Human Givens Therapy Course


Course Overview

SFTR Registered Open College Diploma Course

  • SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Course
  • Upon completion of this course you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Dip.HG which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.

Additionally you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:

  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.

This diploma course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £225.00 UK.

Course Description

Human Givens Therapy Diploma Course

What is Human Givens?

The fundamental basics behind human givens was developed by a group of psychologists as a result of the way people become depressed, addicted to substances and other anxious related disorders.

All human beings come into the world genetically pre-programmed to act upon certain genetic or collectively inherited knowledge and information.

This knowledge expresses itself as feelings relating to emotional and physical needs which are a part of our survival.

This knowledge or programming is genetically inherited, collectively and passed on to us from our parents and it is these needs, emotions and feelings that drives us and motivates us on a certain path through life.

It is these which is called ‘human givens’.

As we grow and develop in the world there are certain physical needs that keep arising within us to need food and water, rest and sleep plus much more which keeps us alive. Without these we would cease to be.

We as human beings must act upon our needs. Failure to act upon these needs causes us to become distressed and upset, suffer and feel pain in one form or another.

This pain and distress motivates us to stimulate and satisfy our needs and the more we engage in our needs the more comfortable we become or in other words safe and content. This is just one of the many built-in mechanisms that drives and guides us to survive.

When there is a dysfunction in our emotional needs or where our emotional needs are not met satisfactorily we become imbalanced and suffer mental health problems and from there on we can then develop symptoms that are psychological, emotional and physical.

Nature has also provided us with an internally built in map (guidance systems) or compass to guide and direct us to pay attention to our specific needs. This we call ‘resources’.

These resources help us meet our emotional and psychological needs such as the development of long-term memory, the ability to communicate and exchange information and connect and reproduce with others within our species.

To be able to analyse and plan and act upon hunches or instinct and to develop a surrounding awareness of our environment and what’s in it. To become aware of our self and our intellect.

These plus many others make up the human givens within us.

The human givens approach is a series of organising ideas that provides a sound basis for understanding the way people, the environment and society works.

Central to human givens is the idea that any disruption in our needs can lead to mental ill-health.

According to human givens psychology, if all our needs are met then we can’t possibly become mentally ill or develop addictions which could be considered over compensatory or substituted along with depression, anxiety and psychosis to name just a few.

According to human givens psychology it is not possible to become mentally disturbed if all these needs are met. This is the goal!

This course in human Givens therapy is ideally suited to therapists who are already established in the therapeutic field. This course is also open to complete beginners interested in learning more about human Givens therapy/psychology.

Enrolment is open and ongoing, enrol at any time, everyone is welcome.

Provides a complete guide to human Givens therapy and is suitable as a good add-on or bolt on to your current portfolio of qualifications and training in therapy related subjects.

Provides an in depth look at the theory and practice of the human Givens approach.

A highly effective way of dealing with emotional difficulties.

Course Provider:

Open College UK Ltd


This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.

Method of Learning:

This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.


Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.

Grading Assessment:

This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.

Entry Requirements:
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.

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