Volume 16, No 1, 2009 (Digital PDF)

Volume 16, No 1, 2009 (Digital PDF)

Human Givens Journal

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EDITORIAL: Bad language

How we are: News, views and information:

  • ‘Bad’ behaviour
  • depressed women and smoking
  • EI affects IQ
  • curiosity
  • gay the new black
  • addiction is voluntary
  • teenage memory
  • how the pub meets needs
  • physical and emotional warmth linked
  • sexual harassment at work
  • CBT and depression
  • broken window theory
  • psychopathic offenders
  • breach of trust
  • background TV and developing brains
  • effects of namedropping
  • eyewitness testimony
  • the rewind technique

The button holds it together
Pat Williams gets to the heart of the story

No special measures – just human givens
Phil Shea and Pam Anderson describe how their work as learning mentors is helping a failing school

Instruct the body: how to help healing after surgery
Denise Winn shares her experience of a visualisation technique that may have impressive effects on recovery from surgery

Traumatic incidents: a new way to help police cope
Elly Prior adds a human givens twist to a programme to help police help their colleagues handle trauma

A question of form
John Seddon tells Marga van Vulpen about systems thinking – which gives power back to the people doing the job

Expecting the best: midwifery and the human givens
Caroline Brunt and Bindi Gauntlett describe how midwives are helping new mothers meet needs during pregnancy and after

The Emotional Needs Scale
Brett Culham describes his research, which validates the human givens’ needs-based approach to emotional health

PLUS: Book Reviews, Letters

  • Format: Digital PDF Journal (48pp)
  • ISBN: 1473-4850 (ISSN)
  • Publication date: 20/03/2009

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.