Volume 15, No 2, 2008

Human Givens Journal

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Editorial: An idea that is spreading

How we are: News, views and information:

  • Norms that aren’t normal
  • false sense of security
  • mothers who are offenders
  • a game to enhance mood
  • power and persuasion
  • concerns about drugs for depression – and drug trials
  • five praises a day
  • initials that affect performance
  • false confession
  • body clocks
  • an aid for family work
  • teenage mothers and babies’ cries
  • anxiety in pregnancy
  • music and stroke
  • art and Alzheimer’s
  • coping with pain
  • working memory overload

When words can’t say it all
Pat Williams on the power of concentrated attention.

Our many minds and the opera of life
Pat Williams shares a powerful metaphor for bringing about transformation.

The magic hoover
A story by Chris Dyas about how a girl in the secure care system made a life-changing decision.

Myth of the chemical cure
Joanna Moncrieff reveals to Farouk Okhai some alarming little-known truths about psychiatric drugs.

"Just what we need"
Linda Hoggan and Carmen Kane describe their innovative and highly popular programme for parents.

A lesson in teaching
Jonathan Solity explains a teaching method that could change education.

On the receiving end
How a former alcoholic, drug addict and violent criminal found a way to start anew. By Paula Bruce.

PLUS: Book Reviews, Letters.

  • Format: A4 Printed Journal (48pp)
  • ISBN: 1473-4850 (ISSN)
  • Publication date: 20/06/2008

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.