Working with the givens of human nature

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22 February 2023

Time: 00:00 - 13:30

Price: General Admission £30

Location: online


This event will be delivered via Zoom.

This talk will introduce the powerful idea that mental health and ill health result from meeting, or failure adequately to meet, essential emotional needs, or unwittingly misusing the innate resources designed to help us meet them. Through interesting case examples, it will show how brief techniques can lead to lasting changes.

  • Why the use of guided imagery can be such a powerful element of therapy?
  • Are you suffering from traumatic experience?
  • Are you feel overwhelmed by the uncertainty in life?
  • Would you like to explore human givens understandings about trauma and describe a highly effective, non-invasive and speedy technique for detraumatising people suffering from posttraumatic stress?

By attending this event you will:

  • Have an understanding of the emotional needs essential to mental health and of the innate resources that can help us meet them.
  • Have an understanding of how this framework can explain depression, anxiety, anger problems, etc, and help inform psychological treatment.
  • Have an understanding of how and why trauma can be treated quickly, sensitively and non-invasively, using this approach.
  • Signposting to where the relevant skills can be learned.


Denise Winn has been a human givens practitioner for 21 years. She edits Human Givens, the professional journal, and, till this year, was a senior trainer in the human givens approach. Earlier in her career, she was a journalist, specializing in psychology and mental health, writing for national newspapers and magazines, including the Observer, Independent, Guardian, Daily Mail and Daily Mirror. Denise has published or co-authored 18 books on psychological topics.

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Target Audience

This event should be interesting and accessible for anyone interested in the topic, including qualified counsellors and psychotherapists and the general public. This event is open to all.

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