THIS BOOK IS CURRENTLY OUT OF PRINT
SHORTLISTED FOR MIND'S BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2008, this book uses a wealth of case histories from different fields to show the astonishing benefits implementing the human givens approach has made into education, mental health and social
services. Like a powerful lens it brings into focus rich insights about
what is missing from society today and how, often against great odds,
thousands of talented people from diverse backgrounds are countering
Full of practical information, moving stories and humour, it
includes a deeply thought-provoking section by the editors Joe Griffin
and Ivan Tyrrell, who first coined the term 'human givens' eleven years
ago. Together with the other contributors, they reveal how, by working
in tune with what Nature gave us, we can now help people turn their
lives around more effectively, and often more rapidly.
They suggest that, were these ideas to be thoroughly absorbed and
applied on a larger scale, many of the distressing trends in education,
mental illness and anti-social behaviour could be reversed.
An immensely inspiring book, 'An Idea in Practice', also demonstrates
how the human givens organising idea can bring clarity to ethics and
diplomacy. And, in the chapter on ‘molar memories’, the impressive case
histories show how the very latest insight from human givens psychology
is having a dramatic impact on previously intractable cases – sometimes
in as little as one session of therapy.
Some of the articles featured in this book have previously appeared in the Human Givens journal.