We all have basic emotional needs, such as the need for love, security, connection and control, and the self-esteem which arises from feeling competent in different areas of our lives.
We also have the innate resources to help us meet these needs including: memory, imagination, problem solving abilities, self-awareness and a range of complementary thinking styles to employ in various different situations. It is these needs and resources together, which are built into our biology, that make up the human givens.
When emotional needs are not met or when our resources are used incorrectly, we suffer considerable distress. And so do those around us.
Human Givens therapists focus on helping clients identify unmet emotional needs and empowering them to meet these needs by activating their own natural resources in new ways. To do this they use a variety of up-to-date, proven, brief-solution oriented techniques.
Find out more about Human Givens at http://www.hgi.org.uk
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