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The Human Givens Approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy:

There are so many different Therapies from which to choose that some confusion on our part is understandable. It is also important to select Counselling and Psychotherapy that suits you as an individual, and one that meets your own unique set of requirements.

Generally speaking, if you don’t feel some improvement and a growing sense of optimism at the end of the first Therapy session, you might want to reconsider if this Psychotherapy, Counselling or Psychotherapist, is the right one for you. You should feel like you have been nurtured and listened to with compassionate and professional attention. And you should definitely not feel any worse.

“. . . we cannot be 'wise, temperate and furious’ in a moment." - Mahatma Gandhi

Each of us have basic Emotional Needs, such as the need for attention, love, security, a connection to others and for some degree of control in our lives. When these needs are met we respond with increased self esteem, and the wellbeing that arises from being (and feeling) competent, and having a sense of challenge and ongoing achievement in our lives. These needs are built in to our make up as Human Beings, and thus the term, ‘Givens’. When our Emotional Needs go unmet we suffer distress, and so too do those around us.

The Human Givens approach: focuses on enabling clients to recognise these unmet needs, and works towards assisting them to meet them by activating their own unique set of resources. It is a proactive and interactive Psychotherapy, that encourages clients to reconnect with those activities that bring them joy. The Psychotherapist also looks for emotional patterns and behaviours that are connecting the client with past experiences that have caused them distress. Drawing upon a variety of proven, (and often highly creative), techniques, she can utilise deep relaxation and trance work to effectively neutralise these patterns rapidly, and often easily.

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." Voltaire 1694-1778

In dealing with more severe cases such as prolonged depression, RTA’s (Road Traffic Accidents), acute Anxiety/Phobias, serious Abuse and Post Traumatic Stress, HG Therapists use a specific ‘Rewind’ Technique which will neutralise the disturbing memories  - and all without the client needing to disclose anything about the trauma involved. Indeed the client is actively discouraged from discussing any events in their lives which has caused them distress, since this is known to deepen the traumatic experience as it is ‘re-lived’ over and over again.

Human Givens is a Brief Therapy, but with an experienced Psychotherapist or Counsellor, even acute cases may need no more than SIX sessions - although needs will vary.

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About the Human Givens Institute:


Hilarie is a Human Givens Psychotherapist and Counsellor practising in Marlow Buckinghamshire. She is experienced in the use of hypnosis, hypnotherapy, and many other therapeutic and life coaching techniques.

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