No. Our training is deliberately designed to be suitable for everyone: professionals looking for CPD and people interested for personal reasons. Each course is presented in clear, jargon-free language so as many people as possible can benefit from the information, techniques and skills we teach.
There are a few courses, however, such as The Fast Trauma and Phobia Cure, where you need to attend another of our courses first so that you have the necessary skills to get the most out of attending. (You will see on an individual course’s page if this is the case.)
Many people find our Online Courses a good place to start.
Our 1- and 2-day workshops are held in major cities in the UK. You can find out more about the locations and venues here.
We can also bring our training to you – our in-house training often proves a highly cost-effective way to update your staff’s skills and knowledge.
Each of our courses gives you important new information that will immediately increase your understanding of its subject, along with proven techniques and/or skills that will make you more effective.
If you work in the caring professions, you can use what you’ve learnt the very next day. If you are new to the field of mental health, we recommend you take time to practice what you are learning and attend as many courses as possible to build up your knowledge and skills.
Because of the flexible way our Diploma Course is designed, you don’t need to apply to start Part 1 of the HG Diploma, but you will need to complete a Diploma Application form in plenty of time to secure a place on your chosen Part 2 course – read more.
If you’d like to talk to someone about the Diploma, please call us on +44 (0)1323 811690 9.30am–5.30pm (GMT) or email us to request a callback.
Also see: Diploma FAQs
For more detailed information, see: Your Diploma Journey
Graduates of the Human Givens Diploma to practitioner level are eligible to join the Human Givens Institute’s Professional Register of human givens practitioners, which is independently accredited in the UK by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA) – this is the same government authority that oversees BACP, the General Medical Council, UKCP and many others.
This Mark of Quality assures the general public, service commissioners and employers that human givens practitioners belong to a register vetted and approved by an independent statutory body. The Professional Standards Authority was established to protect the public through its work with organisations that register and regulate people working in health and social care. Accountable to the UK Parliament, its reports help Parliament monitor and improve the protection of the public.
Accreditation with the PSA was achieved by the Institute following a rigorous process of evidence provision and demonstration of high standards in all of the measured areas. The Human Givens Institute successfully met the PSA’s high standards in: governance, education and training, managing the register, setting standards, providing information and complaints handling.
Accreditation also offers practitioners working in counselling and psychotherapy a means, by joining the HGI, of demonstrating their personal commitment to meeting high standards.
Most employers, including the NHS, look for psychotherapists and counsellors who belong to a recognised register accredited by the PSA.
If you give us at least seven days’ notice, we’re happy to change your booking to an alternative date or venue, as long as there is availability at your chosen alternative event. If less than seven days notice is given our cancellation policy applies.
We are also happy to change the name of the delegate for your booking if someone else would like to go in your stead.
We are happy to issue a credit note for a future course, minus a £15 administration fee, if you have to cancel your place on a 1- or 2-day course more than seven days in advance, and are genuinely unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances. An administration fee of £75 (to cover costs incurred) is deducted if less than seven days’ notice is given.
In the unlikely circumstances of any of our courses being interrupted as the result of a natural or unforeseen disaster, or illness of the tutor, it will be rescheduled. If you are unable to attend on the rescheduled date, you will be given a full credit for a future event. We reserve the right to change tutors if necessary.
If your employer is paying for your place/s and you need an invoice, please send us an official purchase order or letter of authorisation from your organisation (you can email it to us) detailing who we should invoice and where. We regret that we cannot invoice individuals for places.
More info: How to book
Yes. If you work for a charity who is going to pay for your workshop or online course, we can offer them a 15% discount. Please call our friendly team on 01323 811690 for details.
Also see: Special Offers
We provide refreshments and lunch each day on our attended courses.
If you have special dietary requirements, please contact us in plenty of time before your course. We will then contact the venue who will do their best to accommodate your requirements.
Yes. We offer a 10% discount if you want to book on to 5 or more courses, or if there’s a group of 5 or more people wanting to book onto a course.
If you book online the discount will automatically be deducted at the checkout – alternatively you can call us on +44 (0)1323 811690 – 9.30am–5.30pm (GMT) – to book over the phone.
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