Volume 23, No 1, 2016

Human Givens Journal

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Editorial: Within the parameters of the rules.

How we are: News, views and information:

  • Meanings of depression
  • childhood neglect and its link with schizophrenia
  • inner voices
  • kindness and social anxiety
  • the iPhone effect
  • how HG differs from other therapies
  • stress and body temperature
  • not so SAD
  • self-awareness in toddlers
  • tolerance of aggressive partners
  • how exercise meets needs in early psychosis
  • status and perspective
  • using imagery to help in bipolar disorder

Editing our home movies
Pat Williams explores how the stories we may unwittingly spin about ourselves stop us from really seeing.

How to get apples, not cactuses: an organisation fit for purpose
Birmingham South Central’s clinical commissioning group meets wellbeing needs of staff and community. By Cherry Dale.

Aspects of good practice
Ian Thomson explores some tricky ethical issues relevant to human givens practitioners.

Coming up roses: lessons in living
Lorraine Trapman describes an innovative project for learning disabled adults in Italy, run on human givens lines.

Innate patterns of emotion
Stephan Perdekamp and Sarah Victoria tell Jane Jones about innate emotional movement patterns and their role in health.

Psychosis: the power in being heard
Denise Winn finds out about the Open Dialogue approach to working with people in psychotic crisis.

Why professionals must admit dangers of psychiatric drugs
Marion Brown describes the action she and others are taking to try to end the long-term suffering often caused by medication.

A patchy project – so far
Janet Donnelly recounts the ups and downs of trying to run workshops on life-coping skills in small rural communities.

Some thoughts on corruption and servility
Ivan Tyrrell argues that the miasma of corruption we all live in subtly affects important aspects of our lives.

PLUS: Book Reviews

  • Format: A4 Printed Journal (60pp)
  • ISBN: 1473-4850 (ISSN)
  • Publication date: 20/06/2016

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.