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in8 helps a wide variety of professional practitioners* in their work to improve emotional health and well-being. We focus on those things which can be considered to be the “givens” of human nature. Our tools and training programmes are based on a bio-psycho-social model of human behaviour which is practical, economic, effective and efficient. We keep our language plain and simple and our approach pragmatic, working with the latest findings from psychology and neuroscience.

Alec and Bindi are life and business partners who founded and run in8. We built a private practice helping clients who were struggling with anxiety due to a wide range of issues including depression, addiction, phobias and trauma. We recognised that whatever the presenting issue, anxiety was a common concern for our clients. We also realised that we needed a practical tool to help our clients understand why they were stressed, and to figure out what they could do about it. The fundamental ideas which underpin our therapeutic approach are powerful, effective, evidence based, and help our clients to make rapid progress. So we created a resource based upon these ideas that we could use with our clients – in8 Cards. This proved to be so effective that we started training other practitioners to use the cards. Using these tools, we witnessed many therapists, coaches, teachers and mentors transform their practice, helping more of their clients to live more fulfilled and stress-free lives without the need for complex language, medication or long term support.

* Our well-being resources are currently used by a wide range of therapists, coaches, mentors, educational psychologists, teachers, psychotherapists, support workers, doula trainers, mental health charities, schools and carers organisations.


Alec Stansfield – FHGI, BSc(hons), HG.Dip.P


Alec holds a diploma in Human Givens therapy (Parts 1, 2 & 3) and is a Fellow of the Human Givens Institute. He achieved a distinction in the first Advanced Human Givens course held in 2006.

He has always been interested in patterns – in music, art, relationships and life. For many years he earned a living by recognising and building patterns in data using computer technology. He was the first full time Managing Director of the McTimoney College of Chiropractic.

When first exposed to human givens ideas he was excited to find a solid and scientific framework for understanding human behaviour – the key element being that we perceive and understand the world by pattern matching each experience to our own internal patterns. Now he is applying his interest in patterns to working with people, to help them achieve their own goals. He is a dedicated father, keen musician and guitarist and holds CRB clearance.

Bindi Gauntlett – FHGI, HG.Dip.P

BindiBindi holds a diploma in Human Givens therapy (Parts 1,2 & 3), is a Fellow of the Human Givens Institute and achieved a distinction in the Advanced Human Givens course. She has a General Qualification in Hypnotherapy Practice (GQHP). She started training in human givens in 1997 and has had a lifelong interest in health, previously working as a Nurse and a Health Visitor. Throughout her life and career she has lived and worked with many situations that have been painful or difficult. She has an intuitive understanding of emotional, physical, mental and spiritual health and believes that through an holistic approach we all have the ability to change patterns of health and behaviour for the better. Bindi is particularly interested in all aspects of parenting and holds CRB clearance.