Volume 16, No 2, 2009

Human Givens Journal

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Editorial: Microscope or telescope.

How we are: News, views and information:

  • Recovering from psychosis without drugs
  • cognitive-behavioural therapy and psychosis
  • breast screening – the unrealised facts
  • black-and-white thinking
  • frowning and happiness
  • unsettled at school
  • sick notes
  • teen depression
  • countering hidden racial bias
  • weather and memory
  • attraction
  • cannabis study
  • voice blindness
  • gender-based responses to abuse
  • the need for social connection

A question of form
Pat Williams explores why new ideas almost always adopt old forms.

Transformation in the NHS
Denise Winn discovers how a determined approach to change is revolutionising care at the Royal Bolton Hospital.

Orchestrating excellence
Charles Callis considers the social potential of organised group activities that are allowed to develop organically.

Therapy: the evidence about what works
There is research evidence to support many positive therapeutic outcomes. Mick Cooper has put it all together.

Brain and mind: an unfathomable relationship?
James Le Fanu tells Ivan Tyrrell why he asserts that reductionist science can never explain the mystery of ourselves.

Dancing out of step
Miriam Chachamu says she doesn’t take at face value what her clients tell her.

A life in service
Andrew Jones’s effectiveness as a chaplain in the Royal Air Force was completely transformed by the human givens approach.

PLUS: Book Reviews, Letters

  • Format: A4 Printed Journal (48pp)
  • ISBN: 1473-4850 (ISSN)
  • Publication date: 20/06/2009

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.