Volume 26, No 2, 2019

Human Givens Journal

Format: A4 Printed Journal (60pp) / Digital PDF Journal (60pp) 

ISBN: 1473-4850 (ISSN)

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Editorial: ‘In our nature’

‘How we are’ – news, views and information on:

  • Failings in neuroscience
  • misleading proposed NICE guidelines on depression
  • multiple identities
  • effects on children of parents’ depression
  • compulsive eating
  • misunderstandings about consensus
  • nausea impact in pregnancy
  • dependence on prescription drugs
  • walking speed
  • universal human needs?
  • psychiatric diagnoses found meaningless
  • power of the imagination – new ways to harness it
  • learning a new language
  • antidepressants and suicide risk
  • self-harm
  • moral beliefs
  • why girls may opt less for science
  • relaxation that causes anxiety
  • false memory for fake news

Articles include

The girl who thought she was a cow

Pat Williams puts an intriguing case to the ‘experts’

Top tips for counselling in secondary education

Pamela Woodford shares what she has learned after many years as a counsellor in school and college

Uses of an elastic band: the power of physical metaphors

Peter Welman illustrates how drawings and artefacts can be used to reinforce therapeutic messages

Two ways of seeing

INTERVIEW: Iain McGilchrist updates Sue Cheshire on his thinking about the differing roles of the left and right hemispheres of the brain

Before I was a therapist

In the first of an occasional series, Freyja Theaker describes how her former career as an economist has informed her HG practice

Seriously sick newborn, severely stressed parents…

Catherine Neil shows how HG understandings can help mitigate the challenges of parenting on a neonatal units

Bringing HG into fashion

Charlotte le-Hardy explains how wellbeing underpins the curriculum of a degree course related to the fashion industry

Perspectives on later life

An excerpt from Declan Lyons’s forthcoming book on boosting psychological and physical health in older age

The duty of candour

Denise Winn explores the best ways to avoid or, failing that, handle being the subject of a client complaint

PLUS: Book Reviews

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