What is Human givens?

What is Human givens? Human givens is a holistic approach to understanding human nature, developed by psychotherapist Joe Griffin and educator Ivan Tyrrell. The approach emphasizes the innate needs and resources that all humans possess and seeks to help individuals access and utilize these resources to improve their well-being. The term “human givens” refers to the universal needs that all humans have, such as the need for security, connection, meaning, and a sense of control over one’s life. These needs are seen as “givens” because they are intrinsic to our biology and psychology, and meeting these needs is essential for good mental health and emotional well-being. The Human Givens approach draws from a range of disciplines, including neuroscience, psychology, evolutionary biology, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. It emphasizes the importance of focusing on the present, working collaboratively with clients, and utilizing a range of evidence-based techniques to help individuals overcome emotional and psychological difficulties. Some common techniques used in Human Givens therapy include guided imagery, relaxation techniques, cognitive restructuring, and behavioral activation. The approach has been used effectively to treat a range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, and relationship problems. Shervan K Shahhian

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