Volume 13, No 2, 2006

Human Givens Journal

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A4 Printed Journal (48pp)



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Editorial: Learning by heart

How We Are: news, views and information

  • Preventing suicide
  • appearance and memory
  • antidepressants — surprising findings
  • hunger and learning
  • DNA and depression
  • abstract symbols
  • educating looked-after children
  • predicting violent behaviour, wrongly
  • depressed mothers
  • the extreme autistic brain
  • creative thinking
  • what you focus on is what you get
  • male and female anxiety after stillbirth
  • helpful chimpanzees • checking behaviour
  • eating disorders
  • control at work
  • friends who care

A question of identity
Pat Williams muses on the familiar fear of nothingness.

Common ground: diplomacy and the human givens
John Bell argues that only a needs-based conflict-resolution approach can bring peace to the Middle East.

Struggling for meaning
‘Nominalisations’ can manipulate and mislead – yet they also sometimes enhance understanding. By Gwen Griffith-Dickson.

Escape from the box and the bottomless pit
Gareth Evans describes how working with young people’s own metaphors can help them find solutions to problems.

“Got to be thin”
Grace Bowman talks to Denise Winn about the gripping experience of anorexia and how she overcame it.

Matter as well as mind
Christine Blakey says that poor nutrition can very often cause psychological symptoms.

From self-harm to self-belief
Emily Lindsey-Clarke describes the role of the human givens approach in her work with women with complex needs.

PLUS: Book Reviews, Letters

  • Format: A4 Printed Journal (48pp)
  • ISBN: 1473-4850 (ISSN)
  • Publication date: 20/06/2006

About the editor

Denise WinnDenise Winn is a journalist, editor and author specialising in psychology – who has also practised as a human givens therapist for the last 14 years.

She is editor of The Human Givens Journal and for over 25 years she was a regular contributor at different times for the Sunday Times, Observer, Guardian, Independent, Daily Mirror and Daily Mail. For 12 years she was also Cosmopolitan’s medical writer as well as a contributor to a variety of other national magazines. She is former editor of a magazine produced by Mind, the mental health charity, and the UK edition of Psychology Today.  

Author in her own right of 18 books on medical and psychological topics, for the lay reader, she co-authored the HG Approach series of best-selling self-help titles on depression, addiction, anxiety, anger and liberation from pain, as well as Managing the Monkey with Mark Dawes.