Volume 14, No 3, 2007 (Digital PDF)

Volume 14, No 3, 2007 (Digital PDF)

Human Givens Journal

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Editorial: Powerful methods required

How We Are: news, views and information

  • Dreaming in metaphor
  • tricks of the eye: the role of attention
  • giving to charity
  • teenage problem talk
  • effects of beliefs about health and fitness
  • travelling fellowship
  • human givens effectiveness study
  • visualising success
  • A&E staff and self-harmers
  • self-help depression books versus CBT
  • ‘couple’ carers
  • work-related mental ill health

Always something behind it...
Pat Williams takes a wry look at conspiracy theories.

“There was no place of safety”: PTSD in Rwanda
Maarit Brooks and Carly Raby describe their trip to Rwanda to spread human givens skills for dealing with post-traumatic stress.

Children of the genocide
Lorraine Debnam describes her experience of working with Rwandan street children and their helpers.

A game of badminton
David Grist illustrates how working from the human givens approach generates creative solutions.

The cult of parenthood
When one parent turns a child against the other parent, the effects mirror those experienced in cults. By Amy Baker.

The artefact of adolescence
Robert Epstein tells Piers Bishop why ‘adolescence’ is an artificial – and harmful – modern invention.

Iain Caldwell considers whether cannabis really does cause psychosis.

Thinking outside the toybox
How a teddy bear and some packs of cards helped a girl decide she wanted to live instead of die. By Chris Dyas.

PLUS: Book Reviews, Letters.

  • Format: Digital PDF Journal (48pp)
  • ISBN: 1473-4850 (ISSN)
  • Publication date: 20/09/2007

About the author(s)

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.