What the Human Givens approach offers
The Human Givens approach is a brief solution-focused therapy, offering fast, effective, practical help for people who may be depressed, anxious, phobic or suffering from trauma, addiction, anger disorders or relationship problems.
one of us can find ourselves emotionally distressed if our essential
needs are not met in balance and the innate resources we possess have
been damaged or are being misused. Emotional distress can manifest
itself in many different ways, such as depression, anxiety disorders,
addictive and compulsive behaviour patterns, phobias and PTSD. Initially many people look for help from doctors, psychiatrists, psychotherapists and counsellors. All of us have the ability to heal and then flourish, given the right type of help. It is becoming increasingly apparent that an appropriate therapeutic intervention can be more effective than drug therapy. Human Givens practitioners are trained to deal effectively with these types of distress.
Disseminated and taught since 1997, and initially focused on the treatment of mental distress, this new school of psychology and psychotherapy is rapidly being recognised as a profoundly important shift in our understanding of human functioning. It has been called "the missing heart of positive psychology".
The startling success produced by the efficacy, adapability and practical nature of these new ideas is borne out by the speed at which this model is moving into new areas, ranging from psychotherapy, education and social work to international diplomatic relations and the corporate world of business.
"The primary cause of unhappiness is rarely the situation but thoughts about it."