Volume 14, No 4, 2007

Human Givens Journal

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Editorial: With chronic conditions in mind...

How we are: News, views and information:

  • Baby DVDs
  • prejudice and safety
  • recovering from psychosis without drugs
  • suicide risk and heat
  • ‘disease prestige’
  • schizophrenia and facial emotions
  • domestic violence
  • recovered memories of abuse
  • can you help Crisis?
  • symptoms and common smells
  • panic postmenopause
  • doodling out of depression
  • yawning
  • chocoholism explained

Too hot, too cold, and round we go
Pat Williams ponders the problems caused by extremes.

A much-changed practice
Mona Mahfouz’s inspiring account of how the human givens approach has totally transformed her practice as a GP.

How to live a full life – despite a disabling condition
Melanie Weeks describes how a project at Hartlepool Mind is helping people with chronic illnesses overcome barriers to change.

A Christmas Carol – or a tale of three therapists?
James Tapper show how this famous tale by Charles Dickens reflects important elements of the human givens approach.

Why the chief executive should take a walk
Harriet Sergeant talks to Ivan Tyrrell about what’s going wrong in the caring services.

Jan Sherlock describes how she gained her confidence in using the human givens approach to therapy.

Learned helpfulness
Steve Osmond illustrates how working with the human givens approach can help young people in the secure care system.

Testing treatment for trauma
Martin Murphy describes qualitative research providing evidence of effectiveness of the rewind technique for trauma.

PLUS: Book Reviews, Letters

  • Format: A4 Printed Journal (48pp)
  • ISBN: 1473-4850 (ISSN)
  • Publication date: 20/12/2007

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.