"When Elizabeth talked to me about how our brains work when experiencing stress and strategies to cope with it, this was an eye opening experience for me. I realised I am in control of my thoughts and actions. This has enabled me to be in more control of my emotions and to be my own motivator when dealing with situations in which I can still feel uncomfortable. I value myself more and feel more confident in meeting new people. I no longer stress or worry about telling my peers what to do that makes communication easier for me. I am aware that I have slowed down my speech when communicating and do not stumble over it quickly because I am nervous. I am in much more control of the way I communicate with others. I am thankful that Elizabeth came into my life as a speech therapist and then I was able to benefit from her work with the Human Givens principles. I know life will continue to throw many challenges but I feel I am more prepared to deal with the situations as they arise.”
"This form of therapy has changed my mindset so much in ways I didn't even realise I fully needed to. My therapist has been empathetic, non-judgmental and always has a different way for me to look at and approach a problem. I highly recommend this to anyone, I've learnt so much and still learning. There are quotes and advice I have been given that I now use as part of my daily life without even realising. For me the breathing and the relaxation has stood out immensely: they are tools I now consider lifelong ones. Doing this therapy has given me a great purpose and such an amazing understanding of how to have my needs met.
There is literally nothing to lose. When you are at rock bottom there is only one way, and it has to be up. ‘Borrowing another brain’ (my therapist’s) has literally changed my and my family’s lives. Steps are small but are massive to anyone suffering. What I was always scared of was judgment and there was definitely none of that".
"Human Givens therapy is definitely worth doing, it made me think about how I was feeling. I enjoyed and found benefit in the relaxation and breathing techniques: the therapist has a good voice tone. Elizabeth offers a range of tools, and you can decide what works for you. It’s solution focussed. I enjoyed the sessions, because it’s a straight-talking approach that made me reflect and consider a different perspective."
"I found the tools that I was taught to be really helpful, and I liked how it encourages you to observe your thoughts and patterns. I liked learning about anxiety and depression and understanding how my brain is approaching issues, rather than just being given techniques for how to 'fix' it. I think the root of Human Givens being your needs, is really interesting and a helpful way of looking at life. I will no doubt audit my needs for the rest of my life!"