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Human Givens Australia - providing information, training and therapy in a revolutionary approach to emotional health.

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 early days ...

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)

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!

A 12-month evaluation of the Human Givens approach at a general medical practice showed that more than three out of four patients were either symptom-free or reliably changed as a result of HG therapy. This was accomplished in an average of only 3.6 sessions, significantly better than the recovery rate published for the UK government's flagship IAPT.

Andrews, W. et al, 'A 12-month evaluation of the Human Givens approach.' Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice. Feb 2011

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.

And much more:

Service evaluation of HG Therapy for veterans

Academics recommend that the HG model be adopted by the NHS as a bona fide model of therapy in its own right

Human Givens Rewind Treatment for PTSD and Sub-threshold Trauma

Using HG therapy for adolescent wellbeing

The "human givens" explained
Why humans dream
The Mind - new insights
Depression - new insights

Online Course now available

In collaboration with the Australian Association of Clinical Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (AACHP), Human Givens Australia is offering a Certificate Course in Applied Psychotherapy, which is accredited by the AACHP for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) points. See Online Course

NB: Only therapists and practitioners who have completed their training with the Human Givens College in the UK (or its forerunner MindFields College), are eligible for Professional Membership of the Human Givens Institute based in the UK. Associate Membership is, however, available to anyone who is interested in, or keen to support and be part of, the development and spread of the human givens insights and approach.