Human Givens - A Framework for a Fulfilled Life 

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At Solution Focused Therapy Dublin we can help you to understand your emotional needs -  human givens – and how to get your emotional needs met in balance, which is important for being fulfilled in your life. 

What are the Human Givens?

Our emotional needs and innate resources are the human givens. These emotional needs and innate resources are termed the 'human givens' as they are givens of our human nature. These are emotional needs that we are all born with, and fortunately we are also born with the innate resources to help us get those emotional needs met, but we need to use our innate resources correctly to do so. Decades of health and social research have revealed that these emotional needs are vital if we are to stay in good health and feel fulfilled in our lives. Our innate resources are our internal guidance system and factors such as stress, anxiety or trauma can inhibit us from using those resources correctly.                                         

               Emotional Needs                                    

  •              A sense of security                          
  •              An intimate friendship                      
  •              Attention                                          
  •              Privacy                                            
  •              Social connection                            
  •              A sense of status                             
  •              Autonomy & control                         
  •              A sense of achievement                  
  •              Meaning & purpose 
    •            Innate Resources 
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  •                A curious mind
  •                Long term memory
  •                Ability to connect and
  •                build rapport
  •                Imagination
  •                Emotion and instincts
  •                A conscious rational mind
  •                A pattern matching
  •                unconscious mind
  •                An observing self
  •                A dreaming brain

This is an excellent framework to use because when your emotional needs are met in balance in your life and when you are using your innate resources correctly, you are unlikely to suffer from emotional health issues. Emotional health issues such as depression are highly correlated with your emotional needs not being met. It is also an excellent framework to use for self-development, various lifestyle changes such as retirement; to help you to have a life that works well and to be fulfilled and happy. 

A Human Givens therapist can help you, utilising solution focused brief therapy, counselling and coaching techniques. A vast body of evidence supports the effectiveness and efficency of this approach for the treatment of emotional health issues, and it has been adopted by health services in the UK and Ireland.

For an experienced Human Givens therapist, contact Mary at Solution Focused Therapy Dublin and she will be happy to help you.

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Find out more about our treatments for emotional health issues:

Anxiety and Treatment             

Depression and Treatment       

Stress and Stress Management                     

Anger and Anger Management

Low Self-Esteem and help

Relationship Problems and help

Post-Traumatic Stress and treatment

Anxiety Management

Read our blog article on the health benefits of a Purpose in Life

The need for a purpose in life

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