Volume 20, No 2, 2013

Human Givens Journal

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Editorial: The plane is still flying.

How we are: News, views and information:

  • Conflicting expectations
  • children’s memories
  • unpublished clinical trials
  • compassionate love and health
  • recovery from psychosis
  • patient apathy
  • constructive praise
  • call for volunteers for HGI
  • cheating in the afternoons
  • emotional support at work
  • eye contact and rapport
  • experiences of anorexia
  • biased expert witnesses
  • ‘everyday sadists’

The debt we owe our children
Pat Williams explores the clarity of the child’s eye view, as yet untrained into illusion.

The human givens approach: from practice to process
Bill Andrews reflects on where we need to go next, in gathering research evidence to support the HG approach.

Pulling out positives from pain
Beth Hamilton describes her highly successful workshop programme for sufferers from chronic pain.

Straight line interrupted: dealing with caetextia at work
Sara Pendlebury illustrates her use of the HG approach to help bring about change in caetextic organisations.

Our playful species
Ivan Tyrrell discusses with Desmond Morris how humans developed creativity – and, with it, the potential for dysfunction.

Testing the limits: using the HG approach with exacting clients
Denise Winn and Paula Bruce describe their work with chaotic, often mentally ill, substance abusers in hostels for the homeless.

Flourishing together: a whole-school approach to emotional health
Richard Rowland describes using HG ideas to create a culture of individual and shared responsibility for wellbeing.

Therapy in translation
Four HG therapists share what they learned from carrying out counselling via an interpreter.


PLUS: Book Reviews, Letters

  • Format: A4 Printed Journal (60pp)
  • ISBN: 1473-4850 (ISSN)
  • Publication date: 20/12/2013

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.