2-week course

HG Diploma – Part 2

These two weeks of intensive training consolidate and expand upon what you’ve learnt in Part 1 of the Human Givens Diploma

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HG Diploma – Part 2

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  • Price: £3,450 per person

Includes all tuition, extensive course manual, examination, refreshments and lunch each day

I can’t speak highly enough of Part 2. It had all the elements to make it challenging, stretching, stimulating and, above all, thoroughly practical

Psychotherapist

Part 2 of the 3-part Human Givens Diploma course consists of ten days of highly-focused and enjoyable work, plus home study and skills practice.

The two separate weeks are held approximately a month apart and include the observation of live therapy sessions carried out by the tutors with real patients. The profound teaching style and practical approach is highly stimulating and generates much extra-curricular thought and discussion.

During the two weeks you will have plenty of opportunity to expand upon and consolidate the knowledge and skills you have obtained on the shorter courses that make up Part 1 of the Diploma. There are many practical group and one-to-one exercises during which you will learn how to subtly combine what you’ve learnt into powerful therapy sessions that will enable your clients to move on in their lives, and a 2-hour written examination.

The psychological knowledge and psychotherapeutic skills gained on the course are also highly relevant and easily transferable to other fields such as parenting, education, business coaching and back-to-work programmes.

Course Dates

Course Dates

All Part 2 courses are held at Engineers’ House in Bristol

Autumn 2019 – Code HG83 – Nearly full

Week 1:  9th – 13th September 2019
Week 2:  14th – 18th October 2019

Spring 2020 – Code HG84

Week 1:  10th – 14th February 2020
Week 2:  23rd – 27th March 2020

Autumn 2020 – Code HG85

Week 1:  7th – 11th September 2020
Week 2:  12th – 16th October 2020


Please note:

Part 2 courses tend to fill up quickly, so we recommend you apply for your preferred date as soon as possible.

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Who is this course for?

The HG Diploma is primarily designed for anyone already working in mental health, education or social services, but because all aspects of the course are presented in clear, jargon-free language anyone interested in the subjects covered, or wishing to embark on a career in counselling or psychotherapy for the first time, can benefit from attending.

Before attending the first Part 2 week, you need to have completed all 16 x Part 1 required courses, have read the required items on the Reading List and studied the Diploma Manual in depth.

NB If you started working towards the HG Diploma before January 2019, you may well have completed some of our previous free-choice Part 1 courses, don’t worry these will still count towards your Part 1 – please call the office to discuss.

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Reviews for this course

5/5 (14 Reviews)
  1. Gavin Jinks, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Derby

    I am not exaggerating when I say that studying for the Human Givens Diploma in 2001 remains the most significant piece of formal education I have ever undertaken, notwithstanding the fact that I hold a law degree and a Masters in social work.

  2. Renée Van der Vloodt

    This course was the most stimulating, thought-provoking and exciting learning experience I have ever had. As well as being continually stretching and enriching, it was always great fun. The teaching model of the diploma is rare in that it suits all different learning styles.

  3. Dr Grahame Brown

    No other course of post-graduate training has influenced and changed my clinical practice more than studying for the Human Givens (HG) Diploma. It’s changed the way I think about, and approach, healthcare.

  4. Psychotherapist

    I can’t speak highly enough of the Human Givens Diploma course. It had all the elements to make it challenging, stretching, stimulating and, above all, thoroughly practical. I feel I have the skills to make a difference, whilst knowing I have the enjoyment to come of honing and developing them over time. An exciting prospect.

  5. Senior Care Worker

    I have learnt more in ten days here, than two years of Higher Education. Pass or fail, I will take so much from this course, which is useful, practical, and understandable. The whole experience was very enjoyable.

  6. Behaviour Consultant

    At a personal level, I gained much and I am aware that others on the course did too — this is in my experience, quite a unique benefit.

  7. Educational Psychologist

    It’s been terrific — I feel privileged to have attended. The tutors are quite inspirational, both as speakers and therapists, and their level of knowledge and understanding is remarkable. The human givens approach is creative, eclectic, needs-led and applicable to a wide range of situations. It has inspired me to re-examine my own practice and, wherever possible, introduce it into my work.

  8. Senior Police Officer

    The most intensive, well-balanced, rewarding and enjoyable course structure I’ve attended in over 30 years of professional life. It is going to be immensely useful.

  9. Chartered Psychologist and Expert Witness

    As a practitioner psychologist and psychotherapist for 15 years I have attended a great deal of post-graduate training – rarely in that time have I encountered psychological theory or practice that has struck such a chord as these seminars and workshops have. I find this body of knowledge inspiring and am particularly impressed by the interweaving of good psychotherapeutic principles with underlying brain physiology and neuropsychology.

  10. Counsellor

    Unquestionably the most enlightened way forward for all of us who want to contribute to helping improve the human condition.

  11. Registered Medical Nurse (Holder of the Queen’s Award for Nursing)

    Excellent! Undoubtedly this course is an innovation in the stale field of therapy. Because of its emphasis on applying only what works, the human givens approach will remain at THE cutting edge.

  12. Teacher

    After enduring insets and courses all my working life, doing the HG Diploma was amazing. The excellent balance of theory and practice, the sensitive and inspiring teaching and its structure combined to make it a truly memorable learning experience. If only more educators understood how to work in this way!

  13. Army Welfare Officer

    The impact on my work practice has been unbelievable — positive, safe and quick results which enable distressed people to engage in a good quality of life once again.

  14. Educational Psychologist

    This has been an incredible journey — a thoroughly challenging but enjoyable one. It’s been a long time since I’ve been this motivated to learn and to apply my increasing knowledge and skills to my work.

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Sue Saunders

Sue has worked in training, coaching and psychotherapy for over 30 years. She also has extensive experience in the corporate world.

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Carol Harper

Carol has 30 years’ experience in private practice, her holistic outlook and curiosity has influenced her professional development…

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