Reading list

The following titles comprise the reading list for the Human Givens Diploma – you can purchase many of the titles via this website, simply click on the ‘buy now’ links.

Please read and thoroughly absorb the essential reading titles before you attend the first week of Part 2.  We would also like you to subscribe to the HG Journal to keep up-to-date with developments in the field.

If you have time, it is also advisable to read at least some of the other suggested titles according to what interests you.

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Required Course Reading

Required Course Reading

Human Givens: the new approach to emotional health and clear thinking by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell, Human Givens Publishing Ltd. (2013). Buy now

Why We Dream: the definitive answer
by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell, Human Givens Publishing Ltd. (2014). Buy now

How to Lift Depression… fast by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell, Human Givens Publishing Ltd. Buy now

Freedom from addiction: the secret behind successful addiction busting by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell, Human Givens Publishing Ltd. (2005). Buy now

How to Master Anxiety: all you need to know to overcome stress, panic attacks, phobias, trauma obsessions and more by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell, Human Givens Publishing Ltd. (2006). Buy now

The Observing Self by Arthur J Deikman, Beacon Press (1992).

How to liberate yourself from pain: practical help for sufferers by Dr. Grahame Brown, HG Publishing (2009).

Release From Anger: practical help for controlling unreasonable rage by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell, Human Givens Publishing Ltd. (2008). Buy now

Required Course Listening

Required Course Listening

MP3: The therapeutic power of guided imagery HG Publishing, Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell. Buy now

CD: Effective anxiety management – without drugs HG Publishing, Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell. Buy now

CD: Effective anger management: understanding and controlling unreasonable expressions of anger in yourself and other people HG Publishing, Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell. Buy now

CD: Understanding and lifting depression without drugs… HG Publishing, Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell. Buy now

Recommended Additional Reading

Recommended Additional Reading

Transforming Tales by Rob Parkinson. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2009) Paperback. (ISBN-10: 1843109743)

Opening Skinner’s Box: great psychological experiments of the twentieth century
Lauren Slater, Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. (2005). Paperback.
ISBN: 978-0747563174

Godhead, the brain’s big bag: the explosive origin of creativity, mysticism and mental illness 
by Joe Griffin and Ivan Tyrrell, Human Givens Publishing Ltd. (2011). Hardback. (ISBN: 978-1-899398-27-0) Buy now

Why Gender Matters: what parents and teachers need to know about the emerging science of sex differences by Leonard Sax, Broadway Brooks. (2005) Paperback. (ISBN: 0-767916-255)

Loneliness: human nature and the need for social connection
by John T. Cacioppo and William Patrick, W W Norton (2009).
Paperback. (ISBN: 978-0393335286)

My Voice Will Go With You: the teaching tales of Milton Erickson
Edited and with a commentary by Sidney Rosen, Norton (1991).
Paperback. (ISBN: 0-393301-354)

In Search of Solutions: a new direction in psychotherapy
by W H O’Hanlon, M Weiner-Davis, WW Norton & Co. (2003). Paperback. (ISBN: 0-393704-378)

A User’s Guide to the Brain by John Ratey, Abacus (2003). Paperback. (ISBN: 0-349112-967)

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, Bantam Books (2005).
Paperback. (ISBN: 0-553383-71X)

Social Intelligence: the new science of human relationships
by Daniel Goleman, Arrow Books Ltd (2007). Paperback.
(ISBN: 978-0099464921)

The Optimistic Child
by Martin Seligman, Random House (2007). Paperback.
(ISBN: 0-618918-094)

Doctoring The Mind: why psychiatric treatments fail by Richard Bentall, Allen Lane. Paperback. June 2010 (ISBN: 978-0141023694)

Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion by Carol Tavris. Touchstone, Simon & Schuster (1989, revised edition). Paperback. (ISBN: 0-671675-230)

Mad in America: bad science, bad medicine, and the enduring mistreatment of the mentally ill by Robert Whitaker, Basic Books. (ISBN: 0465020143)

The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine. Bantam Books (2008). Paperback  (ISBN: 978-0553818499)

Taking Sex Differences Seriously by Steven R. Rhoads. Encounter Books USA New edition May (2005). Paperback  (ISBN: 9781594030918)

The Sickening Mind: Brain, behaviour, immunity and disease
by Paul Martin, Flamingo (1998). Paperback. (ISBN: 0-006550-223)

Introducing Mind and Brain by Angus Gellatly and Oscar Zarate. Icon Books (2007). Paperback. (ISBN: 1-840468-548).

Why Marriages Succeed or Fail by John Gottman. Bloomsbury (1997).
Paperback £7.99 (ISBN: 0-747593-604)

Why Freud Was Wrong: Sin, science and psychoanalysis by Richard Webster, The Orwell Press (2005). Paperback. (ISBN: 0-951592-254)

The Jung Cult by Richard Noll, Free Press (1997). Paperback. (ISBN: 0-684834-235)

The Right Mind: Making sense of the hemispheres by Robert Ornstein,
Harcourt Brace, New York & London (1998). ISBN: 0-156006-278
(Used copies available on Amazon)

The Nurture Assumption: Why children turn out the way they do by Judith Rich Harris, Bloomsbury (1999). Paperback ISBN: 0-747548-943 (used versions often available via Amazon).
Revised & updated edition, Free Press (2009) ISBN: 978-1439101650 (available via Amazon).

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