What is Human Givens Therapy?
Human Givens Therapy asserts that all people have specific needs that must be met in life to become fulfilled. These needs include basic needs, such as food, water, shelter, and safety. Other needs include emotional fulfillment, life meaning, purpose, and a connection with others. Human Givens Therapy aims to assist people in developing healthy strategies to get these needs met.
If a person is experiencing a problem, the therapist connects the problem with one of the “human givens” or specific needs. Then, they work with the person to develop strategies to meet this need safely.
Human Givens Therapy posits that life-long learning is also a critical need. For this reason, this approach to therapy continues to integrate new research.