About Human Givens
Although we are all unique individuals, we all come into the world with the same basic physical and emotional needs: physical needs such as for air, sustenance, shelter and warmth, and emotional ones, such as for security, attention, being emotionally connected to others, feeling in control, having status and the sense that life is meaningful, which comes from being healthily stretched in our lives.
It is a law of Nature that, if we are getting our innate needs met in a balanced way, we cannot become stressed or develop mental illness.
Nature also gives us a range of innate resources to help us meet these needs. These include: memory, imagination, problem-solving abilities, self-awareness and a range of different thinking styles to use in various changing situations.
These needs and resources are built into our biology and make up the ‘givens’ of human nature.
As a Human Givens practitioner I offer practical help in the here and now, based on a sound body of scientific knowledge and skills that have been proven to be effective.