contributing to a new paradigm in psychology, one that explains for the first time why humans dream; how the brain processes information; how inactive medications can make people feel better; and, with a truly biopsychosocial model of psychotherapy, show how people can be effectively and quickly set free from depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, and addictions.
The ideas are spreading ...
Where it is being adopted, the human givens approach is having a spectacular impact upon how distressed people are helped.(Journal of holistic healthcare Vol 2:4 2005)
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Real breakthroughs in the behavioral sciences are rare - the human givens advances psychology as much as the introduction of the Arabic numeric system with its zero digit advanced mathematics.Washington Times 09.10.03
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... people looking for therapy face a confusing tower of psychobabble, with 400-plus often warring schools of thought. Enter Joe Griffin, who says there is a way to lift depression in a day, and told New Scientist he can prove it.New Scientist Apr 2003
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New research supports HG practice!
The HG approach is informed by National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (UK) guidelines and the evidence upon which they are based ... the approach is a bona fide treatment that significantly contributes to assisting service users in primary care to move towards recovery.
Pre- to post-treatment changes measured with the CORE-OM and CORE-10 suggested that the therapy was highly effective.
The HG approach is an effective treatment for working with service users presenting with a variety of problems, and particularly anxiety and depression, in primary care settings.
Andrews, W. et al. (2011). Piloting a practice research network: a 12-month evaluation of the Human Givens approach. British Psychological Society Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. Vol 84 - 2
A 5-year evaluation of the Human Givens therapy using a Practice Research Network (Mental Health Review Journal Vol. 18, Issue: 3)
"... recovery rates for patients receiving HG therapy considerably exceed the CBT_based targets set by the National Health Service (UK) under their Improving Access to Psychological Services (IAPT) initiative.
The "human givens" explained
Why humans dream
The Mind - new insights
Depression - new insights
Now, a Human Givens Therapist in Sydney!
Annie Gurton, MA (Psychotherapy); BSc (Hons); BA (Hons) is available for consultation, (02) 9976 6880. See anniegurton.com
Online Course for AACHP Members
Human Givens Australia is offering a certificate course in applied psychotherapy for members of the AACHP. See Online Course